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Best Things To Do & Days Out In County Clare

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 46 fun things to do in County Clare for you and the family to discover. Popular towns and places to go include Shannon, Lislorkan, Lisdoonvarna and Liscannor. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 41 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right County Clare day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in County Clare with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

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Families outside Portumna Castle

Portumna Castle

  • Portumna
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Portumna Castle is largely something to be enjoyed from the exterior, with imposing features and impressive architecture, whilst mainly still being r...

Outside view of The Irish Workhouse Centre in Portunma

The Irish Workhouse Centre5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Portumna
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Irish Workhouse Centre is a thought provoking place to take the kids, that may just make them realise how lucky they are in comparison to the poo...

Exhibition room at Dartfield Horse Museum in Loughrea

Dartfield Horse Museum

  • Loughrea
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

Dartfield Horse Museum and Heritage Centre All children love Dartfield. What could be better than spending a day surrounded by horses, ponies and dog...

Horses at Slieve Aughty Riding Centre in Loughrea

Slieve Aughty Riding Centre

  • Loughrea
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

Slieve Aughty Riding Centre With more than 2,000 acres of forestry surrounding the horse riding centre, you can explore picturesque landscapes for an...

Go kart at Pallas Karting in Loughrea

Pallas Karting

  • Loughrea
  • Outdoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

Want to zoom round Europe's largest karting centre? Or maybe you fancy a game of paintball? Pallas Karting has it all! Buckle up and get ready for...

Inflatable obstacle course at Turoe Pet Farm in Loughrea

Turoe Pet Farm

  • Loughrea
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Turoe Pet Farm is home to a wide variety of animals including pigs, cockerels, ponies, rabbits, donkeys, goats, ducks, Scottish highland cows, lamas...

Exhibition room at Kiltartan Gregory Museum

Kiltartan Gregory Museum5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Kiltartan
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Kiltartan Gregory Museum and Millennium Park Guided tours cover photographs, manuscripts, first editions, memorabilia, estate maps, Great Famine...

Man and sheep at Rathbaun Farm in Ardrahan

Rathbaun Farm

  • Ardrahan
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Rathbaun Farm Visitors to Rathbaun Farm will become enchanted by its thatched cottage home, turf fire, stonewalls and an array of animals. Time spent...

Plants at Burren Nature Sanctuary in Kinvara

Burren Nature Sanctuary

  • Kinvara
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Burren Nature Sanctuary is a must to visit if you are in the area, with a mixture of landscapes (including an excellent karst one), friendly farm ani...

Outside view of Dunguaire Castle in Gort

Dunguaire Castle

  • Gort
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

This restored 16th century tower house sits on a rocky outcrop on the shores of Galway Bay. Today the restored castle gives an insight into the lifes...

Outside view of Athenry Heritage Centre

Athenry Heritage Centre5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Athenry
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Athenry Heritage Centre is a great starting point for visitors of all ages to discover one of the best preserved medieval towns in Ireland. The ‘Medi...

Outside view of Athenry Castle

Athenry Castle

  • Athenry
  • Indoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Athenry Castle Athenry is one of the most notable medieval walled towns still surviving in Ireland, rather pleasing for family exploration while drea...

Rider and horse on course at Creagh Equestrian Centre in Ballinasloe

Creagh Equestrian Centre

  • Ballinasloe
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

Creagh Equestrian Centre is an AIRE approved equestrian centre with BHS Instructors, boasting indoor (30m by 60m), sand (25m by 38m) and all weather...

Harps at St Marys Cathedral in Limerick

St Marys Cathedral

  • Limerick
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

St Marys Cathedral welcomes families for worship and respectful exploration of it's charming architecture and out buildings. The cathedral has a rich...

People canoeing at Go With The Flow River Adventures in Roscea

Go With The Flow River Adventures

  • Roscrea
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

The friendly, experienced, Go With The Flow River Adventures instructors will guide you along exclusive trails and show you how to shoot weirs and ri...

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Vue Limerick

  • Limerick
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Looking for an activity that you can do in any weather? Jump into movie magic at Vue Limerick, where you’ll find all your favourites, from exciting a...

People rollerskating at Roller Jam in Ballysimon

Roller Jam

  • Ballysimon
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Roller Jam is bringing back your favourite 80s day out with a fab modern spin! The rink offers a fun-filled classic family day out with a variety of...

People horse riding at Drumcliffe Equestrian in Ennis

Drumcliffe Equestrian

  • Ennis
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

Drumcliffe Equestrian Centre is a vast and lusciously green 100 acre farm, surprisingly a mere 10 minutes walk from Ennis Town Centre! Offering a ran...

Street view of Bunratty Castle and Folk Park in Shannon

Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

  • Shannon
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Bunratty Castle, the most complete and authentic medieval fortress in Ireland. Built in 1425 it was restored in 1954 to its former medieval splendor...

Kids doing archery with sticks at The Farmyard in Corofin

The Farmyard

  • Corofin
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Get stuck into fun farm activities and learn something new in the Farmyard educational workshops! Before you even get to the family run farm, the are...

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