Things to Do with Preschoolers in Longford


September 26, 2019

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Whether you are visiting Longford or live in the county, finding ideas for things to do with your smallies can be tricky sometimes. So we have put together some suggestions of Things To Do With Preschoolers in Longford.

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The handy thing about when you have a toddler and are not tied to school times is you have a bit more flexibility to visit places during the day and at less busy times. If you’re looking for ideas for things to do with preschoolers in Longford, we’ve got a few suggestions for you:

Things To Do With Preschoolers In Longford

Soft Play Centres in Longford

Visit one of the play centres in Longford, they usually have dedicated soft play areas for preschoolers, and it’s a good way to spend a couple of hours and burn off some energy.

There is a play area at Megabowl in Longford.

Visit The Library

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A nice thing to do with your preschooler is visit the libraries in Longford. Many libraries host a weekly story time and/or a parent and toddler group. Check out Longford Libraries Facebook page for upcoming events and news.

The junior section of the Library is also a great way to spend an hour or two reading and choosing books. Your preschooler can join the library and choose their own books to borrow.

Parent Toddler Swimming in Longford

Go swimming! Coral Leisure Centre in Longford has a pool with a good shallow end and also offers swim lesson for ages 4 up.

Music and Other Fun Classes

Sign up for a class. Music, movement, dance, drama, play labs, swimming or football! Check out preschool classes, it’s a great way to meet people and make friends too.

Playgrounds in Longford

Visit the playground! Several of the playgrounds in Longford have dedicated sections for smaller children. The Mall in Longford Town has 2 playgrounds and you can enjoy ducks at the pond.

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Parent and Toddler Groups

Join a local Parent and Toddler Group. There are many local groups throughout Longford that meet weekly. Parent and Toddler groups are a lovely way for young children to mix with children their own age and for parents to meet other local parents.

Attractions in Longford

If you have a free day mid week a big advantage with getting out and about with preschoolers is that you can visit places at “off peak” times when older children are at school and popular places aren’t as busy!

Some places to visit in Longford with your preschooler:

  • Derrycassan Wood located on the shores of Lough Gowna in Dring has a Nature Trail and you can also enjoy a picnic by the lake edge.
  • Corlea Trackway Visitor Centre, where you can see the 2,000 year old trackway and enjoy the unique plant life in the bog habitat. It’s free to visit, open daily April – October, 10am – 6pm.
  • Go and spot boats on the Royal Canal. In Longford, you’ll find the entrance beside the town railway bridge.

Events for Preschoolers in Longford

Keep an eye on our events pages as there are regular workshops and events for younger children.

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Go For A Walk

mum playing with child

Many of these walks in Longford are perfect for preschoolers, to run, collect leaves, stones, etc. and play hide and seek.

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Over to you now. If you have other suggestions for fun things to do with preschoolers in Longford please let us know in the comments box below.


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