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Loughwell Farm Park is located in Moycullen, about 8km from Galway City and is the ideal place for a day out for kids. There is a host of animals to pet such as pigs, ponies, cows, sheep, alpacas, goats, chickens, donkeys, rabbits, reindeer and much more. There are also lots of activities such as a play barn with bouncy castles, bouncy slide, obstacle course, timber play villages, sand dunes with slides and play diggers, sand pit with play boat, straw bale maze, toddler swings, zip wire, pedal go karts and more.
Galway is home to Irelands National Aquarium, which houses the country’s largest display of sea and fresh water life. You can see young and freshly hatched fish in the Aquaculture rearing centre and learn about the huge variety of life in the Estuary, Harbour, Lighthouse, Mill Pond along with many other exhibits. The star attraction within the aquarium is the 120 tonne Ocean Tank showcasing over 200 species including cod, Pollack and small sharks. For hands on learning visit the Touch Pools for a unique chance to hold starfish, crabs or even sea scorpions! The building is located on the Seafront in Salthill.
Salthill Blue Flagged beach. The beach at Salthill is actually several small beaches separated by outcrops. Some of the beaches are sandy and some pebbly. It is located in Galway city and on Galway Bay, a Special Area of Conservation (SAC). It is the perfect place for a family to enjoy a sunny day.
IMC cinema and The Planet Amusement Centre– both provide some indoor amusements if the sun decides to hide during your stay. Just a ten minute stroll from the hotel why not start the day off with a competitive game of bowling followed by an afternoon at the cinema.

Monkey Business – Childrens play centre with slides, ballpools, bouncy castles, painting corner, climbing frames, baby/toddler area; and, much much more!

Go-Karting - If you are looking for an adrenalin rush then we have just the thing for you. Only a two minute drive away, Galway City Karting offers the best possible experience you could ask for. With enough karts for everyone, you and the family can enjoy a friendly, family race against one another which is sure to get the blook flowing! Read more. 

Planet Galway - The Planet Galway is located just down the road from the Pillo Hotel and has plenty of entertainment options for you to enjoy with family and friends including laser tag, ten-pin bowling, space kids and more.

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Pillo Hotel, Headford Point, Headford Road, Galway, Ireland
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