Family-Friendly Escapes

Spring is a great time for a family break. You can enjoy the long, bright evenings without the worry of reapplying sunscreen and unlike summer, local attractions aren’t overrun with visitors. Kildare is the perfect location for a family break with lots of kid-friendly activities and things to do to entertain all ages. Book your perfect family accommodation in Osprey Hotel Kildare this spring for a family hotel break you won’t forget.


Osprey Leisure Club

You could bring your children to the most exciting, expensive attractions in Ireland and all they want to do is spend hours in the hotel pool splashing around and having fun. Luckily, when you book a family break in Osprey Hotel, our in-house leisure centre is free to use for all guests. Let your little ones practice their doggy paddle while adults relax in the thermal suites, enjoying a sauna, steam room, relaxation rooms and much more. After a long day of swimming and tiring themselves out, head back to your spacious family-sized hotel room and order room service pizzas while you watch TV. The perfect end to a family day out.


National Stud & Japanese Gardens

Less than 20-minutes’ drive from our family-friendly hotel in Kildare is The National Stud and Gardens, the only Irish stud farm that is open to the public. Bring your little ones along to learn all about the breeding of these magnificent beasts, Ireland’s racing icons and the moments that made them famous. You can even get up close and personal with some of Ireland’s most decorated horses and view the skeleton of Arkle, the greatest steeplechaser of all time, in the museum.
After the excitement of the stud farm, take it easy with a gentle stroll through The Japanese Gardens, where you’ll enjoy exotic plants, babbling streams and an oasis of calm in the heart of Kildare.

Boat tours in Kildare

To give your family an unforgettable family break in Kildare, take a trip down the canal on a barge. Relax and watch the world go by, commuting along the River Barrow and the Grand Canal enjoying the peaceful scenery and the gentle rocking of the boat. You can self-guide or hire a skipper who will tell you a little more about the history of the area. Highlights include a stop on top of the impressive Leinster Aqueduct that carries the Grand Canal over the River Liffey. Barge tours are exclusive to your family and a great way to make some treasured memories with your loved ones.


Clonfert Pet Farm

If you come from a city, chances are you aren’t exposed to a lot of animals or wildlife. Take your family to Clonfert Pet Farm to visit all sorts of weird and wonderful animals from domestic pets & farm animals to more exotic species. What started as a small farm with 10 different animals now contains over 60 different types of wonderful and exotic animals a coffee shop, walkways, picnic areas, outdoor play areas, an indoor soft play area and mini-golf. Admission starts from just €7pp or €20 for a family of four and includes access to all areas entry to the farm and animals, use of all outdoor play activities including Bouncy Castle and go-karts and entry into the indoor soft play area.


Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park

If you love the idea of the kids having fun while learning, Lullymore might be the perfect activity for your family break. Located in Ireland’s most famous peatland, The Bog of Allen in West Kildare, Lullymore contains peat bog heritage displays, a train ride and many indoor & outdoor play areas for children of all ages. Their Biodiversity Boardwalk and Peatlands Exhibition allow an abundance of flora and wildlife to flourish and presents fun facts in an interesting way to hold even the shortest attention span. You can also enjoy ‘Funky Forest’, a state-of-the-art indoor play area, a large outdoor play area with 18-hole mini golf course, the pet farm, train trips, treasure hunts and magical nature trails to the Fairy Village.


Excellent family accommodation is hard to find and even harder if you’d like a hotel with a pool. Book your family hotel break in Osprey Hotel if you want comfortable, spacious bedrooms, an great on-site restaurant with a children’s menu and complimentary access to Osprey Leisure Club. Book our best available rates exclusively on our website.

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