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.

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

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