Family Activities at Killashee

summer 2024 activities

Johnny Magory - Irish Wildlife & Heritage Trail

Killashee are delighted to announce we have joined up with Johnny Magory-Irish Wildlife & Heritage for Children. Another reason to book your family staycation with us. Johnny Magory- Irish Heritage 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, heritage & some Gaeilge too.

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

johnny magory

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 jungle gym, zipline, swings and much more.

Butterfly Trail

This stunning creation of a butterfly garden was the brainchild of Emma Fogarty, Patient Ambassador with DEBRA Ireland. It was her dream to have a butterfly garden in a location where those affected by EB can go to enjoy peace & tranquillity. This striking garden is complete with a fountain, butterfly houses and gazebo. This beautiful garden will be a place where all people can come to reflect & get away from the stresses, they face in their everyday life

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. 

butterfly trail map

Children’s 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’s stories. Let the creative builder out and design a house, school, stadium or even spaceship. Let your imagination run wild.

Swimming Pool

As part of your stay here at Killashee you will have full access to our Leisure Centre Facilities equipped with a 25-metre swimming pool, with a separate pool the kids can have all to themselves! With pool noodles and boards the children will enjoy every minute of their water adventure. We have armbands, swimming hats, googles and ear plugs all available to purchase at the leisure centre. There is family changing rooms and Killashee provide towels for all hotel residents to make life a little easier as your explorer gets ready for their swim. Don't worry if you forget your swim nappies, we have them available the leisure centre reception desk.

Children’s Passport

Upon check in you will receive Killashee Children's Passport- discover all the Nooks and Crannies of Killashee to gain all 9 stamps and receive a treat from Reception!

Board Games in the Larkspur Lounge

Our latest edition to family fun here at Killashee is our fantastic selection of board games that will keep the children happy for hours. Everyone can join in or let the kids play while Mum and Dad sit back with a coffee, cocktail or glass of wine in our newly renovated Larkspur Lounge. There are some family favourites from Monopoly to Articulate to Cluedo to Scrabble to Jenga and many, many more.....

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