Sligo for kids

We get a lot of messages asking us places in Sligo to bring kids. We’ve written about horse-riding and swimming and of course the beaches so what else you ask? Well here are some suggestions, in no particular order.

Watch the birdie at Eagles Flying. Without a doubt this is a must see experience and not just for kids. If you’ve never been do yourself a favour and go. You’ll find out all about eagles and not just them but also other animals including foxes, a pick-pocket raccoon, pigs and more. Don’t worry if it’s raining because it can be moved inside.

Head for the big screen at Sligo Omniplex. They have a kids club every Saturday and Sunday where the whole family can see a movie at a discounted rate.

Go walking. The Sligo Walks website is brilliant for highlighting some of the fabulous walks we have here in Sligo.

Go on the Sligo Heritage Trail. Narrated by Sligo actor Ciarán McCauley, this free Abarta Audio Guide will lead you around the wonderful heritage town of Sligo.

Sligo Central Library have lots of events taking place during the year and they are all free! Don’t forget Ballymote, Tubbercurry and Enniscrone Libraries too who also host events. Details of all the events are over on their website: http://www.sligolibrary.ie/News/Name,46685,en.html

If you fancy getting active there’s are two outdoor gyms down at Doorly Park (opposite Argos) – one for adults and one for the little people. There’s also a great playground there too. In fact there are playgrounds all over Sligo County but that’s for another post. There are some indoor play areas: Five Star Fun in Grange, Happy Days in Sligo town and Funny Bones in Collooney.

Go on a real life treasure hunt. Geocaching is great fun for all ages. Using your GPS enabled device you navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.

The Quayside Shopping Centre have a free kids club every Saturday in July and August 1 – 4pm. Each week there will be different fun kids activities in the centre including free face-painting, arts & crafts, magic shows & story telling. The club is open to children of all ages!

Gillighan’s World – The Field of Dreams. A fairy wonderland in South Sligo. We aren’t sure of the days this one is open as far as I know it’s Thursday -Sunday so do check to be sure.

Enniscrone Playground and Crazy Golf. A playground, go karts and crazy golf right by the seaside. Check out details here.

Sligo Gaming Society meet once a fortnight in the Southern Hotel Sligo to play board games. Aimed at over ten year olds – who must be accompanied by an adult €5 admission. https://www.facebook.com/events/280839189335026/

Zero Gravity Skatepark. Indoor skate-park suitable for most ages including adults.

So that’s what we have at the moment. Anything kid friendly to add? Drop us a message.

4 thoughts on “Sligo for kids

  • July 16, 2018 at 7:39 pm
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    Val, Children are allowed in my music classes as well in my summer School.

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    • July 16, 2018 at 7:45 pm
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      Thank you Carmel, I’ll add that

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  • July 17, 2018 at 5:58 pm
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    Hi Val- great post thanks. I’m teaching drawing workshops for teenagers- 6th, 7th, 8th August 12-2. 40euro. Thanks, Kx

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    • July 17, 2018 at 6:04 pm
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      Thanks Kiera, I’ll add that

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