10 Things To Do With Younger Children in Kilkenny

10999431_899920460058050_6806399187728600367_nJellie Tots Playcentre

Located in Loughboy Industrial Estate, Kilkenny, this indoor play area is for children aged 3yrs up to 12yrs, proudly boasting one of the most challenging playframes in Ireland with a Toddler morning each weekday.

219582_459301107443679_1235569228_oKBowl Kilkenny

In McDonagh Junction Shopping Centre, Kilkenny City, KBowl has 10 Pin Bowling, Air Hockey, American Pool, Dragons Den Bouncy Dragon, Hurricane Karts and a variety of computerised skill games to keep everyone occupied.



1497724_733245493396546_314325410312742557_nNational Reptile Zoo

Over 120 animals and 50 different species on display, children and adults of all ages can get up close and personal with spiders, lizards, crocodiles, snakes and frogs. Definitely not to be missed while you’re in Kilkenny.


10686799_747596221984142_8020887340569128_nNore Valley Park

An award winning Campsite and Pet Farm, goats, chickens, sheep, ducks, and all kinds of animals are waiting for a visit. Enjoy the petting sessions where you could hold a baby chick or cuddle a baby rabbit, and enjoy a cup of tea while the kids go wild on the state of the art playground.



 Castlecomer Discovery Park

Offering a wide range of activities for all the family, this park includes the interactive multimedia Footprints in Coal Experience, rainbow trout fishing and boating activities, children’s playground, nature trails and new adventure activities such as a Climbing Wall, Tree Top Adventure Walk and Leap of Faith.



The Watershed

A fully equipped state-of-the-art Leisure Centre just outside Kilkenny City. Including a 13,000 ft multi sports arena, 25,/6 lane pool, 5m learner pool, Kiddies fun pool, 400m outdoor running track, and a gym with aerobics studio, there’s something for all the family here.


550117_516199625058261_1040936779_nArt It Kilkenny

Located in McDonagh Junction Shopping Centre, this drop-in art and craft studio is perfect for the little ones to create their own souvenirs of Kilkenny. Paint ceramics, decorate masks, balloon painting, and a range of other fun things to make and do, with all materials supplied.


friendly-city-2Kilkenny Castle

This famous castle is right in the heart of Kilkenny City, and has plenty for all the family. A playground and expansive gardens are perfect for children to run free, while there are guided tours of the castle for anyone who is historically minded. A must-see if you’re in Kilkenny.


481094_608106335873615_298344505_nKilkenny City Tours Road Train

A fantastic way to view the city, on a road train for a 30 minute tour of the Medieval City. Collecting you at Kilkenny Castle, the train will bring you through the city centre to see all the beautiful sights, with a live commentary throughout. Great fun for all the children, while the parents get to see the city without walking everywhere.


 Kilkenny IMC Cinema

Perfect way to spend a rainy afternoon with kids of all ages, and centrally located with adjoining carpark, everyone loves a good movie!

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