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Jurassic Newpark

  Jurassic Newpark farm and adventure trail 


Set on 25 acres of landscaped gardens & parkland, Newpark Hotel is already a resort-like destination with so many on-site attractions meaning you don’t have to leave the hotel unless you want to.

Introducing one of Ireland's only dinosaur-themed parks right here on the Newpark grounds in Kilkenny features an interactive walk-through dinosaur experience with life-sized (robotic) dinosaurs that move and roar.  Dinosaurs are once again roaming the land at the luxury 4-star Newpark Hotel. 

Jurassic Newpark is located at the rear of the Newpark Hotel, through the back carpark. 


Dinosaur Park

Featuring twelve life-size, moving dinosaurs, you will come face to face with some of the mightiest beasts to have ever lived.

Hear the roar of the Tyrannosaurus, see the size of the Brachiosaurus and marvel at the cunning of the Velociraptor. Alongside our prehistoric pals, you will get to meet many modern-day farm animals, from lovable llamas to incredible Emus! 

Follow our Fairy Trail, where you can see the wonderful houses and homes of the wood fairies, and learn all about the park’s animals from Leafy, the talking tree! You can wrangle our ride-on baby T-rex, before looking straight into the enormous teeth of his mother from our treetop walkway! 

Whiz around our Go-kart track, grab some Cretaceous Cuisine at the Jurassic Snack Shack, and have a blast at our Prehistoric Playground. There is plenty of ferocious fun to be had at Jurassic Newpark.

Mini-wildlife Park

Another highlight of any visit to the Newpark is a visit to the mini wildlife farm where you can make friends with llamas, alpacas, emus, highland cattle, goats, sheep, ducks, and guinea fowl enjoy ‘feeding time’ on the farm, and the very popular adventure playground offering fun for all the family.

Back-to-School  Jurassic Newpark Opening Hours

Three Midweek Sessions available a day from Wed - Friday
10:30am, 1:00pm & 3:30pm including Face Painting, Dino Den Show and Petting zoo. Jurassic Bounce bookings will be available online. Weekend park entry from 10am to 4:30pm, Jurassic Bounce will be bookable every 30 minutes from 10:30 to 5:00pm, 5x Dino Shows throughout each day.

👻🎃THE Wicked Walk at Jurassic Newpark🎃👻 

Dress your worst & join The Wicked Walk in our prehistoric playground and watch the dinosaurs and ghouls come back to life!

The event must be pre-booked online in advance and ticket includes:
 Wicked Walk at Jurassic Newpark
 Ghoulish Face Painting
 Halloween themed fun and games for all to enjoy
 Eerie Dino Talk by the Dino Ranger
 Spooky ghost stories by the Wicked Witch
Access to enchanted fairy trail and playground
 Scary Snacks in our Snack Shack.
 Fossil Dig Site, and so much more…
Saturday 28th October- Sunday 5th November
All tickets €15 per person

*Additional costs apply for Jurassic Bounce*

BOOK YOUR TICKET NOW (Residents do not need to book) 

*All tickets must be booked online in advance. Complimentary entry for all hotel residents (excluding Jurassic Bounce). This is an outdoor event so wear waterproof & warm clothes. Suitable for children under the age of 11. Under 2’s Complimentary.

CLICK HERE to find out more & Make a Booking at Jurassic Newpark (ALL RESIDENTS HAVE COMPLIMENTARY ACCESS)



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Reviews from Visitors 


"Visited today with my kids aged between 6 and 12. Very reasonably priced and we really enjoyed it. My dinosaur obsessed 6 year old was amazed by the dinos, the playground had lots to do for all ages and the animals are gorgeous. Staff were very friendly and helpful, and the food we got was great also. Would highly recommend for a fantastic family day out!" 


"Great place to spend a day with a family. Playground, dinosaurs. Is there anything that kids need more? They were running on fumes afterwards" 


"We absolutely love the Newpark hotel and have been numerous times. For us the added Newpark Jurassic experience is a fantastic addition and our three kids aged 8, 5 and 2 had a fabulous time. The staff were all friendly and it’s lovely to have an exciting new place to bring the kids. It was a thoroughly enjoyable day and we spent hours there"