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Family Activities

As a family friendly hotel, Maldron Hotel Oranmore Galway is delighted to have so many family friendly activities on our doorstep. Come rain or shine, there will be plenty to keep the whole family entertained.


Voted one of Ireland’s Top Ten Hotels for Families 2017 on TripAdvisor, Maldron Hotel Oranmore Galway is the perfect destination for your next family break. With a variety of family attractions located nearby, we have loads to keep the whole family entertained during your break!

Busy Bees Oranmore
Busy Bees Oranmore is the perfect place to keep the kids entertained during your break away. Located next to the hotel, it comprises of 4 main sections including a baby and toddler play area, Busy Bees activity zone, Buzzin Balloons occasion balloon shop and Bees on Skates & Teddy Mountain.

Turoe Farm

Turoe Farm offers many opportunities for people to enjoy a fun-filled day out. No matter what the weather conditions are, there is always something to do! One can take a leisurely walk around the 14 acre park and enjoy the Pet Farm featuring all of Turoe Farm’s animals or go indoors to experience the excitement of children of all ages bouncing their way around the Inflatable City and Jungle Town. These are fully supervised so while the children have fun, you can relax and enjoy the scenic views or chill out in the Turoe Coffee Shop. Located just a twenty minute drive from the hotel, it’s the perfect idea for keeping younger kids entertained during your stay here.

Rinville Park
Located just a few miles from the hotel, Rinville Park is the perfect place to take the family for a nature walk during your stay with us. Overlooking Galway Bay, the wooded pathway leads around the historic park surrounding a 16th century home, the original structure of which can still be seen. Explore the grounds and you will find an impressive children’s playground and outdoor gym! With stunning views across the bay to the Burren in county Clare, this is well worth checking out during your break.

The Galway Atlantaquaria, the national aquarium, is located in Salthill, just off the Prom, beside the tourist office. It follows the trail of the famed Galway Salmon on its journey from the Corrib River to Galway Bay and beyond. A unique experience, it is the only Irish aquarium that features both freshwater and saltwater exhibits. The deep sea experience at Atlantaquaria features over 170 species of fish including conger eel, ray and lobster. You can even join in on feeding the fish and touching starfish in their interactive sessions! A fun family day out with a difference is guaranteed and after you’ve finished, why not take a stroll with the family down Salthill prom and watch the sun go down on Galway Bay?

Treasure Island
Treasure Island is a purpose built state-of-the-art indoor play centre. The play area is designed to resemble a pirate ship with lots of great activities to suit groups of children, from toddlers to pre-teens.

Jump Lanes Galway
Jump Lanes Galway is ideal for a family day out during your break to Galway. With an ice-skating rink, trampolines, soccer pool, table tennis and much more, it’s perfect for keeping the kids entertained.

Great Escape Rooms

Great Escape Rooms located in the heart of Galway city, is the perfect choice for an evening of excitement with a difference. Choose between a series of rooms which come with clues that you’ll need to uncover and decipher to work your way out.

IMC Cinema Oranmore
Located just across the road from our front door, why not pop over to the IMC Cinema Oranmore watch one of the latest family films during your stay here? The perfect solution to the dreaded ‘I’m bored!’ cries from the kids, we can book you in to the cinema ahead of your stay with discounted tickets available from reception. We offer family meal deals in conjunction with the cinema too so make a night of it and treat your family to a movie night during your next break away.

Pure Skill
A 25,000 square foot sports facility all indoors, Pure Skill this is a great idea to do if it rains during your break in Galway!

Burren Nature Sanctuary
The Burren Nature Sanctuary in Kinvara is the ideal location for a great family fun day out. Located lesss than 30 minutes drive from Maldron Hotel Oranmore, the sanctuary is a popular destination for families who want to learn more about the unique landscape of the Burren.

Beaches in Galway

Galway is an ideal destination for a family break and is home to some of the country’s most beautiful beaches including Salthill, Dog’s Bay/Gurteen Bay, Coral Beach and Silver Strand Beach.