Keeping the family entertained is easy in County Sligo. With many exciting family friendly attractions around the County, it will be easy to give your children an unforgettable holiday. From watching an eagle soar above their head to discovering about the faith of 3 Spanish Armada ships of Streedagh, give them memories they will cherish forever.
Sligo Family Attractions
Eagles Flying is the largest Centre for Birds of Prey and Owls in Ireland. Visit them and have a fantastic and memorable experience of majestic raptors soaring over your head during one of the educational and fun shows.
Watch different species of eagles hunting on prey-dummies in their natural environment and learn more during the shows about the biology of the raptors.
Also enjoy the Touch-zoo where you can interact with goats, lambs, donkeys, horses, guinea pigs, rabbits, hedgehogs, ferrets, different pigs, raccoon, chinchillas and many more.
From 1st April until 7th November
10:30 a.m-12:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
BIRD SHOWS start at 11 a.m. & 3 p.m. every day each lasting for 60 minutes approximately.
Children (under 3)Free
Children 3-16 € 8.90
Adults € 15.90
Students (with ID)€ 13.90
Family (2 adults and 2 children) € 45.90 each additional child € 7.90
Child group (16+) reduced rate per child € 7.90 per student
Student group (16+) reduced rate € 12.90
Adult Groups (16 people and more)€ 13.90 per person
Sligo Folk Park
Sligo Folk Park is located in the beautiful village of Riverstown, County Sligo. This community based attraction provides a true experience of rural life and Irish heritage at the turn of the late 19th Century.
The Folk Park is set in the grounds of the authentically restored Millview House, which was originally built in 1873 by George Reid a farmer, shoemaker and the local church sexton.
Stroll around the park and visit the wonderful museum and evocative exhibition hall which houses one of Ireland’s finest collections of rural history and agricultural artefacts.
9:30am to 5pm: Monday to Friday (closed bank holidays)
October to May: open Monday to Friday only (with exception of events)
May to September: open Saturday's 10 - 5 pm and Sunday's 12 - 5pm (including bank holidays)
Price per person: €8.00 pp
Children aged 4 to 16 years old: €4.00 *
Family of 4: €20.00 **
Children under 4 go free.
**Children under four are not included when calculating the family rate. There is a charge of €4 for every additional child between the age of four and sixteen years.
Enjoy a few hours at Atlantic sheepdogs. Learn more about the world of sheepdogs and see some of the worlds smartest sheepdogs, working in their natural environment. Martin Feeney, who together with his dogs, has represented Ireland on an International stage on numerous occasions over the past twenty years, demonstrates how sheepdogs are used to move sheep around mountains and fields, on a typical Irish Farm. You will also learn how the dogs are trained, about the many different breeds of sheep reared on the Atlantic Sheepdogs Farm and all about life on the farm.
Spanish Armada Wrecks
Nearby the small coastal village of Grange is Streedagh beach. On a stormy night, three Spanish Armada ships ( La Lavia, La Juliana , Santa Maria de Vison) shipwrecked of Streedagh beach. Where 1000 men died, a few survived. One of the survivors was captain Fransisco de Cuellar who told the tale of his survival in his memoir. Follow in his footsteps and follow de Cuellar trail.
For when it rains
The model is one of Ireland's most important contemporary arts centres.
The learn and explore programme is geared towards children and is aimed at bringing arts to the younger generation.
When it is raining outside, why not go for an indoor swim. From sliding down a 65 meter flume at waterpoint in Enniscrone to taking a splash in Sligo regional Sport centre, your are guaranteed to have a whale of a time.
A drive up Ladies Brae
This scenic drive will appeal to young and old. The drive takes you in the heart of the Ox Mountains. An old favourite is the picnic area along the Owenboy river. the kids will love jumping from rock to rock, the adults will love the quietness of this remote spot.