Top five activities to with kids in Ennis

19 July, 2021
A childs birthday Party
Clare Paintball

Planning your summer staycation? Look no further than the capital of Clare, Ennis: a holiday destination that offers a fascinating blend of old and new Ireland in one uniquely, individual, charming and character-rich place; at once both a destination and a gateway to the wild Atlantic way. No trip to Ennis would be complete without taking part in 'The best of Ennis walking tour' , led by Ollie, a local and passionate tour guide. You will discover the hidden gems of Ennis and listen to tales of the town's history, culture, folklore and people.

Ennis is a family-friendly town offering activities suitable for all ages, so why not get out in the fresh air and go horse riding at Castle Fergus Riding Stables, only a short 10-minute drive from the town centre. They have suitable ponies and horses to match all types of riders. All ages and abilities can enjoy riding over 100 acres of beautiful rolling farmland.

Horse-riding on the fairy trail at Castlefergus Riding Stables
Horse riding in Quinn

For those looking for a day filled with outdoor adventure, Clare Paintball allows customers to enjoy original games combined with the best protective gear and paintball guns. The younger visitors can join in the fun as Clare Paintball is the first paintball site in Ireland to offer paintball games to children as young as 10.

Planet Entertainment Centre is the perfect place to spend a rainy day. They are Ireland's best family entertainment centre, offering something for all the family – bowling, laser tag and an indoor kids’ area.

Just a short drive from the centre of town in the countryside is Ballyalla lake. There, Clare Water Sports offers canoeing, stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking. Ballyalla Lake is also the perfect location to sit down and have a picnic from the local coffee shop in town, Mondowhich offers picnic boxes that you can bring on the go.

One thing is for sure, you won’t be short of activities to do during your stay in Ennis.  

Children Kayaking in Ballyalla Lake
Kayaking on Ballyalla Lake