What to do With The Kids????


 

Family Fun Things to Do In Tralee and Kids Activities

Tralee is a fantastic destination for short breaks, especially for families.
Here are a few suggestions of what my family enjoy in Tralee.
 
  1. Tralee Aquadome
  2. Tralee Town Park
  3. Kerry County Museum
  4. Tralee Omniplex
  5. Toby World Tralee
  6. The Blennerville Windmill
  7. Siamsa Tire
  8. The Greyhound Track
  9. Fenit Blue Flag Beach 
  10. Walking

 

 Watery Fun

Tralee Sports & Leisure Centre incorporating a 25mtr pool and kiddie’s pool provides facilities for all ages and standards, from learner to the serious swimmer, and is the home of the successful Kingdom Swimming Club.  This is where my children have learned to swim.  The facility also incorporates a modern fitness suite, sports hall, squash/racquetball courts and outdoor tennis courts.

Tralee Aquadome is one of Ireland’s largest and most modern indoor water leisure facilities incorporating a free form leisure pool, waves, rapids, and water slide and sauna suite.  The Aquadome is a great place to spend a day when it is raining and it is one of the top tourist attractions in Co. Kerry. Be it the thrilling ride along the Sky High Flume slide, plunging down the Outdoor Falling Rapids, kicking back in the Lazy River or wrestling the River Rapids a few hours in the Aqua Dome has something to suit all ages, swimmers and non-swimmers.

www.aquadome.ie

Aquadome

That’s right, if there are any non-swimmers in the family you can have a fantastic time in the Games Zone or during the summer months you can enjoy the outdoor attractions of the Giant Slide, Bouncy Castle and Bungee Trampoline while the Remote Control Trucks & Boats are a really fun way to test your driving and sailing skills!

Tralee Town Park … the best things in life are free….
Tralee’s Town Park covering some 80 acres and located in the heart of the town provides a quiet haven which allows resident and visitor alike to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Its Rose Garden with its many unique varieties receives widespread acclaim.

 Tralee Town Park is situated in the center of the town, and is a great place to bring the children. It’s hard to believe that you are right in the middle of Tralee town, as the peace and quiet is unbelievable. To start with I get the kids to do a nature walk around the park. This is quite a nice little walk and can be fun picking out the different trees.  My children love the Garden of Senses, with its sculptures and fabulous plants. Depending on the time of the year you visit, there may be the most gorgeous smell of roses in bloom.  A new fountain has replaced the two old fountains in the park and the children’s play area has been relocated with lots of new play equipment installed.

Cinema … rainy day stuff

 Open daily from 2pm and from 12 noon Saturday and Sunday

Okay, let’s say the rain clouds have gathered for an afternoon and you’re in need of a few hours respite to keep the family entertained? A great option is to check out Tralee Omniplex where the latest flicks will be on show (plus they’ve got one of those 3D enabled screens !).

This eight screen cinema is located on Dan Spring Road (next door to The Aqua Dome) and there’s plenty of free parking available if the family prefer to avoid the short stroll from the town centre

 Kerry County Museum– a little bit of education… 

Without doubt, one of the top attractions in Tralee and Co. Kerry and is filled with interesting and entertaining exhibitions and just to prove its totally geared towards the family holiday, there is FREE admission for kids at Kerry County Museum.

Set in Ashe Memorial Hall, the museum was named 2009 Museum Of The Year and you’ll

soon see why, as you flit from the fantastic Medieval Experience where you can step back in time to ancient Tralee, with all of its sights, sounds and smells!Kerry the Kingdom Museum

All the family will love the part of the museum where the Knight’s Hall is and it sets the scene perfectly for your journey through The Medieval Experience, giving visitors an insight into what life was like in the area in 1450. While the Museum Gallery guides you through the centuries of Kerry. The 10-minute audio-visual show carries you over the Kerry landscape where you’ll meet its people and its towns and villages, plus I recommend you check out the Tom Crean Room to find out about one of Kerry’s true heroes. Here you can learn about Annascaul’s famous son and his involvement in The Antarctica Expeditions. 

Toby World Tralee— to let off steam…

www.tobyworld.ie

Looking for somewhere else to go on a rainy day ? Take a trip to Toby World kids indoor activity centre in Tralee.  

Toby World boasts Ireland’s largest play frame in Ireland but also stresses that it is more than just a soft play centre. It really is a comprehensive children’s indoor play and amusement centre which also has Quazar for older kids. 

It also features mini Go Karts, an Arts and Crafts area, a special needs Sensory Room, slides, and a Disco. 

The baby and toddler area for under 4’s has its own spiral slide, ball-pond and pedal cars. 

For adults there is a coffee shop with its delicious menu including award winning coffee and tea, from where parents can watch their kids from behind glass screens which cuts down on the noise levels that some indoor play centres can suffer from. 

 So for a family fun day out with lots of things to do for kids, Toby World indoor activity centre in Tralee might be hard to beat.

There is something for children of all ages and activity levels at Toby World.

                                  Toby World

Toby World is open all week from 10.00 to 18.00 

 Toby World Tralee Direction

Coming into Tralee from the Cork/Limerick direction take first left on the roundabout with the statue of footballers. Take next immediate left. Go past the Volvo dealership. Soundstore will be on the right and Toby World is behind them.

 There is lots of free parking for cars and there is 10 bus spaces

 Family Fun Tip For Toby World

Toby World is conveniently located beside the Manor West Shopping Centre in Tralee. So maybe dad would take the kids for 2 hours play while he reads the paper in the coffee shop and mum goes for a spot of retail therapy

 Blennerville Windmill—

Perhaps it’s not the most obvious of family tourist attractions in Tralee, but Blennerville Windmill is both an educational and entertaining place in which to amuse your little darlings. Apart from being the largest working windmill in Ireland, Blennerville Windmill is now home to a craft complex and multi-lingual exhibition which traces the emigration history of the area.

Blennerville acted as a main gateway for Co. Kerry to North America during the Irish Famine so this is a poignant place to visit. Best part of the visit though is to climb the stairs inside the windmill all the way to the top where you can take in some spectacular views of Tralee Bay and the Kerry mountains.

  

  

  

  

  

Siamsa Tire

Also a perfect venu for those rainy days we see so often! Siamsa is a unique theatre situated close to Tralee Town Park  which provides an eclectic mix of high quality performance across the following art forms: Drama, Dance, Comedy, Literature, Children and Family, Opera, Music, Traditional Arts, Arts through the Irish Language and Circus. The gallery also adds to the character of this charming thetre with its exhibitions.  

And There’s More …
Tralee has many other attractions, which would be expected, in a town of its size, including Bowling Alley, Snooker Hall, and Equestrian Centre.

Greyhound Track …
The Kingdom Greyhound stadium, which has been developed to the highest standard provides racing twice weekly. Looking for something fun that all the family can enjoy? Check out the thrills, the experience and the excitement that is a Night at the Dogs….

Kingdom Greyhound Stadium

Walking …
 There are many local walks in the town including the canal bank walk and the walk in Ballyseedy Wood. A new 9.9 kms walk known as Slí na Sláinte has recently been developed around the Town.

Fenit Blue Flag Beach

This Blue Flag sandy beach can be found close to the harbour in the little fishing village of Fenit. The area is a designated natural heritage area important for flora and fauna.
The beach is just a short distance from the Tralee town; you can watch the big ships come in and out of the harbour.

Well I am sure you will agree that there are certainly plenty ideas there on how to occupy the whole family, particularly the kids, in good weather, and in bad.

by

The Working Parent!!

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