Top Things to Do in Doolin with Kids

Doolin with Kids

– Escape to the charming coastal village of Doolin with the kids for a fun-filled getaway! Discover the hidden gems and things to do for kids of all ages!  Here are some of our favourite local attractions.

Top Things to Do

Kids onboard Doolin Ferry

Aran Islands Adventure

A short 15-minute ferry ride from Doolin will transport you to Inis Oírr, the smallest and some say, the most enchanting, of the three islands.

Children will love exploring the ancient ruins of O’Brien’s Castle and the iconic lighthouse while the legendary Plassey shipwreck will ignite their imaginations and create lasting memories!

A playground, astro turf and beautiful sandy beach offer more opportunities to relax and have fun.

Sailings daily from Doolin pier with the award-winning Doolin Ferry

A trip to Inis Oirr with Doolin Ferry: One of the top things to do in Doolin

Doolin Ferry to the Aran Islands

Cliffs of Moher Cruise

No visit to County Clare is complete without seeing the Cliffs of Moher but how about gazing up instead of down to view them from a whole new perspective from sea-level!

A Cliffs of Moher boat tour with Doolin Ferry is such a fun thing to do for all the family. Kids will love sailing past the Harry Potter Cave and the giant sea stack and keeping an eye out for the puffins and other seabirds. If they’re lucky, they might even spot dolpins or whales in the water nearby.

The entertaining onboard commentary provides lots of interesting facts such as how the Cliffs were formed, where Hags Head got its name and why some seabirds’ eggs are shaped a certain way!

Puffins nesting at the Cliffs of Moher

Go Underground at Doolin Cave

Delve deep underground and discover the wonder of Doolin Cave, home to the largest stalactite in Europe.

The guided 1.5 hour tour will bring you up close to the Great Stalactite – formed from ONE continuous drop of water hundreds of thousands of years ago, and the only ONE of its kind in Ireland!

This is the perfect rainy day activity to do with kids!

Kids enjoying a tour of Doolin Cave

Aillwee Burren Experience

Enjoy a fun day out with the kids at Aillwee Birds of Prey Centre where you will get to witness some of Ireland’s and the world’s top predators including eagles, owls, vultures and hawks and watch the captivating flying displays!

Explore the underground with a guided cave tour or embark on a self-guided biodiversity walk through an eight-acre native tree woodland.

Birds of Prey at Aillwee Burren Experience

Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations

– No visit to the Burren is complete without experiencing the wonders of Caherconnell featuring Clare’s only sheepdog demonstration and a wonderous fort dating back to 10th century.

There is also a craft shop on site as well as a lovely café serving delicious food.

Kid petting a goat at Caherconnell Stone Fort

Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park

Situated overlooking Liscannor Bay, Moher Hill is a 14 acre open farm where children and adults alike have an opportunity to learn about and interact with their favourite animals in breathtaking surroundings.

The farm has a wide range of activities to ensure that all ages are kept entertained, regardless of the weather with bouncing castle, in-door and out-door go karts, ball pool, all weather out-door play area and miniature golf course.

Easter weekend at Moher Hill Farm is a treat for families and activities include easter egg trails, fun races and Easter Bunny appearances.

Family day out at Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park

Explore The Nearby Beaches 

Lahinch and Fanore boast two of County Clare‘s finest beaches and both are within a short drive of Doolin village .

From building sandcastles with the little ones to sea kayaking or catching waves with one of the local surf schools, a day of relaxation and adventure is guaranteed.

Surfing in Co.Clare

Accommodation & Dining

Choose from a wide range of places to stay in Doolin, including campsites, glamping huts, hotels, and cozy b&bs, ensuring an option to suit every preference and budget.

After a day of exploration, indulge in a delicious meal at one of Doolin’s many restaurants, pubs, and cafes and you’re never far away from a music session – it is the home of trad after all!

For further information, check out the Doolin Tourism website.

Enjoy your stay!