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Things To Do in Galway with Kids

Looking for some fun things to do around Galway with the family? Read on – there’s some great things to do in Galway with kids this month.

Thing to do in Galway with Kids in June

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Celebrate World Ocean Day on June 7th at Galway Atlantaquaria. There will be loads of family activities from 11am to 5pm.

Things To Do in Galway with Kids in May

Evelyn CusackThe Town Hall Theatre have some fun family shows during May including A Journey Through Time with Evelyn Cusack. Evelyn will take us on a whistle stop tour through the varying climates of early earth, to the beginning of civilisation and the Weather Gods on to the Age of Enlightenment and our own Robert Boyle and then to the present high-spec numerical forecast models which can predict weather about a week ahead. This family friendly show runs on May 14th at 8pm.

On May 16th & 17th see The Way Back Home and on May 30th there is a special schools time slot at 11am for the Tom Crean Antartic Explorer Show.

Join the Saving Grace Gala Dinner on Friday May 8th at The Clayton Hotel. Grace suffers from a rare chldren’s cancer and this fundraiser is to help raise money to bring her abroad for treatment.

The Galway City Museum have a host of family events and workshops in May including a Get to Know Vikings Archaeology Workshop for children aged 7 to 12 years on May 9th from 11am to 12.30pm.

Celebrate National Drawing Day on May 16th with a Family Drawing Class at Galway City Museum.  On May 23rd learn about The Kings of the Claddagh at a fun talk for children aged 12+.

The Galway Early Music Festival takes place from May 14th to 17th with Concerts, Free Events and Workshops.
Eat Out Speak Out is on May 17th at Claregalway Castle from 1pm to 4pm. A unique bring your own family picnic event with entertainment for children and a chance for you to give your opinion on what food means to you. It is a free event but you must register in advance.

Take a guided walk through Merlin Woods with the Friends of Merlin Woods from May 18th to 24th.

Bank Holiday Events

Celebrate Mayo Day with a Family Fun Day Event at The Galway Bay Hotel Salthill on May 2nd.

Duncan Stewart, of RTE’s Eco Eye will be at Brigit’s Garden on May 3rd for an action-packed day for all ages to learn about small steps you can take to become more eco-wise.

The Connemara Mussel Festival takes place from May 1st to 3rd with events for all the family including treasure hunts, music, dancing and cooking.

The Ceardlann Craft Village in Spiddeal has a festival of fun and workshops for families over the May Bank Holiday Weekend on May 2nd & 3rd.

Fleadh na gCuach, The Cuckoo Fleadh, is on in Kinvara from May 1st to 4th. They have a full programme of events for families.

New listings are added daily so visit the website for a full list of What’s On in Galway.

For more great ideas that cost nothing but time visit our Free Things to Do in Galway article.

If you run events, classes or camps for families please list them with us. It is FREE TO LIST add events here and for class and camp providers you can list them here

You might also enjoy What’s on for Families in the North West and What’s on for Families in the Midlands and What’s on for Families in Limerick

 

Things To Do in Galway with Kids in April

Post Easter Events

The Clifden Traditional Music Festival takes place from April 9th to 12th. Suitable for all the family with trad sessions, sean-nos dance workshops and much more.

The Ark Far Away from METhe Ark presents Far Away From Me at the Town Hall Theatre on April 12th. This family show is an adaption by Amy Conroy of the age-old literary fairy tale The Princess and The Pea. The show contains music, aerial performances, wild energy and great storytelling. It is suitable for children aged 6 years+

For anyone with an interest in Watersports the annual Galway Watersports Show takes place at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa on April 11th & 12th. This year it will incorporate the National Summit for Watersports in Ireland 2015.

The Cúirt International Festival of Literature runs in Galway from April 21st to 27th. Young people are invited to join in the Cúirt Labs taking place at the Galway Arts Centre from April 22nd to 24th.

As part of the festival The Children’s Books Ireland Book Clinic will be in Spanish Arch on April 25th. Young children are invited to visit The Book Doctor who will be on hand to help them choose the next great book to read!

Easter Activities

Galway Atlantaquaria are running their fun science workshops for kids over the Easter Break. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment call (091)585100 or Email: info@nationalaquarium.ie

Galway City Museum have fun creative workshops running over the Easter break including a needle and felting workshop for children aged 12+ on April 4th. A Sea & Science Workshop for 7 to 12 year olds on April 9th & 11th and for a story-telling event with Rab Fulton on April 10th for children aged 7+

Brigit’s Garden have fun Easter Egg Hunts on April 5th & 6th and have Easter Nature Camps running from April 7th to 10th.

The Galway Food Festival
takes place from April 2nd to 6th with foodie events running throughout the Galway City and County.

 

Things To Do in Galway with Kids in March

Grimm’s Circus is at The Blackbox Theatre on March 14th and 14th tickets can be purchased online.

