Family Activities in Kildare

When staying at the Court Yard Hotel, there is a great variety of fun things for families to do nearby.

Just a short drive away in Lucan you will find Fort Lucan Outdoor Adventureland, where they have an outdoor adventure playground, crazy golf and much more to chose from.

Further 10 minutes away is Liffey Valley, where you will find Zump Zone and the Vue Cinema at the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre - both are ideal for those rainy days!

Close by in Celbridge you will find Playzone, which is great for those with younger children and also Airtastic Entertainment Centre, which has a soft play area as well as bowling and laser tag so you are sure to find something to suit children of all ages!

Explore Kildare and the Royal Canal Boat Trips for a family day out with a difference!  Relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery as you meander the waterways of County Kildare - your little ones might even have the chance to captain the cruise!

Slightly further afield but providing a great day out for all the family is Clonfert Pet Farm in Maynooth, Wallaby Woods in Donadea, The Kildare Maze in Prosperous, Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park in Rathangan - all these great outdoor family attractions are located in County Kildare and within easy driving distance of the Court Yard Hotel.

For those water babies, take a trip to the AquaZone at the National Aquatic Centre, where Finnie the Frog will make sure you have a "splashing" time! 

Your little monkeys might enjoy a trip to the Phoenix Park & Dublin Zoo, only 15 minutes drive from the hotel, or why not make a day of it and travel a little further afield to Tayto Park -  less than half an hour's drive from the hotel and full of great activities for everyone to enjoy.  

Be sure to check out our great value Family Breaks for your Summer Staycation.

   

   

Dublin Zoo

Dublin Zoo

No family day out in Dublin would be complete without a visit to Dublin Zoo, in the Phoenix Park. It’s a fun filled, stimulating day out for all the family and a place to learn about wild animals, especially those which are endangered, and see them in an environment similar to their native habitat.

Tayto Park

Tayto Park

Tayto Park is Ireland’s only theme park and zoo located in County Meath. It is home to Cú Chulainn, Europe’s largest wooden roller coaster with an inversion and Ireland’s only water flume ride, The Viking Voyage.

Clonfert Pet Farm

Clonfert Pet Farm

With over 60 different types of wonderful and exotic animals, Clonfert Pet Farm also has a coffee shop, walk ways, picnic areas, an additional outdoor play area, an indoor soft play area and mini-golf for a fun-filled day out with the family.

Airtastic

Airtastic

Adventure awaits you at Airtastic Kildare! They have all your favourite activities, such as a Soft Play Centre, 8-lane Bowling, an 18-hole space themed indoor mini golf course all under one roof to bring a whole lot of fun!

Wallaby Woods

Wallaby Woods

Wallaby Woods' nature trails and woodland walks are a great interactive nature and animal experience. There are lots of very exciting animals to find on their trails including Wallabies, Owls and Emus, with many rare breeds to be discovered over 1.5Km of beautiful walkways and flora and fauna.

Fort Lucan Outdoor Adventureland

Fort Lucan Outdoor Adventureland

Explore Dublin’s biggest adventure playground! We have 3 HUGE Waterslides, a Helter Skelter, Crazy Golf, Go Karts, Ziplines, High Tower Walks, an under 5s area and much, much more!

Aquazone

Aquazone

AquaZone is the perfect family day out, with raging waterpark adventures for the bigger kids and pirate play areas for the younger ones. Their tropical indoor waterpark has got something for everyone, located at the Sport Ireland National Aquatic Centre with some of Ireland's biggest and best water rides!

Royal Canal Boat Trips

Royal Canal Boat Trips

Enjoy a relaxing, comfortable boat trip along the banks of the Royal Canal while being treated to a wonderful array of stories relating to Irish & canal history, local knowledge and nature. A lovely balance of serenity with nature, family time, and learning.

Jump Zone Liffey Valley

Jump Zone Liffey Valley

be prepared for a unique and cutting edge experience at our new 25,000 square foot facility. Jump Zone is the first of its kind indoor trampoline sports park not only in Ireland but in the whole of Europe.

Play Zone

Play Zone

A 10,000 sqft indoor play centre which include three tier triple slide play frame, toddler play frame and soft play baby area, other activities such as the climbing wall/ 9D VR Egg and bouncing castle.

Kildare Maze

Kildare Maze

Leinster’s largest hedge maze is a fabulous attraction located just outside Prosperous in the North Kildare countryside. Kildare Maze provide a challenging and exciting day out with good old fashioned fun for families at an affordable price. Out in the fresh air, this is a great place for families to enjoy a day together.

Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park

Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park

Experience the perfect blend of education, history and fun at Lullymore, set on 60 acres of breathtaking landscape in the heart of the Bog of Allen. Don't miss the Biodiversity Boardwalk, bring the kids to the Funky Forest play area, meet the adorable animals on the pet farm and see the sights and sounds of Lullymore on a road train trip!

  • Horse Racing
  • The Wonderful Barn
  • Japanese Gardens
  • Arthur's Way Heritage Trail
  • Boat Cruise
  • Castleknock
  • Dublin Zoo 3
  • Dublin Zoo
  • Glendalough
  • Guinness Gate
  • Helicopter Tour
  • Hermitage GC
  • Lucan GC
  • Luttrellstown-Castle GC
  • Montgomerie #18
  • Horse Racing
  • The Wonderful Barn
  • Japanese Gardens
  • Arthur's Way Heritage Trail
  • Boat Cruise
  • Castleknock
  • Dublin Zoo 3
  • Dublin Zoo
  • Glendalough
  • Guinness Gate
  • Helicopter Tour
  • Hermitage GC
  • Lucan GC
  • Luttrellstown-Castle GC
  • Montgomerie #18
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