Rainy Day Activities for Kids in Kerry

Looking for some fun ideas for kids on a rainy day in Kerry? Here’s the Mykidstime Rainy Activities for Kids in Kerry.

Indoor Centres

Buddies Play Centre in Killarney offers an indoor play area with slides, a bouncy castles, baby play area and ball pit all within view of the tables where parents can relax over a cuppa.

Bowling Buddies boasts state-of-the-art facilities complete with 10 bowling lanes with automatic scoring, a comfortable and relaxing retro diner, video arcade, and friendly staff for all your needs.

Head to Play at Height, Dingle, for some family fun with a twist. Your kids and teenagers will love Play At Height and so will you! Have a fun packed day with the climbing wall, high ropes course and amazing outdoor free fall, if the weather allows.


Kerry County Museum is located in the Ashe Memorial Hall and is a fine example of public architecture in the centre of Tralee. The building is named after Thomas Ashe, a Kerryman who was a member of the Irish Volunteers and who died on hunger strike while imprisoned in Mountjoy in 1917. Explore the special edition gallery, visit the audio visual room or check out the museum gallery. Lots to do and lots more that will fascinate you!

Catch a Movie

Omniplex Tralee When outdoor activities just don’t appeal to you, let the cinema be your warm, comfy haven. The Omniplex will have you spoilt for choice with 13 screens and a large variety of food to munch through the film.

Or why not let your livingroom become the cinema?Nominate someone to load the DVD, to collect the tickets and to be a food vendor. Then once you have been directed to your couch, sit back and enjoy the show! But don’t forget the all important “shush!!!”

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See the Sharks & Penguins

Ocean World is situated in Dingle town and hosts Ireland’s largest collection of Sharks. View the Polar Penguin Display featuring Gentoo Penguins. Then venture over to see the Sandtiger Sharks, the amazing Amazonian Displays. With a Touch Tank, a 9m Underwater Tunnel and much more. Your family will love their visit to Ocean World Aquarium!

Get Reading

colourful-booksWhen spending a day in the rain just does not appeal to you, another option is to head to your local library. Children are full of questions and  the library is the one place they are guaranteed to find those answers- in a book!

All libraries now cater for young children as well as school age. With a vast array of books of books to choose from, let your child lose themselves in the joy of choosing their own book.

Many libraries offer free events or activities such as storytime and run bookclubs.

Go Swimming!

swimmingI have yet to meet a kid who doesn’t love splashing in water so swimming pools are always a hit!

With a child’s swim costing about €4 it is an inexpensive way to spend an afternoon yet provides a fun activity that promotes good health and social development skills.

The Aquadome in Tralee is one of Ireland’s largest indoor waterworlds. The Aqua Dome offers tropical temperatures all year round and is a great day out for all the family whatever the weather! It is brimming with exciting features that captures the imagination of both child and adult alike. The Aqua Dome is fun for swimmers & non-swimmers.

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.  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!

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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.