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Leonidas offer a mouthwatering display of fine Belgian chocolates. The store - one of a number in Ireland - offers sixty different varieties, including pralines, truffles, liqueur and fresh cream. An assortment of presentation boxes are available for various occasions. Leonidas also sells hampers of wine and chocolates.
This store is devoted to educating children of all ages. There is a vast array of toys on display, from counting blocks to musical instruments. There is also a large collection of learning books and activities. This centre has a deposit policy and children can try out the toys in the store before purchase.
One of the largest collection of toys in the west of Ireland is contained under this roof. Stocks include the latest and most popular items. Smyth's caters for all ages from infants to teenagers. Computer games, including Nintendo and Playstation, are available at competitive prices. Second-hand games are also bought and sold.
Ideally located amongst spacious private grounds, this luxury 4-star hotel boasts a superb location in the leafy suburb of Taylors Hill, 1km from Galway city centre. It boasts free gym access and free parking for guests. A haven of peace and tranquillity, Ardilaun Hotel features a superb leisure club with an 18-metre pool, spa bath, sauna, steam room and high-tech gym. Furthermore, the Avalon Health and Beauty Salon offers a range of beauty treatments, including relaxing hot stone massages. A popular venue for both business executives and leisure guests looking for luxury accommodation in Galway city, the Ardilaun is close to beautiful beaches, city centre shopping, theatre and cinema, gardens and extensive outdoor activities.
Galway's only aquarium has been a great success with the public, especially with children. Indigenous fresh and seawater species can be seen in re-created habitats. Through the reinforced glass you can watch a variety of sea life, including conger eels, trout and the amicable thornback ray. The shark enthusiast can view spur dog, bull huss and tope varieties. Afterwards, unwind at the Lighthouse Café and wander through the Mermaid Giftshop. The Atlantaquarium provides an adventurous and enjoyable family day out.
With a stunning beach front location, the Jameson Court Apartments are located in Salthill. These luxury apartments feature large double bedrooms, separate kitchen and living areas and free private parking. Apartment kitchens come fully fitted with cooker, dishwasher and washing machine whilst there are comfortable sofas in living areas. With stunning sea views, living areas also feature flat-screen TVs and DVD players. There is an underground car park and elevator which will take you straight to your apartment. Internet access is available and the 2-bedroom apartments all feature a balcony or deck. The landscaped private courtyard provides a safe and relaxed space for recreation. Within walking distance is the lovely sea side village of Salthill, boasting the longest promenade in Europe. Galway is just a 5-minute drive, and Galway Golf Club is a 15-minute walk from the apartments.
The award-winning, 4-star Galway Bay Hotel overlooks Galway Bay and is situated on Galway’s Blue Flag beach. Guests can enjoy the hotel’s swimming pool, a massage fountain, and its AA Rosette Bay Brasserie. With bright, cosy decor, each room offers an interactive TV, free Wi-Fi, and free newspapers on request. Guests can also make use of a private bathroom with a hairdryer, and tea/coffee facilities. Guests have free use of the leisure centre, which features a fully equipped, modern gym, and a sauna. Health and beauty treatments are also available. Full Irish breakfasts are served each morning, and the AA Rosette Bay Brasserie serves modern Irish cuisine with fresh ingredients. Harvest Cafe provides carvery lunches and homemade dishes. Free parking is available, and Galway’s lively centre and cathedral are just a 5-minute drive away. Galway Golf Club and Pearse Stadium are both only 10 minutes’ walk away from the hotel.
Branar Drámaíochta is an acclaimed puppet theater. Kids of all ages and even adults will get enthralled by their creative shows. Engaging and educative, they have plays for children aged 6 months and above. Offering a plethora of acts that differ as per the age group, kids will have a gala time at this place. Their mission is to use simple and creative methods to help young minds open up, take up challenges, and be a catalyst for education.
Situated about twenty minutes' drive from Galway city and close to the village of Oranmore, Renville Park surrounds a magnificent 16th century estate. The grounds include a network of trails and walks through woodlands, providing spectacular views of the sea and of counties Clare and Galway.The variety of flora includes several tree varieties, wild flowers, shrubs and old creeping ivy. Local fauna incorporates otter, heron, curlew and raven. The park has picnic areas with barbeque facilities (bring your own charcoal) and a children's play area. Open all year round, this park makes for a great family day out.
In the heart of the scenic Claregalway countryside is this well-equipped riding centre, only four miles from Galway's city centre. The centre has a large indoor arena where the novice can receive tuition; the more capable rider can avail of the jumping equipment. Outdoor trekking is available for the beginner, while cross-country hacking is on offer for the more experienced rider.
Highlighting the Celtic culture and its heritage, Brigit's Garden is an award-winning themed park that is a local favorite, as well as a quite popular spot with tourists. Located in Galway, the popular garden features structures that are characteristic of Celtic architecture like the fairy fort, roundhouse and the stone chamber, to name a few. Apart from the cute, fairy tale locations within the site, the programs and games organized to benefit the children also attracts many visitors. Big on magical grandeur and old world charm, you'd definitely love it here, no matter what your age is.