If you’re planning a 4-Star urban retreat in Kildare and planning to bring the family, you’ll be looking for activities and places to visit to keep everyone happy and occupied. Fresh air and exercise so important for developing children and we’ve kept that in mind while recommending these excellent activities near Osprey Hotel, your ideal family accommodation in Kildare.
We’ll stay close to home for our first recommendation. Take the family swimming in Osprey Leisure Club, entry to which is complimentary for all of our guests. Our 20m, deck level swimming pool is heated and perfect for a relaxing day of swimming together. We also offer swimming lessons and swimming camps for kids with various ability levels. We also have a kid’s pool which is open from 9am-7pm. While the kids are supervised Mam and Dad can enjoy the Hydro-Jet Pool and the Thermal Suites.
If you’d like your kids to have an adventure filled day of running around and exploring but would rather enjoy a coffee and a cake instead of joining them, Jungle Den is the perfect compromise. They have a ball pool, various slides, rope bridges, climbing and so much more. They even run dedicated parent and toddler days for the little ones and laser tag for older kids who get bored easily. If you have a birthday coming up, you can book a party, including a custom theme party food and cake! It’s a great experience for kids and they’ll be exhausted by the end of the day and you’ll have enjoyed a relaxing afternoon knowing they are in safe hands.
If you’d prefer to enjoy the great outdoors, you could venture to the Kildare Maze, a challenging and exciting day out with good old-fashioned fun for families at a very reasonable price. Get lost in Leinster’s largest hedge maze, which has been open since the 1990s. Activities besides the maze include a wooden maze, crazy golf, zip-wire and assault course. They also have a café on sight with hot drinks, snacks and treats. If you want to keep costs down, prepare a delicious packed lunch and enjoy their dedicated picnic area.
It’s a bit of a drive to Clonfert Pet Farm but it’s worth it when you see those excited faces, ready to get their hands dirty, helping with the animals. They have a huge range of farmyard favourites like cows, donkeys, pigs, goats and rabbits, some of which you can get up close and personal with. They also have a selection of more exotic Llamas, Rhea, alpacas and wallabies as well as all the animals they have 2 outdoor playground areas both with bouncy castles, an indoor play area, mini golf, go karts, a football pitch, plenty of picnic areas and lots more to keep your family entertained.
Another animal-themed activity, The Irish National Stud is a breeding and training facility for thoroughbred horses in Kildare which caters for visitors of all ages. If you opt for a tour, one of their knowledgeable guides will fascinate you with facts about horses and breeding and you’ll all leave with a newfound interest in the trade. They have a great variety of play equipment for kids including swings, slides and climbing frames. The play area overlooks the gorgeous Falabella and Living Legends paddocks, so you’ll get to meet some of the beautiful equine residents. After an exciting day, take a stroll through the serene Japanese Gardens before returning to your hotel in Kildare.
If you’re planning a trip and looking for your ideal accommodation in Ireland, Osprey Hotel is perfect for you and your family. We are proud to be a family-friendly hotel, offering kids clubs, activity programmes and guides to local child-friendly attractions our restaurant, Herald & Devoy even offer a child-friendly menu so you can dine together each evening. If you would like more information about Osprey Hotel, a proud Irish Hotel, contact our friendly reservation team today.