Family Friendly

From eating out to shopping and entertainment, there's plenty of family-friendly things to experience in the city.
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NUI Galway

NUI Galway is the biggest and oldest university in the West of Ireland. Explore some of the campus’ curiosities and attractions as part of the college’s University Trail, which is free and open to the general public.

www.nuigalway.ie/universitytrail/
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Fat Freddy's Restaurant

This is a relaxed family-oriented eatery serving up delicious pizzas, pasta and spaghetti, using their world famous (and top secret) Italian recipes. There’s wine and craft beer for the grown-ups too!

galwayrestaurants.net/
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Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden

It’s hard to beat Kylemore Abbey for a day out in stunning Connemara. Kids will love the walled gardens, nature trails and learning all about the castle’s colourful history.

www.kylemoreabbey.com/
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Renzo's Cafe

This Italian style coffee shop is a perfect stop-off on a day touring the city. Offering up tasty Italian cuisine, you can also indulge any time of day in their mouthwatering cakes and pastries.

renzocafe.weebly.com/
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GBC Restaurant and Coffee Shop

Originally a bakery, the GBC Restaurant and Coffee Shop has been serving up tasty food in Galway since 1936. Expect a variety of cuisine, from carvery lunch to European dishes for all ages and all tastes.

www.gbcgalway.com/
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Galway City Museum

The city museum’s exhibitions from 1800-1950 are a fascinating glimpse at Galway’s medieval past, and don’t miss the iconic Galway Hooker fishing boat suspended from the ceiling.

www.galwaycitymuseum.ie
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Wooden Heart

Walking into Wooden Heart is like reawakening all your childhood fantasies – it’s three floors packed with beautifully crafted wooden toys, which are also ethically produced, educational and enduring. You won’t walk out empty-handed.

www.woodenheart.ie/
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Charlie Byrne's Bookshop

Stocked to the brim full of new, bargain and second-hand books, this is a browser’s paradise. The super friendly staff are on hand to help find that elusive title and the children’s section is packed with books of all genres.

charliebyrne.com/
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McDonagh's

McDonagh’s has been serving up some of the best fish ‘n’ chips in Galway for four generations in the cute nautical-themed dining room. The service is fast and friendly, and the food is delicious.

www.mcdonaghs.net/restaurant.html
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Seapoint Leisure Centre

Seapoint Leisure Centre, in the heart of Salthill, is a haven for family entertainment. Play arcade games, interactive video games, pool and, afterwards, go for a bracing walk on the prom.

www.seapointleisure.ie/
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Galway Farmers' Market

Galway’s famous market has been trading in the city for centuries. Stroll through dozens of stalls selling local produce and crafts, gourmet chocolate, handmade toys, vintage jewellery and some legendary doughnuts.

www.galwaymarket.com/
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Food 4 Thought

A place that specialises in vegetarian/vegan dishes, there’s a fantastic range here, from gluten free chocolate cake to vegan shepherd’s pie. The homemade scones, cakes and pastries are a treat for any time of day.

www.facebook.com/Food-4-Thought-124752890890131/
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Massimo

A stylish gastropub that prides itself on seasonal produce and organic food, Massimo provides a special kid-friendly menu, along with coloring activities to keep the little ones occupied.

www.eatgastropub.com/