Rainy Day Activities for Kids in Louth

Are you looking for fun ideas for the kids on a rainy day in Louth? Here are some great ideas for rainy day activities for kids in Louth.

Indoor Activities

Funtasia Waterpark, Drogheda (all 35,000 sq ft of it) remains a firm favourite with the kids. Tackling their adrenaline pumping Sky Climb aerial assault course never fails. Disco Roller Rollerskating and multi-level Play Area with surprises around every corner. No need to worry about the weather either as Funtasia’s indoor waterpark is heated to a glorious 28 degrees, and features  over 200 water gushing activities including the adrenalin pumping super bowl speed slide and the Boomerang.

The Pirates Den Adventure Centre in Dundalk has areas designed for babies aged between 0-2yrs Toddlers 2-5yrs and the big kids zone for children aged 5 and over.

There’s plenty to amuse the family at Drogheda Leisure Park which has bowling, indoor soccer, and Astrotots play area

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 IMC Dundalk or Drogheda Omniplex.

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

Enjoy some Heritage

Check what’s on at Droichead Arts Centre in Drogheda, as well as theatre, music and cinema, they run exhibitions and workshops for kids.

Located in a lovingly restored late 18th Century warehouse, Dundalk County Museum celebrates the story of County Louth’s rich social and cultural history from the pre-Christian era up to the present day. The Museum also offers an extensive programme of talks, workshops, concerts and temporary exhibitions throughout the year

Visit Drogheda Museum Millmount and take a tour of the Museum and Martello Towers. It tells the history of Drogheda and the Boyne Valley and has a mixture of items on display from Bronze age finds to medieval items to looms. Popular exhibits at the Museum include an authentic 18th century Irish folk kitchen, dairy and laundry, and the Irish History Room which details the major events in Ireland’s history. The whole fort has been designated the town’s Cultural Quarter, hosting a wealth of craft and design workshops in which visitors can experience unique and specialised designs being created.

Get Reading at Louth Libraries!

books2Visit 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.

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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Jennifer, our Editor, has 1 son and admits to munching a Cadbury’s Turkish Delight now and again.