Top Things To Do With The Kids This Summer In Kildare

Schools out for the summer! Welcome to your Ultimate Guide to the Summer Holidays in Kildare!

School’s out for the summer!

But we all know what that means: the kids are off and they need to be entertained! Luckily, the team here at Into Kildare have put together a list of the best kid friendly activities in county Kildare. Welcome to your Ultimate Guide to the Summer Holidays in Kildare!

Irish National stud and Gardens


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There are plenty of fun activities taking place at the Irish National Stud & Gardens, Co Kildare, during the Summer months. Every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday throughout the months of July and August enjoy a wonderful experience for the whole family.

From 12-4pm ponies Dipper, Prince and Bertie don their saddles and bridles and offer  pony rides to all little visitors. Face painting obligatory whilst you wait!

There will also be interactive Maperath Farms and their farm animals. There will be giant games and other fun activities, sure to keep the little ones entertained.


Redhills Adventure


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The best thing to happen to Kildare since slice bread: Redhills Adventure! Redhills 

Adventure is set on what was once an old working farm only a few kilometers from Kildare Village, offering an action-packed day out with a range of different, fun and safe activities. Their activities are land-based, soft adventure that are suitable for all fitness levels and interests.

Abbeyfield Farm


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Get a real taste of outdoor living at Abbeyfield Farm Country Pursuits, just outside Clane.  With quiet country lanes and a full-cross country course over 240 acres, the only puzzle is what to do first.

Will it be clay pigeon shooting, horse trekking, archery or air rifle shooting? Luckily you have the whole summer to try them all!

Wallaby Woods


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This place is for little explorers and big adventurers alike.  It’s a day out that everyone will enjoy.

Search for wallabies, owls and emus among the nature trails and woodland walks or enjoy the animals in the interactive petting area – all before having your cake and eating it at the coffee shop.

Kildare Maze 


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Leinster’s largest hedge maze is a fabulous attraction located just outside Prosperous in the North Kildare countryside. It is focused on providing a challenging and exciting day out with good old fashioned fun for families at an affordable price. 

Out in the fresh air, this is a great place for families to enjoy a day together!

Barge Trip 


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Keep your little skippers entertained this midterm break with a cruise down the canals of Kildare with Barge Trip! Beginning in Sallins, Barge Trip’s traditional canal barge boats sails through the Kildare countryside

Kids can keep their eyes peeled for wildlife along the banks like kingfishers, dragonflies, ducks, swans and more. The little ones will enjoy a day out in the fresh air, all the while learning about the history of the canals, barges and bridges. Leave the world behind and set out on an adventure on the waters! 

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Kildare Farm Foods


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In Kildare Farm Foods, families can experience real Kildare country life! Entry is free where visitors can see a wide variety of animals including wallabies, mara, pigs, goats, ponies, deer and sheep. 

They also house a large variety of birds including ostrich, black swans, ducks, geese, chickens, guinea foul and most beautiful of all the peahen and peacock!

There is also the newest addition to the farm: the Indian Creek Crazy Golf! Play 18 holes through Indian Creek and surround yourself in the sights and sounds of the Old Wild West.

General opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday 9am to 3pm.