Family and Kids in Donegal

Looking out for what can you do with kids and family in Donegal? Here are the things that you should not miss out on a family vacation with kids, toddlers, or babies. Discover the ultimate places for kids in Donegal, be it water parks, theme parks, or playgrounds. Children will have fun, learn new things, get good food and will not get bored in long queues. Keep reading to know about awesome places and activities to enjoy with your kids in Donegal.
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Let's explore our list of kid-friendly attractions in Donegal for perfect family outings and getaways.

  1. Visit to experience unparalleled fun for kids
    Doagh Famine Village

    Family and Kids

    The Doagh Famine village has a history of a Donegal Family and community living on the edge of Donegal to survive from the famine times in Ireland right up to the present day. The rustic village is elegantly planned to forms a marvellous spectacle which is only intensified by its epic stories. The village plays an important role in the road to peace in Northern Ireland, its ‘Celtic Tiger&...Read more
  2. A place for children with all kinds of interests
    Slieve League

    Family and Kids

    Located on the Atlantic Coast of Dongela, the Slieve League is known for its highest cliffs in Ireland. The drive here is not for the faint hearted and it is often recommended that visitors should visit this spot on clear days as the mist can be tricky. The cliff embraces a spectacular view on the sea all along the one-man trails that are one of the hardest to walk on a windy day. Tourists love...Read more
  3. A guaranteed fun space for the kids
    Donegal Castle

    Family and Kids

    Donegal is translated at ‘Dun nan nGall’ which means for of the foreigner. The fortress was built on a destroyed Viking Fort supposedly built around 1159. Further Sir O’Donnell built the Castle in 1474. In the history of Donegal the fortress proves to be the most popular monument due to its rich history. In the 1600’s the O’Donnell’s fled to Europe in the Fli...Read more
  4. Amazing Donegal attraction for kids
    Glenveagh National Park

    National Park, Garden

    Glenveagh National Park is the second largest park in Ireland. Home to many species of plants from as far as Chile, Madeira and Tasmania, the park is known for its serene beauty and breathtaking view. The estate was established by John Adair- infamous for evicting 244 of his tenants and clearing the land so they would not spoil his view of the majestic landscape. The park is home to the largest...Read more
  5. Can keep your kids busy for days
    Malin Head

    Beach

    Located on the Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal, Ireland and is the most northerly point of the island of Ireland, malin head is the northernmost locations of Ireland. The Banba’s Crown (named after a mythological queen) forms the northernmost tip of Ireland. A military watchtower and lighthouse are present at the Banba’s Crown which adds a distinct ...Read more
  6. Perfect for kids day out in Donegal
    Glenevin Waterfall

    Picnic Spot

    One of the most visited waterfalls in Ireland, the Gelenvin Waterfall is located near the Glen House, 15 kilometres away from the Donegal Town Centre. The waterfall is formed by mountain water cascading over a height of 30 feet. The water basin below is called Pohl–an-eas referring to the ‘foam’ caused by the waterfall. Walking to this waterfall is pleasant with beautiful flow...Read more
  7. Fun place to go for kids
    Mamore Gap

    Family and Kids

    An hour’s drive north of the Diamond, Mamore Gap was once the only gateway between Buncrana and Urris. This steep meandering road is sheltered 700 feet on either side by the hill of Mamore on the east and the hill of Craogh Carragh on the west. Tourists love to drive to the spot to experience one of the best views in the whole of Ireland. A holy well devoted to St Eigne and a small alter ...Read more
  8. A cool place to see with kids
    Lough Eske

    Water Sport

    Located to the North-East of Donegal Town and is connected to the river Eske. The lake covers an area of 900 acres and is surrounded by lush greenery. The lake is surrounded on the North, East and West by the Bluestack mountains. With two fine hotels at its shore, Lake Eske is famous for its scenic greenery along with the beautiful forest pathways that encircle it. The highlights of Lough Eske ...Read more
  9. A fantastic place for refreshing break for children
    Dunfanaghy Stables

    Family and Kids

    Located to the North of Donegal town, the Dunfanaghy Stables is almost a 1 hour drive from the diamond. One of the most popular ways to sightsee along the west coastlines of Ireland, the Dunfanaghy Stables are known for being located along the Wild Atlantic Way- the world’s longest coastal route. They arrange horse-riding tours along this path ranging from a 2-3 hour ride to almost a week...Read more
  10. One of the awesome things children enjoy the most
    Tory Island

    Family and Kids

    Tory Island is located almost 15 km off Donegal Coast. Much more preferred for atleast 2 days, the island is dipped in history and has many tourist attractions of its own. Since the 1950’s after the Battle of Tory island, the Island has become a community of many artists who have settled here. Following long-standing tradition, a "king" is chosen by consensus of the islanders. The current...Read more
  11. The best option for younger visitors
    Tullagh Bay Equestrian Centre

    Beach, Water Sport

    One of the most fun family spots, the Tullagh Bay Equestrian Centre is a 2 hour’s drive north of Donegal town. The centre arranges comfortable accommodation, good food and a range of activities to explore the nearby beaches and other spots. A must-visit for tourists who love to camp and trek, the centre also offers family activities like horse-riding, grooming and maintenance workshops. H...Read more
  12. A place where kids enjoy and have fun
    Silver Strand Beach

    Beach

    A pristine horse-show shaped beach, the Silver Strand Beach offers an experience like never before. Often a lot of jelly fishes are seen here washed out at the shore due to the declining sea waves as the day progresses. The beach is located at a sea-shore with steep steps that lead to the ‘hidden beach’. A gem for every beach-lover, you can walk along the white beach with striking b...Read more
  13. A place perfect for families with kids
    Abbey Of The Four Masters

    Family and Kids

    Located 26 kilometres south of the Diamond, the abbey consists of ruins which dominate the beautiful terrain. Situated where the River Eske meets the Donegal Bay, the monastery was founded in 1474 by the first Red Hugh O'Donnell and his wife Lady Nuala for Franciscan Friars. For the next 130 years it became one of the most important centers for religion and learning till the beginning of 17th c...Read more
  14. A favorite place to take the kids in the city
    The Diamond

    Beach

    The Diamond is the name given for the Donegal town centre. The place is constantly buzzing with tourists swarming in and out of local pubs, hotels, restaurants and shops. A vast pedestrian area covers the spot with places to sit surrounded by vivid greenery. A must visit for experiencing the city’s rhythm, The Diamond forms the perfect hotspot to connect to all the neighbouring spots like...Read more
  15. It's just one of those places to visit and hang out
    Magee Tweeds

    Family and Kids

    Donegal is internationally famous for its tweed clothes. Magee of Donegal is a manufacturer and retailer of Donegal Tweed characteristic to this town of Ireland. The company was established in 1866, when the founder, John Magee, opened a clothing shop in Donegal Town. The company has supplied cloth for the uniforms of Ireland's state airline- Aer Lingus. In today’s times, D...Read more