Limerick Visitor Guide to Family Fun!

  • Mungret Park and Playground Limerick

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. Aura Leisure Centre Grove Island (061- 350221) has a 25 metre swimming pool and two kids’ pools. Both the UL Sports Arena and Aura Leisure Centre Grove Island have gyms too and UL has a multitude of other sporting facilities like running tracks, tennis courts and sports fields. 

If you want to play at being Rory McIlroy, try your hand at Adare Pitch & Putt (087-6963420) or Glenside Pitch & Putt (061 386269).

Limerick Riverfest

For something a little different, why not try some roller skating at Rollerjam (061-422500) or take to the skies with your feet on the ground with flight simulation at Atlantic Air Airventure (061-363687) in Shannon.

King Johns Castle Limerick
King John's Castle Visitor Experience, Limerick

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) or the National Kart Centre (061-340161).

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 Tons of Fun (061-431141), Delta Lazer & Adventure Centre (061-423994), and Kids Town (061-348111).

UL to Limerick City Walk and Cycleway
UL to Limerick City Walk and Cycleway

In good weather, then a trip to Stonehall Wildlife Park (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.

The city and county are filled with free parks as well as forest parks and playgrounds too.

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.

Currachase Fairy Garden, Limerick
Currachase Fairy Garden, Limerick

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