About Us

Interacting and encouraging their play is the most rewarding thing you can do with for children. Here at Monkey Business through our many years of experience, we have hand chosen play equipment that supports your child development through play and encourages their sense of adventure in a safe and secure environment.


Visitors every year


Different nationalities


Highly qualified staff


The year we started

How it started

Built in 2003, Monkey Business has been entertaining children for years. Extensive research and dedicated care went into the creation of the facilities, to ensure a high standard in every area.

Unlike some others in the industry, Monkey Business caters for multiple age groups, ranging from toddlers to tweens. Our centre offers dedicated areas catered to each individual age group. This offers toddlers a safe environment to explore and older children the space to express themselves.

Parents of 4 girls, Gerard and Stephanie Reid noticed the lack of facilities available to cater to multiple age groups in the Galway area. Thus began their journey to create a dedicated centre to cater to children and families.

The facilities offer a safe place for children to play, while parents can socialise and interact over a coffee from the on-site refreshment centre.



A Galway native and mother to 4, Stephanie has over 2 decades of experience in childcare.

She is a qualified first-aider and diligent businesswoman.

She is an active member of PALI, the insurance reform group for play centre and leisure activities in Ireland.



Hailing from the east, Gerard moved to Galway from Dublin.

An accomplished triathlete and father to 4 girls, he is no stranger to a challenge.

Maintenance and facility upgrades keep him busy in the vibrant play arena.