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Family Time at Killashee

 Family Activities & Childrens Activities 

 

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

  • Children’s Menu in the Terrace Garden Restaurant
  • Family Picnic Baskets available - dine on site or take away **seasonally available
  • Killashee Children's Passport- explore the hotel to get all 9 stamps to receive a treat from Reception
  • 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
  • For any budding Explorers - We have our mini explorer kits including a mini magnifying glass, a bug jar and Johnny Magory Mini Beast Hunt to complete in the gardens & grounds of the hotel. We also have the 'Killashee Johnny Magory' Nature & Heritage Trail & an Irish Tree Scavenger Hunt. 
  • Killashee Outdoor Playground - Includes Climbing nets, Slides, Climbing Walls, Swings, Tunnels & our very own Zipline
  • Designated Family Play Hubs can be pre-booked onsite for your family to enjoy their own private game of football, badminton, French boules
  • Butterfly Trail & Fairy Forest
  • Family Bicycles 
  • Junior Guest DVDs
  • Evening Movie Club
  • 10% Discount Card for Kildare Village
  • Cots and bedding for small babies
  • Full Access to Leisure Centre 
  • **New for Halloween, we have our Scary Pumpkin Trail and also the Killashee 'Trick or Treat' Box for two which includes a Pumpkin to Carve (additional charge of €20 per box)  

    *Unfortunately due to restrictions in place due to Covid-19 we cannot offer our Kids Club or Babysitting service currently 

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 Johnny Magory-Irish Wildlife & Hertiage Trail

Killashee are delighted to announce we have joined up with Johnny Magory-Irish Wildlife & Hertiage for Children. Newly added to the Family Progamme at Killashee this year. Another resaon to book your family staycation with us. Johnny Magory- Irish Hertiage for Children is a local Kildare Company and the owner is a lady called Emma Jane Leeson. Emma Jane is an author of a children's book series called "I'll tell you a story about Johnny Magory" and all the books are based on outdoor adventures around Irish wildlife, nature, hertiage & some Gaeilge too. 

We have 4 activities on site associated with Johnny Magory on our estate to amke your family visit ever more magical. Click here for more information on the activities. 

The Fairy Forest & Killashee Playground

Killashee's 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.

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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.

Safari Quest

Join Safari Quest & it's intrepid explorers on a journey through 5 fantastical worlds of weird & wonderful creatures. This event is located at Plamerstown House Estate minutes from Killashee Hotel. The event dates are from Saturday 24th October to Sunday 15th of November. This is a unique self-drive experience-an evening adventure for all the family over 1100 acres at Palmerstown House Estate. The 5 wonderful worlds are:

  • Space exploration
  • Lands of Giants
  • Magical Forest
  • Jurassic Jungle
  • Under the Sea

Join For more information or to book your tickets please visit Safari Quest website on safariquest.ie

Lullymore Hertiage Park

Lullymore Heritage 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.

Lullymore is hosting its now infamous "Halloween Happenings" for nine spooky days Saturday 24th October to Sunday 1st November 2020. Online Bookings essential! Morning & afternoon slots available. Lots of ghastly ghouls & terrifying treats in store at Lullymore including Haunted Holograms, Terror Train Trips (be prepared for Zombie Attacks!!!), Terror Treasure Hunts & freaky fun throughout the park. 

Prepare for the fright of your life. Come in fancy dress (optional). Usual family admission apply- no extra cost for Halloween event but prebooking is essential. 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!

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. The facilities are buddy & stroller accessible.

  • 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! 

Halloween Enchanted Forest Walk. Spooky Train Ride & Includes Halloween Sweet Treat for Everyone. Tickets must be booked & printed before arrival. 

  • 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. Children's Art Workshops with Me & the Moon are monthly pop-ups and is a fun day out and rich learning experience for children of all ages. FMake sure to check out the Russborough House website.

The parkland is open daily from 10am-6pm. The Cafe is open daily from 10am-5pm.The giftshop and House opens only on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from 10am-5pm with tours of the house from 12pm-4pm with the last admission to the house at 3.30pm. 

Russborough House have their Halloween train is running on the 24th, 25th, 31st of October & 1st of November, plus bank holiday weekends of the Halloween midterm break. This is €12 per carriage holding up to 4 people (2adults & 2 children). The train leaves the courtyard every quarter hour (11am-5pm-with 5pm being the last train). No prior booking required and tickets are availabe at the reception desk at Russborough House. 

  • Killashee is only 15 minutes drive to Russborough House
  • Note the Maze is currently closed due to COVID restrictions

The Kildare Maze

The Kildare Maze is Leinster's largest hedge maze. This is an exciting and challenging day out with good old fashioned fun in the fresh air for all the family. Activities on site is the Hedge Maze, Assault Course, The Wooden Maze, Picnic Area & Crazy Golf, Zip Wire.

  • Killashee is only 25 minutes drive to The Kildare Maze

Barge Trip

All canal cruises are now on a private charter basis. There's plenty of room on-board with two indoor cabins & outdoor seating on the bow & stern decks. Every cruise is exclusive to your group. Healthy & Safety is of the upmost important with children life-jackets, sanitizer & cleaning procedures meeting all HSE regulations. For Full details please see www.bargetrip.ie. Special discount available for residents at Killashee.

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

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