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Fun Family things to do in Carlow - Its Endless !

Visual Gallery - Centre for Contemporary Art

Admission to Visual Galleries is FREE of Charge, tours for the public take place on Sundays 2.30pm - 3.30pm - Also free of Charge for details on current exhibitions 

Dome Family Entertainment Centre *(activity included in Family Fun Packages)

This family-orientated entertainment centre offers a range of Fun activities to keep all the family entertained from young to the young at heart!!! Dont forget to use your €35 voucher from our Family Fun Breaks and as a Family guest of the Talbot Carlow you have free access to the Kiddies Play area - Enjoy

- State of the Art, 12 Lane AMF bowling Centre
- A massive 8,000 sq. ft. childrens play and activity area
- American/English Pool Tables (transferred to New Ivy Rooms snooker club across from Dome)
- Air Hockey, Video Games & Internet Access
- Simulators & Juke Boxes
- Teenage Discos
- Fantastic Diner and Coffee Shops
- Kids Go-Karts

For more information or Tel (059) 9141555   

Rancho Reilly Pet Farm & Childrens Activity Centre *(activity included in Family Fun Packages)

Rancho Reilly is the ideal place for a family day out, birthday party or any Family Fun Day out, located on the Springhill Road 1/4 Mile from Talbot Carlow. Set on 5 acres of land, ample car parking, wheelchair accessible outdoor activity. The animals we have at Rancho Reilly include, Reindeer, Minature Goats, Minature Ponies, Lamb/Sheep, Calves/Cows, Turkeys, Pot Bellied Pigs, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Hens, Ducks, Geese, Chipmunks, Canaries and many more!

- Outdoor Play Activity Centre - Swings, slides, trampolines, zip glider, climbing frame.
- Minature crazy golf.
- Sandpit with diggers etc.
- Tractors, diggers, bikes to cycle around our cycle/ride on track'.
- Bouncy Castle available for parties. Picnic area surrounding a duck pond.
- Train Ride through the farm for the kids

Indoor activity play centre Soft play area for children up to 3 years.
- Soft play area including slides for 4-11 years.
- Pool table.
- Coffee Shop with a log burning stove serving homemade cakes, scones, sandwiches, snacks etc.
- Party area - rates for birthday parties are different to normal rates depending on size of party, food etc

For more information or Tel (087) 1759123

The Grid Carlow *(activity included in Family Fun Packages)

The 1st indoor go-karting in the Southeast - We can offer you the chance to experience indoor karting at its very best and the thrill and adrenalinof motorsport racing on our 400 meter with full F1track lighting system.
Running the largest 270cc Honda engine karts and 90cc Honda engine karts for the younger enthusiasts.
All races are on computerised timing and scoring system.

The 1st Indoor Roller Disco Rink in the South East - Roller Skating fun awaits you at our 400 square meter Roller City Disco. Skating provides great exercise and is fun. Lace-em up and come join the others, Get on the floor and get ready for a great experience.  Skate to the latest tunes, with our disco lights and watch out for our fancy dress/theme nights – fun for all the family. All skates provided or bring your own skates.

For more information or Tel (059) 9164817   

Rathwood and Rath Forrest

Rathwood is a multi-award winning family owned centre with a fashionable gift and garden shop, elite furniture and interiors shop, a bright busy restaurant with home baking and a mediterranean style garden centre and courtyard. It is simply a treasure chest of interesting and unusual ideas, displayed in room by room style to help you create the home and garden of your dreams. Customers from the green fingered to the fledging gardener or home owner are guaranteed expert advice and friendly assistance. A ride on the Rathwood Train, Woodlands Walk, visit to the donkey park or Christmas wonderland makes rathwood a joy to visit at any time of the year. Facilities at Rathwood include; Multi award winning exclusive centre consisting of furniture & interiors shop, gift shop, restaurant, walled garden centre, stone landscaping, log cabins, garden sheds, Train Rides, childrens outdoor play garden, woodlands walks & lots more

For more Information please Tel 059 9156285 E

Chocolate Garden of Ireland

The Chocolate Garden of Ireland are the makers of Hand made chocolates & Luxury Organic Ice-cream. It boasts a dedicated shop for Chocolate, a cafe and ice-cream parlour. Families and visitors can enjoy and take part in Chocolate workshops.

For more Information please Tel 059 6481999 or E

Woodlands Falconry

Woodlands Falconry is an educational Bird of Prey Centre where the public can get close up and enjoy these majestic birds.On view we have a selection of Hawks, Falcons and Owls from around the world, including the TurkeyVulture and recently re-introduced Red Kite and Golden Eagle. See our daily flying displays, or take a pleasant and more personal "Hawk Walk" through the adjoining woodland.

For more Information please Tel 059 9156878 E

Rathwood and Rath Forrest, Chocolate Garden and Woodlands Falconry are all located in close proximity to each other for further information and directions please click on the group site

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Talbot Hotel Carlow, Portlaoise Road, Carlow Tel: +353 59 915 3000 Fax: +353 59 915 3001 Email: Reservations: