Galway is one of the most popular destinations for families. The family-friendly Clybaun Hotel offers the ideal base to create a memorable family holiday.
13th Annual Galway Christmas Market
The 14th Annual Galway Christmas Market returns to Eyre Square Friday, 10th November until Friday, 22nd December 2023.
Browse over 50 exhibitors, showcasing a range of handcrafts, artisan food and the popular German Bier Keller, to name but a few.
There’s something for all the family, with The Big Wheel, Carousel, Santa’s Grotto and a wonderful festive atmosphere to experience.
Christmas Market Opening Hours
Monday – Wednesday: 12 noon – 8pm (bar until 10pm)
Thursday – Saturday: 10am – 10pm
Sunday: 10am – 8pm
Galway is home to Irelands National Aquarium, which houses Ireland’s largest display of sea and fresh water life. he star attraction within the aquarium is the 120 tonne Ocean Tank showcasing over 200 species including cod, pollack and small sharks.
Brigit’s Gardens is a wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. It is located off the main Galway – Clifden road (N59) about 20kms from Galway City. There is a nature trail, ogham tree, children’s discovery trail, living willow play area and an ancient ring fort which all the family can enjoy. There’s also a café and lots of events and other activities on offer.
One of the areas most popular attractions, The setting for Loughwell Farm Park is breathtaking with a 360 degree Connemara backdrop just 20 minutes from Galway city. Loughwell Farm Park has many friendly animals (http://www.loughwellfarmpark.ie/explore/our-pet-farm-in-galway) including pot-bellied pigs, miniature ponies, sheep, goats, chickens and many more. The little ones can enjoy supervised feeding of the goats and cuddling the rabbits. The attraction also features a 12,000 square feet of indoor entertainment including some of the best selection of slides in Ireland!
Located just 10-15 minutes from the Clybaun Hotel Galway, at the gateway to Connemara, Wildlands is set on over 20 acres of mature woodland in Moycullen, overlooking Ballyquirke Lake. Wildlands offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities. There is something for everyone including Zip ‘n’ Trek, Zip ‘n’ Trek Junior, Fun Walls, Archery, Bushcraft, Disc Golf, Yoga, Fairy Trails and Woodland walks. New activities launching in Summer 2021 include Mini Adventures for ages 3-6: Wild Arts & Crafts, Mini Explorers and Off Road Adventure (Mini 4x4 Driving). The Wildlands Challenge Rooms, a state-of -the-art 2 floor indoor arena with 24 challenge rooms of physical, mental and hybrid puzzles, will launch in Autumn 2021. Think of it as a cross between crystal maze and Irish mythological heroes and legends!
Always a highlight for families staying with us, Elf Town is a magical two hour Christmas experience for the whole family. Get to meet Santa, Mrs. Claus and receive a special gift! Elf Town 2023 runs from Friday, 24th November to Saturday, 23rd December. For tickets and further details, see https://elftown.ie/.