Yes, the Ocean Sands Hotel is by far one of Sligo’s, as well as all of Ireland’s, most beautiful seaside hotels. Situated on Enniscrone Beach on the Atlantic Coast, this Sligo hotel is the epitome of coastal charm. Not only is it known for its oceanic beauty and modern day comforts, but it has built a strong reputation for being one of the most family friendly resorts in town. The hotel prides itself on having all the traditional values of Irish hospitality, which are based strongly on family values. Ocean Sands Hotel has made sure that the resort has plenty of fun things to do for the entire family!

Here are the top reasons why kids love to visit this Sligo hotel:

1. The Pebbles Indoor Play Centre

Kids love our fantastic indoor play centre! The resort is home to its very play centre geared only for kids. It has a multitude of interactive activities to amuse and entertain our young guests including:

  • Climbing Frame Tube Slide & Ball Pool
  • Indoor Football
  • Pool Table
  • Art & Craft with Face Painting
  • Toddlers Play Area
  • Children's Library
  • TV & DVD
  • Arts & Craft

The Pebbles Indoor Play Centre offers hours of fun for kids of all ages, giving adults plenty of time to unwind with a good book, or cup of tea.

2. Playground & Crazy Golf

Directly behind the hotel, the entire family can enjoy limitless fun playing crazy golf, when they’re bored of that pay a visit to the fully stocked amusements arcade. If you’ve not tired them out yet in the same area kids will find an outdoor playground to jump, climb and swing their hearts out.

3. Enniscrone Beach

This is the single most popular family activity in Enniscrone. Families flock here to enjoy this beautiful, “blue flag” sandy beach, which has in fact been voted one of the safest and cleanest beaches on the West Coast. Along the 5 kilometers of soft white sand are plenty of things to keep kids and parents happy including watersports, horseback riding, and everything else “beachy” in between.

4. Surfing Lessons

There are two local surfing schools that offer surfing lessons to all age groups. The 7th Wave Surf School and the North West Surf School provide lessons to children interested in the sport and teach the basic skills of surfing such as paddling, paddling, catching waves, popping up, board control, turning and traversing white water and safety. Not only is this a great skill for kids to learn, but it provides hours of fun and exercise.

5. Waterpoint Enniscrone

Within just a few minutes’ walk of the Ocean Sands Hotel is a the Waterpoint Aqua Park. The facility is a great excursion for rainy or cold days and features an indoor heated pool with a 65 meter water slide. It has 3 astro pitches and outdoor playground for exerting some much needed energy.

6. Horse Riding

Whether the children are beginners are budding showjumpers, the Iceford Stables provides lessons for all ages and abilities. Located in a quiet rural area not far from the resort and filled with serene, naturally landscaped trails to choose from, it is the perfect activity for the whole family to enjoy!

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