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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 seventeen 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.

Jurassic Newpark Opening Hours

School Holiday Open 7 days during from 10am to 6pm with Last entry at 4pm
Bank holiday Monday from 10am to 6pm with Last entry at 4pm



CLICK HERE to find out more & Make a Booking at Jurassic Newpark (ALL RESIDENTS HAVE COMPLIMENTARY entry, bounce additional)



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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"