Things To Do With Your Family
Mount Juliet Estate is just a 20 minute drive from Kilkenny city. We know that sometimes you and your family may want to venture off The Estate during your stay to some of the local attractions. Our location and the activities on The Estate makes Mount Juliet Estate the perfect base for your family break. Book your family break in Hunter's Yard at Mount Juliet Estate now.
Here are some attractions that we would recommend:
Jerpoint Park is a Heritage Site which is close to Mount Juliet Estate. This site is the Lost Town of Newtown Jerpoint a deserted medieval town dating back to 1200 AD. You can take part in guided Heritage Tours of Jerpoint Park where you will learn about the importance of once thriving town Newtown Jerpoint, and watch sheep dog demonstrations.
Kilkenny Castle is a must see when you visit Kilkenny. The castle has been in existence for over eight centuries and stands over the River Nore. There have been many additions and alterations to the fabric of the building, making Kilkenny Castle today a complex structure of various architectural styles. Take a guided tour of the castle and learn about its rich heritage.
History and geology blend at Dunmore Cave to give an interesting and unique situation. You will get to enter Dunmore Cave and feel the temperature drop as go. Here you will learn all about history and stories of the chambers that were formed over millions of years.
Castlecomer Discovery Park
Castlecomer Discovery Park is set in the former grounds of the Wandesforde Estate, which comprises 80 acres of stunning natural woodland and lakes. This park offers a range of recreational, cultural and educational amenities and activities for all the family. Activities include tree top walk, zip lining, canoeing, walking trails and elf & fairy village. You are sure to have hours of family entertainment.
Nore Valley Open Farm
Take time out and stroll around Nore Valley Open Farm, allow the children to play in the interactive and relaxing setting. Bottle feed lambs or goats and feed ducks and turkeys as well as learn about the Irish heritage of farming. Relax with a cup of tea and home baked scones or biscuits. Even in wet weather there is still plenty of fun to be had, with indoor facilities to amuse the entire family. You can stay as long as you like - a few hours or the whole day.
Ten Pin Bowling is a family activity that can be enjoyed by all ages from children as young as 3 years of age. At KBowl you can experience state of the art computerised scoring systems while relaxing on leather sofas enjoying a selection of refreshments. Always popular is the KZone area with pool, air hockey and more.
The National Reptile Zoo
The National Reptile Zoo has over 150 animals and 50 different species on display. You will get the unique opportunity to get up close and personal with animals that you would normally only see on TV. The National Reptile Zoo includes a children’s soft play area, snack bar, indoor picnic area, tropical walk through the enclosure and reptile handling zone.