Rainy Day Activities in Tipperary

Another day has come, pouring since morning, getting bored at home? Don’t know what to do with your little darlings to keep them busy?  Looking for things to do on rainy Days? Here are some great ideas for rainy day activities for kids in Tipperary.

The source Arts CentreTheatre

The Source Arts Centre, Thurles, is the perfect venue for a wet day. They run regular family/children events and workshops, and The Source Café is a lovely spot for lunch or a coffee and cake.

Indoor Activity

Work off some steam at Jump ‘n’ Gyms Activity Centre in Nenagh.

Kidz Play & Party Zone, Cashel, is an indoor play centre containing a large indoor play frame, a bouncy castle and a play area for toddlers.

Learn a new skill while having lots of fun by climbing with supervision on the climbing and bouldering wall, at Upper Limits Climbing Wall, just outside Thurles. Suited for 6+ years, it’s perfect for rainy days, parties, improving your fitness or for a family challenge.

Mitchelstown Caves

Visit the Mitchelstown Caves. Don’t be misled by the name,the Mitchelstown caves are actually just outside Cahir in Co.Tipperary. The inside of the caves are stunning and may keep the little ones occupied for a while as they take in the sheer size of some of the stalactites. Fun for parents too!

Go Swimming!

Play children’s aquaball at the leisure centre in Thurles. On every Friday from 5pm-5.45, it’s for all levels of swimmers. And it’s also on that night for adults at 9pm.

Or head to Roscrea Leisure Centre, where they have a 25m pool, learner pool, kiddies pool with water features, and a fully enclosed flume which the kids will love!

Catch a movie

Who doesn’t love popcorn and a good movie?

Take in a movie at the Cinema with lots of popcorn and ice creams at IMC Thurles, or Clonmel Omniplex.

Alternatively, why not enjoy all the fun of the cinema, without ever leaving home, by creating your own home cinema experience! Get the kids involved in setting up the cinema, arranging seating, making tickets etc. then sit back and relax!

Related : Make Your Own Home Cinema

Get Reading

Visit your local library. All libraries in the county have a junior section.  Great for a rainy afternoon – go and read with the children or take part in many of the free events and activities that take place.  Check out library opening times before you make plans.

Or why not visit your local bookstore and treat the kids to a new book.  Spend time browsing for that special book and go home and read it together.

Enjoy some Heritage

For some automobile history, visit the Museum of Transport in Clonmel. See old vehicles, signs, period petrol pumps and other items. There is also a coffee shop to have a snack afterwards.

Get Outside

Sometimes, you have just got to get out and get wet!

Put on the raingear and wellies and go for a walk in the rain.  Most kids love splashing in puddles, and sometimes it’s a great way to release pent-up energy from being cooped up inside. See our Top 10 Things to do Outside in Rain for inspiration!

Warm up afterwards with a hot bath/shower, dry clothes and hot chocolate. Then, why not pull out a board-game or snuggle up on the couch with a movie – a perfect end to a wet day!

Related 50 Fun Rainy Day Activities for KidsWhat to Do on a Rainy Day & Activities for a Rainy Day

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This website was created by Jill Holtz and Michelle Davitt, both of whom are mothers of young children. Jill and Michelle decided to create this resource themselves, and launched in 2007.