3 Day Family Itinerary
Discover and explore
3 Night Stay
Check-in time in Osprey Hotel is 3pm but if you arrive early, make sure to grab a tasty bite to eat in The Barista Bar which serves freshly brewed tea and coffee, scones and other sweet treats all day long. If you need a more substantial meal after a long morning of travel, our bar serves a delicious lunch menu from 3pm onwards. We have something for everyone from hearty freshly prepared sandwiches to light bites.
Start your first day in Kildare exploring the nature trails and woodland walks in Wallaby Woods. Just 20-minutes from door to door, Wallaby Woods is an interactive nature and animal experience, giving your children the chance to witness exotic animals like Wallabies, Owls and Emus in a natural habitat. Onsite activities also include an interactive petting area, nature trails with information on local flora and fauna, a pet shop a coffee shop a playground and a zipline for more adventurous children.
After a long day of travel and adventure, head back to our hotel in Naas and settle into your luxurious family-sized room. Order room service a pizza to your room, along with a couple of sweet treats and a nightcap for Mam and Dad. You could also join us for casual dining in the bar, taking advantage of our kid’s corner menu & full selection of drinks and desserts.
3 Night Stay
Start the first full day of your family break with a delicious breakfast in Osprey Hotel to keep you all well-fueled until lunch. Pack up the car with snacks and essentials and head straight to Dublin to one of the most popular family attractions in the country, Dublin Zoo.
There is a reason Dublin Zoo is classed as one of the best family-friendly days out in Ireland. It is jam-packed with animals, both local and exotic, fun activities for children and adults of all ages, a petting zoo, so much information on animals, their habitats and conservation of the species and much more! They have playgrounds, cafes, and plenty of indoor activities in case it’s a rainy day. The Zoo is set amongst the rolling fields of the largest walled park in Ireland, Phoenix park which is home to Farmleigh House, play areas and of course, Aras an Uachtarain, where the president of Ireland lives. Dublin Zoo is a full day out and is guaranteed to tire out even the most active children. The zoo is a 35-minute drive from door to door and is a fantastic day out for the whole family.
If your little ones are not completely tuckered out after a day in the Zoo, or the day is too wet to explore outdoors, you can take them to the nearby Liffey Valley Shopping Centre. There are a huge selection of shops, cafes and restaurants with something to suit all budgets and best of all, there is a state of the art, multi-screen cinema on-site showing the biggest and best family blockbusters. For a cinema a little closer to home, head to the Odeon in the nearby Naas village.
The National Stud & Japanese Gardens
3 Night Stay
After a busy second day, enjoy a leisurely late breakfast with us, exploring some of the delicious and varied breakfast options. We have something to suit all ages and tastes on our breakfast menu, from a simple bowl of cereal to a full Irish offering, prepared using with locally sourced ingredients. Book your family-sized tablet the night before to avoid delays and ensure you are as comfortable as possible.
Your activity today is a must-do when visiting Kildare, a visit to The National Stud & Japanese Gardens. The National Stud is a world-class horse breeding facility and Livery Yard, producing and housing some of the world’s finest bloodstock. It is a pleasure to visit for lovers of all things equestrian or those with an interest in the care of animals. Connected to the National Stud are the beautiful Japanese Gardens, a perfectly manicured garden with imagery and icons relating to Japanese and Eastern culture. They also have a Kids Zone complete with an impressive playground and play area and fascinating mature and fairy trails. A visit to The National Stud & Japanese Gardens is one that will leave lasting memories of a great family day out and is a great place to take some memorable family pictures. Osprey Hotel offers an exclusive 10% discount on entry to our guests, please enquire at our front desk.
Take a 20-minute detour on your way back to Osprey hotel and head to Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park, a perfect family attraction with peat bog heritage displays, a train ride & many excellent indoor and outdoor activities. You can enjoy the joy of nature with their Biodiversity Boardwalk and Peatlands Exhibition, discovering the abundance of native flora and fauna along the way. There are so many fun activities including a state of the art indoor play area, large outdoor playground, an 18-hole mini golf course and a pet farm where you can learn more about the care of animals. Lullymore has train trips, treasure hunts and magical nature trails to the Fairy Village; it’s a treat for kids of all ages.
After a long day, let our fantastic restaurant staff take care of you. Book your table in Herald and Devoy and order from our wide range of delicious meals, freshly prepared by our team of chefs. The little ones can take their time and order from the Kids menu, complete with all of their favourites. Our team are happy to cater to dietary requirements or fussy eaters, just give us some notice so we have everything we need to make your family dinner run smoothly.
Lullymore Heritage Park
3 Night Stay
Enjoy your last morning in Osprey Hotel by exploring the facilities we offer. Visit our state of the art leisure centre, complete with a dedicated kids pool open from 9am-7pm daily. Watch your kids enjoying the water and practising their doggy paddle or hop in and enjoy a refreshing swim with them. If you’d prefer to enjoy some R&R, visit our Osprey Spa and our thermal suites instead and enjoy a luxurious treatment from our team of talented therapists. We offer everything from massage and facials to beauty treatments leaving you feeling refreshed and relaxed.
Before you depart, pop into our bar and enjoy some light refreshments in The Barista Bar or enjoy our all day dining lunch menu served in the bar from 3pm.
Rainy Day Activities:
The best laid plans often go awry and the typical Irish weather is often to blame for that. If you find yourselves here on a rainy day, you still have plenty of options. Head to the Kildare Fun Factory, enjoy indoor fun in Tricky Tricksters, an exciting indoor adventure soft play area or head to the local Odeon Cinema in Naas.