Family Activities

Family and Children Activities 

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Some of the Special Services we offer for the Children at the hotel includes;

  • Junior Guest DVDs
  • Children's Menu in the Bistro
  • Kids Club (Specific dates set annually)
  • Children's Swimming Pool
  • Killashee Woodland Walkways and Gardens throughout the estate including the Fairy Forest, Emma's Butterfly Garden in aid of DEBRA Ireland and the Jack & Jill Foundation Garden
  • Outdoor Playground - Includes Climbing nets, Slides, Climbing Walls, Swings, Tunnels & our very own Zipline
  • Experienced and trained babysitters (additional charge)
  • Children's Playroom and Library
  • Killashee Payground
  • Butterfly Trail & Fairy Forest
  • Family Bicycles 
  • Cots and bedding for small babies
  • Children's Evening Club (specific dates set annually)

Killashee Kids Club

Killashee will run a Kids Club daily in the Mornings and Evenings from Sunday 27th October through to Friday 1st November. This is complimentary for all children staying with their families on the Family Halloween accommodation package. Our Kids Club is suitable for children from 4 years to 12 years. 

The Fairy Forest & Killashee Playground

Killashee's haunted fairy forest is deep in the woodlands for the children to explore. The fairy worksheet for the children can be collected at reception so they can follow the fairies and do the activities. Along with the Fairy Forest, Killashee has acres of manicured gardens and walkways to explore. Killashee Playground is located down by our fairy forest and includes a junglegym, zipline, swings and much more. 

NEW Butterfly Trail

Killashee has a brand new butterfly treasure hunt throughout the gardens. Make sure to go to the reception desk in the hotel to get your Butterfly map to find the clues. Explore the butterfly gardens, down through the playground around by the teddy bear picnic trail and the fairy forest to find the magically butterfly letters to spell the secret word on your map. Once you have all the clues go to reception to get your winning surprise. Click Here.

 butterfly trail map

Family Bicycle Ride

Killashee has 2 adult bicycles & 4 childrens bicycles that can be taken to cycle the Estate. These are complimentary for people staying on the family package and can be used at any time in the day. 

**Bicycles cannot be taken off the estate 

**Subject to availability

Childrens Library & Playroom 

Killashee has a small children's library & playroom room. This area has beanbags for the children to sit back and enjoy some of the top children stories.  Let the creative builder out and design a house, school, stadium or even spaceship. Let your imagination run wild.


The new Wonderlights experience is taking place 5 minutes from Killashee Hotel in Palmerstown House Estate. It's an enchanted night walk experience by festival light for all the family. Starts from 25th October and runs on selected dates until March. For more information please see

  • Killashee is only 5minutes drive to the Palmerstown House Estate. 

Lullymore Hertiage Park

Lullymore Hertiage Park have lots to do for families, this is a great day out. There is the funky forest indoor play centre, crazy golf course, the new Peatland Trail, outdoor playground and much more.  This is a must do trip when staying at Killashee. To burn off lots of energy , there’s the “funky forest” indoor play centre with giant slide and ball pools, air hockey, fussball, cable run and pirate ship. There’s also a crazy golf course, large quality outdoor playground  with new updated play features and the hugely popular train trip through  the new Peatland Biodiversity Trail.

  • Killashee is only 35minutes drive to the Lullymore Hertiage Park. 

Kildare Village 

Kildare Village is a Chic Outlet Shopping Village of luxury brands. The collection in the open air village has over 80 different designer shops. The best thing about the village is that it offers up tp 60% off on all the leading brands so it makes your fabulous wardrode even more affordable. The Village has a selection of cafes and restaurants along with a playground for the kids. It is a great day out for all the family! 

  • Killashee is only 15 minutes drive to Kildare Village.

The Irish National Stud

The Irish National Stud symbolises all that is great about County Kildare, the Stud of Irish Legends, the magnificent horses on show, the outstanding natural beauty, the Japanese Gardens, the visitor centre, museum and cafe, the National Stud really has it all. Visitors can also savour the serene experience provided by one of the Stud's more recent additions, St Fiachra's Garden, a stunning representations of the country's landscape. This is a lovely day out for the family as the kids can wonder through the gardens, see the horses, play in the playground, learn all about Kildares proudest attributes. 

Before the curtains close on another season at the Irish National Stud, they will host their 'Halloween Spooktacular' event. This will run from Saturday 26th October to Thursday 31st October from 11.00am -3.00pm daily. Enjoy pony rides, monster slime workshops, spooky tunnels, magic shows and much more!

  • Killashee is only 15 minutes drive to The Irish National Stud 

Russborough House

Russborough House is located in the beautiful countryside near Blessington. This House is spectacular with a fabulous wooden playground, fairy trail and walkways. There is also a walled garden, tree trail & maze to explore that is fun for all the family. You can also do a 2km Audio walking tour of the Demesne Gift Shop & Restaurant. The tea rooms offer the perfect refreshments and you can pick up a souvenir in their gift shop. 

  • Killashee is only 15 minutes drive to Russborough House

Barge Trip

The Barge trip have launched the new skipper cruise service with scheduled weekend cruises every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Canal Cruises run at 10am, 1pm, 2.15pm and 4pm with tickets ranging from €8.00 to €22.00 depending on the Cruise. For Full details please see Special discount available for residents at Killashee.

  • Killashee is only 10 minute drive to the Barge Trip. 


Spooky Hollow at Redhills Adventure Kildare 

This year as part of their Halloween event programme Redhills Adventure runs the bank holiday weekend on Sunday & MOnday 27th & 28th of October. They have a fangtastic event lined up for all your little ones. The activities are suitable for children aged 2-12 years of age and include; field of spooks, scavenger hunt, face painting, spooky disco, giant puzzle games, fun zombie tag, ghost stories & much more. 

  • Killashee is only 22 minutes drive from Redhill Adventure

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