Exterior of the Radisson Hotel Athlone

Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone



Families visiting Athlone can enjoy a wide variety of fun activities from petting zoos to high adrenaline adventures. Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone, has gathered some of the best family fun activities nearby to explore.
Tayto Park
A fun day out for kids of all ages awaits at Tayto Park, a 90-minute drive from the hotel. Children under 6 years can play on the swings and rides on the Spudhara Playground, while the Pow Wow Playground is designed for kids under 12 years. Older thrill seekers can head over to Eagle Sky adventure zone which features Ireland’s only wooden rollercoaster. Don’t miss the zoo which has tigers, meerkats, several species of monkeys and more.
Glendeer Pet Farm
Give the family a hands-on experience at the Glendeer Pet Farm just 15 minutes from the hotel by car. Feed, pet and hold friendly goats, puppies or rabbits. The farm has over 50 species of animals. You can also enjoy a wonderful nature walk along the Fairy Trail. Recharge with a light lunch at the coffee shop, or bring your own picnic. Glendeer’s indoor play, picnic and undercover areas allow you to enjoy your visit regardless of the weather.
Bay Sports
Take the family out for a splash of fun at this waterpark featuring the tallest floating slide in the world. Drive 15 minutes from the hotel to Hodson Bay on Lough Ree and enjoy a floating playpark of slides, jumps and climbs. Additionally, the park also offers kayaks, pedal boats and stand-up paddling, and children over 6 years are more than welcome. Don’t worry about the cold – wet suits are available for hire.
Lough Key Forest and activity centre
This huge adventure playground and natural park on the banks of Lough Key is an hour’s drive from the hotel. Enjoy a full day of fun for all and run a little wild before heading back to the Hotel to unwind. Explore the Boda Borg – a real life puzzle quest experience through 47 rooms. Pre-booking is recommended.