Raheen Woods Hotel in Athenry, Galway is the perfect sojourn for families as there is so much to offer onsite and also things to see and do in the immediate area. Raheen Woods Hotel has family rooms and inter-connecting rooms to cater to Mum, Dad and the children where comfort and space is of utmost importance. Families can avail of complimentary use of Tranquillity Leisure where a 20 meter swimming pool for the adults and a kiddies pool is on offer and this can all be accessed via your room with towels and amenities available on request.
Tranquillity Pool Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, times are 06:30-22:00
Saturday, Sunday, times are 09:00-21:00
(please note children under 16 years of age are asked to vacate the pool at 7.30pm)
Crèche at Tranquillity
Tranquillity’s Crèche is an HSE fully approved drop in centre. A charge per child applies for this service.
Monday 09:00 to 13:00
Wednesday 10.00 to 13.00
Friday 10.00 to 13.00
Please note guardians must remain on the hotel premises while their children avail of this service.
Tranquillity Leisure Centre & Spa is also home to Kardio Kids, an amazing child friendly facility. Kardio Kids has been created to provide children with the ultimate exercise and play experience. Ceramic play allows kids to let their imagination go wild. Let your child explore their creative side by designing a treasure keep sake or present. Special ceramic parties are also available. Indoor kids football and a safe and secure roped maze is there to be enjoyed. Mum & Dad can kick back and enjoy a Cappuchino and read the daily papers. Hotel residents receive a discounted entrance rate of €5.00 per child & playtime is unlimited. Children must be supervised at all times. Children’s camps run during school holidays from 10am to 3pm and include activities such as swimming, arts, crafts and games.
Opening Hours of Kardio Kids
Monday 3.00pm to 7.00pm ; Tuesday & Wednesday Closed ; Thursday to Sunday 10.00am to 7.00pm
Bank & School Holidays
Monday 3.00pm to 7.00pm ; Tuesday to Sunday 10.00am to 7.00pm
(for children under 16 years of age)
Monday to Friday 6.30am to 7.30pm ; Saturday and Sunday 9.00am to 7.30pm
Raheen Woods Hotel overlooking the Fields of Athenry in Galway is 10 minutes away from the Wild Atlantic Way where the wonders of our Atlantic coastline are there to be explored. With the Burren, Cliffs of Moher, Connemara National Park and the Aran Islands all close by, families can take a leisurely drive (and ferry) to any of these amazing places for a day trip. Galway City, the Cultural Capital of Ireland is a mere 15 minutes away and to make things even easier for families visiting, you can take the train straight into Galway City and be in the middle of it all in less than 15 minutes!
The medieval town of Athenry, Galway has so much history and heritage as it dates back a millennium with proven settlements even before that. Athenry Castle was built in the 1230’s and remains perfectly preserved and right in the middle of the town. You can visit Athenry Castle and Athenry Heritage Centre where the whole family can learn about the medieval past of Athenry and even dress up in period dress and costumes……this is a must for all the family!
Athenry Heritage Centre
Family tours that include the Dungeon of Doom, interactive exhibits of weapons and armour, Medieval dress up and supervised Archery.
Go to www.athenryheritagecentre.com Tel: 091 844661
Built in circa 1250, Athenry Castle is a great place to visit and discover the history of one of Ireland’s best preserved medieval towns. Open from April to October
Tel: 091 844797
Located beside the Castle, Athenry Park is a beautiful and entertaining spot, complete with zip-line, swings, large musical instruments and separate areas for toddlers and children.
Esker Monestery & Pitch n Putt
Seven minutes from Raheen Woods Hotel, Esker Monestery.
Turoe Pet Farm
Includes an 8000 square foot inflatable city, pet farm, all weather buggy friendly walkway and picnic area.
Tel: 091 841580 www.turoepetfarm.com
Galway Equestrian Centre
For young and old, lessons and treks.
Tel: 091 844104 www.galwayequestriancentre.com
City Limits, Oranmore
Includes a bowling alley, climbing wall, laser quest, arcades, inflatables and more. Please note some activities must be prebooked.
Tel: 091 388100 www.citylimits.ie
IMC Cinema, Oranmore
Located next to City Limits a 12 minute drive from Raheen Woods Hotel.
Galway Atlantaquaria, Salthill
A visit to the National Aquarium of Ireland allows you to see the stingray pool, ocean tank, fin whale skeleton, touch pools (where you can touch and hold a starfish and hermit crab) and much more.
Tel: 091 585100 www.nationalaquarium.ie
Take a walk along Ireland’s longest promenade, affectionately known as the “Prom”. Great beaches including Blackrock Diving Tower, Leisureland, Amusements, great bars and restaurants populate this lovely sea side village.
Please check with reception as information may be subject to change.