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Family Activities in Kildare

This Halloween is the best year yet to escape to the magical grounds of Killashee with your little ones. Prepare to walk around the spooky grounds of Killashee or sit in for a scary movie night. Killashee is the perfect location to soak up all the best Halloween Activities Kildare has to offer. 

Why not take a trip to the Moat Theatre to see the very popular show JACKULA! The Moat Theatre is the heart of the arts in Kildare & is loacted only 10 minutes from the hotel. You can purchase tickets on their website to see JACKULA on the 24th of October. "Join Jackula on a spooktacular quest to step out of his older brother's shadow & become the world's most magical vampire"

Hop in the car & head to the lovely Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park where a day of treasure hunts, terror train trips & spooky holograms await you.

Dress up in your best Halloween costume & enjoy a day filled with arts & crafts, kid's disco, carnivals & pumpkin patches at the wonderful Clonfert Pet Farm. Or Dress up and explore Luggwoods Spooky Halloween Woods & let your imagination go wild with one of Irelands most authentic Halloween Experiences. Finally, the Irish National Stud & Gardens is holding its annual Halloween Spooktacular. The Irish National Stud offers a day of adventure, exploration & spooky storytelling. 



The Avon at Blessington Lakes


Immerse yourself into the great outdoors together. The Avon at Blessington Lakes is a family’s favourite which offers fabulous views of the Wicklow Mountains and boasts various outdoor activities from wilderness walking to wind-whipped water activities, from peaceful greenway biking to peaceful yoga, with archery, climbing and ziplining in between.

The Avon have an array of Food Services on offer to satisfy your hunger after an adventurous day of activities which you can enjoy on picnic benches in a holiday vibe atmosphere with outdoor music overlooking the Wicklow Mountains & Blessington Lake.

  • Walkers Cafe
  • The Big Blue Pizza Bus    
  • The Texas BBQ Bus
  • Library Bar

    Killashee is a 20 minute drive to Blessington

Kalbarri Cookery School


Roll up your sleeves, put the apron on (Chef’s hat optional) and come together over a love of all thing’s food. Kalbarri is a family-run cookery school and catering business operating from Kilcullen in Co. Kildare. With an emphasis on wholesome family cooking from the freshest ingredients, Siobhan Murphy and her culinary team provide a range of cookery services including; cookery classes, event catering and offers you the opportunity to host your own group of family and friends for a dining experience to remember at Kalbarri’s Lantern Room.

  • Killashee is a 5-minute drive to Kalbarri.

Lullymore Heritage 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.

This Halloween enjoy treasure hunts, terror train trips & spooky holograms await you. For more infomation on their halloween experience check out their website.

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

Kildare Village


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 to 60% off on all the leading brands so it makes your fabulous wardrobe 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 representation 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 Kildare’s proudest attributes. The facilities are buddy & stroller accessible.

The Irish National Stud is holding its annual Halloween Spooktacular. The Irish National Stud offers a day of adventure, exploration & spooky storytelling. 

  • 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 everyone’s 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!

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

Luggwoods Halloween Experience 

Dress up and Let your Imaginations Go Wild this Halloween at Luggwoods. Irelands most authentic Halloween Experience is happening at Luggwoods again this year! Their Spooky Friendly Halloween Event is happening in the Amazing setting of the Luggwoods Forest trail this year. Experience all the Crazy Halloween Fun & Frolics at Luggwoods and all in the safest Outdoor environment for your family! Their Hooky Spooky Luggwoods characters will guide you along the Forest trail as you help them find the ingredients for the Friendly Witches Halloween Brew! She Might Even have a Trick or Treat for you Too!

Set in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains, our Outdoor Halloween Family Experience will get the Halloween Antics going and allow you to enjoy a Safe Halloween Season together in the most beautiful and natural surroundings imaginable. Halloween at Luggwoods gives you and your family the opportunity to Dress up and get some Epic Family Photos while enjoying the Spooky Seasonal fun and create unique Family Memories that last the test of time.Don’t be Afraid this Halloween and let your Childrens Halloween Imaginations be truly Awoken at Luggwoods this year!

  • Killashee is only 25 minutes drive to Luggwoods

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.

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.

  • Killashee is only 15 minutes drive to Russborough House

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. Health & 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 a 10-minute drive to the Barge Trip.

Kilcullen Farm and Nature Trail


A fabulous asset to Kilcullen is The Kilcullen Nature Trail where you can enjoy a river walk, garden walk and farm animals. This is a complimentary site and easy accessible from the centre of town. It was built a few years ago with the help of 250 volunteers.

  • Killashee is only a 5 Minute drive to Kilcullen

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