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 evenings from the 27th of December until the 4th of January. This is complimentary for all children staying with their families on the Family Fun 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. 

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 5 minutes drive to the Palmerstown House Estate, Johnstown, Co.Kildare 

Santa Express

Ireland's number one Santa Train Experience. Santa Claus is back residing in his Manor home for the upcoming weeks from the end of November until later December. Visit Santa, Mrs Claus, the Elves & Archie for an unforgettable magical experience. With new attractions, themes, performers & entertainment along the way as well as the inclusive Family Funfair. For your tickets & more information please see

  • Killashee is only 5 minutes drive to the Palmerstown House Estate, Johnstown, Co.Kildare 

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. The Winter Wonderland at Lullymore starts with the arrival of Santa on Saturday 30th of November and he departs for the North Pole on Monday the 23rd of December so make sure to explore this wonderland. This really is a magical experience for both young and old with some very special guess to enterain you along the way. The experience includes a memorable visit to Santa and a gift from the busy Elves in their workshop. Enjoy the Winter Wonderland in the funnk forest indoor centre and a festive train trip. The price is €20.00 per child and €10.00 per adult/tenn. Babies under 2 are €12.00. No bookings are requried for family visits. For more information see the Lullymore Hertiage website. 

  • 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! Soak up the Christmas atmosphere of the magical enchanted lights and enjoy fabulous finds for all your family. Discover the unmissable experience this Christmas at Kildare Village from 4pm daily. The Enchanted Lights brings Kildare Village to life in a spellbinding how of interactive colour, light and sound. It quite simple can take our breath away. 

  • 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. 

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

Kildare Farm Foods Open Farm & Shop

Kildare Farm Foods Open Farm & Shop is an ideal day out for the whole family. You can experience all that is great about country life. This is free of charge for visitors and is buggy friendly and wheelchair accessible. Visitors can see a wide variety of animals including a Zebra, Wallabies, Mara, Pigs, Sheep, CAmels, Goats, Deer, Ostrich, Chickens, Fish and Ducks. With a cafe that serves a wide variety catering to everyones needs. This experience has a crazy golf facility and train to bring you around the farm walk (both for a small fee). The shop sells fresh produce as well as condiments, treats and frozen foods. This really is an experience that will have your little ones very excited without breaking the bank! 

Their Christmas calendar starts on the 7th of December with 6 days to enjoy the Christmas Experience. The Christmas experience includes three activities: a magical train ride on the Farm Shop Express, see the reindeer and hear all about their Christenmas Eve preparations. Take the Nativity walk  and be part of their sing along Christmas show. This experience is €5.00 per person and pre booking online is required. For everyone on the Christmas experience then get to visit Santa and get a wonderful gift. 

  • Killashee is only 15 minutes drive to Kildare Farm Foods Open Farm & Shop

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. They are turning on their Christmas lights on Saturday 30th of November at 3pm. This is the start of their Christmas programe with mulled wine, mice pies & Christmas Carols. On December 7th at 12noon join them in the Hippodrome and see it transformed into a festive Christmas market. Pick up some Christmas presents, enjoy mince pies, mulled wine and the kids can get their faces painted and of course Santa will be there! This is a free event so make sure to visit. On the 7th & 15th at 12noon and 2pm the Gingerbread Man Puppet SHow is on for only €5.00  per person. With so much happening in December, make sure to check out the Russborough House website for all the information. 

  • 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. 


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