16 Things to do for Older Children in Kilkenny

532816_276927619070629_1944945806_nPure Adventure Kilkenny

Learn how to Kayak or pick up new skills with experienced instructors and all equipment supplied. With some stunning locations to choose from and suitable for all ages and abilities, you’ll have a day our you won’t soon forget.



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Dunmore Caves

Just 10k from Kilkenny on the Castlecomer Road, the beautiful Dunmore Caves are waiting to be discovered. Stalagmites, stalactites, calcite formations and a series of chambers will keep your explorer wanting to see more.


kiltorcan-logoKiltorcan Raceway

For the more adventurous, take a spin around this 1000m outdoor all weather racetrack in one of their state of the art karts, offering both power and exceptional safety.

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Splatball, Bubble Soccer, Hell’s Kitchen Assault Course, Captain Jack’s Play Centre, and Radical Paintball for over 14’s, this is the perfect way to tire them out while everyone has a great laugh.


others-5Kilkenny Airsoft Shooting Range

With Archery, Airsoft target shooting and professional weapons the range is fully supervised and suitable for children 8yrs and up, depending on the weapon. Great for focus and concentration skills.


logo_danvilleDanville House Farm

Offering Riding Lessons, Trekking, Cross Country and beginners lessons, this is the perfect way to spend an afternoon with the horse-lovers, and is just 1.5km from Kilkenny City.



St. Canice’s Cathedral & Round Tower

One of only two round towers in the country that people may climb, this tower provides a magnificent view of Kilkenny 121 steps and 30m above the city. Not for smaller children unless you’re happy to carry them to the top.




K Bowl Kilkenny

If bowling is your thing then the 10-pin lanes are perfect on a rainy day. Located in McDonagh Junction Shopping Centre, K Bowl Kilkenny have arcade games and an area for younger children, so you can keep them all happy.



545955_132790830188802_1451080145_nCooking Classes at Eden Hall

For the budding chef in you and/or your kids, bring them for a professional cooking class in Eden Hall. Fresh ingredients, authentic cooking an something to offer all students, with tasting, learning and demonstrations.


1497724_733245493396546_314325410312742557_nKilkenny Reptile Village

A fantastic spot for children of all ages, with the chance of holding an interacting with a variety of lizards, snakes and spiders, to name just a few.



Kilkenny Cycling Tours & Bike Hirephoto

Take a guided tour in and around Kilkenny City, join in on an Historical Cycling Treasure Hunt, or just hire a bike and see Kilkenny at your leisure. If you get the weather for it, this is the perfect way to get around Kilkenny with older kids.



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This is a walking tour of Kilkenny with a difference, where your guide in a scary character costume will take you down the back streets and tell you all the myths and ghost stories that makes this the Medieval City.


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No pain, no bruises, no mess, but all the fun of paintballing. Suitable for children aged 8yrs and up, this is another great activity for the older children. Located on a 22acre site with buildings, woods and a lake to hide and chase the opposing team, this can be a fantastic group game.


DHttCmMj_400x400MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre

For the children with spending money to burn, this shopping centre has it all. Activities, entertainment, children’s play area, kiddie train, a fantastic food court and plenty of indoor car parking, you’ll easily spend the day here.


logoThe Kilkenny Way Hurling Experience

Get to experience and learn everything there is to know about the world’s oldest (3000yrs) and fastest field game, in the home of the Hurling Champions, Kilkenny Cats. Two hours of hurling and much more, perfect for the GAA fan.


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With a 400m running track, 25 pool and a massive 1300 sq ft multi sports arena, this is the perfect place to bring any sports nut.



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