Popular Activities Nearby
Aquariums are places that delight and excite visitors of all ages. Galway Atlantaquaria is the National Aquarium of Ireland. Located on the ocean front in Salthill, less than a 10 min walk from our Hotel in Galway. Galway Atlantaquaria houses 150 species of marine and freshwater life. See and research crabs, sea horses, octopus and freshwater trout in realistic and spacious tanks. Galway Atlantaquaria even has a touch pool where the 'brave visitors' can get to grips with starfish and crabs.
The Planet - Leisure World Galway
Planet Leisure caters for all the family. For the kids they have Cosmo's Funworld and Galaxy Games. For the adults they have the Satellite Bar and Star Lanes. There are also a wide range of party food available at the Apollo Diner. Parties are the speciality from Kiddies birthdays to corporate nights, bowling fundraisers to family celebrations.
Turoe Pet Farm
Since Turoe farm first opened in 1993 it has grown from strength to strength and is now one of the leading visitor attractions in the West of Ireland. This family-run enterprise is situated in a rural setting near a village called Bullaun, 4km from the town of Loughrea which is on the N6 main Galway/Dublin route. Turoe Farm boasts of many wonderful facilities including a nature trail, an array of animals and an indoor fun house to name but a few.
City Limits is the ultimate in family entertainment, an emporium of indoor adventure for all ages. From activities in Zero Limits, demanding physical and mental strengths, to the fully themed Amazonia Restaurant allowing you to indulge your senses with mouth-watering steaks, pizzas, deserts and cocktails.
Seapoint Leisure is situated in the heart of Salthill Village. This family run business has been providing entertainment for all the family for over 20 years. The arcade is packed with all the latest video and redemption games with kiddie rides for the younger visitors. Over 18's can enjoy the casino which includes a wide variety of the newest and most exciting games. Cash Bingo Games are held every Monday, Tuesday, Friday & Saturday at 8.30 p.m. and visitors are welcome.
Paddle on the Prom
Ireland’s dedicated Stand Up Paddleboarding School. This school is run by fully qualified BSUPA instructors. Using the best equipment available on the market Paddle on the Prom ensure you will have an unforgettable experience on the water. Paddle on the Prom offer two main activities – the traditional sit on top kayak and also the fastest growing watersport in the world – Stand Up Paddleboarding.
Rusheen Bay Windsurfing
Located just a short walk from our Galway City Hotel, Rusheen Bay Windsurfing is one of Ireland's leading windsurfing schools, located just outside Galway City on the West Coast of Ireland. Rusheen Bay provides an ideal, safe, learning environment for beginners and a great flat-water venue for freestyle and blasting as you progress. Beginers can expect to be windsurfing in just 60 minutes.
Galway Dive School
Fancy learning to scuba dive, or simply practice and improve your existing diving skills in the beautiful waters around Galway? You can do so with Galway Dive School. We have on our doorstep, Galway Bay, The River Corrib and the vast Lough Corrib Lakes. Nightdive, Shoredive, Boatdiving, Cavediving and Driftdiving....it's all here...
Galway's Indoor Adventure Centre for Kids. Your little ones are guaranteed to have a fun filled day after exploring 3 stories of climbing frames, slides, ball ponds, bouncy castles and much more. Monkey Business also has a popular toddlers section. Kids Parties, tour groups, school tours are all catered for. Full coffee shop available.
Crazy Golf (in leisureland)
Don't have the patience for the real thing? Try Crazy Golf at Leisureland in Salthill. Fun for all as you negotiate the tricky course which includes crazy obsticales, hidden dips and tunnels.
Get away from all the noise and enjoy the calm surroundings of Barna Woods. Listen to the wind in the trees and observe the spectacular flora that adds colour to this beautiful area. Even though it is located just on the boundries of Galway City you will do well to remember that you are so close Salthill village.
Cinemas [Eye and Omniplex]
There are two mainstream cinemas in Galway. The Eye Cinema and The Omniplex.
Family Activities Near Salthill Hotel Galway
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Wild Atlantic Way Tours
Experience the raw beauty of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way with daily bus tours departing from Salthill Hotel.
Chose from 3 different tours.
- Cliffs of Moher, The Burren & Doolin
- Aran Islands Tour
- Connemara & Kylemore Abbey