Nore Valley Park
Easter sees the return of the park’s popular egg hunt. Hidden amongst the grounds of this beautiful farm, amidst chicken eggs and deer pens, children are challenged to find as many eggs as possible lying hidden around the farm and cash them in at reception for sweets and treats. The Park also offers families an opportunity to bottle feed the baby kids and lambs, or handle a small rabbit. Picnics are encouraged and a small on-site shop offers coffee and tea and home baked treats. For information www.norevalleyfarm.com
Explore the Spring Woodlands of Castlecomer Discovery Park
The Discovery Park at Castlecomer is full of activities on any regular day, but at Easter the park comes alive with themed events to entertain all ages. The daily Easter Woodland Hunt throughout the school holidays is a highlight. This themed trail takes families around 80 acres of woodlands and lakes, hunting for clues which can be redeemed at the visitor centre for treats. www.discoverypark.ie
Wizardly Experience at MacDonagh Junction
Join the magical wizards and witches at MacDonagh Junction, where supernatural characters will be mingling while face-painting, magic shows and caricature drawings are the order of the day. This is a free event! Shows aa 12, 2 & 4pm.
Put a Spring in Your Step at Kilkenny Castle
Kilkenny Castle Park’s orienteering course is a unique way to spend a weekend and put a spring in your step! With three maps to choose from including a short 1.8km walk, a medium 2.4km walk and a 3.5km long walk, the courses caters for a range of ages and abilities. Pack your chocolate egg and get ready to soak up the sights and smells of the new seasons’ flora and fauna, and revel in some quality family time in the great outdoors.
The Kilkenny Activity Centre
The Kilkenny Activity Centre is a purpose built 5-acre activity centre which is bursting with activities to suit every pursuit. From two bubble soccer fields and four paintball arenas, to the ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ outdoor assault course, as well as splat ball, giant darts, and loads, loads more! This is a wonderfully exciting day out for the entire family and a great way to put new skills to the test! www.kilkennyactivitycentre.ie
Newpark Hotel Kilkenny
Treat the Family to an Egg-citing 2 or 3 night Easter break at the Newpark Hotel Kilkenny. Includes breakfast each morning, and dinner on 1 evening for 2 adults in Gulliver’s restaurant and 2 children in the Kids club! Children may also join in all the fun at Newpark Kids Easter Camp with special Easter Themed Activities, which run daily with lunch included. Plus there a special treat for Mum, in the Escape Spa. All of this and lots lots more! Visit www.newparkhotelkilkenny.com for further details.