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Family Activities in Donegal

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With its excellent leisure centres, cinemas and indoor play areas, the county is well equipped to keep the kids and the parents entertained - even on a day when the sun doesn't shine. Donegal's great parks, open top farms and adventure playgrounds mean you will never be stuck for a fun filled time!

Glow Bowling

Bundoran Glowbowl has 8 Bowling lanes. Maximum players at any one time is 48 Bowlers, with 6 per lane. Pricing is per game Adults €7.50, Children €5.50. This is the largest Family Entertainment Centre in the North West which caters for all the family.We are totally wheelchair friendly, we have ramps to Bowling Area and Ball Ramps that allow wheelchair play. Disabled Wheelchair access is from re…

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Dizzys Den

Dizzys Den is the Northwests Premier Indoor Childrens Play Centre. Let the kids have fun in a safe, clean and secure enviornment, while you relax.Dizzys has a 3 level play structure, Baby Chang Facilities, Pool Table and coffee dock area.

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Inishowen Maritime Museum & Planetarium

The Inishowen Maritime Museum and Planetarium is located in the old Coast Guard Station, only 100 yards from the Lough Foyle Ferry landing at Greencastle Harbour, County Donegal. Attractions include extensive nautical exhibits, memorabilia, photographs, models, modern and ancient maritime equipment and Irish boats from six to fifty feet. The state of the art planetarium features accurate depic…

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Oakfield Park

Oakfield Park is a 100 acre garden, consisting of award winning walled gardens to ponds, lakes, a lakeside Nymphaeum, a hedge maze, heritage trees and sculptures. Our crowning glory is a 4.5km narrow gauge railway with a diesel and steam train operating passenger trips daily. This is a magical way to explore the park s gardens as the train passes through flower meadows, beautiful woodlands, will…

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Glenveagh National Park

Glenveagh National Park lies in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains in the north-west of Co. Donegal. It is a remote and hauntingly beautiful wilderness which includes the Castle and Gardens. At the centre of the Park on the edge of Lough Veagh is Glenveagh Castle, a late 19th century castellated mansion, built as a hunting lodge.

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Wains World

Wains World, is a unique and exciting soft play adventure centre in Buncrana. It’s the fun and safe way for your kids to play! Let children explore Wains World and see what they discover! Relax and catch up with friends over a coffee and a delicious bite while the little ones have fun! Provided are play facilities for a rainy day, parties for your little ones and their friends! Opening Tim…

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Jailbreak @ Lifford Old Courthouse

Jailbreak is the North-west’s first live escape room! Set in real Dungeon Cells beneath the Old Courthouse, you and your group have been sentenced to death for a crime they didn’t commit and locked in a jail cell. With only 60 minutes to escape, your group will have to work together to find clues in the room and solve a series of puzzles to save yourselves! Do you have what it takes to make it …

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Llama walking at Campview Farm Ballyshannon

Guided Llama walks to the beautiful Erne Estuary for adults only.€20 per person to include light refreshments. Booking essential.

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Kilcar Tourism - Festivals & Events 2018

Festivals & Events 2018 Kilcar is the gateway to the Donegal Gaeltacht, situated between mountain and sea – a great centre for both activity and relaxation, offering the best in culture and tradition with modern amenities. Visit their website for further information about local events, music, hill walking and much more.

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Waterworld

Ireland’s Premier Indoor Aqua Adventure Playground is located on the sea front in Bundoran Co. Donegal. A seasonal facility that operates the ISO 9001 Quality System and ’White Flag Award for Spa & Leisure’. Waterworld achieved GOLD standard in 2014 and won Training Ethos category 2012-2013. Waterworld is open from Easter to September Opening times vary throughout the season. Bundoran Waterworl…

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Donegal Donkey Sanctuary

Donegal Donkey Sanctuary provides refuge to abandoned & abused donkeys. Visitors are welcome. Wander the walkways & meet the donkeys up close! Visitor centre includes a tearoom/gift shop. Disabled facilities available. Come along & make a new furry friend today! Donations can be made on our website and Facebook page or directly by post made payable to Donegal Donkey Sanctuary. We are con…

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Craic@Jacks

Craic @ Jacks, an indoor adventure centre is located in Ballybofey only 5 mins from Jackson’s Hotel and consists of lazer tag zone, snooker hall and paint a pot in association with Kil n Time.

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Archery Arcade

A Fun Safe New approach to Archery. Progress in minutes to playing The Games. All Equipment Provided. Corporate & Private Sessions. Indoors & Outdoors Fun.

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Wild Ireland

Step back in time into an ancient woodland inhabited by extinct creatures to experience some of Ireland’s ancient lost wildlife. Walk among the ancient trees and encounter Bears, Wolves, Lynx and Wild Boar on your journey through the past. ‘Wild Ireland’ is located on the Wild Atlantic Way and is the newest and most exciting visitor attraction in the North West of Ireland. Just a few centuri…

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Century Cinemas

A family run business bringing stories to life on the big screen in Letterkenny for over 75 years. With 8 screens, stadium seating, American rocker seating, all with 2D/3D digital cinema projectors and Dolby Digital 7.1 surround sound

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Area 50

We have a wide variety of activities for children across our park and we also provide accommodation with our log cabins and mobile homes. We have lots to do with bouncy castles, water sports, trampolines , an indoor play area, rock climbing, archery and many more activities!

