The Best Picnic Places in Kildare for Families

Jennifer Buttner


May 22, 2014

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Children just love to go on a picnic, don’t they? Here are the best picnic places in Kildare, perfect for heading out for an adventure and some alfresco eating with the kids.

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Donadea Forest Park

donadea forest park

Donadea Forest Park is a great place for a picnic, there’s a lovely lake with ducks and birds. You’ll also find many historical features as you explore the park including the remains of a castle, and a walled garden. There is a small café open all year.

Mullaghreelan Wood

Mullaghreelan Wood is a picturesque old woodland estate, with mixed trails, adjoining Kilkea castle.

The Curragh

curragh plains kildare

Curragh Plains is a fantastic place to head out for a walk, a cycle, fly a kite or take a picnic on a sunny day. Do take care where you sit – the sheep roam freely, so there can often be sheep dirt.


There’s a park in Moone with a great wooden playground, goal posts, and good picnic spots.

Clonfert Pet Farm

clonfert pet farm

Clonfert Pet Farm, near Maynooth, has fun indoor and outdoor play areas, café and a large picnic area.

Admission fees apply but are very reasonable.

Take a look at our Summer Picnic Recipes for some inspiration for different picnic foods and pack up the picnic basket to head out for some fresh air and outdoor fun!

Over to you now. If you have a favourite picnic spot in Kildare, please share it in the comments below

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