Outdoor Kids Attractions


Kildangan, Co. Kildare
Phone: 00 353 45 526 774
Email: ordering@kildarefarmfoods.com

Kildare Farm Foods

This attraction offers free entry to the open farm.  Indoor facilities include, a crazy golf course, train rides & a well-stocked shop and café... click here to find out more!

Opening Hours: 7 days a week, 10:30am - 5pm.


Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Phone: 00 353 1 628 5422

Clonfert Pet Farm

A visit to Clonfert Pet Farm ensures a fantastic fun filled day out for the whole family and offers great value for money. There are lots of animals for the kids to learn about, 2 outdoor playground areas both with bouncy castles, an indoor play area, outdoor mini golf, go-karts, a football pitch and plenty of picnic areas. Don't forget to find the secret fairy garden and see can you spot the little people!

Opening Hours: 7 days a week, 10:00am - 6pm.



Donadea, Co. Kildare
Phone: 00 353 45 909 555
Email: info@lullymoreheritagepark.com

Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park

Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park is a great way to spend an entire day.  This attraction offers visitors the chance to learn all about the rich heritage of rural Ireland, it's peatlands and folklore in a fun and exciting environment. Lullymore is packed with acitvities from the large outdoor play area with 18 hole mini golf course and pet farm, to train trips, treasure hunts, magical nature trails to the Fairy Village and more. It also offers plenty of indoor options such as an indoor play centre and café.

Opening Hours: Fri - Sun: 11am - 5pm (Last entry 3pm). Also open on school holidays.


Lullymore West, Rathangan, Co. Kildare
Phone: 00 353 45 909 555
Email: bogs@ipcc.ie

Bog of Allen Nature Centre

There is so much to do at this attraction to keep the kids and adults occupied for the entire day! For example, a quiz to fill, a scavanger hunt, colour dabs activity and free nets and basins for children to fish for mini-beasts in the ponds at the nature centre. There is a boardwalk trail on Lodge Bog and families regularly attend special event tours organised at weekends. Adults can enjoy a refreshing cup of tea or coffee at the picnic tables provided in the wildlife gardens while the kids are happily occupied.

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm (Last entry 4pm). Weekends by appointment.


Prosperous, Co. Kildare
Phone: 00 353 86 851 9296
Email: thekildaremaze@gmail.com

The Kildare Maze

The Kildare Maze is Leinster’s largest hedge maze located just outside Prosperous in the north of the county. This attraction offers a challenging  and exciting day out with good old fashioned fun for families at an affordable price. At The Kildare Maze families can take part in many different activities such as; a hedge maze, wooden maze, crazy golf, an assault course, the zip wire and there's even a sandpit for the younger ones to enjoy!

Opening Hours: Saturday 29th October to 6th November, 12pm - 6pm.

Irish National Stud, Japanese Gardens & St. Fiachras Garden

Tully, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare
Phone: 00 353 45 521 617
Email: reservations@instourism.ie

The Irish National Stud & Gardens

A great way to spend a day with  the kids is at the Irish National Stud and Gardens.  This wonderful attraction is set in acres of landscaped gardens and children can really explore around the winding paths of the Japanese Gardens and St. Fiachra's Garden before playing in the bespoke playground which includes a coffee shop on site!

Find out more at www.irishnationalstud.ie


Fun Indoors in Kildare

These are some of the main child friendly indoor sites in County Kildare.  We have tried to show a diverse range from petting farms with inside activities to activity centres and more. We hope you enjoy your visit and that these attractions give you a chance to relax while the kids play!


County Libraries

There is usually a fun event to find in your local library - click on any of the links below to find out more info on a library near you.

Athy Library                Ballitore Library          Castledermot Library

Celbridge Library       Clane Library              Clocha Rince Library

Kilcock Library           Kilcullen Library         Kildare Town Library

Leixlip Library           Maynooth Library       Monasterevin Library

Naas Library              Newbridge Library      Rathangan Library


Kildare Farm Foods

This attraction offers free entry to the open farm.  Indoor facilities include, a crazy golf course, train rides & a well-stocked shop and café.



Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park

While Lullymore is based in the Bog of Allen it offers plenty of indoor options.  The exhibitions are generally indoors along with an indoor play centre and café.



