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Family Activities

Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa is regarded as one of the best family hotels Donegal has to offer. Ideally located in the heart of Ballyliffin on the Inishowen Peninsula, the hotel is surrounded by panoramic views over Malin Head & the golden sands of Pollan Bay. The hotel also offer great value family breaks in Donegal.

Children's Play Park

Children's Play Park A safe and eco-friendly children's park has just opened within walking distance of Ballyliffin Lodge Hotel. Overlooking the beach and built within the sand-dunes, the play park is open 7 days a week for all ages, guaranteed to keep the kids and adults entertained. Open Daily. Free admission. Parking available.


Leisureland in Redcastle is an indoor fun park for kids of all ages that offers a safe and secure environment loaded with fun and is about 30 minutes drive from the hotel. It is open all year round Saturdays and Sundays, and 7 Days a Week June, July August. 00353 74 93 82306

Donegal Airsoft

Indoor Airsoft Shooting Range, Indoor Archery Range & Indoor Crazy Golf. A range of packages available Recommended Age +8, Donegal's only Archery and Airsoft Range as well as one of only two Indoor Crazy Golf Courses in Ireland. A Full day of Family Fun is guaranteed, Located within a 30 minute drive from the Ballyliffin Lodge Hotel. visit  or call- 00353 74 91 08971

Doagh Island

Doagh island Famine Village. During the summer you can have a guided tour through houses and outdoor centres depicting the Penel Times and the famine years in Ireland. As well as these dedicated kids activities there is also golf, walking, cycling, fishing, bird watching, painting and pottery. visit-

Inishowen Surf School

Offers Group and Individual Lessons at a Range of different packages. Available to Adults and Children, the opportunity to learn to surf on one of Inishowen's many Safe and Beautiful Golden Sand Beaches. Equipment is provided including Wet Suits, Boards and Boots. Visit call 00353 87773323

Swimming Pool 

The Lodge Leisure Club has a pool area consisting of a Children's area, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Hot Tub and Steam Room. Children's Swimming Lessons are available for Guests to Book.  

Charter Sea Angling

Inishowen is an Angler's Paradise and with Inishowen Boating Co. Ltd you can experience it. Based in Carrowmore, Malin, Less than 10miles from the hotel Inishowen Boating Co. have two 39ft fully equipped Sea Angling boats.
Species for catch include:

Ling, Tope, Pollack, Porbeagle & Blue Shark, Coalfish, Wrasse, Dogfish, Huss, Ray, Pouting, Conger, Cod, Haddock, Whiting, Red Grey & Tub Gurnard Dab, Plaice & Turbot

For Bookings Call: 00353 74 93 70605 or 00353 86 2522685 or Email-

Horse Riding

 Tullagh Bay Equestrian Centre caters for all the Family, From beginners to experts. With both indoor and outdoor Arenas.

  • Pony Trekking - at Tullagh Beach, Glenevin Waterfall, Doagh Famine Village & Others.
  • Riding Lessons - are available for Individuals & groups to suit all ages and levels.
  • Full Livery - services available or they can tailor a DIY livery package to suit your needs.

Advanced bookings advisable, call - 0035386 720 4150


Inish Adventures Activity Centre

Located in the nearby town of Moville.

Inish Adventures offers a wide variety of activities to suit all the family from:

Foyle trail tours, River rafting, Kayaking/Canoeing, Gorge Walking, Pier Jumping, Orienteering, Archery, Team Games, Nature Trails, Hill Walking

For more information or bookings  - call  00353 872202577 / 07752194414 or visit-

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