Top Ten Things to Do with Kids in Carlow


There’s no shortage of things to do in Carlow, so we’ve narrowed it down for you! Here’s our Mykidstime Top 10 things to do with kids in Carlow, in no particular order!!#1.  Visual Centre for Contemporary Art

Spend a few hours exploring the Visual Centre for Contemporary Art. Activity sheets for children, with facts on the artists, interesting questions to think about and a space to sketch ideas are available for 3+, 6+ and 10+ from the reception desk or from the invigilators free of charge. Keep an eye out for their family workshops.

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#2. Carlow Gardens & Parks

Enjoy exploring some of the wonderful gardens & parks, such as Oak Park, Altamont GardensDuckett’s Grove and Delta Sensory Gardens.

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#3. Rancho Reilly’s Farm & Activity Centre

Say hello to the animals and take a short trip on the barrel train around the farm at Rancho Reilly’s Farm & Activity Centre.

#4. Browneshill Dolmen

Visit Browneshill Dolmen, a granite portal dolmen, which is located to the east of Carlow town dating back to pre-historic times.

It is said to be the largest dolmen in Europe and is estimated to weigh up to 150 tonnes.

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#5. Chocolate Garden & Rathwood

Pretend you are Willie Wonka by making chocolate at the Chocolate Garden in Tullow. Then pop next door to Rathwood for a train ride, the falconry flying display or some time in the playground.

#6. George Bernard Shaw Theatre

A show at the GB Shaw Theatre is a must.

The programme includes a wide variety of live music, film, comedy, theatre, opera and dance – fun for all the family.

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#7. Huntington Castle & Dungeon

Take a guided tour of Huntington Castle & Dungeon, the ancient seat of the Esmonde family & today one of Ireland’s historical treasures. Free for children under 7.

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#8. The Grid & The Dome Family Entertainment Centre

Why not try go-karting at The Grid with older children or bowling at The Dome Family Entertainment Centre

#9. Kiddies Kingdom

Try roller skating in Kiddies Kingdom, Bagnelstown where skates & safety gear are provided.

#10. Bagnelstown Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool

Go for a splash outdoors at Bagnelstown Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool open daily from June-August.

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