Portlaoise town is only an hour from Dublin and has many activities to keep little people busy.
The Portlaoise Heritage Hotel is walking distance from the train station; many of the following activities are also within walking distance of the hotel.
Lightening Bug Kids Club is brilliant fun. Let Lightening Bug brighten up your Saturdays and Sundays from 11am with prizes, games and lots of fun! Film begins at 11.30am - admission is just €2.50.
Dunamaise Arts Centre - throughout the year Dunamaise Arts Centre offers a number of film, book readings and musical options suitable for children
The Heritage Hotel has a long standing relationship with the Dunamaise Arts Centre and is within walking distance of the hotel.
Conveniently located, Roll n Bowl offers a number of activities for old and young alike. Come visit Roll n Bowl for a great range of activities:
• Bowling - Cosmic ten pin bowling
• Kids Parties - The best children's parties around
• Laser Quest - One of the best centres in Ireland
• Soft Play Centre - Play centre over 4 levels
• Teddy Bear Factory - Make your own teddy bear
For those who like countryside activities the following activities are available in the local area.
Slieve Bloom Mountains
Explore the Slieve Bloom Mountains by foot bicycle, horse or car. The Slieve Bloom Mountains are a Hill walker’s paradise. The quiet country roads around the Slieve Bloom Mountains are perfect for cyclists, with 3 roads crossing over the mountains offering a more strenuous challenge
Guided walks are available and recommended to explore this beautiful area.
Provides horse riders with an idyllic setting to enjoy and take part in the many equine activities on offer. The centre is renowned for its high standards of equine tuition and care.