This weekend is all about celebrating the little ones first week being back to school!

However, it’s not just about the kiddies. All of the moms and dads played a blinder this week getting back into the swing of things after the summer holidays. This weekend our top events in Galway are all focused around the family. We hope you have an amazing few days and get some well needed R&R… It’s going to be a long term!

1. Active Birth Workshop for Couples/Partners


This full-day workshop for expecting couples and partners takes place on Saturday at 10 am. The aim of the workshop is to inform, support and empower women and their partners. “A positive birth is NOT about the type of birth you want/have. It is about understanding the journey and how you view that journey.” Topics covered include the different stages of birth, the role of hormones during each stage, breathing, relaxation and so much more. For bookings and more information, visit the event on Facebook or call 0857306650

When: Saturday, 31st August 2019

Time: 10 am – 4 pm

Where: French Vanoli, Unit 11 Oranmore Business Park, Galway, Ireland

Cost: €80 per couple – €30 deposit required 


2. Parent and Baby Cinema: The Souvenir @ Pálás


The dedicated Parent and Baby screenings at Pálás gives you a chance to check out new releases without having to find a sitter or worrying that you’ll have to run for the door if the little one gets fussy. With discounted parking, a place to store your pram or buggy, and lower volume and lighting for baby comfort. There is also complimentary tea & coffee for parents before each screening, as well as a 10% discount on lunch in Merrow.

Synopsis: Julie (Honor Swinton Byrne) is a young film student struggling to find a firm direction in life when she meets the seemingly unwavering and decisive Anthony (Tom Burke). The two immediately take to one another and an intense romance blossoms between them. However, as the relationship develops it becomes clear that Anthony is not being honest about all aspects of himself and Julie slowly discovers that they could have potentially devastating consequences for them both.

When: Saturday, 31st August 2019

Time: 10:30 am

Where: Pálás Cinema, 15 Lower Merchant’s Road, Galway


3.  The Look Good, Feel Good Eventclose-up-cosmetics-eye-makeup-1884582

Moms, grans, aunties, girl squads, “The Look Good, Feel Good’ event takes place this Saturday in the Shearwater Hotel Ballinasloe. The talented and award-winning MUA Audrey O Connor is joining forces with Fashion Buyer and style queen Zoe Chohan to host this makeup and fashion-filled evening. From wardrobe essentials, fashion trends, to that ultimate beauty look, the girls will be giving plenty of tips and tricks to look your best heading into the Autumn. There will light refreshments on the night along with gorgeous goodie bags. It’s the ultimate ladies night out! For tickets and more information, go to Eventbrite

When: Saturday, 31st August 2019

Time:  4 pm – 8 pm

Where: Shearwater Hotel, Marina Point, H53 F5P9, Ballinasloe

Cost: €40


4. Galway Atlantaquaria 


Located on the Salthill Promenade, The National Aquarium Of Ireland overlooks Galway Bay. The aquarium is designed over two floors, where visitors follow a vivid interpretation of the Irish aquatic landscape. They have a wealth of marine life, each more special than the next, including bass, conger eel, seahorse, rays, and native shark species. There is even a 60ft skeleton of a Fin Whale and a 5500-year-old dugout canoe! There are plenty of facilities to make your family or group visit more enjoyable, including  – wheelchair accessibility, tour translation sheets, a cafe, and a gift shop. To book tickets, go to Galway Atlantiquaria

Where: Salthill Promenade, Salthill, Galway


5. Pancakes @ Pascalblur-close-up-dairy-product-376464

Pascal Coffee House located in Edward Square is the perfect spot for some weekend family brunching. There’s plenty of buggy parking, a microwave station for reheating food but best of all, they have a play area tucked away in a cubby where your kids can play to their heart’s content. For delicious sweet and savory options, amazing coffee nestled into a relaxed space and atmosphere, pop into Pascal this weekend.

Where: Pascal Coffee House, Edward Square, William Street, Galway



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