Rainy Day Activities in Offaly


April 29, 2014

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Are you looking for activities for a rainy day in Offaly? Need some ideas for things to do to keep the kids occupied when it’s wet outside? Then we have lots of suggestions here to make your job a little easier!

Indoor Centres

  • Jumpin Jacks Fun Factory, in TullamoreLet the kids have a run around while you sit back and enjoy a coffee.  Jumping Jacks also has bowling, pottery painting, golf and a teddy factory, as well as free parking.
  • Tons of Fun, Edenderry.  The kids can let off steam while you put your feet up and have a well deserved rest at this indoor soft play centre.
  • For something a bit different, The Birr Castle Demense, with its science museum and Giant Telescope is also highly recommended, or visit Belmont Mills Water Mill & Studios near Ferbane where a water turbine can be seen in operation.

Catch a Movie!

Who doesn’t love popcorn and a good movie?

Take in a movie at the Tullamore Omniplex located in the Bridge Centre, Tullamore. There is a kids’ club with discounted rates on weekends and during school holidays. They also offer special kids meals too.

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.

Offaly has library branches in Birr, Banagher, Clara, Daingean, Edenderry, Ferbane, Kilcormac and Tullamore with plenty of books for readers of all ages, plus fun activities every week in the summer.

Go Swimming!

The Aura Leisure Centre in Tullamore, has public pool times. where there is a 25m 6-lane pool, a 5m learner pool for adults and children, and a Kiddie’s Fun Pool.  There are also special times over the weekend that are dedicated to family fun times. During these times there are pool toys, inflatables, music and much more to make that quality time as fun as possible!

Birr Leisure Centre, Edenderry Leisure Centre and Clara swimming pools are all also open to the public .

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 Top Ten Things to do Outside in Rain for some ideas!

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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