Rainy Day Activities for Kids in Louth

Jennifer Buttner


March 6, 2014

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Are you looking for fun ideas for the kids on a rainy day in Louth? Here are some great ideas for rainy day activities for kids in Louth.

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Indoor Activities

Funtasia Waterpark

Funtasia Waterpark in Drogheda (all 35,000 sq ft of it) remains a firm favourite with the kids. Tackling their adrenaline pumping Sky Climb aerial assault course never fails. Disco Roller Rollerskating and multi-level Play Area with surprises around every corner. No need to worry about the weather either as Funtasia’s indoor waterpark is heated to a glorious 28 degrees, and features  over 200 water gushing activities including the adrenalin pumping super bowl speed slide and the Boomerang.

Pirates Den Adventure Centre

The Pirates Den Adventure Centre in Dundalk is a great indoor soft play area which conveniently has areas designed for babies aged between 0-2yrs, Toddlers from 2-5yrs and the big kids zone for children aged 5 and over. Their facilities include a ball pool, rope bridges, slides, swing ropes and much more. They have a café for the parents to relax while the kids play.

Drogheda Leisure Park

There’s plenty to amuse the whole family at Drogheda Leisure Park! Their wide range of facilities includes Rockets ten pin bowling, indoor soccer, and their brilliant Astrotots play area where parents can enjoy a coffee while the children play.

Air Bound Trampoline Centre

The Air Bound Trampoline Centre in Dundalk has a wide range of activities perfect for a rainy day! Air Bound is made up of hundreds of square metres of interlocking trampolines covering the floor space and going up the walls. Afterwards, have a bite to eat in their Air Bound Café. Admission costs €10.00 per hour.

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 one of Louth’s great cinemas.

  • IMC Dundalk in Townparks has a Kids Club and Teen Club.
  • The Arc Cinema, Drogheda has Kids Club tickets which cost €3.50 for both adults and children.
  • The Omniplex Cinema in Dundalk runs a Kids Club every Saturday and Sunday where tickets cost €3.50 for kids and adults alike.

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

Enjoy some Heritage

Arts Centres

Check what’s on at Droichead Arts Centre in Drogheda! As well as regular theatre, music and cinema events, they run lots of different exhibitions and workshops for kids. They have venues at Barlow House and on Stockwell Street.

Or why not check out An Táin Arts Centre in Dundalk? They run regular events for kids including workshops, children’s theatre and visual arts events.

Dundalk County Museum

Located in a lovingly restored late 18th Century warehouse in Townparks, Dundalk County Museum celebrates the story of County Louth’s rich social and cultural history from the pre-Christian era up to the present day. The Museum also offers an extensive programme of talks, workshops, concerts and temporary exhibitions throughout the year. Some of their fascinating artefacts include the Mell flake, the earliest artefact to have been found in Ireland and Oliver Cromwell’s shaving mirror!

Drogheda Museum Millmount

Visit Drogheda Museum Millmount and take a tour of the Museum and Martello Towers. It tells the history of Drogheda and the Boyne Valley and has a mixture of items on display from Bronze age finds to medieval items to looms. Popular exhibits at the Museum include an authentic 18th century Irish folk kitchen, dairy and laundry, and the Irish History Room which details the major events in Ireland’s history. The whole fort has been designated the town’s Cultural Quarter, hosting a wealth of craft and design workshops in which visitors can experience unique and specialised designs being created.

Get Reading at Louth Libraries!

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.

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. Here’s our Top 10 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 Kids & What to Do on a Rainy Day & Activities for a Rainy Day

Do you have any other suggestions for Rainy Day Activities in Louth? Tell us in the comments below.

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