Jurassic Adventures a Dino-Mite Show for families with children aged 3+ comes to the Town Hall Theatre on April 7th. Visit the website to find out more and book your tickets to avoid disappointment.

For all Harry Potter fans Potterfest 2015 is back at NUI Galway on March 13th to 15th.

St Patrick’s Day Celebrations

shamrockThe 2015 Galway St Patrick’s Day Parade will begin at the Fire Station in the Cladagh at 11.30am and follow a route up Dominic Street, into Shop Street and past Eyre Square to finish on Prospect Hill at approx 1pm.

Other St. Patrick’s Day Parades in Co Galway include:

  • The 2015 Loughrea St Patrick’s Day Parade in starts at 1pm on March 17th
  • The 2015 Oranmore St Patrick’s Day Parade starts at 11.45am on March 17th
  • The 2015 Gort St Patrick’s Day Parade takes place on Sunday March 22nd 2015 and not on St Patrick’s Day it begins at 12.30pm.
  • The 2015 Tuam St Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on March 17th.
  • The 2015 Clifden St Patrick’s Day Parade begins at 1pm on March 17th
  • The 2015 Roundstone St Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on March 17th and starts on Main Street at 2pm.
  • The 2015 Oughterard St Patrick’s Day Parade takes place on March 17th from 1pm to 3.30pm
  • The 2015 Athenry St Patrick’s Day Parade is themed “Let’s Face the Music and Dance and will take place on March 17th.

New listings are added daily so visit the website for a full list of What’s On in your area.

For more great ideas that cost nothing but time visit our Free Things to Do in Galway article.

If you run events, classes or camps for families please list them with us. It is FREE TO LIST add events here and for class and camp providers you can list them here.

Things To Do in Galway with Kids in February

Theatre Lovet presents The Girl Who Forgot to Sing Badly on February 6th at 10.30am and 3pm and 7th at 11am and 2pm at The Town Hall Theatre. Tickets are €8 or a family ticket for €24. Suitable for ages 7+

brigits gardenBrigit’s Garden invite you to celebrate Brigit’s Day on February 1st. They will have a host of Brigit related activities, with the proceeds going to charity. On from 1.30pm to 5pm this event is suitable for all ages.

Bubbly Baby Market takes place at the Clybaun Hotel, Knocknacarra on February 8th. Suitable for those wishing to buy and sell their baby and toddler products. Cost €2

The Galway City Museum have a full calendar of events for families this February including Music For All on February 14th, 21st and 28th, Archaeology Workshops for children aged 7 to 12 years on February 19th and 20th, Storytelling for children aged 5+ on February 20th and a Sean Nós Dancing display on February 28th. All events are FREE but booking may be required for some.

The Galway Atlantaquaria have fun Marine Science Workshops running during the mid-term break – February 19th & 20th. These are suitable for children aged 5 – 8 years and cost €20 for day and €40 for 2 days with discounts for 2 or more children.
Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment call (091)585100 or Email: info@nationalaquarium.ie

Engineers Week takes place in Ireland from February 8th to 14th. In addition to events in the classroom, Galway Atlantaquaria are having Engineering Workshops on February 11th, 12th & 13th and visitors can take part in the Engineering Trail. For children aged 7 to 12 years, NUI Galway are hosting a FREE Magical and Engineering Show – booking is essential. For a full list of events taking place visit www.engineeringweek.ie

The Galway Astronomy Club are running Galway Astrofest 2015 on February 20th at Brigit’s Garden and 21st at The Westwood Hotel.

Galway Artist Kathy Ross is showing her work ‘Catching Dreams’ a collection of fairytale illustrations in NUI Galway until March 6th.

Things To Do in Galway with Kids in January

Babóro International Arts Festival for Children presents a Small Size Day on January 31st at the Town Hall Theatre. Suitable for children aged 2 to 6 years.

Galway Arts CentreMosaic Children’s Art Classes are back on January 14th and 17th. Suitable for children aged 5 to 12 years.

The Renmore Pantomine Cinderella is always a hit with families and runs at the Town Hall Theatre until January 11th.

Family Bushcraft Day takes place at Cregg Castle on February 1st. Come along to learn survival skills

Galway City Museum have a St Brigid’s Cross Workshop on January 31st. Entry is FREE but you must register in advance. It is suitable for children aged 8+

If you didn’t make it to the cinema over the Christmas, there are some great family films showing this month at both the Eye Cinema and IMC Headford Road and IMC Oranmore. We saw Paddington (read our review) and Annie recently both great and for older children the final Hobbit movie was a big hit.

Take a trip to Galway Atlantaquaria where you can search for treasure and hold crabs and starfish.

Operation Transformation are running walks around the country on January 17th. Find one near you and get the whole family off the sofa and out in the fresh air!

For more great ideas that cost nothing but time visit our Free Things to Do in Galway article.

If you run events, classes or camps for families please list them with us. It is FREE TO LIST add events here and for class and camp providers you can list them here.

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