FamilyTime and the Galway Advertiser have teamed up to offer families an opportunity to win some super prizes.
Galway is the best county to live in for families, and FamilyTime is a locally produced guide that will show you all there is to do in this wonderful city and county. Galway has fabulous beaches, woods and parks, playgrounds, and play areas along with many restaurants and hotels where families are welcome. There are countless opportunities for you to get out and about with your children to enjoy some simple family time together. We would like you to take a photograph of yourselves enjoying this time together and send it to FamilyTime, and you might even find yourself published in this year's FamilyTime guide, 20,000 copies of which will be printed and distributed free of charge.
Any family activity would be fine from just walking the Prom in Salthill, an afternoon in the brilliant Turoe Pet Farm, climbing Diamond Hill in Connemara, or just playing football on Silver Strand. It does not have to be professionally taken — just you, your children, and some family fun, and you could win a super prize.
There is a fantastic prize package on offer including a Pentax Optio E40 eight million pixel digital camera with a 4GB memory card, total value €149.99, to allow the winner to take plenty of photographs while out and about in Galway over the summer.
The prize also includes a dinner voucher for €100 to The Twelve hotel. Dinner at The Twelve is a real treat that you and your family will thoroughly enjoy. Currently The Twelve offers adults a two-course dinner of locally sourced food with a super cocktail or non alcoholic beverage for just €20.10 per adult. The children will enjoy choosing from their own menu but make sure they leave room for The Twelve's yummy desserts. For more visit www.thetwelvehotel.ie or call (091 ) 597000.
In Galway we are blessed to have our national aquarium, Atlantaquaria, situated in Salthill. The fantastic staff are delighted to encourage children's awareness of the seashore and its environment. There are fish feeding times throughout the day and your child has an opportunity to get up close and personal with a starfish or even hold a spider crab. The prize will include a year's annual pass for a family, worth €100, allowing you to visit this fabulous facility whenever you like. For more visit www.nationalaquarium.ie or call (091 ) 585100.
Our favourite garden to visit has to be the wonderful Brigit's Garden which is situated in Roscahill, between Moycullen and Oughterard. As the website states, “A visit to Brigit's Garden takes you on a journey through the sacred spiral of the seasons and into the heart of Celtic mythology, folklore, and heritage.” The gardens are beautiful, spacious, and full of interesting design and sculpture features. They also have a clever children's discovery trail. A family season ticket worth €75 will be sure to please and help you enjoy this unique attraction. For more visit www.brigitsgarden.ie or call (091 ) 550905.
Last but not least we have a €100 voucher for City Limits. This amazing play centre is based in Oranmore and has a wide range of activities to suit every member of the family from toddler to grandparents, with bowling, Bonkers play area, Zero Limits with climbing wall and laserquest, and a gigantic inflatable play area (sadly this is just for kids, no parents allowed! ). A €100 voucher will allow you and your family the opportunity to spend many happy hours doing what we all wish we could do more of, spend time having fun together. For more visit www.citylimits.ie or call (091 ) 388100.
To enter this competition either email your shots to [email protected] or post your entries to David Curran, 46 Clybaun Heights, Knocknacarra, Galway.