Family Attractions

The Kilkenny Way

We provide a unique sporting experience giving you an insight into the world’s Oldest (3000 yrs.) and fastest field game in the true Home of Hurling Champions – Kilkenny. Join us for two Hours of Hurling fun in the Home of the Famous Kilkenny Cats.

Kilkenny Ghost Tours

This one of a kind Kilkenny ghost tour takes you trough the medieval capital of Ireland. Kilkenny with its narrow cobbled lanes, remnants of its city walls and with its mystic charm, it should be no surprise that Kilkenny is bursting with tales of the paranormal. Its people have told stories for generations, handed down to become far more than hearsay. Kilkenny’s ghostly tales all have one very important thing in common they are all based around fact and arise from genuine historic tragedies.

Medieval Mile Museum

The Medieval Mile Museum, located in the heart of Kilkenny City, house within the finest example of a medieval church in Ireland.

Kilkenny Castle

Go back in time to a 12th Century castle, remodelled and restored and set in 1830’s splendour and extensive parklands: includes art gallery and playground. The park comprises 21 hectares of land providing a fitting setting for the castle and a splendid amenity area. 

Woodstock House and Gardens

Woodstock Gardens are located in the south east of Kilkenny just outside the picturesque village of Inistioge. The gardens, overlooking the River Nore Valley,

Jerpoint Abbey

Looking for a fun and educational family experience? Then look no further than Jerpoint Park where you can enjoy a scenic nature walk & get a true feel for the varied flora and fauna. Witness first-hand the peace and tranquillity of the unspoiled rural Kilkenny setting.

Castlecomer Discovery Park

At Castlecomer Discovery Park adventure includes its renowned treetop walk and it also boasts Ireland’s longest zipline. With their Junior Woodland Adventure course an Elf and Fairy Village your kids will be well entertained throughout your trip. The discovery park has numerous unique activities that will be sure to get your adrenaline running. Activities like axe throwing, archery, canoeing and boating all to be experienced in this beautiful and eccentric forest.

Kilkenny Road Train Tours

Tour the medieval city with live commentary in English, French, or German.

Hawkeye Falconry

Experience of a lifetime while experiencing the noblest of all field sports and the Ancient Sport of Kings… Falconry. A visit to Hawkeye Falconry will be a truly unique opportunity to personally fly, handle, feed and interact with some of the world’s most amazing

Kilkenny Activity Centre

Kilkenny Activity Centre is a purpose-built activity centre which caters for all age groups ranging from 7+. Activities at the centre include bubble soccer, splatball, paintball, giant darts, an outdoor assault course and plenty of family fun! Located on five acres, the facility provides two bubble soccer fields, four paintball arenas and of course our “Hell’s Kitchen” assault course.

The Playstation

The Playstation offers a fun, spacious, safe and clean children’s entertainment play centre in Kilkenny with facilities suitable for toddlers and children off all ages. The centre includes the following facilities: toddler area, ride-on kart area, play frame and hurling speed tunnel.

Walk in Art Studio

The Walk In Art Studio in Kilkenny City offers visitors the opportunity to express their artistic side whether it’s creating a life drawing or more explosive action-packed paintballing on canvas. Art offers something to suit everyone.

Kilkenny Cycling Tours

Kilkenny Cycling Tours offers you the opportunity to visit historical and cultural sites around Kilkenny including Kilkenny Castle, The Kilkenny Design Centre, Shee Alms House, The Tholsel, St. Mary’s Church, Rothe House & Gardens, The Courthouse (Grace’s Castle), St. Francis’ Abbey, The Black Abbey and St. Canice’s Cathedral.

Boat Trips

Take a guided boat tour of Kilkenny in a traditional Irish Open-Boat on the historic river Nore as it flows through the city. Learn of the often unspoken and local history that the river holds. Witness the wildlife that thrive in the urban environment and that have shared the waterways with man for thousands of years. See Kilkenny as both invaders and settlers did, entering the city by boat. Be sure to bring your camera as you’ll have the opportunity to capture some very unique views of Kilkenny including a rarely viewed angle of the Castle, as seen from river level.

Paddle Your Own Canoe

Do you dream about escaping stress for a couple of days and drifting down a river in a canoe?  Or setting off on an adventure and getting back to nature for a holiday, a break or something new with friends, family or work colleagues?  Paddle Your Own Canoe offers you the opportunity to rent a canoe and organise your multi day trip down the River Barrow. Pass through beautiful countryside, villages, towns and historical sites on a journey with Paddle Your Own Canoe

Nore Valley Park Open Farm

Come explore and enjoy some fun at the farm full of mod cons at the delightfully idyllic Nore Valley. Take time out and stroll around the energetic farm while the children play in an interactive and relaxed setting. Bottle feed lambs or goats and feed the ducks and turkeys as well as learning a great deal of knowledge about your Irish heritage of farming. Relax with a cup of tea and home baked scones, biscuits and plenty of other delicious treats while the boys rip up the tracks on our Go-Karting race course. With endless things to do at Nore Valley, there is something for the whole family.

The National Reptile Zoo

The National Reptile Zoo is Ireland’s only dedicated reptile zoo! They give you the unique opportunity to come face to face with some of the world’s most amazing animals – including giant pythons, monitor lizards, snapping turtles, tortoise, alligators, tarantulas and more! They pride themselves on providing a hands-on, interactive experience for every visitor through their hourly Animal Encounters and Tropical Walk-Through Dome, it’s an experience not to be missed!

Kilkenny Bowling

As well as bowling there is lots of added fun in KBowl for all the family.

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Contact Us

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call us at the number below. Thank you, Ciara.