There is plenty for families and children of all ages to see and do in Limerick whatever the weather or location. From tiny tots to teens, there are activities to suit everyone!
For a swim, you can pay a visit to a number of facilities. The 50 m swimming pool at the Sports Arena in the University of Limerick (061- 213555) also makes for happy splashing. Grove Island Leisure Centre (061- 350221) has a 25 metre swimming pool and two kids’ pools. Both the UL Arena and Grove Island have gyms too and UL has a multitude of other sporting facilities like running tracks, tennis courts and sports fields.
For an exhilarating rush, go-karting is an exciting option. Make sure and check suitability for younger children. Rev up at Delta Karting (061-603603), the National Kart Centre (061-340161) or Kilcornan Karting (061-393733).
Rain needn’t put a dampener on plans because there are several great indoor activity centres offering a vast array of fun forays for kids. From imaginative play to super energetic physical play, these facilities have it all. They include Dreamland (061 200080), Tons of Fun (061-431141), Delta Lazer & Adventure Centre (061-423994), Formula for Fun (061-603200) and Kids Town (061-348111).
In good weather, then a trip to Stonehall Visitor Farm (061-393940) is a must. You can get up and close with a whole host of animals, from goats to llamas and sheep to owls.
There are picnic areas and other activities on site too. For older kids and teens, Funworld (061-325088) offers bowling, pool tables and arcade games.
Horseriding and trekking are family friendly activities and Limerick and its environs have several equestrian centres.
There are also many child-oriented tours and activities at many of the city’s heritage and cultural outlets.