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Why not Make a Day of It and plan a fun filled day out during the Baboró festival. Year round there is a great variety of things to do and see in Galway to suit all tastes!

Attractions and Activities for Children and Families in Galway

The Wild Atlantic Way

Discover breathtaking scenery and exceptional experiences along this unforgettable coastal drive.

Charlie Byrne's Storytime

Every Saturday at 11am join Children’s Storytime at Charlie Byrne's Bookshop.

Contact: +353 (0)91 561 766

Computer and Communications Museum, NUI Galway

Explore and experience the evolving technological landscape across the decades. See early radios and iconic computers, and explore vintage games.

Contact: +353 (0)91 524 411

Galway Atlantaquaria

Experience fun and wonder and get up close and personal with sea creatures at the National Aquarium of Ireland

Contact : +353 (0)91 585 100

Galway City Museum - Sea Science the Wild Atlantic Way

This exhibition explores marine life along Galway's coastline through fun and informative displays for all the family to enjoy.

James Mitchell Geology Museum, NUI Galway

Nicknamed Galway's 'hidden museum', the Museum has a large collection of rare rocks, ancient fossils and precious gems on display.

Contact: +353 (0)91 524 411

Playgrounds and Parks

Get some fresh air at one of Galway's many playgrounds, such as Children’s Millennium Park, the playground in Eyre Square or Claude Toft Park in Salthill.

Terryland Forest Park

Visit Terryland Forest Park, a great place for families and children to explore and take in the fresh air. Located next to the G Hotel.

Zoology and Marine Biology Museum, NUI Galway

The Museum has an impressive collection of over 500 specimens, both native and exotic. Highlights include four genuine Charles Darwin specimens.

Contact: +353 (0)91 524 411


There is fun for all the family at Leisureland with swimming pool facilities as well as crazy golf and an amusement park

Contact: +353 (0)91 521 455

Claddagh Ring Walking Tour

The Claddagh Ring Experience is a fun walking tour for anyone interested in the history of the famous design. While kids are welcome on the tour, the experience would likely be more intriguing to families with older children. The walks between stops are brief, following a route through Eyre Square to Katie’s Cottage across the Corrib, and back to the Latin Quarter. A light tea service with scones and Guinness brac is included with the price of the tour, and there is no expectation of tips or donations at the end. For a fun bonus perk, participants receive a 10% discount at the jewellers visited if they wish to purchase a Claddagh ring.