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Top Things To Do In Kildare When It Rains

There’s nowhere like Ireland, particularly Kildare, when the sun shines. From our stunning hiking trails, to our beautiful canals and the old relics of Ireland’s Ancient East, the Thoroughbred County really is beautiful!

But let’s face it, we get our fair share of rainy days, and we’re not always up for donning the wellies on a wet day.

Rather than let the bad weather dampen our spirits, today at Into Kildare, we’ve rounded up the best things to do in Kildare when it rains!

So bookmark this page, and save it for a rainy weekend!


Shoda Market Café


What’s better than cosying up with a cuppa and a cake inside a cosy café for a chat? Not much on a rainy day! Shoda Market Café in Maynooth is the perfect place to visit on a rainy day as they have the most amazing breakfast and lunch menu packed full of delicious treats to enjoy over a coffee. While there, have a browse at their impressive selection of coffees and be sure to treat yourself!




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. Enjoy a game of bowling, and afterward relax with a pizza and chicken wings!


Museum of Style Icons

Athgarvan Road, Newbridge

Stay out of the rain and take shelter in the fascinating Newbridge Silverware Visitor Centre, home to wardrobe pieces of some of the most famous icons from modern history, including Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Princess Grace, the Beatles and many more.

Currently on display are pieces from the lives of Princess Diana, Betty White, Elizabeth Taylor, Doris Day and more.

Plan your visit now through the Museum of Icons website.


Castletown House and Gardens


Just twenty five minutes from Dublin, Castletown House and Parklands is one of Ireland’s most exquisite national treasures. Stay in out of the rain and enjoy a tour around one of Ireland’s first Palladian style houses which dates back to the 1700’s!


Workout at K Leisure


K Leisure Naas 10

Don’t let that weather set you back, enjoy a workout at K Leisure with their state of the art gym and swimming facilities. They have a studio room for high intensity spin classes and a gym floor if you prefer to take things at your own pace!

In Athy and Naas K Leisure have a spacious, 25m indoor pool that is suitable for both experienced and mid-level swimmers, as well as those learning to swim or looking to relax after a workout.

For more information on their offering please follow this link:




Airtastic offers activities including a soft play section for smaller kids, Bowling, Mini Golf and refreshments.  Did you know that all ages can have an out of this world adventure at the space themed 18 hole Airtastic Mini Golf!

It’s mission to Mars as you embark on the Airtastic space ship and challenge yourself to get through space in as little shots as possible!

One small step for mankind, a few great steps towards a hole lot of fun!

Book a game of Mini Golf today! For more information please click here:


Go For A Pint

For our 18+ readers, there’s nothing else like a good pint of Guinness on a great bar stool on a rainy day! Watch the match, listen to some good Irish tunes or swap some stormy tales of the past, and wash it down with a good Kildare pint!

Looking for the best of the black stuff? There’s no better person to ask than a local! Check out our poll where we asked the people of Kildare to vote for the best pint in the county here.


Enjoy a Spa day

Kildare has a wide range of Spa day offerings to choose from, what better to spend a wet day than to relax in a peaceful, comforting environment.

To see the most recent spa trip locations in Kildare please click here: