Limerick has lots on offer to keep the kids entertained, and the grown-ups too! Don't just take our word for it, here's a list of recommended family fun attractions and activities from our social media fans!
Lough Gur is one of Ireland’s most important archaeological sites. You will be captivated by the beauty, charm and tranquillity of this ancient place!
"Lough Gur is the same as it was when I was a child, totally uncommercialised. A beautiful spot to take kids for a picnic while also learning about Limerick's history"- Rosaleen on Facebook
"Lough Gur, lovely walks for all the family" - Anne Marie on Facebook
For more about Lough Gur click here.
King John's Castle
King John’s Castle is situated in the heart of medieval Limerick City. Visitors of all ages will find something to inspire and excite them at the visitor experience at King John’s Castle where the interactive exhibition brings to life over 800 years of dramatic local history.
King Johns Castle has to be top of the list - take at least an afternoon for all the family @KingJohnsCastle - Marie Walsh (@walshmarie)
"If you only go to one place in Limerick, it has to be King John's Castle" - Eileen on Facebook
For more about King John's Castle click here.
The principal park in Limerick City, the People's Park is perfect for a picnic and also has a children's playground!
"I have lovely memories of the People's Park. Lovely picnics and the bands used to play there on summer evenings. I loved walking there and playing there and my older kids loved going there!" - Sadie on Facebook
"People's Park is very nice for smallies. Bring a football or hurleys for the older ones!" Geraldine on Facebook
For more about People's Park click here.
Limerick Milk Market
The Limerick Milk Market is located in the heart of Limerick city. With almost 50 stalls and 21 shop units, experience the sights, sounds and smells! Don't leave without treating yourself at one of the many food stalls - pastries, chocolates, crepes and more!
For more about Limerick Milk Market, click here.
The City Boardwalk
Limerick City's boardwalks wrap around the River Shannon, providing a free, fun option for a walk in the city! With benches along the way and spectacular views, it is a must!
"Boardwalks along the river!" - Edel on Facebook
For more about The Three Bridges Walk click here.
Curraghchase Forest Park is a fantastic amenity for all the family to enjoy! The Park covers 313 hectares of mixed woodlands, park land and lakes which together provide a rich habitat for a diverse range of animals and plants.
— BeeActiv (@BeeActiv) May 18, 2015
For more about Curraghchase Forest Park click here.
Parks, Walks and Woodlands
A family walk is the perfect way to spend quality time together, get fresh air, and see a new place! Limerick has a variety of parks, walking routes and woodlands to explore!
"Castletroy Park xx brilliant xx walks, shop and park xx" - Michelle on Facebook
"Cratloe Woods is a great place to take the kids and it's free :)" - Ciara on Facebook
"Cycling or walking along by the river at the University of Limerick is lovely on a nice day" - Geraldine on Facebook
For more about Parks, Walks & Woodlands click here.
The Ballyhoura Mountains have a wide range of activities for families who want to get active! Horse riding, orienteering, walking routes and mountain biking - boredom is prohibited!
"The Ballyhoura horse trail and Ballyhoura walks" - Orla on Facebook
For more about Ballyhoura Way click here.
The Clare Glens
The Clare Glens forest park is situated in a hilly area. It has beautiful nature trails, which are well signposted and incorporate lots of the other attractions, such as the natural rock pools, rapids and waterfalls.
"The Clare Glens walk is fab but you have to stay with kids at all times. Gorgeous" - Geraldine on Facebook
Read For more about Clare Glens click here.
Visit your library
Limerick Libraries host lots of fun events including storytelling, music recitals and arts and crafts!
"A visit to the local library after school. Dooradoyle, the Granary, Moyross" - Emma on Facebook
Join your local library today. Click here for more.