Things to do with in Kilkenny with kids

Nore Valley Open Farm, Bennettsbridge, Kilkenny

Nore Valley Park has a variety of animals to see and enjoy from chickens and ostriches to donkeys and deer. Baby goats and lambs are bottle fed and rabbits can be handled.
A great day out for all the family. Relax with a cup of tea and home baked scone or biscuits. Even in wet weather there is still plenty of fun to be had, with indoor facilities to amuse the entire family.
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Castlecomer Discovery Park

80 acres of stunning natural woodland and lakes and began as a community project to rejuvenate the town of Castlecomer following the closure of the coal mines in the late 1960’s.
On offer are a range of exciting recreational, cultural and educational activities for visitors of all ages ensuring a great day out for all concerned.
Choose from activities such as canoeing, zip lining, tree top walking, archery and raft building.

Canoeing & Rafting on the River Nore & Barrow 

An exciting day out for all the family and a great way to see the sights and sounds of the country side – a way you see places that are otherwise unreachable.
There are guided river adventures in Canadian canoes on the Rivers Barrow, Nore and Suir for all ages.
Caters for large groups and families. All equipment supplied and instruction provided.

A visit to Dunmore Cave

Consisting of a series of chambers formed millions of years ago, Dunmore cave contains some of the finest calcite formations found anywhere in Ireland.
The cave has been known to man for many centuries and is first mentioned in the 9th century Irish Triads.

National Reptile Zoo

National Reptile Zoo is an all year round family attraction and is also suitable for individuals or groups. You do not need to book in advance for individuals or families.
It is the zoos policy to allow interaction with some of their friendlier species and this is strictly supervised using safe, vetted species.
This is Ireland’s only dedicated reptile zoo, providing an entertaining hands on view for all the family, of various reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates, with over 100 animals and 50 species on view.