Adventure together in the West of Ireland. Trail the tracks of Slieve Aughty, splash on the shores of Lough Rea Lake, make new friends in Turoe Pet Farm & Dartfield Horse Riding Centre, play together with a game of Foot Golf and go for a spin in Pallas Karting & Activity Centre.
You don’t have to go far to keep the kids entertained. County Galway has so much to see and do on a family holiday in Ireland but we’ve picked some of the best things to do within 10 minutes of our hotel.
Fun Shack Indoor Play Centre
Loughrea, 600m, 5 – 10 minutes’ walk
Brilliant fun for kids aged 0 – 12. The Fun Shack has a separate soft play area for toddlers and fantastic slides, glides, ball pits, tunnels and much much more for older kids. With so much to do you might feel tired just watching the kids and the Fun Shack has a café serving teas, coffees, soft drinks and snacks.
Closed Monday/Tuesdays – when schools are in term.
Open 7 days when school holidays are on.
Sun/Mon/Tues – 12noon to 6pm
Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat- 10am to 6pm
Tickets to the Fun Shack are included in some of our family hotel break packages.
Dartfield Horse Museum
Loughrea, 8.6km, 10 minutes’ drive
Just outside Loughrea town, in 350 acres of parklands, Dartfield Horse Museum and Heritage Centre is dedicated to Irish horses and the Connemara pony. Discover the evolution of Irish horses, how the breeds developed and how they were used throughout history.
Ride an Irish horse or pure bred pit pony, horse riding is available by the hour, half or full day with tuition and classes to suit all levels.
Turoe Pet Farm
Bullaun, 7.7km, 9 minutes’ drive
Walk around the 14 acre park feeding and cuddling the animals. Meet sheep, goats, rabbits, ponies, pigs, donkeys… even llamas and alpacas! If your little ones have any energy left there is a fantastic outdoor play area with swings, slides and see-saws. Turoe Pet Farm has a lovely picnic area and coffee shop to recharge your batteries. 5% discount for hotel guests.
The Long Point Swimming on Lough Rea
Lake Road, Loughrea town, 2km, 3 minute drive/15 minute walk
Swim in Lough Rea at our town centre Blue Flag Beach. The area has plenty of parking, picnic area, even changing rooms and showers. A lifeguard is on duty during summer months.