Family Friendly Things to do in Sligo

When we looked for County Requests, Sligo was high up on the

When we looked for County Requests, Sligo was high up on the list! And no surprise there, a beautiful County with some much to do, whether you’re living there or visiting.

We’ve gathered up so many wonderful Family Recommendations over the past few years and can’t wait to share all Things for Families to do in Sligo.

Let us know if we’re missing any of your favourites and we’ll be sure to get them included.



  • Enniscoe Beach, Sand Dunes and Pier
  • Enniscrone Castlefield Fairy Garden
  • Strandhill Beach, Dunes and Coast Walk
  • Queen Maeve Trail, Knocknarea
  • Rathcarrick Forest – lovely loop that goes up Knocknarea and either back down to the car park via the woods, or down the other side of the mountain to Strandhill
  • Diarmuid and Grainne’s Cave
  • Union Wood
  • Dooney Rock
  • Eagles Flying
  • Quarry Field Farm Experience
  • Pier Walk, Aughris Head
  • Lissadell Beach – small, safe beach. Lovely Forest Walk beside the beach.
  • Playgrounds – Strandhill, Grange, Kevinsfort, Doorley Park, Cliffoney, Collooney
  • Sligo SUP, Enniscrone
  • Caves of Keash
  • Carrowkeel Megalithic Tombs
  • Gleniff Horseshoe
  • Benbulbin Forest Walk
  • Enniscrone Pitch and Putt
  • Streedagh Beach
  • Hazelwood
  • Rosses Point Beach
  • Rebelle Surf, Strandhill
  • Atlantic Sheepdogs
  • Island View Riding Stables
  • Atlantic Way Alpaca Farm
  • Mullaghmore Beach
  • Ox Mountain Adventure Camp
  • Pol Gorm
  • Strolls along the Laundry Walk
  • Castle Field Walk, Enniscrone
  • River Walk, Dromore West
  • Lough Easkey Walk
  • The Warren Way, just outside Enniscrone. A lovely walk through woods down to the shore. A great walk for children, even toddlers, as it’s quite short and there’s loads of interesting things along the way.
  • Strandhill Surf
  • Sligo Surf Experience
  • Slish Wood
  • Devil’s Chimney Waterfall, Tormore
  • Northwest Adventure Tours – Biking, Hiking, SUP, Freediving


  • Five Star Fun Activity Play Centre, Grange
  • Salt and Soul Studio, Strandhill – Yoga
  • The Model, Sligo – Art Gallery
  • Funny Bones, Children’s Activity and Play Centre based in Colloney
  • Waterpoint, Enniscrone
  • Enniscrone Arcades


  • Shells Cafe, Strandhill
  • Pudding Row, Sligo Town
  • Baker Boy, Sligo Town
  • Flip Side Sligo
  • Kate’s Kitchen, Sligo
  • Knox Sligo Town
  • Hardigan’s, Sligo Town
  • Nook Sligo, Sligo Town
  • Eala Bhan Restaurant, Sligo
  • Miso
  • Lyon’s Cafe
  • Mammy Johnston’s Ice-cream, Strandhill
  • Kirsty’s Cart in Carney Village
  • Drumcliffe Teahouse – beside Yeat’s Grave
  • Maple Moose and Gelati, Enniscrone
  • Strand Bar, Strandhill
  • Osta Cafe. Sligo
  • Bistro Bianconi, Sligo
  • Jalan Jalan, Sligo
  • Venue Strandhill
  • Davis’s and Yeats Tavern, Drumcliffe North
  • The Jam Pot Cafe, Grange
  • Harrisons Bar and Restaurant, Cliffoney
  • Beach Bar, Sligo

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