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Best Things To Do & Days Out In County Clare

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 45 fun things to do in County Clare for you and the family to discover. Popular towns and places to go include Ballyvaughan, Ennis and Kilkee. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 40 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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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...



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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Hip Kidz

  • Galway
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Hip Kidz is a fully interactive Sports and Activity centre which helps you to get fit and have fun at the same time. From a Mini Athletics Stadium an...

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