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Things To Do For Families!

Looking for things to do in Kilkenny, well look no further as Kilkenny city has so much to offer. For example, the city has many beautiful walking trails and tours to take. Spend some time visiting historic Kilkenny Castle, see the wonderful parks and gardens, do some shopping in the newly opened MacDonagh Junction shopping centre or find the craic in one of Kilkenny's finest bars and restaurants.

Castle Park & Playground

The Castle Park in Kilkenny lies right in the heart of the city. This is an ideal and safe area for children to run around and of course burn off energy before bed time.  The Castle grounds boast a large interactive playground and beautiful woodland walk area.  Admission is free for all. There is the option of taking a guided tour inside the castle with a small admission fee needed.

Go With The Flow River Adventure

If you’re looking for something active and on the water then check out the very popular Canadian canoes on the river Nore which are suitable for all ages.  You would need to book in advance.  Contact Charlie on 087 2529700.

Kilkenny Cycle Tours

What better way to visit the historical & cultural sites around Kilkenny City than a bike ride. Family discounts available upon request.  Bikes can also be delivered to the hotel. Contact 086 8954961

Kilkenny Train Tour

Leaves Kilkenny Castle every hour, takes you around all the historical sites of Kilkenny by road train.  Great adventure for the kids. 

The Playstation

The Playstation is suitable for all children up to the age of 12 years.  This play centre includes indoor slides, two soccer fields and a hurling tunnel.  It will keep the kids happy for hours while the parents can relax and enjoy a coffee.


The Springhill Court Hotel Kilkenny - perfect for your family break in Kilkenny city!