There are some great playgrounds in Laois. Most have been built in the last few years and have all the playground mod cons such as slides swings, cable runs, great climbing equipment and a play area for the little ones. Most of them cater for children up to 12 years old. Here is a list of playgrounds in Laois, including a few of our favourites which are all outdoor playgrounds:
Dún Spraoi at the Portlaoise Leisure Centre is only a few years old. This playground beside the new swimming pool is very colourful and has lots of swinging and climbing equipment to keep kids of all ages busy. It has an area with sand especially for the little ones. There are plenty of benches too for the adults. It can get quite busy at times but children of all ages love it! It is right beside the swimming pool which also has a cafe and baby changing facilities.
Solas na Gréine
Solas na Gréine at The People’s Park in Timahoe Road caters for children up to age 8. This is well equipped and also has a sand pit. The People’s Park also has a pond with lots of ducks and wild life.
Páirc Spraoi naHabhann
Páirc Spraoi naHabhann in Link Road, Portarlington is close to the new swimming pool and has lots of equipment. It caters for children up to 14 years old.
Sult na Mara
Sult na Mara, located at People’s Park in Abbeyleix is a good playground for ages 1- 12 years). This is on the Portlaoise road side of town to the rear of Heritage House which has a cafe and toilet facilities. It is in a lovely setting and has good equipment and an area for little ones.
Slí na bPaístí
Slí na bPaístí in Amenity Park at Mountrath caters for 1 – 12 year olds.
Full Steam Ahead
Full Steam Ahead at The Green in Stradbally also caters for 1 – 12 year olds.
Daru na n’Og
Daru na n’Og is a playground situated beside the Community Centre on the Derrywood / Kilkenny Rd. It is well equipped and caters for up to 12 yr olds.
Tír na Spraoi
Tír na Spraoi, Bellair at Clonaslee is located beside the Community Centre and caters for 1 – 12 yr olds
The playground Tír Súgartha at Kileen has a variety of equipment suitable for 1 – 12 years.
Do you have a favourite playground in Laois that you take the kids to? Share it with us in the comments below