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Family Breaks in Kilkenny

The 4 star Newpark Hotel is a family run establishment, and as such takes great pride in providing the perfect destination for family getaways. Located on the edge of Kilkenny City, our hotel rests on 25 acres of lush, green parkland. Our estate is full of activities to keep children of all ages entertained. These include the following family amenities:

Dedicated Family Rooms

After a busy day exploring Kilkenny, retire to our spacious family rooms. Interconnecting suites are available, and the rooms can sleep families of three children and more. We are also delighted to supply travel cots for the littlest members of your family upon request.

Jurassic Newpark with Adventure Trail and Animal Farm 

Featuring five 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! Please note all residents have complimentary entry.

As one of the top family hotels Kilkenny offers, we provide a fully equipped adventure playground. This not only includes slides, swings, and a sandpit with dippers, but also a tree top adventure centre with a secure zip line.

Our grounds are home to a host of friendly farm animals that are sure to delight your little ones. This includes rabbits, peacocks, emu’s, alpacas, llamas, ponies, donkeys and much more! 

The park includes a go-karting track, which is suitable for children age 8 and upwards, and is sure to help your children sleep soundly afterward!

The walk takes you through our scenic grounds, and is full of evidence of magic. From life size fairy doors, to a fairy letter box, worry stone, and wishing chair, this is the perfect place to inspire childhood dreams.

Find more information here. 

Crazy Cats Kids Club

Every parent deserves a break, even on a breakaway. As such, we have Kids Club available daily during the school holidays, and on Friday & Saturday evenings. This is fully supervised, and is suitable for children aged 4 to 12 years old.

Themed Events

To keep your tiny tots entertained, we host themed events during the various school midterms. At Halloween, this is a Creepy Cottage, and at Easter this is a Willie Wonka Style Chocolate Factory.

Kilkenny City

Kilkenny City itself and the surrounding county also offers a wide host of activities that children are sure to enjoy from a Reptile Zoo, Equestrian Centre, Discovery Park and much much more. See a full list of things to do off-site close to the hotel here.

Voted Georgina Campbell's Family Friendly of the Year.