Without a doubt one of my favourite places to bring my daughter is Coole Park.
Coole Park is located just outside Gort County Galway, on the main Galway road.
It has extensive woodland and there is 6 kilometres of signposted nature trails and an 18th century walled garden.
Coole Park is a historic park that was formerly the estate of the Gregory family. The Gregory family were writers and politicians. The most notable Gregory was Augusta Lady Gregory who was an Irish dramatist, folklorist & theatre manager who worked with the notorious poet W.B. Yeats.
One of our favourite parts of the Park is the Autograph Tree which is engraved with the initials of many famed and respected writers including W.B. Yeats, Edward Martyn, George Bernard and many more!
We regularly visit as it is so close and entry is free 🙂
We love to bring a picnic and chill. There are lot’s of picnic tables available!
If you don’t fancy bringing a picnic, there is a gorgeous restaurant beside the visitor centre in the courtyard. There is lots of seating inside and a small few tables outside.
I would highly recommend the Cajun Chicken wrap with the garlic potatoes 🙂 It is just yummy!! 🙂
We have also often seen people having barbecues which I think is lovely and might bring one the next time we go 🙂
There is so much room for the kiddies to run around, play and roll down the hills (my daughters favourite thing to do). 🙂
As said before there is so many nature trails to go off exploring.
We love to go see what my daughter calls the reindeer 🙂
And we love to go down to the Turlough which is a great place to also have a picnic, walk your dog and just to have a walk.
It’s just amazing, it is one of the most beautiful places in Ireland.
It is free admission, with so much to do!
Plenty of car parking, wheelchair accessible and bathroom facilities.
And if you are into photography then this is a place you must visit.
Thank you for taking the time to read.
I’m always looking for new places to bring my daughter as it can be hard to keep kids entertained so I hope this was helpful 🙂