Fun Free Things to Do in Limerick with Kids

It wasn’t until I went to write this article that I realised how much there is to do with kids in Limerick for free. OK some may involve a car journey, but it doesn’t have to be the same places each time.  Pick an area to visit, compile a list of the places to visit beforehand and have fun!   Here’s my list of fun free things to do in Limerick with children:

Field of Dreams Sanctuary

With dogs and puppies, cats and kittens, goats, pot-bellied black pigs, donkeys, ponies and rabbits the Field of Dreams Sanctuary is as good as any Pet Farm. Learn about what happens at the Sanctuary and how to be a responsible pet owner. It’s open to the public 11am – 3pm Monday to Saturday. Closed Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays.

The Hunt Museum

Visit The Hunt Museum on Sundays between 2 and 5 pm – its free and ask for their Treasure Hunt sheet for the kids. The museum also runs a free Arts and Crafts club the first Sunday of most months.

Limerick City Gallery

The Limerick City Gallery of Art is free to visit. They often hold Saturday family Art and Craft workshops.

Visit the Library

What a great way to spend a couple of hours, read the kids stories and even if they can read themselves it’s a nice way of having quality time with them.

There are pictures to colour, the PCs are usually setup for kids to use child friendly games, and often the libraries have arts and crafts or story telling sessions on.

Related: Limerick Libraries

Enjoy the Playgrounds in Limerick

We now have a good number of play areas in Limerick open for kids, pack a picnic and head off for a few hours.

Most of the playgrounds are in parks so if they get bored with the play area – walk, cycle or scoot around the park and stop at different areas to see what’s in the park or what nature is doing at the different times of the year.

Related: Playgrounds in Limerick


Woodland Walks in Limerick

Our favourite ones to visit are:

There are so many walks and trails it would be hard to mention all so check out Coillte, Ballyhoura County and Shannon Regional Trails for more ideas.

Related: Family Walks in Limerick and Nature Walks for the Family in Limerick

History & Heritage in Limerick

Limerick has a lot of historical sites such as the stone circle, standing stones, wedge tombs, Passage Tomb, Bullaun stone, Knockadoon holy wells and many other types of Megalithic Monuments.

These sites are fascinating for children and the history behind them even more so. How about visiting the Entrance to Tir Na Nog?

Organise a day trip to different Heritage towns around Limerick and visit the local heritage attractions Adare, Medieval Kilmallock, Foynes, Newcastlewest and Bruree to name but a few.

Free Events

Check out our events listings as there are usually free events on in Limerick nearly every other weekend!

Finally here is a lovely article parents have written Things to do for your children that cost nothing but time

Do you have a favourite place to go with the kids in Limerick that doesn’t cost anything? Share it in the comments below

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This website was created by Jill Holtz and Michelle Davitt, both of whom are mothers of young children. Jill and Michelle decided to create this resource themselves, and launched in 2007.