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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 summer 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!

Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny's only city centre hotel with a swimming pool & spa.

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.

5 Star Kilkenny Hotel - Mount Juliet Estate

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.

Springhill Court Hotel Kilkenny

Springhill Court Hotel

A Kilkenny landmark for over 40 years, the Springhill Court Hotel is now fresh and vibrant following a two year renovation.  The newly refurbished and family friendly Kilkenny hotel is close to the booming centre of the Historic City of Kilkenny with its world-renowned culturecuisinehistoryshopping, and nightlife. It is located just a stone’s throw away from the city’s most popular tourist attractions such as Kilkenny CastleSt. Canice’s Cathedral and Tower and the Smithwicks Experience. Whether in search of a romantic escape or city break to Kilkenny, the Springhill Court Hotel has 85 ensuite bedrooms, superb Leisure Club with Gym, 19m Pool, Sauna, Steam Room, Jacuzzi and Hair Salon and offers fine dining to suit everyone’s needs.

Lyrath Estate Kilkenny Hotel - Deluxe Bedroom

Lyrath Estate

The luxury, sophistication and style of Lyrath Estate are unsurpassed among Kilkenny hotels. Lyrath Estate is a multi-award winning hotel, spa and luxury wedding venue offering some of the finest accommodation, dining, and conference facilities in Ireland. Escape and unwind with romantic breaks at Lyrath Estate – enjoy fine dining at the Two AA Rosette winning Yew Restaurant, rejuvenate with an Oasis Spa signature treatment, such as the award-winning Neroli Blossom Ritual, enjoy afternoon tea in The Atrium and catch up over cocktails in Tupper’s Bar! Try a tomahawk steak or lobster in the casual chic Grill & Bar. The onsite family facilities include a playground, BBQ area, falconry*, and archery* , along with Reilly’s Fun Club. *Additional costs may incur. 

Hotel Kilkenny

Hotel Kilkenny

This modern, chic hotel is Kilkenny’s largest 4* hotel and is decorated with Italian marble, French wallpaper and custom pieces of furniture throughout. Hotel Kilkenny will ensure you feel immersed in style and ready to relax. This 138 bedroom hotel is located just off the Ring Road with plenty of free car parking available & fast speed wifi throughout the hotel. Relax in the 5* Leisure Centre with a 20 metre pool, sauna, jacuzzi and steam room. The amazing kids club is available on weekends and throughout school holidays. Kids can enjoy fun filled activities, while adults dine in either Taste Restaurant or the funky Pure Bar. The Pure Bar at Hotel Kilkenny offers an extensive drinks, wine and cocktail list including some specialist drinks carefully assembled by the Pure team. The food menu has been crafted to offer a great variety of dishes to suit all needs.