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Summer Family Breaks

Kilkenny is a cultural gem throughout the year; but truly comes alive in the summer. When the sun is shining on our fair city, there’s countless activities to enjoy with your family. The 4 star Newpark Hotel in particular, offers a range of family activities to get your family out in the fresh summer air. Our establishment is located on the edge of Kilkenny City, on 40 acres of well-maintained parkland. Scattered throughout this vast estate are activities to keep all members of your family entertained.

Book a family summer break

As one of the top family hotels in Kilkenny, we offer a range of special summer offers. We have two, three and four night packages available, meaning you’re sure to find a getaway to suit your schedule. The Newpark Hotel offers dedicated family rooms, with interconnecting suites also available. We’re also happy to provide travel cots for the younger members of your family upon request.

Visit our Wildlife Farm

The summer is the perfect time to pay a visit to our wildlife farm. This is home to a host of friendly farm animals, including llamas, emus, peacocks, bunnies, donkeys, ponies and much more! During the summer months, their enclosures can be visited from 8am to 6pm. Our dedicated farm assistants will be on hand to help your family interact with the animals safely.

Sign your children up for Krazy Kats Kids Club

The Newpark Hotel has Kids Clubs available during the summer holidays, to help your children make friends on their break. This runs daily, from 10.30am - 4pm and each evening from 7-10.30pm. It’s fully supervised by trained staff, and meals can be provided to your little ones on request. The Kids Club is suitable for children aged 4 to 12.

Take a spin on our Little Rascal’s Go Karting Track

Our grounds even contain a dedicated go-karting track. This is suitable for children age 8 and up, and can also be enjoyed by the adults in your party! Whatever your age, you’re sure to sleep soundly afterward.

Stroll along the Newpark Fairy Trail

Make the most of the Kilkenny sunshine, and take a summer stroll along the Newpark Fairy trail. This winds throughout our scenic grounds, and is full of magic for the children in your party. You’ll encounter everything from life size fairy doors, to a fairy letter box, worry stone, and wishing chair.

Enjoy time on our Adventure Playground

Our Adventure Playground is one of the reasons we’ve gained a reputation as one of the top Kilkenny family hotels. Not only does it contain slides, swings, a sandpit with diggers, but now also includes a tree top adventure centre with a secure zip line. This will provide hours of fun for your little ones!

Voted No.1 Family Hotel in Ireland for Viewer's Choice on Trip Advisor