Guides & Trip Ideas

Inflation Busting Trip Ideas

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Walks and Trails

Killinthomas Woods

 

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Enjoy some beautiful scenery as you take the family out on a scenic walk around the Killinthomas woods. Exploring Kildare’s amazing natural habitat and wildlife is one top recommendation for saving money!

This sign posted walk through the woodlands is suitable for all members of the family and ranges in different lengths.

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Early Bird Catches the Worm


So, who said that eating out has to be so costly?

Kildare has many restaurants and gastro pubs that offer very attractive early bird options that could tempt almost anyone! There are many different restaurant sand cuisines to choose from that can suit all members of the family.

Some businesses that offer early bird menus include:

For more options on places to eat and drink click here.

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Seasonal Offers

Keep an eye out on seasonal offerings from hotels to save a penny or two!

We love the Glenroyal Hotel Winter Warmer two-night stay. It starts from €207 for two people sharing including breakfast. And for families, the One Night Family Adventurers Package is a must!

 

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End of Season Sales

Newbridge & Kildare

Kildare Village has over 100 brands to choose from with prices up to 60% off the retail price year-round. Plan out what items are on your must have list and wait patiently until Further Reductions begin!

The fabulous Museum of Style Icons Newbridge Silverware offers free admission to admire the glamour and fashion of times gone by from Princess Diana, Audrey Hepburn, the Beatles and more.

And also in Newbridge is Ireland’s largest regional shopping centre, Whitewater Shopping Centre. Visit their website in advance to check for the latest seasonal offers and don’t forget to ask in store about any student discounts.

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Free Entry

Athy Walking Trail
Athy Walking Trail

There’s lots to do around Kildare that won’t break the bank.

For a family activity, we particularly love heading to Kildare Farm Foods – Kildare’s only zoo! Say “Hi” to Hilary and Donald (the camels) from us.

During the season (March to October), Castletown House offers free entry on the first Wednesday of every month. The perfect opportunity to see inside this stunning 18th century Palladian style house.

If you’re near Athy, pick up the EZxploring Athy Map from the library, tourist attractions or hotels. This interactive game explores Athy town centre.