Family and Kids in Galway

Looking out for what can you do with kids and family in Galway? 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 Galway, 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 Galway.
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Let's explore our list of kid-friendly attractions in Galway for perfect family outings and getaways.

  1. Visit to experience unparalleled fun for kids
    Connemara National Park

    National Park, Picnic Spot

    What this place lacks in hype it makes up for in substance. About 4000+ hectares of natural beauty that coversmountains, coastlines, bogs, heaths, grasslands and forests is untouched by man. The star attractions here are the purple moor grass that swathes the land with color; in winter, the landscape is shrouded in snow. Even if you don’t get out of the car, the drive itself is too scenic...Read more
  2. A place for children with all kinds of interests
    Quay Street

    Family and Kids

    The street for everything! – shopping, eating, nightlife, hotels, drinking, and delightful people watching. The vibe here isn’t about party, or youth – it’s about the joy of life and good old Irish craic. Lets not go into the buildings just yet –there are too many awesome things happening on the road. There are jugglers, and musicians (locally called buskers) and m...Read more
  3. A guaranteed fun space for the kids
    Eyre Square


    Any Galway travel guide will tell you this is the Galway shopping central, though it also commemorates JFK (you’ll find a portrait bust of the man in the place). It’s an old square; in mediaeval times it used to be called the Green and even since then, it’s been a popular hangout for the people. The park is smack dab in the middle of Galway’s city centre; that, and the t...Read more
  4. Amazing Galway attraction for kids
    Galway City Museum

    Family and Kids

    For what is arguably a small city, Galway has a rich historical heritage. The museum showcases it in it’s multiple exhibitions that include: The DJ Murphy – collection of farm implements. Medieval Stone Collection – carvings from 16th century Galway associated to the Tribes of Galway. Galway military Artefacts – belongings of the Galwegians who went off to war. Claddagh...Read more
  5. Can keep your kids busy for days
    St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church

    Family and Kids

    If you’re wondering why so many seaport towns in Europe are dedicated to St. Nicholas, it’s because he’s the patron saint of seafarers. This particular church, built in 1320, is the largest of its kind in Ireland. It’s said even Christopher Columbus prayed here. It’s played a major role in Galway history; most of the mayoral and city council elections have taken pl...Read more
  6. Perfect for kids day out in Galway
    Quiet Man Bridge

    Family and Kids

    At first glance, there is nothing remarkable about this humdrum looking bridge. But it’s actually a place of pilgrimage! – not religious, but film. “The Quiet Man” was a classic John Wayne movie, much of it set on the Irish countryside, and this was one of the iconic filming locations. Fans of the film from around the whole world come to visit the bridge. It’s not ...Read more
  7. Fun place to go for kids
    Rinville Park

    Park, Picnic Spot

    It’s just a really nice countryside park. Landscaped around a good-looking 16th century castle, the park covers many miles of walks through woods, farms and the coast. Keep your camera read to catch pictures of the local fauna – ravens, herons and otters. Lead your kids over to the children’s playground. Enjoy a vigorous run. Camp down for an afternoon picnic. Spread a blanket...Read more
  8. A cool place to see with kids
    Rathbaun Farm

    Wildlife Park

    You probably haven’t wondered what a life at traditional Irish farm is like. No matter, this place will fill that hole in your life for you even though you never knew you had it. Frances will welcome you with a bright, energetic disposition. The estate is super cute – thatched cottage, stone walls and the most adorable animals. She’ll lead you through the house, which is fille...Read more
  9. A fantastic place for refreshing break for children
    Charlie Byrne's Bookshop

    Family and Kids

    The Irish Times voted this the best Irish bookshop in 2013. It has 50,000 old and new titles covering pretty much every topic under the sun. Spread over 3000 feet, it makes for some drool-worthy browsing. But another good reason to frequent this place is that it keeps its fingers on the pulse of the town. In other words, if there is anything interesting going on in town, there will usually be a...Read more
  10. One of the awesome things children enjoy the most
    Circle Of Life Commemorative Garden


    This is a rare kind of garden – one to commemorate those who donated their organs. There is something mystic, something spiritual about it, but that is hard to describe. Birdsong fills the air. There is a nice artificial waterfall. The sculptures that commemorate are beautifully carved and carry inspirational quotes on the generosity of the human spirit. The grass is a bright, vivid green...Read more
  11. The best option for younger visitors
    Thomas Dillon's Claddagh Gold

    Family and Kids

    Rings come in distinct types, and this one is unique to Galway. It’s called Claddagh – a band of two hands holding a heart which wears a crown. It’s motif is ‘Let Love and Friendship Reign’ and this has served as the local wedding band for 200 years. Get a local to tell you the story of how it came to be. The staff is very friendly, and the rings are utterly beauti...Read more
  12. A place where kids enjoy and have fun
    Hall Of The Red Earl

    Family and Kids

    When the Office of Public Works tried to expand operation onto this site in 1997, they got the surprise of their life – archaeological remains of a 13th century building that had fallen into ruins, been built over, and forgotten. And yet, once upon a time, this used to be an important medieval building. It was owned by the Anglo-Norman De Burgo family, and was Galway’s principal mun...Read more
  13. A place perfect for families with kids
    Fisheries Tower

    Family and Kids

    This museum tower, dedicated to the history of fishing in Galway, and the only one of its kind in Ireland, was established on 1850s. Over the years, it fell into disrepair and was almost demolished. However, locals who recognised its architectural and historical heritage were determined to save it; after a long period of renovation, the cute tower has been opened up again. The museum is unique ...Read more
  14. A favorite place to take the kids in the city
    Galway Atlantaquaria


    They took the term diving head first into the water a little too literally here. The second you walk into the place, you’re plunged into a lobby the walls of which are an aquarium – a splash tank! A “tonne of crashing seawater” simulates the home of the large sea bass – the west coast of Ireland. The main exhibit though, is the ray pool, a flat and shallow sandy ta...Read more
  15. It's just one of those places to visit and hang out
    Bunk Boutique Hostel

    Family and Kids

    Reserve your accommodation in the full-furnished classy suites of Bunk Boutique Hostel while you are in Galway. All the rooms are quite warm to make you feel comfortable in the winter season. As it is located close to several restaurants, bars, and shopping complexes, you can get an easy access there. Whenever you are getting bored, spend some time either by walking in the hall or by gazing the...Read more