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Arena 7

Welcome to Letterkenny’s number 1 Entertainment Complex in beautiful Donegal. The whole family can enjoy a day out at Arena7 with a great choice no matter what the age. The kids can choose from anyone of our seven great services from Bowling World to Waynes World from Strikes Bar & Restaurant to our Championship Pool Tables and not forgeting our Bite & Bowl Diner, Arcade Games, Go Karts and of cou…

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Donegal Railway Heritage Centre

Donegal Railway Heritage Centre is considered one of the county’s hidden gems and is located just 300 metres from Donegal Town Centre. Donegal had the largest narrow-gauge railway network in the British Isles, and uniquely, amongst steam engines and railcars, operated one of the first railway vehicles with an internal combustion engine in the world. This fascinating museum which has just been re…

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Nature North West

NatureNorthWest is all about connecting people with nature. From nature walks to bird song workshops, bat talks and childrens outdoor exploring we provide a range of different nature experiences in the north west. Get in touch to find out how you and yours can connect with nature locally!

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Dunlewey Centre

You can take a step back in time and visit the homestead of the world renowned weaver Manus Ferry and enjoy stories of times gone by from our experienced tour guides or take a trip out on the Dunlewey Lough on our tour of the lake where you will pass the Guinness estate (keep an eye out for the green lady who is said the haunt the house) If you prefer to stay on dry land you can take a ride on our…

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Irenes Fun World

An exciting childrens indoor activity centre. We host parties and have something for all the family. Based In Donegal Town.

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Fintown Railway

UPDATE FROM FINTOWN RAILWAY It is with great regret that we announce that the Fintown Railway will remain closed for the 2020 season due to the situation surrounding Covid-19. We hope that we will be back in 2021 and we look forward to seeing you all then. Until we meet again, stay safe and look after yourselves and your families. Fintown Railway Team -------------------------------…

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Errigal View Pet Zoo

Situated behind An Chúirt Hotel, Errigal View Pet Zoo is a family run business established in 2015. Aiming to deliver great value to families with a wide range of activities whatever the weather . From our indoor play area, indoor bouncy castle barn to outdoor play areas, crazy golf, Magical Unicorn encounters, Pony rides and of course all the animals, its great family fun. What started as a p…

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Century Play

Century Play facilities have been designed with all of the family in mind to ensure maximum fun and excitement. With a Junior area, Toddler area, Baby area and Sports areas all under the one roof, not forgetting the arcade area. A safe supervised area combined with a delicious adjoining coffee dock for parents to relax and unwind. 2's and under - €3 3-12years of age - €6

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Bundoran FootGolf

Bundoran FootGolf Open every summer . A 9 Hole FootGolf course, Loads of Fun for all the Family, Groups, Parties & more. Brilliant rates and team activities available too. www,bundoranfootgolf..com for discounts

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Spraoi agus Sport

Spraoi agus Spórt is a social enterprise based in Carndonagh, Inishowen providing excellent social, recreational and educational activities for the community which are focused on family development and which bring social, recreational and economic benefits to the area. Spraoi agus Spórt provide a wide range of after-school, weekend and holiday time activities for children, including children with…

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Lurgybrack Open Farm

Lurgybrack is a special place where all the family can spend the day together seeing animals and having fun. The centuries old farm building is home to range friendly farm animals that children can come face to face with. There is ample space to play safely, wander by the riverside, walk or just sit back and relax unwind with a snack from our tea room or have your own family picnic. School Gro…

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Bundoran Glowbowl & Macks Amusements

Bundoran Glowbowl & Macks Amusements is the largest Family Entertainment Centre in the North West and caters for everyone. The futuristic Glowbowl houses 8 lanes of fully computerised Tenpin Bowling and the fantastic Amusements Complex has something for all the family. We have all the latest Driving Games, Dance Machines, Video Games, Pool Tables, Air Hockey Tables and a fantastic Video Jukebox…

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Marinas Kids club

M.Arina Adventure Centre is a soft play centre situated An Chuirt Hotel, Gweedore. (Down the stairs opposite the Serenity reception) categories

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Kidz Kingdom

Let the little ones in your life run free at our soft play area’. Kidz Kingdom is a fully indoor adventure centre that has slides, ball pools, trampolines and many more attractions to ensure hours of endless fun for the kids in your family’. Full lunch menu with hot and cold drinks is available at all times. For the little and Big Kids in the family. We also cater for birthday parties, confirm…

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Tropical World

Tropical Butterfly House and Mini Zoo in the heart of Donegal, at Alcorn’s Flower and Garden Centre. Butterfly House At Tropical World our Butterfly House has some of the most beautiful and exotic Butterflies from all across the world! Experience our Butterflies in free flight and in close range while walking among our beautiful Flowers & Shrubs. Mini Zoo Tropical World’…

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Inch Wildfowl Reserve Park

Each winter the site hosts thousands of migratory birds including geese, swans, ducks and other waders. During the winter months it is not unusual to see fields with several thousand Greylag Geese or Whooper Swans grazing and witness the return of the birds to the lake at dusk is one of the most impressive wildlife displays you are likely to witness. During the summer months Inch Wildfowl Reserve…

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Century Complex

Century Complex Letterkenny is an exciting family entertainment complex incorporating Century Cinemas, Backstage Bar & Grill and Century Play!

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An Club Beag

Activity play centre for your child to come along and join in the fun. With activites including Arts and Crafts, Story telling, Rymes and Sing songs.

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Doagh Famine Village

Doagh Visitors Center takes you on an informative and at times humorous journey through Irish history & culture. Life size, authentic attractions include original thatched dwellings inhabited up until the 1980s. Other scenes include an Irish Wake, Eviction Scene, Travelling Community, Presbyterian Meeting House, Orange Lodge, Republican Safe House and new for 2012 the Haunted Rooms!

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