About The Area
It’s not always easy to keep little ones amused, but luckily Mullingar has so much to offer for families, young and old!
Here we have listed a number of fantastic activities for all ages, in and around the town!
Visit the town park located in the centre of Mullingar and take a swim in the 25m indoor swimming pool. Public sessions held daily except Monday.
Tel: 044-9340262 for further details. Adjacent to the pool are two playgrounds suitable for all ages.
Pitch n Putt
Tullaghan Pitch n Putt on the shores of Lough Owel.
Tel : 044-9348319
Lilliput Pitch n Putt on the shores of Lough Ennell.
Tel : 087-1266214
Take a boat out on the wonderful lakes around Mullingar. Boat Hire is available from Lilliput Boat Hire (April-Oct) Tel : 087-6492866.
For younger children, they will enjoy taking a pedal boat and exploring the lake shore. If you’d like to go fishing, local guides are available to take you to the best places.
Active Travel Mullingar
The “Active Travel Mullingar” project is a Westmeath County Council led initiative, part funded by the Department of Transport and is all about getting the people of Mullingar cycling and walking. There are regular events on, check out their website by clicking on read more below.
Lilliput Adventure Centre
If you are feeling active, head to Lilliput Adventure Centre on the shores of Lough Ennell just ten minutes from the town centre. It’s a fabulous, unspoilt location where you can canoe, kayak, hill walk, rock climb, and take part in lots of fun group activities. Log onto www.lilliputadveture.com or telephone 087-8106951 for bookings. Accommodation also available.
Coderdojo is a global collaboration providing free and open learning to young people, especially in programming technology. They meet every Saturday from 12pm- 2pm and new members registration is on the first Saturday of the month. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult for the session.
Located at Mullingar Charity Variety Group’s Studio, Forest Park, Mullingar Business Park, Clonmore, Mullingar.
Old Rail Trail
The Old Rail Trail is a rural route through the heart of the Irish midlands connecting Athlone with Mullingar and passing through the town of Moate. The route is 40km along a converted stretch of the former Midlands Great Western Railway and passes through rich fertile farmland away from the hustle of towns. A lovely way for families to spend the day.
Scragh Bog Nature Reserve
Scragh Bog Nature Reserve is the best illustration in Ireland of the transition from alkaline fen to acidic raised bog and one of the few remaining in Europe. It contains a large number of uncommon plants and insects which are rare in Europe, and the bog is rated as being of international importance. The greater part of the bog was purchased by the Irish Peatland Conservation Council with funds generously provided by the Dutch Foundation for the Conservation of Irish Bogs. It was then handed over to the State for management as a Nature Reserve.
There are lots of places to go horse-riding for the novice and experienced horse rider:
Mullingar Equestrian Centre. Tel: 044-9348331.
Catherinestown Riding Stables, Mullingar. Tel: 086-8384053
Ladestown Riding Stables, Mullingar. Tel: 044-9348218 / 086-3847509
Hop on a bike and take a spin down the Royal Canal tow path or follow the Mullingar Cycle Route which has 3 options taking in the countryside around Mullingar. Maps are available at www.discoverireland.ie/westmeath or at the tourist office in the Market Square in the town centre.
A new dimension to cycling and walking in Mullingar and its environs is now available with the development of over 32km of the Royal Canal towpath as a walking & cycling route. The Westmeath Royal Canal Greenway stretches from the Meath county boundary to Coolhahay harbour with several access points along the way. For more information on this route and to view an interactive map click here.
Mullingar Arts Centre
Check out Mullingar Arts Centre located on Lower Mount Street in Mullingar, where they have a host of activities for children to suit all ages. You can find out what’s happening from their website, or contact them on 044-93 47777.
Tullynalley Castle & Gardens
Visit Tullynalley Castle & Gardens, home to the Earls of Longford since the 17th century. The old walled gardens have been restored and for children there are ducks, swans, llamas and a special discovery trail.
Tel : 044-9661159. Located 20kms from Mullingar.
Mollie Moo’s Pet Farm is a fantastic day out for families, groups and school tours. It’s a great opportunity to interact with both farm animals and exotic animals such as Alpacas! Children are provided with a bag of food to feed the animals – it is both an educational and fun experience. Check out their website HERE.