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What to do in Kilkenny with Kids?

Kilkenny city is a city filled with history, food and fun activities! If you have a group or family with kids, Kilkenny is the perfect spot for you. Both inside and outside of the city, Kilkenny has some great options for kids and adults of all ages to get involved. Make some memories in the many famous attractions in the hurling famous county!

MyKidsTime also have a great blog highlighting the great things to do with kids. We have borrowed some of their ideas and also added in a few that we think missed out!

Things to do in Kilkenny with Kids

Kilkenny Activity Centre

Kilkenny Activity Centre is a wonderful attraction, only located two minutes away from the city centre. It's the home of activities like paintball, splatball, bubble football. They have a famous 'Hells Kitchen' assault course which will turn you inside out! It's not one to miss out if visiting Kilkenny with the kids! They also have great affordable prices.

St. Canice's Cathedral and Round Tower

St. Canice's Cathedral and Round Tower is a cathedral of the Church of Ireland in Kilkenny. The beautiful round tower overlooks the whole of Kilkenny city. Visiting this destination is a must while in Kilkenny! You can view the whole city from one spot!

Kilkenny Castle

Kilkenny Castle, one of the most famous tourist attractions in Kilkenny city. It's located in the heart of the city. An attraction not to be missed. The grounds consist of a castle and a beautiful rose garden. There is also a walking trail all around the grounds of the castle. There is plenty of space to kick back and soak in the rays of sunshine during the summer months. Tours of the castle run several times daily.

Nore Valley

Another brilliant option which is really suitable for kids is the Nore Valley Park and Farm, located ten minutes from Kilkenny city. They have great activities such as crazy golf, indoor maze, go-karts, and a tractor ride for the kids to enjoy. They also have lovely spots to sit back, relax and enjoy the Irish countryside! It's the ideal spot for a lovely day out with the family.

Castlecomer Discovery Park

A wondeful not-for-profit initiative set up to encourage kids to enjoy the wonderful outdoors and some unique activities that simply cannot be enjoyed in many other places. Hit the heights and see the sights only in the Castlecomer Discovery Park!

Kiltorcan Raceway

If the kids love the more adventurous types of activities, hit up Kiltorcan Raceway for all your karting needs. They have some great priced options and packages for all age groups. They have a new kids track for younger children. The only downside is the raceway is located a twenty minutes drive from Kilkenny city. It's worth the drive in our opinion!

Dunmore Cave

Dunmore Cave, located a ten-minute car journey from the city centre is a great activity for the whole family. See the mindblowing underground caves filled with stalactites and stalagmites! An educational experience for both adults and children and a wonderful option for all! A tour guide brings you down to the caves, explains the history of the cave and the geographical aspects as well as playing fun games at the end.

To include any of these great activities in your existing package, just us know and we can arrange it all. Let us know in your email.

Paint hand prints
Paintball Course
Street shot of Kilkenny Castle
Nore Valley Park Logo
Children playing a fairy house in the woods
Sky shot of Kilcortan Raceway
Light shining into Dunmore Caves