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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.


Top 10 Things to Do in Kilkenny

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.  Contact Charlie on 087 2529700. 10% discount is available to all guests of The Springhill Court Hotel.


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


The Watershed

Weekend Adventure Zone for families. 2PM TO 6PM Saturday and 12midday to 6pm Sunday. Monster Slides, castles, Go Karts and lots more. Tokens cost €1 each. Call 056 7734620. Two minute drive from the Springhill Court Hotel.

Kilkenny Activity Centre

Play centre for children open daily from 12 to 6pm. Normal price €7 per child, however, to guests of the Springhill Court hotel the cost is €5 per child. Endless hours of fun no pre booking required. Located on the New Orchard Road Kilkenny.

Dunmore Cave

The cave contains some of the finest calcite formations found in any Irish cave. The cave has been known to man for many centuries and is first mentioned in the 9th century Irish Triads. Ballyfoyle, Kilkenny. Adult: €2.90.Senior/Group: €2.10, Family: €7.40. Call 056 7767726


Nore Valley Farm

This family farm is ideally located five minutes’ drive from our hotel in Bennettsbridge, Kilkenny. Get up close and personal with the animals and enjoy a wide range of fun activities for all the family. Free tractor and trailer ride for guests of the Springhill Court Hotel to the value if €1.50 per person. Open Monday to Saturday 9am to 9pm. Call (056) 7727229.


Woodstock Gardens

Woodstock is located in the picturesque village of Inistioge. Home to a beautiful walled garden, lovely woodland walks, kid’s playground, cafe and a large green area for the kids to run around freely. Open 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm. Car parking fee €4.  Call 087 8549785.


Reptile Village

The Reptile Village Zoo is located in the village of Gowran and only a short drive from our hotel.  Visitors can enjoy hands on experience by holding a snake, feed a lizard and basically get up close and personal with the habitants. 056 772 6757. Open daily 10am to 6pm. 10% Discount available to guests of Springhill Court Hotel.

The Kilkenny Hurling Experience

Experience the ancient Celtic game of hurling and enjoy a tour of Nowlan Park. Call PJ on 086 8171978 Pre booking is essential and 10% discount is available to guests of the Springhill Court Hotel.

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