20 Best Things To Do In County Donegal Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In County Donegal

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 38 fun things to do in County Donegal for you and the family to discover. Popular towns and places to go include Lifford, Letterkenny, Killybegs and Donegal. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 31 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right County Donegal 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 Donegal 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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Girl horse riding on beach at Island View Riding Stables in Ballyshannon

Island View Riding Stables

  • Ballyshannon
  • Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

Island View Riding Stables specialises in beach rides in Sligo and Donegal Bay! A family horse ride can be a magical addition to your day trip or hol...

Animals at Castle Adventure Open Farm in Ballyshannon

Castle Adventure Open Farm

  • Ballyshannon
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Castle Adventure Open Farm There's loads to do at Castle Adventure Open Farm and conveniently some of it is inside, some of it is outside: bring it o...

Swimming pool at slides at Bundoran Waterworld

Bundoran Waterworld

  • Bundoran
  • Indoor
  • Water Parks

Bundoran Waterworld The shallow end beach entry for smalls has Wally the Walrus slide, Sally the Sea Lion, Freddie the Flamingo Spray, Eddie the Elep...

Aerial view of Castle Archdale Country Park in Enniskillen

Castle Archdale Country Park

  • Enniskillen
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Castle Archdale Country Park offers an abundance of nature, hiking and biking trails suited in variety to all levels of fitness. There are apparently...

Dodgem cars at Johnny Rockos in Enniskillen

Johnny Rocko's

  • Enniskillen
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

They are delighted to welcome you to Johnny Rocko's, where fun and enjoyment begins immediately as you walk through the door. Immerse yourself in the...

Laser tag equipment at Arena 7 in Letterkenny

Arena 7

  • Letterkenny
  • Indoor
  • Laser Tag

Laser Quest Letterkenny also known as Arena 7 welcomes little (and big!) warriors over 6 years old for a mess-less, bruise-less, zero contact war-gam...

Outside view of Fermanagh County Museum in Enniskillen

Fermanagh County Museum

  • Enniskillen
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Fermanagh County Museum will tell you the history of Fermanagh, and of Enniskillen Castle, which is where is it located. The castle itself, once a me...

Outside view of The Inniskillings Museum in Enniskillen

The Inniskillings Museum

  • Enniskillen
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Inniskillings Museum is one of the 2 museums at Enniskillen Castle, and will tell you the story of the 2 regiments from the town of Enniskillen....

People outside at Ulster American Folk Park in Omagh

Ulster American Folk Park

  • Omagh
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Ulster American Folk Park You and the kids can immerse yourselves in the world famous story of Irish emigration at this dedicated museum that brings...

Aladdins Kingdom Play Centre

  • Omagh
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Aladdins Kingdom Play Centre is a children's adventure play facility offering multiple levels of excitement and exercise and specialising in kids' pa...

Kids inside Marble Arch Caves in Florencecourt

Marble Arch Caves

  • Florencecourt
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

Marble Arch Caves are one of Europe's finest show caves allowing visitors to explore a fascinating, natural underworld of rivers, waterfalls, winding...

Outside view of Parkes Castle in Sligo

Parkes Castle

  • Sligo
  • Indoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Parkes Castle A restored plantation castle of the early 17th century, picturesquely situated on the shores of Lough Gill. The Courtyard grounds conta...

Outside view of Florence Court in Enniskillen

Florence Court

  • Enniskillen
  • Indoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

The beautiful Florence Court was formerly the home of the Cole family better known as the Earls of Enniskillen, and as well as being one of Ulster's...

Boy in soft play area at Happy Days in Sligo

Happy Days

  • Sligo
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Happy Days have 2 separate soft play areas for babies and toddlers, slides, ball pools, cars and dance mats with thousands of different song and danc...

Outside view of Sligo Abbey

Sligo Abbey

  • Sligo
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Sligo Abbey is a significant little history stop, solely educational with no kids features added. Known locally as the Abbey, this Dominican Friary w...

Genie performance at Hawks Well Theatre in Sligo

Hawks Well Theatre

  • Sligo
  • Indoor
  • Arts and Crafts

Hawks Well Theatre: Offering a comprehensive range of arts and musical productions, with special attention paid to the lively programme of children's...

Rock tomb at Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery in Sligo

Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

  • Sligo
  • Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

This is the largest cemetery of megalithic tombs in Ireland and is also among the country's oldest, with monuments ranging from five and a half thous...

People canoeing at Creggan Country Park in Londonderry

Creggan Country Park

  • Derry-Londonderry
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Creggan Country Park is a non profit enterprise that offers a full range of outdoor pursuits, watersports, angling and walking. There is something fo...

Fish tanks at Riverwatch Aquarium in Derry Londonderry

Riverwatch Aquarium

  • Derry-Londonderry
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Aquariums

Explore your local area at Riverwatch Aquarium. Spend the day learning all about the habitat of your local rivers and the native animals that live th...

Passengers on City Sightseeing Derry Londonderry Hop on Hop off Tour bus

City Sightseeing Derry Londonderry Hop on Hop off Tour

  • Derry-Londonderry
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Derry-Londonderry is the second largest city in Northern Ireland with an ancient walled perimeter and intriguing history. Discover its many highlight...

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