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Mini Explorer Holidays at the Carlton Shearwater Hotel
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Mini Explorers Kids Club

Marina Point, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, Ireland. Tel : 00353 (0) 90 9630400 Email :

Here at Carlton, we look after your children as if they're our own, encouraging them to play outside and get dirty in our safe and very experienced hands. They will enjoy the healthiest of foods, fuelling their minds and bodies and allowing Mum and Dad some precious guilt free 'me time' to relax in one of our exclusive Spa's or simply enjoy an uninterrupted romantic meal together.

'Mini Explorers' children's club will run on school holidays* and midterm breaks throughout the year and we cater for children aged 4-12 years old. There is a fee of €15 per child and €13 for consecutive children within the same family.

With our exclusive Mini Explorers Kids Club, fuelled with healthy food & ready for outdoor fun, you can expect;
  • On check-in each child will receive a Mini Explorer pack including a Carlton Children's Passport, a Swim Bag and Note Book
  • Kids Club open from 9.00am - 12.00pm and 5.00pm - 10pm daily.
  • All meals are healthy & tasty leaving your kids bursting with energy
  • Electronic  games are against our ethos
  • Relax during Meal Times or enjoy our Spa or Leisure clubs knowing your  little ones are having the time of their lives
  • Mini Explorers play outside and go on Healthy fun adventures
  • Friendly, fun & helpful Mini Explorer staff
  • A wide variety of games & competitions to take part in using their imagination and further developing their social skills including Hopscotch, Laughter Yoga, Talent Show, Arts & Crafts, Face Painting, Treasure Hunt, Movie Nights, Make & Bake and many more. Click here to download a copy of our activity timetable!
We are now taking bookings for Mini Explorer Themed Birthday Parties! Click here for more information or email us directly

*Pre-booking essential, terms & conditions apply.
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Key hotel features
Check-in Time 15.00
Check-out Time 12.00
No. of Beds 104
Spa Yes
What guest say...
Thank you for our fantastic stay!
Thank you to the management and staff for our fabulous weekend. The staff were most courteous and friendly, the food was excellent and everything ...