Family Activities in Kilkenny
From making your own hand puppets or shooting longbows like Robin Hood, to petting reptiles in Ireland’s only reptile zoo, Kilkenny offers an unrivalled range of fun filled activities for all the family.
Whether you come for a short midweek or weekend family break, or for your annual Summer holiday, there’s plenty to do, see and experience in Kilkenny to help you create wonderful family memories. We have terrific family friendly hotels in Kilkenny too.
Choose to stay in one of our award winning Hotels, welcoming guesthouses and B&B' in Kilkenny or sample the delights of staying on a working farm. We have some of the best self-catering accommodation in Kilkenny and plenty of camping and caravan options – there’s literally something for everyone!
Kilkenny was recently voted the Food County of Ireland so when it comes to feeding your family, we have that covered too! Check out our Eat & Drink page to find a family restaurant to whet your appetite.
When it comes to activities for you and your family, we hope you’ve had your Weetabix, because you’re going to need it!
We’ve even developed a special mini-brochure just for you to download. It gives a snapshot of some of what Kilkenny has to offer families. It’s even broken down into what you and your family can do on sunny AND rainy days! How nice are we?
And of course, we have plenty of family friendly hotels in Kilkenny where you can stay after a great day of family fun and activities.
Finally, in case you thought we forgot that Mum and Dad might like some ‘me-time’, we haven’t. Most of our family focussed Hotels offer supervised daytime Kids Clubs during the school holidays and babysitting services at night, so you can feel free to enjoy the best of our spas ,golf , shopping and award winning nightlife.
HAVE A BLAST!
For Fitness, for Leisure, for Family Fun. Features Pool and Fitness Gym facilities, 25m Fina Standard Swimming Pool and a Health Suite with Sauna, Steam Room and Jacuzzi. Young children will love the Toddler Fun Pool with aqua play features.
Trail Kilkenny leads and facilitates the development, management and promotion of a range of high quality walking, cycling and other leisure trails for the benefit of visitors and residents of County Kilkenny.
Explore the Barrow river towpath from our base in Graiguenamanagh and discover a real adventure for the whole family. The towpath is a flat grass track following the river as it meanders south towards the sea. Safe and traffic free bike trails.