Rainy Day Activities for Kids in Limerick

Are the kids getting bored at home? Looking for fun ideas for a rainy day? Here are some great ideas for rainy day activities for kids in Limerick

Indoor Activities

Play Centres

Make your way to one of Limerick’s indoor play centres where you can enjoy a coffee while the kids let off some steam.

  • Fun World has a 10 pin bowling alley, and a Snakes and Ladders Activity Area for under 10s,
  • Tons of Fun have Giant Lego Fun Blocks, an extended Roller Racer Track, and a Playhouse area alongside the Parent & Toddler activity corner.
  • Delta Adventure City boasts five-tiers of padded playground and is packed to the brim with fun diversions including slides, trampolines, ball pits, and more.

Go Swimming

What better way to spend a wet day, than at Aura Leisure Centre in Limerick. At the Aura Swim Academy, children of all ages and levels are taught to swim and develop an understanding of the water. In addition to all their classes, they have Family Fun Time events with water based inflatable bouncy castles, treasure hunts and raft races for all the family to enjoy together – sounds like perfect fun for a rainy day!

Try some Indoor Rock Climbing

For an exciting fun family day, head to Nevsail’s Indoor Rock Climbing, Limerick City. Kids/Teens and adult sessions available, and they also run birthday parties.


Unigolf is an innovative facility bringing the world of golf indoors! Located next door to UL, Unigolf has 18 putting greens, the latest hi-tech specification golf simulators, where you can choose to play a round of golf on one of over 50 famous courses, or, if you prefer, you can just practice your chipping or set it to practice on the driving range. A unique experience for all the family.

Limerick Arena

Why not take a trip to University Arena, the biggest indoor sports facility in the country with Olympics sized pool, four full sized playing courts catering for Basketball, Badminton, Volleyball and Indoor Soccer as well as a 60m, 6 lane indoor sprint track, Health Suite (Sauna, Steam-room). There are lots of classes and activities running there throughout the year.

Catch a movie

Who doesn’t love popcorn and a good movie?

Take in a movie at the Cinema with lots of popcorn and ice creams at The Omniplex (near Crescent shopping centre) or Odeon Cinema (near Castletroy Shopping Centre).

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

Get Reading!

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.

Or why not visit your local bookstore and treat the kids to a new book.  Spend time browsing for that special book and go home and read it together.

Enjoy some Heritage

King John’s Castle

king johns castleKing John’s Castle,  re-opened June 2013 after a €5.7 million redevelopment programme. This tourist attraction delivers a modern visitor experience with a dramatic history of over 800 years of stories, all brought to life in a stunning new exhibition. Touch-screen technology connects you to tales of siege and warfare. A dazzling array of computer generated imagery, animations and ghostly projections are all part of the experience.

Try on historic costumes including 18th century dresses or chainmail tunics. 3D models, discovery drawers and audio visuals help you to delve into the Castle’s history. The busy Castle courtyard is home to a medieval campaign tent, a blacksmith’s forge and scenes from a 17th century siege.

The Hunt Museum

The Hunt Museum, Limerick has one of Ireland’s greatest private collections of Art and Antiquities, dating from the Neolithic to 20th Century, and is well worth a visit whatever the weather! Take one of their regular guided tours or explore the exhibition yourselves. They run regular events and camps for children, including an Art & Craft Club on first Sunday of every Month from Feb to Dec, and admission is free.

Get Outside

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 along the sides of Shannon River or for a forest walk.  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!

50 Fun Rainy Day Activities for Kids & What to Do on a Rainy Day & Activities for a Rainy Day.

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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.