Things to Do in Clare for Families on a Day Trip from Limerick

Rugged Beauty, Adventure, breath taking views and fresh air and open spaces in abundance… are the things you can do in Co. Clare, by staying at our Clayton Hotel Limerick, just one hour to Clare! Take advantage of your family breaks in Limerick to visit the Cliffs of Moher or surf at Lahinch Beach, there are lot of activities and things to in Co. Clare for families.

Bunratty Castle & Folkpark

Bunratty Castle and Folkpark is set on 26 acres, the impressive park features over 30 buildings in a ‘living’ village and rural setting. Rural farmhouses, village shops and streets are recreated and furnished as they would have appeared at that time according to their social standing, from the poorest one roomed dwelling to Bunratty House a fine example of a Georgian residence built 1804 home of the Studdarts, the last family to occupy Bunratty Castle.

Bunratty Castle is located 20 mins drive from the Clayton Hotel Limerick.

Aillwee Caves, Co Clare

Aillwee Caves are in the heart of the Burren In County Clare. Perched high on its Burren terraced mountainside with what has to be one of the most spectacular views of Galway Bay. It is a must activity in Clare for all who find themselves in the area.

The Burren is a place full of wonder, beauty and discovery. Let the staff at AILLWEE welcome you to the dramatic underworld of this area. Expert guides will accompany and inform you during your leisurely tour. The tour consists of a 30-minute stroll through the beautiful caverns – over bridged chasms, under weird formations and alongside the thunderous waterfall which sometimes gently sprays the unsuspecting visitor!

Aillwee Caves are located 1 hr 15 mins drive from the Clayton Hotel Limerick.

Cliffs of Moher, Co Clare

You simply cannot travel to Ireland without paying a visit to Ireland’s top tourist attraction, the breath-taking Cliffs of Moher, situated in County Clare along the wild Atlantic Way. The Cliffs of Moher have majestically faced the Atlantic for over 350 million years and their beauty is incomparable – it is Ireland’s most visited tourist attraction, so it’s one of the must things to do near Limerick and you will understand why.

The Cliffs of Moher are located 1 hour 20 mins from the Clayton Hotel Limerick.

Lahinch Beach, Co Clare

Lahinch is a small, welcoming and truly lively holiday resort with an atmosphere and energy that’s all its own. It nestles at the head of Liscannor Bay, beside a 2 km long beach of golden sands. The shape of the resort creates Atlantic breakers that attract surfing and canoeing enthusiasts from all over the world and Lahinch has earned a reputation as a top ‘surf centre’ – with surf schools, social life and great atmosphere to boot. It’s also great for lovers of other water sports too: sailing, swimming, kite surfing, skin-diving, deep-sea and freshwater fishing are also popular here. Lahinch beach is one of the tops things to do in Clare with families for its wide range of activities.

Lahinch Beach I located 1 hour 10 mins drive from the Clayton Hotel Limerick.

Lahinch Surf School

Lahinch Surf School is based at the beach hut on Lahinch promenade in Lahinch County Clare on the west coast of Ireland. Here Lahinch Surf School provides a friendly, safe and fun introduction to the exhilarating art of surfing.

Ireland’s biggest range of surf school surfboards. From 10 foot monster boards that make surfing easy for taller/stronger people, to 6 foot short boards, we have you covered. No matter what your surfing ability or experience, the aim is to make surfing easy for you. That’s when it gets fun!

Lahinch Surf School is located 1 hour 10 mins drive from the Clayton Hotel Limerick.

Doolin Village, Co Clare

Doolin Village, situated on the Wild Atlantic Way, boasting some of the most breath-taking scenery in Ireland and with a colourful and welcoming village.

Located on the edge of the historic Burren in northwest County Clare, and within easy reach of the majestic Cliffs of Moher and the unique Aran Islands, Doolin’s dramatic landscape cannot easily be forgotten.

Doolin is the home of traditional Irish music, with plenty of music and craic to be had every night. You can take a clifftop walk breathing in the crisp, salty Atlantic air while appreciating the beautiful wildflowers, discover the great stalactite at Doolin Cave, explore the rugged landscape or go on an Atlantic cruise to appreciate the unique coastline from a different perspective. Adventure is waiting for you in Doolin!

Doolin Village is located 1 hour 15 mins drive from the Clayton Hotel Limerick.

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