Kardio kids Activity Zone at Raheen Woods Hotel has been created to provide the ultimate exercise and play experience. Your kids will have so much fun as they exercise, gain strength, balance, flexibility and social skills in a safe controlled and clean environment. Suitable for children of all ages. Opening hours 3pm-7pm Wednesday, 10am-7pm Thursday to Sunday.
Kardio Kids activity camp is available during School Holidays in July & August, during School Midterm Breaks, at Christmas & New Year and also during all Bank Holiday Weekends. For further details contact, Tranquility Leisure & Spa and Kardio Kids on the website link below.
Turoe Pet Farm and Leisure Park
Turoe Pet Farm offers a unique facility for family, group and individual outings. No matter what the weather conditions are, there is always something to do! One can take a leisurely walk around the 14 acre park whilst feeding and cuddling the animals and enjoy the beautiful tranquil setting, fresh country air and the delightful sound of birdsong or go indoors to experience the excitement of children of all ages bouncing their way around the "Inflatable city" - one of Europe's largest bouncing castles. The pet farm is home to ponies, donkeys, goats and sheep, as well as “Larry the Lama” and “Curley the Alpaca”. Opening Times: May to September Daily 10.00 -19.00. Rest of Year call 091 841580.
Dartfield Horse Museum & Hertiage Centre
A unique attraction of history, heritage and horses. Ireland's premier horse museum and park is truly a wonderful interpretation of the horse, emphasising the relationship between the Irish and their horses. Dartfield is the vision of legendry Irish horseman Willie Leahy, field master of the Galway Blazers and the largest breeder of Connemara ponies in the world.
It is the only museum in the world dedicated to Irish horses, Connemara ponies and Irish dogs. It features all aspects of Irish country life from 1800-1900 and vintage cars from 1901-1930. Dartfield is set amongst 350 acres of Parkland where visitors are welcome to explore the walking trails and see the farm animals, including deer, cattle, sheep, Irish horses and Connemara ponies.
Horse riding is available by the hour, half or full day, to suit all levels of ability. There are lots of interesting displays, a gallery, forge, saddlery, library and much more.
Galway Atlantaquaria, Ireland's National Aquarium, is the "jewel in the crown of visitor attractions in the West of Ireland" and is home to 170 species of fresh water fish and marine life. Situated on the famous Salthill Promenade, it has evolved to become one of the finest visitor attractions in Ireland.
Opening Times: Monday To Friday: 9am to 5pm and Saturday and Sunday 9am to 6pm
Closed some Mondays and Tuesdays from November to February for essential tank maintenance.
Experience the Magic of Celtic Heritage at Brigit's Garden in the West of Ireland. Brigit's Garden takes you on a magical journey through the sacred spiral of the seasons into the heart of Celtic heritage and mythology, making it one of the truly outstanding attractions in Galway. Themed on the Celtic seasonal festivals, Brigit's Garden is widely regarded as one of the most spectacular gardens in Ireland set within 11 acres of native woodland & wildflower meadows. Its features include: a nature trail, ogham trees, children's discovery trail, living willow play area, an ancient ring fort (fairy fort), Roundhouse and calendar sundial, the largest in Ireland.
The Garden Café offers excellent cuisine with many vegetarian options made with organic ingredients fresh from the gardens whenever possible. Brigid's Garden offer a full calendar of family-friendly activities throughout the year, making it one of leading family attractions in the region. Gardens and Gift Shop open daily February to October 10am to 5.30 pm.
Aran Islands and Island Ferries
Located in the heart of Galway Bay, the Aran Islands offer visitors a glimpse into a way of life that has long Child Friendly Hotel Galwaysince disappeared from most of the country. The Islands' raw beauty and charm leaves visitors longing to return again and again.
Aran Islands and Aer Arann
Aer Arann was established in the 1970's to provide an island-hopping air service from Galway to the Aran Islands off the West coast of Ireland. The airline currently operates over 600 flights per week across 35 routes in Ireland, the UK and France. Galway airport is just a ten minute drive from Raheen Woods Hotel.
The Corrib Princess sails from Woodquay in the heart of Galway city to Lough Corrib, along the famous Steamers Line, which is the lakes traditional trade route.
The season begins in May with daily sailings for individuals at 12.30pm (July and August only), 2.30pm and 4.30pm.
Take a spin to Pallas Karting where you can be in the driving seat, jostling for pole position in one of the fastest and most exciting sports in Ireland today. At Pallas Karting you can experience the thrill of real motor racing first hand at their new kart circuit. Whatever the weather, Pallas Karting has the green light for an action packed non-stop race programme for everyone.
Facilities Include: Guided underground tours and other amenities (including museum), Coach and Car Park, Rock & Mineral Shop, Gold Panning, treasure hunting.
Location: Situated 2 miles west of Oughterard, 300 metres off the N59 Galway/Clifden road.
Open March - November - 10am - 6pm (7 days a week). December - February - Ring in advance to book.
Ailwee Caves & the Birds of Prey Centre
In the heart of the Burren, lies one of the oldest caves in Ireland. This cave was formed by the glacial melt waters of an early ice age. The erosive power of the waters carved out an subterrainian river deep underneath Aillwee mountain. This river has subsided since the last ice age, leaving behind one of Ireland's most stunning caves.
A walk up Aillwee Mountain will reveal spectacular views of the fertile valley below, Galway Bay, and the Connemara Mountains beyond. The slopes below Aillwee Cave are home to one of the Burren's unique Hazel Woods. Take a stroll along the woodland trail and discover our examples of prehistoric dwellings and a charcoal kiln.These woods are maintained to preserve and encourage the natural flora and fauna of the area. Aillwee Cave is open all year round. Tour times are as follows: 10:00 to 17:30 daily 10:00 to 18:30 during July and August.
O'Neachtain Day Tours
On board O'Neachtain coaches, travellers will experience the ultimate in luxury and safety with a service to match. You can now travel around the West in comfort and style. Their drivers and guides will ensure that you have an enjoyable time while you explore Connemara, The Cliffs of Moher, Galway City and The Aran Islands.
Killary Adventure Company
Killary Adventure Company is located three miles from Leenane village on the Clifden Road. They offer excitement and fun catering to everyone's budget and taste with activities such as bungee jumping, abseiling, archery and waterskiing to name but a few. There are activities suitable for the complete beginner to the more experienced, with facilities for individuals or groups of up to 150.
The Connemara Smokehouse
The Connemara Smokehouse, located right on the water's edge at Bunowen Pier, specialises in producing wild and organic salmon. As Connemara's longest established Smokehouse, this is a fascinating location to visit. Take a tour and purchase a great array of traditionally hand-prepared seafood products. The tour takes about 1 hour.
Address: Connemara Smokehouse, Bunowen Pier, Aillebrack, Ballyconneely, Connemara, Co. Galway.
City Limits is the ultimate in family entertainment, an emporium of indoor adventure for all ages. Be challenged both physically and mentally. Tackle the 5m Climbing Wall and while suspended from the roof of Zero Limits on the Air Park be sure to be alert as you manoeuvre your way around the Laser Quest arena. Or why not try out the brand new Inflatable City guaranteed to be enjoyed by all ages. The fun goes on with American-style pool tables and the latest in interactive video games. For more gentle entertainment, try the members only Snooker Club where you will find four full sized snooker tables in an inviting atmosphere. Also at City Limits is City Bowl which has extreme Bowling technology lighting up the lanes and the music cranked up (we're talking loud). City Bowl is the ultimate bowling destination for you, your friends and family. City Limits is a ten minute drive from Raheen Woods Hotel.