Where to Spend the Easter Mid-term in Galway
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Where to Spend the Easter Mid-term in Galway

Keeping children busy is no easy task, that’s why we want to do our bit to help you enjoy the mid-term with as little stress as possible! There's lots of fun to be had for the whole family so keep reading, get planning and make some memories during the Easter break in Galway…

Maldron Hotel Sandy Road

Headford Point, Sandy Rd / book here 
To ensure that a great Easter mid-term is enjoyed without breaking the bank, Maldron Hotel Sandy Road has two amazing Easter offer for families to avail of and kids get to stay for free! Available from March 26th-6th of April, they have both a B&B offer to avail of and a 2 night package. Maldron Hotel Sandy Road is the ideal starting point for all family centred Galway breaks so head over to their website today to discover everything they have to offer.

above: photo courtesy of Maldron Hotel Sandy Road


Moycullen / book here
If you are seeking adventures fit for the whole family then head straight to Wildlands. Whether you’re after a relaxing stroll on their gorgeous fairy trail, want to pass the day in Baile Beag (the tiny village of make believe fun) or feel like trying something a bit more challenging such as their fun walls or net courses, there’s plenty to keep you entertained and help the kids burn off excess energy in Wildlands! With challenge rooms and the ninja course that can be completed as a family, make a midterm visit to Wildlands a priority and get booking today. Their onsite self-catering cabins are perfect for families looking to prolong the fun into multiple days so this really is the ultimate getaway spot.

above: photo courtesy of Wildlands

The Connacht Hotel

Dublin Road, Renmore / book here 
This Easter, The Connacht Hotel are egg-cited to offer you phenomenal Easter mid-term offers. You are sure to enjoy the comfort of their family sized rooms and your children will get a kick out of their holiday bunk beds. Their special Easter offer will get you and your family, 2 nights of bed and breakfast as well as 1 evening meal. During your stay you will enjoy full and free access to the Friendly Fellows Kids’ Club, the leisure centre, swimming pool, and the kids’ pool. They've got something for everyone so check out all the need to know details right here and have a fantastic midterm in Galway.

above: photo courtesy of The Connacht Hotel 

Eye Cinema

Wellpark / book here 
A fabulous option for a rainy day, the family-friendly Eye Cinema will be showing loads of family movies throughout the week. On your family trip to the movies, you can opt for their Family Combo deal which gets you 1 2D Family Ticket (1 Adult + 3 Kids/Teens or 2 Adults + 2 Kids/Teens) plus one of two available family food combos for only €55! This offer is seriously impressive so be sure to pay them a visit this Easter mid-term. Check out their latest screenings here.

above: photo of Eye Cinema, by Ciarán MacChoncarraige

Brigit's Garden & Café

Pollagh, Rosscahill / book here
Brigit’s Garden provides the perfect escape from city life and this Easter they have the perfect event to help you keep your children entertained. Their popular Easter Egg Hunt is returning to their gardens across the Easter weekend and you are all invited to come along and take part in the fun. Younger children can take part in a Mini Hunt and older children can enjoy the Mighty Hunt around the gardens. Follow the egg clues around the trail, solve the Easter-themed puzzle and go to the Marquee to get your reward! Every child receives little chocolate eggs as a prize. Book your tickets for the day that best suits you right here.

above: photo courtesy of Brigit's Garden

Pálás Cinema

15 Merchant Rd Lower / book here 
Every Friday, Pálás Cinema screens their dedicated Parent and Baby screenings to let parents of young children catch new releases on the big screen without having to find a sitter, or worrying that you’ll have to run for the door if the little one gets fussy. They also have a place to store your prams and buggy, and they turn down the volume and keep low lighting for baby's (and parent's) comfort. Another way that makes Pálás Cinema perfect for family outings in Galway is that they now showing family-friendly films at a discounted price every Sunday, a single ticket for €6.50 or a family/group of 4 for €24.

above: photo courtesy of Pálás Cinema

VR World

Unit 3 Liosban Industrial Estate,Tuam Road / book here
Providing loads of fun for families of all ages, interests and skill levels. Galway’s new VR World offers custom-built virtual reality booths, Ireland’s first Katwalkers, VR Racing Cars and VR Escape Rooms which are all kitted out with the latest technology. Over the course of the Easter mid-term, you and your family can  travel to exotic climates, drive fully simulated racing cars, fight zombies, test your adrenaline with heart-pounding horror games, or take part in fun family-friendly multiplayer experiences. Doesn't that all sound pretty amazing?! If you agree then head to the link above and get yourself and the kids booked in for an unforgettable experience.

above: photo courtesy of VR World 

Kylemore Abbey

Connemara / book here
This is the perfect destination for your midterm break family getaway. There are loads of amazing adventures to partake in on the grounds of Kylemore Abbey. Kids can become a History Hunter, get a history hunter map and explore the estate answering questions and finding secrets as they go. Little ones will enjoy cooking up some fairy stews and playing in the Wild Play area close to the Garden Tea House and don't forget to drop by and see the gorgeous Kune Kune pigs, Gloria and Ken, and the adorable Connemara ponies and foals frolicking in the pony paddock. Best of all, kids under 12 go for free so tap here to discover more about all of the fun ways your children spend a day at Kylemore.

above: photo courtesy of Kylemore Abbey

Galway City Karting

Liosban Industrial Estate / book here 
For adventurous families, a zoom around the track at Galway City Karting should definitely be on the cards this Easter mid-term. Suitable for ages 7 years and older, your time here will begin with a safety briefing, then everyone gets to hit the racing track. All laps timed by their Tag Heuer professional timing system so someone will definitely be walking away with bragging rights! Promising fun for everyone Galway City Karting is sure to be a hit with the whole family.

above: photo courtesy of Galway City Karting

If all the above still isn’t enough to fill your midterm days, then tap here to discover more family friendly activities that are worth checking out while you’re in Galway.

Feature photo courtesy of Kylemore Abbey

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