Salthill family breaks can create some unforgettable memories, with loads to do for kids and teens it’s an exciting getaway for everyone. Only a short drive from the Clybaun and within walking distance from Salthill Promenade. We’ve listed just some of things families get up to while visiting Salthill.
The Aquarium is without question one of Salthill's most entertaining spectacles for families visiting Salthill. Featuring sharks, eels that are 2 meters in length as well as fresh water species and a ray pool where you can get up close and personal. This trip is bound to inspire and educate young children and the odd adult. The aquarium also features an impressive Fin Whale skeleton which to say is impressive would be an understatement.
Perfect for a treat on a rainy day, after the aquarium or bite to eat in Salthill. Sea point leisure center offers all of the usual amusements such as air hockey, racing games and basketball hoops. Their website is worth a visit as there is a convenient web cam that lets you see the weather in Salthill as well as how busy it is.
Leisure Land on the Salthill promenade is a great rainy day activity, one of Galway’s most popular swimming pools which features a kid’s pool with a pirate ship, which the kids love. It also features a gym for any fitness fanatic parents and has large green areas right outside for picnics on sunny days.
An unmissable feature on the Salthill prom, Leave the kids off the leash for an hour after a long day at the beach. With bumpers cars, scary ghost rides and roller coasters they’ll be run off their feet and sure to sleep after a long day.
Leisure Land also offers outdoor crazy golf. A full 9 hole crazy golf course with some near impossible fares. Perfect for a family competition or some good quality bonding. Crazy golf is an ideal break on those hot days, to get away from the crowds and something a bit different for the kids.
Promenade & Beach
The Prom and the beach are Salthill's main attractions. A walkway leading the whole way from the city center often attracts thousands of people on a sunny day. Buckets and spades are available in most shops so the kids can entertain themselves by building sand castles, swimming in the sea and fishing for small marine life while you relax and take in the view of the Burren and Galway bay.
Kicking the wall is a traditional walk along Salthill promenade, the idea is that you walk the length of the prom and at the end there is a wall you are meant to kick that brings you good luck. It’s a local tradition and if you are at the end of the promenade you will be guaranteed to see a few locals kicking this wall come rain or shine.
Claude Toft Park
Sick of the hardship sand brings, the park in Salthill is full of playground equipment from monkey bars and fireman poles to the more traditional sea saws and swings. The soft padded ground makes it a safe environment for kids to run around and burn off some energy, making a visit to Salthill Park one of the many fun things to do in Galway with kids.
Blackrock diving tower is a popular spot for teens on hot days. With several different heights to jump from and steps allowing you to enter the water at your own will the diving tower is a popular destination. The diving tower is located near the end of the Salthill prom close to the kicking wall. It is only safe to jump when the tide is in.
A treat for the kids only a few minutes from Salthill is Rusheen Bay windsurfing center where they have a number of activities including kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and windsurfing. They also have summer camp which can keep the kids busy while you enjoy a relaxing break.