The Newpark Hotel has stood on the edge of Kilkenny city for centuries, and has been in our family’s care for over two generations. As such, strong family values are interwoven into the foundation of our estate. With that in mind, we not only offer the best family rooms Kilkenny has to offer, but also a range of family activities.
These are scattered throughout our 40 acres of rolling parkland, and can be found by following the dedicated Newpark Adventure Trail. This offers family entertainment for all ages, which are expanded on further below.
A range of friendly farm animals call our Wildlife Farm home. These include guinea pigs, rabbits, peacocks, Shetland ponies and llamas, among others. Our experienced farm hands can introduce your little ones to them in their safe enclosures, or let them help with the feeding process for the smaller animals. They can be visited by our guests daily in the summer months, from 8am to 6pm.
Little Rascal’s Go Karting
Older children are sure to love time spent at Little Rascal’s Go Karting track. Located on our Adventure trail, it provides hours of endless fun for children and adults alike. This is suitable for children aged 8 and upwards, and is bound to help your children rest well afterward!
Our Adventure Trail also features a fully equipped adventure playground. This contains slides, swings, and a sandpit with diggers for the warmer months. Even better, a recent addition includes a tree top adventure centre, which offers a secure zip line to fly down.
Follow The Fairy Trail
Our scenic grounds are full of evidence of magic. This includes realistic fairy doors, a fairy letter box, worry stone, and wishing chair. Take your children on the winding walk to tire them out and inspire their dreams for the night.
Nature Fen Trail
The 2km Nature Fen Trail is the perfect choice for an afternoon stroll or bike ride. It showcases the flora & fauna of this diverse habitat with open water, tussocks of sedge and a rich variety of wild plants, including ragged robin, Lady's Smock, Yellow Irish, Yellow & Purple Loodestrife.
Our hotel also offers complimentary bicycle hire - enquire in our Leisure Centre for further details.
Make a family reservation today
Book the best family getaway Kilkenny has to offer. The Newpark hotel offers dedicated family friendly rooms, including inter-connected rooms, and special family offers.