Clonfert Pet Farm

A fantasticly, well laid out pet farm that boasts a large indoor play area to suit all ages. Clonfert also has a small café where kids can enjoy a hot meal and plenty of snacks too!


Bog of Allen Nature Centre

A chance to have fun and learn about one of Ireland's most treasured natural resources, the bog of Allen. The Nature Centre here includes a museum and tea/coffee facilities.


The Steam Museum & Lodge Park Walled Gardens

A great place to while away a few hours while the kids get to explore this fascinating museum.  The museum houses some historical artefacts alongside the steam exhibition including sample of the first ever transatlantic cable from Ireland to Newfoundland. The Steaming Kettle Teahouse can provide a light lunch if booked in advance.




The Playbarn

The Playbarn in Johnstown has plenty to keep the kids entertained with a new extended football pitch and penalty shoot-out, a new under 2 years old toddler area, playframe refurbish throughout and extended, a new wavy slide and of course, café.



Jungle Den

Jungle Den on the Monread Road offers a large array of facilities from rope bridges to tots area and even 2 disco rooms there will be something to keep every child entertained here at Jungle Den while the adults get to relax with a coffe and bite to eat.



k Bowl

This great indoor centre in Naas includes lots of different things to do such as, bowling, Wacky World children’s play area, KZone and the KDiner to fill up after all that exercise!


Indoor Mini Golf

Suitable for all ages from kids to teenagers and more, the spectacular course at Indoor Mini Golf in Naas features a cascading waterfall, an array of greenery and a raft of challenging holes. They also have a coffee and snack shop on hand to help sustain you through your two rounds.

Kildare Town Virtual Reality Experience - Legends of Kildare

Suitable for ages 10 to 104 years of age, this experience tells the story of one of Irelands olsest town - Kildare, using virtual reality headsets. You are transported back in time to discover ancient Kildare, the Tuatha De Dánnan , stories of the Fianna, Saint Brigid and the arrival of the Normans.

The experience is housed in the heritgae centre in Kildare town which has also has interpretation boards, an interactive map and a beautiful shop. It is in the town sqaure near local shops, cafes and coffee shops and a short walk to the town playground.

Click here for more information and booking !

The biggest and best family entertainment centre in the greater Dublin area is now open – Airtastic Kildare in Celbridge.https://air-tastic.com/locations/kildare

Adventure awaits you at Airtastic Kildare! We have all your favourite activities, and some new ones too, all under one roof to bring a whole lot of fun!

You can enjoy Ireland's largest Soft Play Centre packed with oodles of exciting and fun play zones for children aged 11 years old and under.

You can play ten pin bowling on our 8 lane bowling alley, get lost in space in our 18 hole space themed indoor mini golf course, play to win prizes in Ireland's largest play to win amusements or dine American style in our NY Kitchen.

For more information about Airtastic Kildare click here


Playgrounds in Kildare

Kildare Town Cathedral Playground

A handy list of playgrounds in Co. Kildare for those simple fun days!

Kildare Town

·     Behind Cathedral on Station Road

·     Beside Grey Abbey at Kildare Village Outlet

·     At the Irish National Stud & Gardens


·     People's Park Public Playground


·     11 Keenans Ln, Mullarney, Castledermot, Co. Kildare


·     Close to Wolstan's Abbey on Newtown Road

·     Playground, behind Aldi, close to Scoil Mochua


·     Opposite the old Abbey just off Main Street




·     Beside Kilcullen Community Centre


·     At the GAA Grounds


·     Amenities Centre at Easton


·     Maynooth Playground, Harbour Field - close to Railways Station/Canal


·     Playground situated just off the Main Street


·     Behind the Monread Sports & Leisure Centre, just off Monread Road

·     Behind Ballykane Church just off Blessington Road


·     At the Newbridge Sports Centre on Milltown Road


·     Just off the Main Street, under the Slate River Bridge

Other Playgrounds


·     Playground in the Centre of the Village


·     Pocket Park opposite the school.

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Kildare Town Heritage Centre, Market Square, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare, Ireland.

Tel: +353 45 530 672
Mobile: +353 871900945
Email: info@kildareheritage.com

Opening Hours

(Lunch 01:00-02:00pm Daily)

Monday 09:30am - 05:00pm

Tuesday 09:30am - 05:00pm 

Wednesday 09:30am - 05:00pm

Thursday 09:30am - 05:00pm

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