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Whether you have little ones who want to splash in puddles and look at the animals at Nore Valley Park, older children itching to explore the forest at Woodstock Gardens, or teenagers in search of adventure at Castlecomer Discovery Park, our family holidays bring you all together and allows the time and space for simple pleasures. Enjoy lazy afternoons with no agenda, family activities, and fun places to explore. Create special moments that make lasting memories in Kilkenny.

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Activity Centres

Featuring 17 life-size, moving dinosaurs, you will come face to face with some of the mightiest beasts to have ever lived.
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Explore the vibrant world of flora and fauna that makes our region a haven for nature enthusiasts.
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Water Based Activities

Take an easy paddle upriver with us in the peace and tranquility of the river Nore where you will learn some of Kilkenny’s rich history and wildlife.
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Walking & Hiking

The Walled Garden Loop walk is enclosed with in the walls of the old estate. The wood has 2 looped walks for both a short stroll or a longer walk.
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From the very moment you arrive at Kiltorcan Raceway, the team are on hand to make you feel welcome.
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Walking & Hiking

From Walking & Cycling to Food; Craft and Activity Trails, what better way to get outdoors and explore your wonderful surroundings
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Equestrian

Situated on the outskirts of Kilkenny City, Warrington Top Flight Equestrian Centre caters for novice and experienced riders
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Equestrian

On the Kilkenny Road near the picturesque village of Freshford, this family run equestrian centre lies just seven miles from the historic city
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Activity Centres

Experience the adrenaline of paintball, the fun of bubble football, the playfulness of splat ball and more
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Meet some of the world’s rarest and most unusual animals at Ireland’s only Reptile Zoo
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Activity Centres

Laser Combat, Kilkenny offer a range of team building activities suitable for all the family, including Archery, Laser Clay Shooting & Laser Combat
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Falconry & Archery

Discover the ancient art of falconry with your very own private Hawkeye Falconry Experience
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The Watershed is a sports and leisure facility in Kilkenny and one of Ireland's finest
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Water Based Activities

Join multi award winning Boattrips.ie on the historic river Nore as it flows through Kilkenny city
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Water Based Activities

Explore the Rivers Barrow, Nore and Suir by kayak, canoe or stand up paddle board with Pure Adventure based in Graiguenamanagh
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Water Based Activities

Paddle your own canoe offers you the opportunity to rent a canoe and camping gear and organise your multi day trip down the River Barrow
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Water Based Activities

Go with the Flow is an award winning company that offers incredible trails, eco safaris and white-water adventures in Kilkenny.
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Parks & Gardens

This picturesque paradise with waterfall is a fine example of a romantic garden in a splendid setting of wooded countryside.
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Parks & Gardens

Explore the Kilkenny countryside with a visit to Woodstock Gardens and Arboretum, overlooking the River Nore Valley in Inistioge
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Parks & Gardens

Kilkenny Castle Park comprises of an incredible 50 acres of land providing the ideal spot for a picnic no matter how big the family are!
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Family

Enjoy the great outdoors with the family at Brandon Hill Camping & Glamping, a camping park on the foot of Brandon Hill
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Golf

The award winning Mount Juliet offers a range of outdoor activities from Golf, Fishing to Horse Riding and much more
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Family

Nore Valley Park is not only one of Kilkenny’s leading campsites, but offers a variety of activities for all the family to enjoy.
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Activity Centres

Castlecomer Discovery Park offers a range of exciting recreational, cultural and educational activities for visitors of all ages.
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Cycling

Spend a morning or afternoon cycling with Kilkenny City Cycling Tours and visiting all of the main tourist attractions & hidden gems

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