Playgrounds in Kilkenny the Kids Will Love to Explore

Jill Holtz

October 20, 2019

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Are you looking for something fun (and free) to do in Kilkenny with your kids? Head to a playground for outdoor play and fresh air. Here are some of our Favourite Playgrounds in Kilkenny The Kids Will Love To Explore:

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There are some great playgrounds in Kilkenny. Some are modern adventure playgrounds with great swinging and climbing equipment, while others are smaller neighbourhood playgrounds with more modest equipment that will entertain the kids for a little while. Most of them cater for children up to 12 or 14 years old.

Playgrounds In Kilkenny The Kids Will Love To Explore

Playgrounds in Kilkenny City

  • Playground at Castle Park – This playground in the grounds of Kilkenny Castle is very colourful and has lots of swinging and climbing equipment to keep kids of all ages busy.  There are plenty of benches too for the adults. It can get quite busy at times but the children love it! The playground’s opening hours correspond with those of the Castle Park, which vary according to the season and are posted at the entrance gates.
  • Newpark Close – Located across from the Newpark Fens on Lover’s Lane (off the Castlecomer Road) in Kilkenny, this community playground has plenty of equipment providing fun for all ages.
  • Garringreen – Community playground located within a five-acre park with a soccer pitch, multi-use games area, cycle lane and footpaths.
  • Talbot’s Court Playground – a small neighbourhood playground at Talbot’s Court on the Freshford Road.
  • The Fr. McGrath Centre on St. Joseph’s Road has a playground with a wide variety of swings, climbing frames, etc.

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East Kilkenny Playgrounds

  • Graiguenamanagh – This playground in Fair Green is filled with lots of timber equipment. It is divided into two sections with the smaller equipment on one side and the larger equipment for the older kids on the other side. There is also a large sand pit which seems to keep children of many ages happy for quite some time! There are some benches and picnic tables also.
  • Thomastown – In a lovely setting beside the library on Marshes Street, this playground has a good variety of timber equipment to keep most kids happy. There are plenty of benches and picnic tables too!
  • Ballyhale – a small neighbourhood playground located at Station Road, Ballyhale.

North Kilkenny Playgrounds

  • Castlecomer – This playground within the grounds of the Castlecomer Discovery Park (but open to the public) has plenty of adventure equipment for children of all ages.

West Kilkenny Playgrounds

  • Callan – Located at Fair Green, this playground has lots of equipment suitable for children up to age 14. It is located next to sports pitches and a multi-use games area.

South Kilkenny Playgrounds

  • Mullinavat has a small neighbourhood playground next to the handball alley on the Main Street. It contains mainly swings but has some benches too.
  • There is a small community playground also at Blackthorn Hills in Ferrybank.

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