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Galway City and the surrounding locale is an ideal location for a family holiday. On site, Jameson Court Apartments has a play area with swings and a slide. There are bicycles which can be borrowed, we have boardgames, colouring books and DVDs which are all available for your use.

There are a variety of activities to keep children of all ages engaged in and around Galway. Salthill Playground and the beach are only a few minutes walk from Jameson Court and below we have outlined some more of the most fun filled destinations you can visit and activities you can avail of during a break in Galway.

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Galway Atlantaquaria

The National Aquarium of Ireland is one of the finest visitor attractions in Ireland and is home to over 170 species of fresh water and marine life. Located on the promenade in Salthill the aquarium provides a fun filled day out for kids of all ages. It also caters for birthday parties and runs workshops during the holidays. | Phone  091 585100

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Leisureland offers something for everyone, having a competitive swimming pool, children's pool complete with pirate ship, bubble pool, interactive water features, a 65 m waterslide and during special super sessions the have floating inflatables. The centre also has a fully equipped gym, mini-golf and a large outdoor amusement park (during the summer).                        | Phone: 091 521455
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NUIG Kingfisher Swimming Pool

Located on the NUIG campus a short drive from Salthill, the Kingfisher Club has an excellent 6 lane, 25 m swimming pool. Public sessions in the pool are between 2 and 4pm daily. There is always at least one lifeguard on duty and there are varying depths in the pool for swimmers of different strengths. | 091 540300

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Salthill Playground

Located just a few minutes walk from our apartment complex, beside the Atlantaquarium and facing the sea, the Salthill Playground has an excellent selection of equipment for children aged 1 to 12 years. The playground includes swings, see saws, climbing frames, rockers, a giro spiral and there is seating available for parents too. There are no restricted opening hours for the playground.

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Loughwell Farm Park

Located approximately a 15 minute drive from Galway City, Loughwell Farm Park has plenty to do for all the family. Their animal farm includes ponies, sheep, pot bellied pigs, goats, ducks, chickens and many more. If the weather is not co-operating there is a 12,000 sq ft indoor play area inside with a super play structure, giant slides, giant lego block area, a restaurant and toddler area. The Park is open daily during the months of June, July and August and every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday from January to May. | 091868631

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Turoe Pet Farm

Located outside Loughrea, approximately a 20 minute drive from Galway, Turoe Pet Farm is a family run enterprise and boasts many wonderful facilities. These include a nature trail around the farm where you can feed and cuddle the animals on the trail, outdoor playgrounds, bouncy castles, pets corner and indoor and outdoor picnic areas. It caters for groups and parties on request. | Phone 091 841580

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Bridgit's Garden

Located past the town of Moycullen, approximately 30 minutes from Galway, explore these beautiful Celtic inspired gardens. Discover the story of the Celtic seasonal cycle as you stroll through the stone circles, wild flowers and herb gardens. Their nature trails allows you to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and Brigit's Garden has kid's discovery trails and natural play areas which are extremely family friendly. Summer camps are available during the months of July & August and they encourage children to explore the great outdoors. The Gardens are open from February to October each year. | 091 550905

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Planet Entertainment Centre

Located in the Galway Shopping Centre on the outskirts of the city, Planet Entertainment Centre provides Ten Pin Bowling, a Soft Play Area, Laser Tag, Video Games, Pool and Snooker and has an onsite restaurant. There are special family deals on offer throughout the year. They also cater for Birthday Parties and provide a dedicated party host, goodies bags and much more. |  091 562820

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Galway City Museum

Galway City Museum is situated behind the famous Spanish Arch overlooking the Corrib River.The museum tells the story of Galway City and it surroundings with artwork and objects from the medieval times to the present day. Open Tuesday to Saturday and with a cafe on site and admission is free. Occassionally during the holidays there are workshops run for children also. | Phone 091 532460

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Monkey Business

Located in Knocknacarra in Galway, Monkey Business play centre is ideal for children of all ages. There are ball pools, bouncing castles, climbing frames, a painting corner, an extensive play area that is suitable for babies and toddlers and a cafe for the parents. Children's parties can be catered for on site, with food for the children included in the package. 

Phone 091 580956

Jameson Court Management Company Ltd. Upper Salthill Road, Galway. Tel: 087 9176970 | Company number: 451996
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