Things to do with Kids in Limerick

Maldron Hotel Limerick is ideally located to access all that the Shannon region has to offer. With direct access to all major road networks, the hotel puts all family attractions at easy reach. See some of many family attractions in Limerick like Curraghchase Forest Park and Thomond Park Museum.

Curraghchase Forest Park

Curraghchase Forest Park is a fantastic amenity for all the family to enjoy. The Park covers 313 hectares of mixed woodlands, parkland and lakes which together provide a rich habitat for a diverse range of animals and plants.

There are a number of looped waymarked trails in the park to suit all visitors. They vary from the multi-access trails suitable for wheelchair users and family walkers to the longer Curragh and Glenisca trails suitable for those looking for more demanding walking and cycling options. Note that gates close automatically at 9pm in summer and 6.30pm in winter. It is recommended that you check gate closure times when visiting the Park.

King John's Castle

This famous castle has a brand-new visitor centre with state-of-the-art interpretive activities and exhibitions profiles each aspect of the Castles history from its humble beginnings. The outside courtyard remains as it did in medieval times with sights and sounds bringing you back to the seventeenth century.

Basecamp Action Adventure Park

Basecamp Action Adventure Park is one of the most exciting adventure parks in Ireland. There are action-packed full or half-day, single or multi-activity packages available. Located in the heart of Co. Limerick, the 80-acre outdoor adventure park has been custom-designed to cater for a wide variety of groups. Offering a range of activities including forest 3D archery, adult paintball, teenage paintball, splat ball, survival challenges and bushcraft. Set in a 25-acre zone deep in the forest, the movie set paintball missions include the Black Hawk down helicopter mission, a Vietcong village, the famous D-Day and many more high octane missions.

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park is a must on your itinerary to Ireland. This is your chance to experience Ireland’s past and explore the famous 15th century Castle and the 19th century Folk Park.

Killaloe River Cruises

Just 20 minutes from Limerick lies the heritage towns of Killaloe/Ballina. Here you will find Killaloe River Cruises on the shores of Lough Derg. Step aboard one of their ‘Spirit’ boats and take in the breath-taking views of Counties Clare and Tipperary.

The People's Park Limerick

Opened in 1877, The People’s Park is perfect for a picnic and also has a children’s playground! It is the home of a fully refurbished drinking fountain, a band stand and access to Limerick City Gallery of Art.

JumpLanes Limerick

Children from age 5 can jump to their heart’s content with lanes and lanes of indoor trampoline heaven! It’s perfect for a great day out, with its trampolines, dodge ball games, indoor location and an on-site cafe.

Thomond Park Museum

Thomond Park Stadium has incorporated a spectacular interactive museum that showcases the proud history and heritage of Munster Rugby including an impressive range of memorabilia such as the match ball from the famous victory against the All Blacks in 1978 and the 2006 Heineken Cup trophy.

The Museum also contains fantastic interactive displays and touch screens suitable for all ages with a specially commissioned film titled “We are Munster” that portrays the tradition and history of the club and the unique bond that it shares with its loyal supporters. The stadium tour takes you to places that are only accessible to the players and officials on match days, so from a walk down the tunnel to a seat in the home dressing room, the stadium tour gives you the unique opportunity to experience how the Munster players feel on big match days.

Kayaking Tours

Limerick City Kayaking Tours are great fun. Enjoy a Kayaking lesson that incorporates kayaking skills, history and fun facts about Limerick as well as games and challenges to keep everyone entertained! A great day out on the River Shannon for all the family.

National Kart Centre

Families with children from age 14 can avail of a group pass at the National Kart Centre for a truly exciting day out in Limerick. Race on the go-karting or drift karting tracks that feature raised pit lanes, digital signposts and real underpasses. Then sit back and relax with a fresh baked pizza at the centre’s indoor viewing area.

Limerick Milk Market

Here you’ll discover the very best of fresh, natural produce. From great farmhouse cheeses and chutneys, just-caught fish and artisan meats, organic fruit and vegetables, to delicious healthy breads and fresh-pressed juices.

You will also be able to snack on gourmet sandwiches, wraps, pastries, chocolates, delicious crepes, soups and freshly brewed teas and coffees or buy fresh flowers and vibrant plants. But it’s not just the variety and quality of food and horticultural produce on offer that makes the Market so special – it is also about the people and the place. This market hosts a community of remarkable individuals from throughout the province, all of whom care deeply about the offering to their customers.

Maldron Hotel Limerick

Maldron Hotel Limerick is conveniently located directly off the N18 motorway from Shannon and is the ideal location for guests visiting Limerick city or using Limerick as a base for touring the southwest region.

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