Top 10 Things to Do in Carlow With Kids

Emily Manning

Emily Manning

October 20, 2014

Huntington Castle Carlow

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If you’re visiting Carlow with the family and are looking for ideas for things to do with kids, here are the Top 10 Things to Do in Carlow with Kids:

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Things to Do in Carlow

#1. Visual Centre for Contemporary Art

visual carlow

Spend a few hours exploring the Visual Centre for Contemporary Art. Activity sheets for children, with facts on the artists, interesting questions to think about and a space to sketch ideas are available for 3+, 6+ and 10+ from the reception desk or from the invigilators free of charge. Keep an eye out for their family workshops.

#2. Gardens in Carlow

Altamont Gardens in Carlow - Mykidstime

Enjoy exploring some of the wonderful gardens & parks, such as Oak Park, Altamont Gardens, Duckett’s Grove and  Delta Sensory Gardens.

#3. Rancho Reilly’s Farm & Activity Centre

Say hello to the animals and take a short trip on the barrel train around the farm at Rancho Reilly’s Farm & Activity Centre.

#4. Browneshill Dolmen

Visit Browneshill Dolmen, a granite portal dolmen, which is located to the east of Carlow town dating back to pre-historic times. It is said to be the largest dolmen in Europe.

#5. The Chocolate Garden

Pretend you are Willie Wonka by making chocolate at the Chocolate Garden in Tullow. Then pop next door to Rathwood for a train ride, the falconry flying display or some time in the playground.

#6. GB Shaw Theatre

A show at the GB Shaw Theatre is a must. The programme includes a wide variety of live music, film, comedy, theatre, opera and dance – fun for all the family.

#7. Huntington Castle & Dungeon

Huntington Castle Carlow

Take a guided tour of Huntington Castle & Dungeon, the ancient seat of the Esmonde family & today one of Ireland’s historical treasures. Free for children under 7. You can also enjoy the Gardens and Kids Adventure Playground open daily May to September.

#8. Go Karting and Bowling in Carlow

Why not try go-karting at G2 Adventure Centre in Strawhall Industrial Estate with older children or bowling at The Dome Family Entertainment Centre at The Talbot Hotel.

#9. Kiddies Kingdom

Kiddie’s Kingdom in Bagenalstown is a children’s indoor soft play center and roller skating arena. Skates & safety gear are provided.

#10. Bagenalstown Outdoor Swimming Pool

Bagenalstown Carlow outdoor swimming pool - Mykidstime

Go for a splash outdoors at Bagenalstown Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool open daily from June-August.

If you have any suggestions for other things to do in Carlow that you think should be on our list, tell us in the comments below

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Published On: October 20th, 2014 / 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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