Family Friendly places to stay in Kilkenny
Kilkenny is a family friendly heaven - whether it's a one night break away from the hum drum of daily life or a mid-term holiday adventure, there are plenty of hotels and self-catering options to suit your budget and needs.
The Newpark Hotel
The 4 star Newpark Hotel rests on the edge of medieval Kilkenny City, a cultural gem of festivals and historical sites. On over 40 acres of parkland, offering luxurious accommodation, a Health Club & Spa and fun filled kids’ activities, this family-friendly hotel is the ideal base for exploring Kilkenny. Your hosts, the Flynn family have a renowned reputation for a warm welcome and true hospitality, creating a relaxed atmosphere and outstanding experience for all guests.
With 40 acres of lush, green parkland, the estate is full of activities and amenities to keep children of all ages entertained including a wildlife farm featuring rabbits, peacocks, emus, alpacas, llamas, ponies, donkeys and much more; a dedicated go-karting track; the Crazy Cats Kids Club; Adventure Playground with zip line; the magical Newpark Fairy Trail; and themed events at special times of the year like Easter, Halloween and Christmas; as well as dedicated family rooms for little ones to rest up after all the fun they’ve had!
The Ormonde Hotel
The Ormonde Hotel is located in the heart of Kilkenny City and it boasts a leisure centre and pool that all the family will enjoy.
Offering spacious family rooms and a kiddies club, the stunning Kilkenny Castle and Castle Park with its wonderful playground is just minutes walk away. An ideal location to explore the City but if by chance the sun doesn’t shine, there’s plenty of indoor entertainment for kiddies in the play zone, bowling, walk-in art studio, and best of all the cinema is just around the corner from the hotel.
Mount Juliet Estate Hotel
Mount Juliet Estate is just a 20 minute drive from Kilkenny City and close to many local attractions such as Jerpoint Park, Jerpoint Abbey, Jerpoint Glass and Goatsbridge Trout Farm.
This is truly experiencing life ‘To the manor born’. This Georgian mansion overlooking the River Nore is surrounded by stunning woodlands and offers a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, spa treatments, fishing and equestrian options. There are many options available to families in this remarkable 4-star hotel with a Little Rascals club (ages 5 to 12 years of age) and a Jinks Club (12+) offering activities such as equestrian, golf, falconry, archery, watching movies, playing at the playground and much much more.
The Lady Helen restaurant has successfully retained its coveted Michelin star for a number of years and is a culinary delight not to be missed by gastronomes.