Crafty Kids Club

Our newly refurbished Crafty Kids Play Room & Games Room – (Coming in 2019)

Crafty Kids Timetable (PDF)

It will compromise of a new soft seating area, ideal for your little one to sit and play a game, or read a storybook from our new library.
We also have a new imaginative play section, with a dual oven kitchen for the budding chef, a wooden garage for the little mechanic, a beautiful dolls house and a teepee for some chill out time. There are hours of endless fun to be had.
For the older children there is a full-size air hockey table and a full-size pool table – always guaranteed to keep the boredom at bay!

To ensure that the whole family enjoys their stay and the kids can make some happy Maldron Memories, we provide the Crafty Kids Club free of charge for all our younger guests from 6.00pm-10.00pm each night of the school holidays, maintaining our leading reputation as one of Galways best family hotels.

From the moment you all arrive, we do our very best to make sure that the little ones are kept entertained. Each child staying with us receives a complimentary Crafty Kids Welcome Pack once they fill in their own registration card at check-in, starting their holiday experience off with a smile and excitement, this is one of the features that sets the Maldron apart as one of the best hotels in Galway with a kids club.

Crafty Kids Club is available to all children staying in the hotel aged between 4 – 12 years old. We want all of the children that stay with us to have a fun and memorable time at the Maldron! The Crafty Kids Club ensures happy memories are made with activities including arts & crafts, games and movie nights. Our hotel kids club is located on the first floor of the hotel in the Games Room.

Activities include:

  • Air hockey competitions
  • Pool challenges
  • Nintendo Wii games
  • Arts & crafts
  • Play station games
  • Movie nights

Our Crafty Kids Club runs during various stages throughout the year including July, August and school holidays like mid-term breaks and Easter breaks.

Activities are run for the children by our fully trained and experienced staff members. You can see the schedule of activities at reception, please be aware this is subject to change and is adapted according to the age and preferences of children present. For health and safety reasons, please note that we can only facilitate 16 children in the Crafty Kids Club at any one time. This is facilitated on a first come, first served basis.

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Common Questions

  • What time is check-in?

    Check-in is from 3pm. If you are going to arrive before we will do our very best to accommodate an earlier check-in if we have rooms available.

  • What time is check-out?

    Check-out is at 12pm.

  • What time is dinner?

    The Q Bar has a wide range of bar food available from 2.30pm to 9pm Monday to Friday and until 9.30pm on weekends. The Grain & Grill restaurant is open for dinner from 6pm to 9.30pm on weekends and during holidays.

  • What time is breakfast?

    Breakfast is served 7.30am to 10am Monday to Friday. Saturday, Sunday, Bank Holidays & School Holidays breakfast is served from 7.30am to 11am.

  • What are the hours for the swimming pool for children?

    Kids are welcome in the pool from 6am on weekdays and 8am on weekends and bank holidays right up to 7pm. There’s also a kiddie’s pool available for smaller children.

  • When does your kids club run?

    Our Crafty Kids Club is available during all school holidays and runs nightly between 6pm to 10pm. It’s suitable for ages between 4-12 years of age. Different activities are planned nightly to ensure there is variety.

  • Do you provide babysitting services?

    Yes, we have a number of reliable gardai vetted babysitters on hand. Simply speak with any of our reception team to get one organised.

  • What type of family rooms have you available?

    We have a variety of family rooms available which accommodate from 2 adults and 1 child. These rooms have a double and a single bed in each of them. For families of 2 adults and 2 children, there are two bedding options a double bed with two single beds or a double bed, single bed and pull out couch. We also have large family rooms available which comfortably sleep up to two adults and three children these are only available by booking direct at the property.

  • Do you have triple rooms for groups at the hotel?

    Yes, we have three single beds in our triple rooms. In total, we have 14 rooms what makes it the perfect location for group getaways.

  • Are corporate rates available?

    Yes, corporate rates are available. Should you wish to inquire about setting up a preferred agreement, feel free to contact a member of our sales team on +353 (0)91 792 244.

  • Does the hotel provide laundry/dry cleaning?

    Yes, dry cleaning can be sent out by the hotel in the morning and can usually take a full working day and is brought back to the room once cleaned.

  • Does the hotel provide cots?

    Yes, we have cots available. Please note it in the comments or give us a call on +353 (0)91 792 244 at the time of your booking to reserve one.

  • How do I amend my booking?

    If you have booked your reservation directly with us over the phone or through our website, amendments can be made over the phone. If you have made your booking online with a third-party company, please contact them directly.

  • How can I cancel my booking?

    If you have booked the reservation directly with the hotel over the phone or online, you have up until 2pm the day before your arrival to cancel it with the hotel. If you have made your booking online with a third-party company, please contact them directly as we cannot amend those bookings at the hotel.

  • Do you have to pay for parking?

    No, parking is free for guests and visitors.

  • How far is the hotel from Galway City?

    We are 10.4km from the heart of Galway City.

    If you are driving, we have complimentary parking at the hotel. You can reach us via a number of methods by public transport. We have a taxi company whom we work with to ensure you get picked up asap and also are very reliable. Please just ask at reception and they would be delighted to organise a taxi for you. The train also has a great link with Galway City so you can go from Oranmore to Eyre Square and be there between 8-10minutes which is very convenient. Also, it is a very quirky way in which to travel so something unique for little VIPs! Buses are also available. The number 404 bus will bring you right from Oranmore town (Oran Town Centre – approximately 750m / 5 minute walk away from the Hotel) straight into Eyre Square.

  • Are there bus stops or a train station nearby?

    Yes, there is a bus stop just a 5-minute walk away at the Oran Town Shopping Centre. This serves Galway city (404) and many other destinations such as the Cliffs of Moher (350) as well as the CityLink to Dublin.

    Oranmore Train Station is a 20-minute walk or 5-minute taxi journey away.

  • Driving directions to the hotel

    From Dublin: Take R109, Chapelizod Bypass/R148 and N4 to M4in South Dublin. Follow M4 and M6 to Galway. Take exit 19 from M6. Follow R381 to your destination. 

    From Shannon Airport: Get on M18 from N19. Follow M18 to R458 in Galway. Take exit 17 from M18. Follow R458 and N67 to your destination.

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