Summer is a great time for families to enjoy new experiences and discover new places. And lucky for parents, Kilkenny is filled with summer activities for the whole family to enjoy. From stress free family meals out, cycling adventures and meeting new feathered friends, a day trip to Kilkenny is guaranteed to create fun-filled memories this Summer!
Breakfast overlooking the Nore
What better way to start your day than a delicious hearty breakfast in Canal Square Café. Nestled alongside the historic walls of Kilkenny Castle, overlooking the River Nore, here you will find locally roasted coffee, freshly baked pastries, and a delicious breakfast to set you up for a day of exploration!
Family Cycling Tour
Explore Kilkenny City on a morning cycling tour with Kilkenny Cycling Tours and visit all of the main tourist attractions, as well as some hidden treasures that lie in the Medieval City. Covering about 10km in total, (or shorter for those who want less of a challenge!), this is a great orientation tour of the city of Kilkenny and if you have children, they have kiddie bicycle seats so the little ones don’t miss out!!
Refuel with Pizza!
Time for everyone to refuel with some delicious hand crafted pizza lunch in La Rivista. Just a short walk from Kilkenny Castle, La Rivista’s new Gourmet Pizza Restaurant is a casual spot, offering everything from salads to buffalo wings and delicious deserts
No day trip is complete without trying something new! Learn the ancient art of falconry and meet the newest member of the Hawkeye School of Falconry, a Chilean blue eagle named Priscilla! This is a great experience for all the family to enjoy and a chance to get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures.
Time to let the kids loose with a Summer walk in Kilkenny Parklands. Here there are 50 acres of woodlands for the whole family to explore. There’s the children’s playground with swings, slides, bridges and benches for adults too.
Relax in Rive Gauche
Wrap up the day with a dinner in one of Kilkenny’s most popular family restaurants, Rive Gauche. Situated right beside Castle, here you will find a mix of French and Irish dishes – known for its friendly service, great atmosphere and value for money.. Rive Gauche won’t disappoint!