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Things to do with kids in Clare

The Old Ground Hotel Ennis..the perfect choice for a family break in County Clare

If you are visiting the Old Ground Hotel in Ennis with kids, there are plenty of facilities in both Ennis and Clare for them to enjoy and add to the family atmosphere.

Moher Hill Open Farm:

Moher Hill Open Farm overlooks the stunning Cliffs of Moher near the Burren and is guaranteed to make a family day out that extra bit special. The farm has often been featured on RTÉ Programmes and provides children with an opportunity to learn about their favourite animals.

The farm has many famous animals such as ‘Leeroy’ the Llama, ‘Andy’ the alpaca and ‘Ozzie’ the Ostrich. The experience of meeting these animals is unforgettable for both children and adults including being able to feed the animals and holding them. 

The open farm provides many extra facilities to make sure that your kids are well entertained throughout the day such as in-door and out-door go-karting facilities, bouncing castles, and a miniature golf course.

The Farmyard:

Live, work and play, the healthy way!  Nestled at the food of the Mullaghmore Mountains in Corofin, this slightly different farmyard experience can be enjoyed, a working farm that promotes good health for families and lets you experience farm life up close with beautiful walks around the farm to cow milking and sheep shearing demonstrations.  Totally rewarding plus rejuvenating and restful

Nevsail Watersports and Rock Climbing Adventure Centre:

Nevsail Watersports first opened 15 years ago and has been a popular attraction for both kids and adults since then. The adventure centre is located 1 hour away from the Old Ground Hotel and easily accessible via the N68.

Adventurous activities include a mobile climbing wall, archery, archery tag, zorbing, team challenges which makes the adventure centre your premier centre. The aim of Nevsail Watersports is to highlight the benefits of getting active, outdoors and experiencing extreme sports and adventure activities to positively develop personalities to improve peoples overall health and happiness.

Kayaking and canoeing is a sport which many young children love to learn. They provide well-experienced kayaking and canoeing Instructors to train your children in the best way and along with taking in the picturesque landscape.

If you would like to find out more information about the adventure centre, you can visit to explore the facilities and book online!

Surfing on the Coast:

Whole range of surf centres in Lahinch, Spanish Point and Fanore to introduce children to this exciting world with some of the most experienced instructors in the world 

The Escape Rooms, Ennis:

If your kids prefer indoor adventures, The Escape Rooms in Ennis will have brains in overdrive with the physical adventure game where puzzles and riddles are solved using clues, hints and strategies to complete the objective of the room’s theme.

The Escape Rooms is an ultimate family activity. The rooms are designed to immerse you in an experience of the creative thinking of Irish History and Folklore. The rooms are for private booking only so the more people that are in the family, the lower the cost will be.

Burren Perfumery:

Treat the senses for the whole family.  Inspired by the flora and beauty of the Burren landscape and located only 40 minutes from the hotel.