Rainy Day Activities for Kids in Westmeath


Are you looking for activities for a rainy day in Westmeath? 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!

Indoor Centres

Leisureworld Athlone offers Ten Pin Bowling, Quasar 2000, Tumble Towers & Tumble Tots kids soft play arena as well as Astro-Turf Soccer pitches, American Pool, Snooker, and the very latest in Video Game Simulators.

Rock ‘n’ Bowl in Mullingar has Ten Pin Bowling, Jungle Joes Kids Play Area, a Rock ‘n’ Bowl Café / Diner, Kids Go Karts and American Style Pool and Amusements

Catch a Movie!

Who doesn’t love popcorn and a good movie?

There are two IMC cinemas, one in Mullingar and one in Athlone. There is a kids’ club with discounted rates on weekends and during school holidays. They also offer special kids meals too.

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!

colourful-booksVisit 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.

Westmeath has library branches in Athlone, Mullingar, Moate, Kilbeggan, Killucan, Castlepollard and Ballynacarraigy, with plenty of books for readers of all ages, plus fun activities every week in the summer.

Go Swimming!

There is a public swimming pool in Mullingar with family changing facilities, a sauna and swimming lessons available.

Athlone Regional Sports Centre offers a Superb Twenty-Five meter, six lanes, heated Swimming Pool with a separate Toddlers Pool along with a poolside Jacuzzi, Sauna and Steam-Room and the swimming pool is open seven days a week.

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!

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

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