6 Best Bad Weather Family Activities in Galway

Galway has plenty to do and see however the weather can be unreliable sometimes so here are activities you can do with the family on a rainy weekend.

1. Leisureland

Pack your bags, get the GPS ready to go, the family is going to Galway.  You cannot say you were raised in Galway unless you’ve taken a trip down to Salthill to Leisureland’s 65-meter giant water slide. Regardless of the age bracket, it’s almost difficult to not have a good time at this fun-filled leisure center by the coast. For the kids, it has a toddlers pool with lots of interactive features and recently they introduced a state of the arts giant inflatable obstacle course at the weekends on selected sessions.

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2. City Limits Entertainment or The Planet Galway

Its a Strikeeee!!!
Let’s nip it in the bud, there are no experts when it comes to bowling but what better way to pass the time with the family than a game of bowling. It’s the ever-reliable activity that rarely fails to entertain. Both Galway locations also have soft play areas for the toddlers.
City Limits, Oranmore, Galway. www.citylimits.ie
The Planet, Galway Shopping Centre, Headford Road, Galway. www.planetgalway.ie


3. Pure Skill

Pure Skill, a 25,000 sq ft indoor sports and leisure destination can be found in Knocknacarra Galway, a stone’s throw from Galway city center. The center offers 10 different sports ranging from Gaelic, Soccer, Hurling, Rugby, Tennis, Cricket, Baseball, Basketball, Golf Putting and Golf Chipping.

A unique fully weatherproofed facility, this popular attraction in Galway offers a thoroughly enjoyable and fun packed experience, while also serving a great source of exercise and physical activity.

It’s got something for all of the family to excel at & more importantly have a good laugh at one another when you fail miserably.

Show off your skills with their 10 different sporting challenges.

4. Bring the family to the Cinema

It doesn’t require a full explanation, does it?
The Eye Cinema runs a special screening called EYE Scream where parents can enjoy a film without worrying about disturbing anyone because everyone is going through the same experience! Both cinemas also offer 3D screenings from time to time that offers a different experience for the customer.
Eye Cinema, Wellpark Retail Park, Wellpark ,Galway. http://www.eyecinema.ie/
IMC Cinema, Galway Retail Park, Headford Road, Galway. www.imccinemas.ie

Popcorn and a movie - always a family favourite! Pic: Eye Cinema, Galway.

5. Galway City Karting

Go Karting always adds that little extra spice in terms of competitive streak no matter what age bracket you fall under. The kids will get a great thrill as will the parents… unless you get beaten in the final standings by one of your kids – they will never let you live it down! Its a different experience to the others mentioned already on the blog but one for the thrill seekers.
Liosbaun Industrial Estate, Tuam Road, Galway City. http://www.galwaycitykarting.ie/

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6. Galway Atlantaquaria

The Galway Atlantaquaria is Ireland’s largest native species aquarium and is located along the Salthill Promenade, The aquarium gives you a comprehensive view of the world of water that exists right off Irish shores. You will find beautiful displays showing Irish marine life in their natural habitat which provides an enjoyable and educational experience for the whole family.



I hope you enjoyed our family recommendations, there is so much more to do in Galway, so much so our Citylink staff had tonnes more tips for our readers. Let this post act as a footstool to numerous other options that Galway has to offer & enjoy your stay.