9 Super Fun Playgrounds in Laois For Kids to Explore

Emily Manning

Emily Manning

October 20, 2018


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There are some great playgrounds in Laois that cater for under-12s. With classics like swings and slides a guarantee, you’ll also find more exciting apparatus like ziplines, climbing towers and plenty more to keep older children entertained. If you’re on the hunt for adventure, try one of these super fun playgrounds in Laois!

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The local playground is always a great way to entertain the kids, but if you’re looking to try something new, perhaps venture to a new spot – the kids will love it!

There is a great variety of playgrounds in Laois for you to choose from, including those with skate parks, fairy trails, walking paths, picnic areas and additional amenities.

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Playgrounds in Laois For a Fun Outing

Dún Spraoi, Portlaoise

Dún Spraoi at the Portlaoise Leisure Centre is very colourful and has lots of swinging and climbing equipment to keep kids of all ages busy, as well as an area with sand especially for the little ones.

In addition to the fun playground, there is a skate park, outdoor gym, and 800m walking/jogging track.

It can get quite busy at times, but children of all ages love it and there are plenty of benches for adults. There is a cafe and baby changing facilities near the pool.

Solas na Gréine, Portlaoise

Solas na Gréine at The People’s Park on Timahoe Road, Portlaoise offers lots of sliding, swinging and climbing fun for kids to enjoy, including a sand play area and a cable runaway.

In addition, there is outdoor gym equipment, a natural play area, orienteering course, woodland walk, fairy trail, and walking paths. The People’s Park also has a pond with lots of ducks and wild life.

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Páirc Spraoi naHabhann, Portarlington

Páirc Spraoi naHabhann on Link Road, Portarlington is close to the swimming pool and has lots of equipment for kids of all ages.

Sult na Mara, Abbeyleix

Sult na Mara, located at People’s Park in Abbeyleix is a good playground for ages 1-12 years and has a 30m cable run, hammock and basket swings, net climb, tunnel slide and swings, and roundabout.

You will find this playground on the Portlaoise Road, to the rear of Heritage House which has a cafe and toilet facilities. It is in a lovely setting with picnic area, and has good equipment and an extensive sand and water play area for little ones.


Full Steam Ahead, Stradbally

Full Steam Ahead at The Green in Stradbally caters for 1-12 year olds. Kids can enjoy a tunnel Slide, climbing wall/web, 30m cable run, extensive sand and water play area for younger children, springers, stand up see-saw, roundabout, swings, basket swing, and a picnic area.

Mum Niamh says, “My kids love to go to it, there is equipment to suit all ages. It also has plenty of green area and benches for picnics. It’s gated and secure and once you have finished playing you are able to stroll to the local shop for tasty ice creams.”

Slí na bPaístí, Mountrath

Slí na bPaístí at the Amenity Park in Mountrath includes a 30m cable run, adventure trail, tunnel slide, climbing web, roundabout and more. Additional facilities include table tennis tables, wildlife park and river walk.

Daru na n’Og, Durrow

Daru na n’Og is a playground situated beside the Community Centre on the Derrywood/Kilkenny Rd in Durrow. It is well equipped and caters for up to 12 yr olds.

Tír na Spraoi, Clonaslee

Tír na Spraoi, Bellair at Clonaslee is located beside the Community Centre. In addition to the usual playground equipment, you’ll find a standing seesaw, cable runway, large rope swing, and curved and hillside slides.

Tír Súgartha, Killeen

The playground Tír Súgartha at Killeen has a variety of equipment suitable for 1-12 years. Older kids will also enjoy the multi-use play area for basketball, soccer, volleyball and tennis.

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Have we missed your favourite playgrounds in Laois? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!

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Published On: October 20th, 2018 / Categories: Ireland / Last Updated: February 25th, 2023 / Tags: , , , , /

About the Author: Emily Manning

Emily Manning
Emily is the coffee-loving Editor of MyKidsTime. Mum of one daughter and two naughty Tibetan Terriers, she is particularly partial to Curly Wurlys and unable to resist pretty stationery and new cookbooks. As an avid foodie and domestic goddess-wannabe, she is most likely to be found in the kitchen.

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