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Things to Do with Older Children in Galway

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Pure Skill Sponsors Things to Do with Older Children in Galway

Welcome parents of older children, we have compiled some ideas of things to do round Galway.  If we have missed anything out, please let us know!

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Indoor Activities

bowling

 

Water Sports

diving

 

Entertainment

cinema

Outdoor Activities

cycling

Watching Sport

watching sport

Associations

camping

Indoor Activities

bowling

Art & Crafts

  • An Siopa Bui, Spiddal Craft Centre, Spiddal, Co. Galway  Tel: (091) 504692
  • Children’s Pottery, 3 Lower Merchants Road, Galway has Pottery classes for children on Saturdays from 11.30-13.00. Tel: (091) 569355
  • Ceramic Play at Kardio Kids, Tranquillity Leisure & Spa, Raheen Woods Hotel, Athenry, Co. Galway Tel: (091) 875300
  • Paint Your Own Pot, Judy Green’s Pottery Workshop, Kirwan’s Lane, Galway Tel: (091) 561753

Bowling

Climbing

  • City Limits in Oranmore has a climbing wall, Tel: (091) 388100, www.citylimits.ie
  • Corrib Climbing NUI Galway Sports Centre, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway. Tel: 085 1223189

Fun & Fitness

  • Hipkidz, Briarhill Business Park Galway, Tel: (091) 381653, www.hipkidz.ie
  • Pure Skill, Knocknacarra, Galway,Tel: (091) 515510, www.pureskill.ie
  • Salthill Devon, Drom Soccer Park, Rahoon, Galway has soccer pitches for hire.  Tel: (091) 861862

Laserquest

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Outdoor Activities

cycling

Adventure Sports

  • Killary Adventure Company has a wide range of activities suitable from the complete beginner to the more experienced, from age 8, with family breaks available also.
  • The Adventure Centre at Delphi Mountain Resort has over 25 ocean, forest, and Mountain based activities with Summer Camps and Family Adventure holidays
  • Petersburg Outdoor Education Centre has many exciting outdoor adventure sports activities and challenging expeditions for all age group located in Clonbur, Co. Galway

Cycling

Karting

Horse Riding

Rollerblading

  • at the Millenium Park near the Cathedral
  • on the Prom at Salthill
  • at Rinville Park, Oranmore
  • Loughrea playground
  • Doughiska playground An Sean Baile

Skateboarding

  • at the Millenium Park near the Cathedral
  • Loughrea playground (near the Lough)
  • Doughiska playground (Doughiska Road) An Sean Baile

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Water Sports

diving

Canoeing

Diving

Sailing

Swimming

Windsurfing

Fishing

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Watching Sport

watching sport

Racing
  • Greyhound Racing is on every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at the Galway Greyhound Stadium, College Road.  Tel: (091) 562273, www.igb.ie/galway
  • Horse racing takes place at Ballybrit every July, September and October.  www.galwayraces.com
Soccer

  • Galway United plays at Terryland Park, Tel: (091) , www.galwayunitedfc.ie.  A family stand ticket for 2 adults, 2 kids costs €40, kids tickets €5 (two kids can accompany adults to some sections of the other stands)
Rugby
There are 3 clubs in Galway:
GAA

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Entertainment

cinema

Cinemas

StoryTelling
  • Rab Fulton tells Celtic Tales in The Cottage Bar Lower Salthill (Wednesday Nights from 8pm – until end of Sept)

Gaming

  • Squareyes on Foster Street is a games emporium with parental controls in place.  Tel: (091) 500688, www.squareyes.com Check out their Special Offer, two for one at weekends!

 

Clubs & Associations

camping

  • Foroige provides local youth services

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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 mykidstime.ie in 2007.