Rainy Day Activities for Kids in Longford

Are you looking for activities for kids for a rainy day in Longford? 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

There is plenty to amuse the family in Longford Megabowl, including 10 pin bowling, pool and video games.With automatic bumpers and bowling, even the youngest children get wonderful enjoyment and they never fail to score! There is also a supervised play area complete with slides, rope bridges, bouncing castles, ball pool and  crawl tubes provides endless fun and enjoyment for kids.


Ballinamuck Visitor Centre is located in the historic former R.I.C. barracks in the picturesque village of Ballinamuck in North County Longford. The centre houses a fascinating and lively exhibition which gives details of the Year of the French and the Battle of Ballinamuck in 1798. After informing oneself on the history of the area, if the weather allows, you may tread the ground where the battle took place, visiting the many historically significant sites.

Catch a Movie at the Cineplex!

CinemaWho doesn’t love popcorn and a good movie? Take in a movie at the Cineplex in Bridge Street. 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.

The county’s main library in Longford and branches in Ballymahon, Granard, Edgeworthstown and Drumlish have plenty of books for readers of all ages, plus fun activities every week in the summer.

Go Swimming!

Go swimming at Longford Sports & Leisure Centre, at The Mall in Longford. There is a 25m pool and seperate learner pool, sauna, steamroom, large gym and sports hall.The swimming pool has an excellent changing village comprising of cubicles for singles and families plus separate male and female group changing areas.

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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