Top Things to Do in Sligo with kids

We chose one lucky family to experience first-hand their very own Green Irish road trip. The sustainable and ethically driven Morrisons got the opportunity to travel around Ireland with the fully electric Kia EV6. A big thanks to our friends at Kia for kitting the Morrisons out.

As part of the Morrison’s stay in The Clayton Hotel Sligo, they spent 3 days experiencing the very best sustainable things to do in Sligo for families.


9 Best things to do with kids in Sligo

You can’t always depend on the weather in Sligo, but you can depend on having the perfect family break in Sligo no matter what. Packed with fun kids’ activities, visitor centres and more. Sligo is the place to be for memorable family activities.  Here’s our tried and tested list of the top things to do in Sligo with kids.

1. Northwest Adventure Tours

Explore the best of Sligo with the experienced team at Northwest Adventure Tours.

A guided cycling tour will take you and the kids off the beaten track to catch the most beautiful hidden gems in the county. Your knowledgeable tour guide will bring you to the most picturesque and top tourist attractions in Sligo. Giving you the opportunity to get up close and personal with Irish Flora and fauna. You might even catch a glimpse of local deer.

Discover Northwest Adventures                                         Cost of Family Ticket: €90

2. Surfing in Sligo

Surfing is a perfect rainy-day activity in Sligo. It doesn’t matter if you get wet when it’s raining! The Sligo Surf experience runs both adult and children’s surf lessons at Strandhill beach. Choose between surf lessons and bodyboarding lessons for the little ones.

Lessons last for 2.5 hours and all necessary gear is provided. If you’re enjoying your family breaks in Sligo for more than a few days, why not enroll your children in the surf camp – they’ll be standing on that board in no time!

Discover Sligo Surf Experience                                        Cost of Family Ticket: €150

3. Zero Gravity Skatepark

Located in the heart of Sligo, Zero Gravity was opened by local skater Neville Dunbar in 2015 and is the largest indoor skate centre in the North West of Ireland. Built with the finest timber and birch plywood, the Centre is suitable for beginners, novice and professionals of skateboarding, BMX-ing and rollerblading. You can rent all the gear you need at Zero Gravity and lessons are available on weekends.

Discover  Zero Gravity                                                                               Lessons Start at €25


4. Eagles Flying Centre

Things to do with kids - Eagles Flying Centre

With a large indoor display area, Eagles Flying is a fun place to visit whatever the weather. Situated in Sligo’s hills, the centre is home to over 100 eagles, hawks, owls, falcons and vultures. There’s also a petting zoo where visitors will find guinea-pigs, rabbits, lambs, goats, donkeys and ferrets. Bird shows happen twice daily where the birds are presented in their natural habitat. Watch out, they sometimes like to get close to some lucky audience members!

Discover The Eagles Flying Centre                                       Cost of Family Ticket: €46


5. Vertigo Collooney

Containing a state of the art climbing wall, a high ropes adventure course and a hurricane simulator, Vertigo Collooney is the perfect spot for thrill seeking families. Both children and adults can enjoy the activities thanks to the safety harness system in place. Who will make it to the top of the climbing wall first? Place your bets!

Discover Vertigo Collooney                                                              Admission starts at €3


6. Waterpoint Aqua Park

Things to do with kids -Waterpoint Aqua Park

Waterpoint Aqua Park is a one stop shop for a fun day in Sligo with kids. There’s an indoor heated pool with a 65-metre flume water slide, a separate kiddie’s pool for babies and toddlers, an inflatable obstacle course, Funzone activity centre and a climbing wall. Waterpoint run ‘Fun Day Fridays’ where your child can access all of the above activities for just €12.

Discover Waterpoints Aqua Park                                               Cost of Family Ticket: €46


7. Happy Days Adventure Play Centre

Things to do with kids -Happy Days Adventure Play Centre

An ideal activity in Sligo for a rainy day, Happy Days Adventure Centre has two separate soft play areas: one for babies and toddlers and another for older children. Both areas have a variety of slides, ball pools and other fun activities. All the family are welcome at Happy Days, it’s great exercise for everyone. There’s a cafe for adults to relax in while keeping an eye on the little ones having fun in the play areas.

Discover Happy Days                                                                          Admission starts at €5


8. The Model Art Gallery

The Model is home to one of the most notable public art collections in Ireland: The Niland Collection. It features the largest public holdings of work by Jack Butler Yeats in existence and a broad range of both traditional and contemporary works of many other artists. Children are welcomed to The Model and the gallery often hosts events such as arts and crafts camps and workshops to get them inspired.

Discover Model Art Gallery                                                                           Free Admission  


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