Are you looking for activities for a rainy day in Clare? Need some ideas for things to do to keep the kids occupied when it’s wet outside? Then we have lots of suggestions here to make your job a little easier!
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
At Bunratty Castle & Folk Park everywhere is open for you to explore! The Castle is the most complete and authentic medieval fortress in Ireland. Built in 1425 it was restored in 1954 to its former medieval splendour and now contains mainly 15th and 16th century furnishings, tapestries, and works of art which capture the mood of those times. Wander through the castle and marvel at the finest collection of medieval furniture in the country which brings to life a vital part of our Medieval past.
Visit the farm houses and cottages and watch the tasks of rural Irish life. Make sure you see the baking of the griddle bread next to the fire and tasting it hot with fresh creamery butter.
Let the kids run off some steam at Dennis’ Den Funworld, Ennis. Open 7 days a week, with soft play areas for toddlers and over 5’s, the kids will have a ball, and you can relax and enjoy a coffee in the café.
Leisure World in Ennis, has Tumble Towers and Tumble Tots soft play areas as well as ten pin bowling & quasar for older kids.
glor, Ennis is the perfect retreat whatever the weather. They run regular family friendly events, workshops, children’s camps and art classes. Stop by their latest gallery exhibition while you visit and enjoy refreshments in Café Noir.
Catch a Movie!
Who doesn’t love popcorn and a good movie?
Empire Movieplex in Ennis has seven screens.
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
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.
Clare has 16 library branches in the county, with plenty of books for readers of all ages, plus fun activities every week in the summer.
Swimming is a great way to expend energy and is the perfect retreat when it’s raining outside.
- Ennis Leisure Complex
- Kilkee Waterworld
- Shannon Leisure Centre has a baby pool as well as 25m swimming pool.
- Lahinch Seaworld and Leisure Centre boasts a 25m pool and kiddies pool too.
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!
Do you have any other suggestions for Rainy Day Activities in Clare? Tell us in the comments below.