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Find a Gym for the family in Galway

Do you want to keep your family fit and healthy? Would you like to be able to keep active indoors? Have you ever wondered what local gyms are suitable for families? Or do you need a place where kids can let off some steam? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then we have all the information you need right here for you!

Public Leisure Centres & Swimming Pools

There are lots of public swimming pools all over the city and county as well as some private pools which have allocated public hours.  So whatever your requirements, you will find one to suit your needs! 

Leisureland GalwayA young child learns to swim in Westport Leisure Park

Leisureland public swimming pool in Galway (Salthill) has lots to offer families. It has:

  • 25m, 6 lane competitve pool.
  • warm up pool.
  • kids leisure pool.
  • bubble pool.
  • pirate ship.
  • 65m water slide

There are also Adult & Children swimming classes held on a regular basis for all levels and ages, on a group or 1 to 1 basis – contact the main reception on 091 521455 or visit their website for details of admission prices, opening hours and classes.

Leisureland also had a gym, sauna, steam room and exercise classes as well as mini golf.

Tuam Leisure Centre

Tuam swimming pool and leisure centre is operated by the Kingfisher group.

  • 25m 6 Lane Swimming Pool
  • Children’s Pool
  • Sauna & Steam Room
  • LifeFitness Resistance Machines
  • 28 Pieces of LifeFitness Cardio Equipment
  • Mirrored Aerobics Studio with ‘sprung’ wood floor
  • Ample Free Parking
  • Variety of Fitness & Exercies Classes

Public Access Times to Pool Facilities
Mon ,Wed & Fri : 7am – 9am, 2pm – 3.30pm , 5pm – 7pm , 9-10pm
Tues & Thurs : 7am – 9am, 2pm – 7pm , 9pm – 10pm
Saturday: 2pm – 6pm
Sunday: 9am – 11am , 3pm -6pm

Contact 093 52394 for details of admission prices and opening hours or visit their website

Ballinasloe Swimming Pool

Ballinasloe swimming pool and leisure centre is operated by the Kingfisher group.

  • 25m 6 Lane Swimming Pool
  • Children’s Pool
  • Sauna & Steam Room
  • LifeFitness Resistance Machines
  • 28 Pieces of LifeFitness Cardio Equipment
  • Mirrored Aerobics Studio with ‘sprung’ wood floor
  • Ample Free Parking
  • Variety of Fitness & Exercies Classes

Public Access Times to Pool Facilities
Mon –Fri : 7am – 9am, 2pm – 4pm, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Sat& Sun : 9am -10am, 2pm – 5pm

Contact 0909 645755 for details of admission prices and opening hours or visit their website.

Renmore Swimming Pool

Renmore swimming pool and leisure centre is operated by the Kingfisher group.

  • 25m 6 Lane Swimming Pool
  • Children’s Pool
  • Thermal Suite including Sauna, Steam Room & Jacuzzi
  • Core Conditioning Area
  • Spin Cycle Studio
  • LifeFitness Treadmills with TV, iPod & variety of Training 
Programmes
  • 100 Pieces of LifeFitness Equipment
  • Extensive Resistance Training & Gym Weights Area
  • FitLinxx Equipment (Personal Training)
  • 2 Studios for exercise classes

Public Access Times to Pool Facilities
Mon – Fri : 7am – 9am, 2pm – 4pm , 8-10pm
Saturday : 9am – 10am, 1pm – 4pm
Sunday : 9am – 12noon , 2pm -4pm

Contact 091 773344  for details of admission prices and opening hours or visit their website

Hotels and Private Fitness Clubs & Swimming Pools

Galway is full of beautiful hotels with great fitness facilities. We have listed just some of them here please see our full listings for more great places. 

Carlton Hotel, Galway

Active Fitness & Leisure at The Carlton, offer state of the art facilities in the Leisure Club including the following:
•    Luxurious Heated 20 metre indoor Swimming Pool
•    Spa facilities including Sauna, Steam Room and Jacuzzi
•    Fully air conditioned gymnasium including comprehensive Cardio equipment and theatre
•    Extensive range of Cybex Resistance Equipment
•    Air Conditioned Aerobic Studio
•    Spinning Classes
•    Massage Suite
•    Dedicated Children’s Pool incorporating 2 bubble pools.
•    Complimentary Fitness Testing and Personalised Programmes
•    Luxurious Changing Facilities
•    Child Drop in Centre

For further details, contact them on 091 381 250 or visit their website.

Ardilaun House Hotel, Galway

Situated in mature grounds not far from the city centre, the Ardilaun House Hotel has a full leisure centre which caters for families. It has a Fitness Suite, Aerobics Studio, Spin Studio, 18m deck level swimming pool, jacuzzi and steam room. They also offer swimming and fitness classes.  For further details, contact them on 091 514 700 or visit their website.

Raheen Woods Hotel, Athenry

Located in the east of the county, the Raheen Woods Hotel has a 20 metre swimming pool, kids paddle pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, full gym and fitness classes. Family deals are available and there is a creche available for members to use while they work out.  The hotel also has a spa, a soft play facility (Kardio Kids – see below) and a bar where food is served all day.  For further details, contact them on 091 875 300 or visit their website.

Connemara Coast Hotel, Bearna

Located on the west side of Galway city, the Connemara Coast Hotel can provide outdoor and indoor exercise for families.  The run a range of fitness class on a weekly basis and have two all weather tennis courts with a spectacular sea view backdrop provide an outdoor workout alternative. It also has a beautiful walk to enjoy with a path running from the rear of the hotel leading to the Galway sea shore so that you can go beach combing. Call the hotel on 091 592 108 or visit their website

Station House Hotel, Clifden

Located in Clifden town, the Station House Hotel has a swimming pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and gym.  There are family rates available.  Call the hotel on 095 216 99 or visit their website

Indoor Activities

There are lots of great playcentres in Galway which cater for small tots to larger kids. They have climbing frames, soft play areas, football areas and even coffee areas for the parents! 

Kardio Kids Athenry

At Kardio Kids there is a large climbing area for older children, an enclosed play area for soccer and other sports, ceramic play and a play area for under 2’s.

Parents can have a well-deserved tea or coffee whilst the little ones run around.

Hipkidz Briarhill

Hipkidz in Briarhill is a great spot for the kids to be entertained! With a focus on sports, there are loads of different areas where they can run, jump, kick and throw. With a lovely coffee shop on site, it’s a real break for mum and dad too

Monkey Business Knocknacarra

Monkey Business is in Knocknacarra on the west side of the city.  This large indoor play area has different areas for different ages as well as a coffee shop and large seating area for adults.

Busy Bees Oranmore

Located in Oranmore on the east side of the city, Busy Bees has a play area, bouncing castle, disco room and a separate area for toddlers as well as a coffee shop for parents.

More Playcentres here.

Do you have any other suggestions for parents for Family Gyms or Play Centres in Galway? Tell us in the comments below.
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