Whether you live in Kildare or are visiting, there's no shortage of things to do in Kildare, so we've narrowed it down for you! Here's our Mykidstime Top 10 things to do with kids in Kildare, in no particular order!!
#1. The Curragh.
The Curragh plains are an ideal destination for flying a kite. If there is any wind you'll catch it here! While you're there, watch the horses training, or go for a walk/cycle. Best of all it's free!
Related : Family Walks in Kildare
#2. Irish National Stud
The Irish National Stud is four attractions in one. See the Stud & Horse Museum, Japanese Gardens and beautiful woodland and lakeside walks by St Fiachra's gardens(pictured).
Lovely Cafe with indoor and outdoor seating. Picnic benches in carpark.
Open mid Feb to Christmas. Under 5s go free. Annual Family Pass available, and is good value.
Related : Irish National Stud website
#3. Steam Museum.
For any train lovers, check out the fun Steam Museum in Straffan, open from June-August, with lots of models on display. Enjoy the beautiful Lodge Park Walled Garden or take a break in the Tea Rooms which are also open on Sundays throughout the season.
Related : Steam Museum website
#4. Donadea Forest Park.
A popular destination with Kildare families – Donadea Forest Park is a lovely mixed woodland with lake, and has many historical features including the remains of a castle and walled garden.
The small cafe is open all year. Picnic benches throughout the park. Note: €4 exact change required for car park.
Related : Best Picnic Places for Families in Kildare
#5. The Riverbank Theatre.
The Riverbank Theatre/gallery venue, Newbridge, has a regular great line up of children's events, workshops and movies. There is also a Children's Gallery space beside the lovely CaToCa Cafe, with books, drawing material, bean-bags, and there are regular children's exhibitions. So why not enjoy a coffee and let the children explore this great space!
Related : Riverbank Arts Centre website
#6. Castletown House.
Open from April to October, Ireland's largest Palladian house, Castletown House, Celbridge, has 120 acres of surrounding Parkland, ideal for walks.
Guided Tours of house. Free workshops on Sunday mornings for children, though pre-booking required.
Their Summer programme includes free music recitals on Sunday afternoons, free Childrens Tours during school holidays, and Monthly Markets. Restaurant.
Related : Castletown House website
If the weather is wet and miserable, how about some bowling! KBowl, Naas, is open daily from 11am to 11pm, and offer bowling, pool and air-hockey. Also offer party packages.
Related: Rainy Day Ideas for Kildare
#8.Lullymore Heritage Park.
Spend a fun-packed day at Lullymore Heritage Park, with no restrictions on length of stay. There are indoor & outdoor playgrounds, pet farm, woodland walks, and see the cute fairy bower.
Ride the train out to the bog. Tea-rooms and picnic benches. Lots of great events around school holiday time.
Related : Lullymore Heritage Park website
#9. Indoor Mini-golf.
#10. Millenium Maze.
Have some fun navigating the Millenium Maze, Prosperous, which is in shape of St. Bridgets Cross, or play some crazy golf. There is a pets corner and sandpit.
Why not pack a picnic and spend the day. Open weekends in May and Sep and daily from June-August.
Related : Millenium Maze website
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Article written by Jennifer, Mykidstime Kildare
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