With the Easter mid-term break approaching now is the perfect time to start planning your next adventure. Lawlor’s of Naas, in the heart of Kildare, is the ideal destination this Easter with plenty of local activities to keep the children entertained. We've made a list of the best activities for you to enjoy around Kildare, all within a 30 minute drive of Lawlor's of Naas.
Lullymore Heritage Park
Join the Easter Bunny and friends for a special treasure hunt this Easter. Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park is an award winning day visitor attraction, located 30 minutes from Lawlor's of Naas, with panoramic views of the famous Bog of Allen. Family fun is always guaranteed with a large outdoor adventure play area and 18 hole mini golf, pet farm, a magical treasure hunt to solve and the hugely popular train trip through the award-winning Peatland Biodiversity Trail. Visitors also have the freedom to explore the natural wonders of Lullymore along vast trails in serene ancient woodland and on the peatland biodiversity boardwalk. Along the way you will uncover interactive exhibitions telling the rich history of Lullymore with links to a Pagan past, a Monastic site for 1000 years, a refuge for rebels in 1798 and home to an industrial revolution in the 20th Century. Now at the dawn of a new greener era, the Park is showcasing the amazing wildlife of Irish bogs and a more sustainable relationship with the peatlands.
Leinster’s largest hedge maze is an exciting attraction located just outside Prosperous in the North Kildare countryside, a 20 minute drive from Lawlor's. The Kildare Maze provides an exciting day out with good old-fashioned, outdoor fun with a hedge maze, wooden maze, an Adventure Trail, Zip Wire, Crazy Golf and for younger visitors, a toddler’s play area.
Offering an Easter Festival full of enchantment, Clonfert Farm is one of our top recommendations this Easter. Activities include an Easter Treasure Hunt, Kids Carnival, Fairy Trail and Kids Disco. You can also visit the farm animals and mini zoo, and at Clonfert you’ll find two outdoor playground areas, a bouncy castle, an indoor play area, mini golf, go-karts, a football pitch, plenty of picnic areas and lots more to keep your family entertained.
The Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens
The Irish National Stud is home to the most magnificent horses & glorious gardens, only 20 mins away it is definitely worth the trip from Naas Town! This Easter at the National Stud you'll find free pony rides, face-painting and a fun and interactive Easter Trail for all the family to enjoy. Easter is also the perfect time to see all of the newborn foals in their paddocks.
Visitors can also enjoy the regular attractions including the very beautiful Japanese Gardens and the serene and spiritual St. Fiachra’s Garden. The five ‘Living Legends’, Beef Or Salmon, Hardy Eustace, Kicking King, Moscow Flyer and Rite Of Passage, can be seen in their paddocks every day enjoying their retirement from racing. The newly refurbished restaurant offers delicious homemade baked goods and wholesome lunches.
Kildare Farm Foods
Kildare Farm Foods is a family run farm just outside of Kildare town. This Easter they will be hosting a Mad Hatter's Tea Party which includes a bunny trail, rollercoaster ride and a meet and greet with the Easter Bunny. The Farm is home to many friendly, interesting animals including camels, ostrich, deer and many farm animals. Take the little ones on a ride on the Indian Express Train around the farm, visit the hatchery and aquarium, play a round of Crazy Golf or visit the Teddy Bear Factory, it’s sure to be fun day out for all the family.
Enjoy luxury open-air shopping at Kildare Village. Nestled within idyllic landscaped grounds, Kildare Village is the perfect luxury shopping destination. You’ll find it difficult to resist temptation with 100 boutiques from the world’s most exciting designers, and there's even a playground for the kids. Kildare Village will be hosting Easter activities for all the family to enjoy over the Easter break. We are delighted to partner with Kildare Village to offer a discount of up to 10% for our guests at Lawlor's.
Royal Canal Greenway
For an outdoor activity for all the family to enjoy visit The Royal Canal Greenway, a long-distance, off-road walking and cycling trail that connects all the way from Maynooth to Longford Town. The 130km trail passes through the lush green landscapes of Ireland’s Ancient East towards the mighty River Shannon in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands. Sallins is the site of the Bargetrip.ie team, with cruises along Leinster Aquaduct twice a day, and lasting approximately 1 hour, with lots of local history and interesting facts about the Grand Canal from your captain. Sallins is a 7-minute drive from Lawlor's or a 30 minute walk. The team at Bargetrip also offers a bike hire service if you would like to go on a cycling adventure.
Take a break and enjoy all that Kildare has to offer this Easter...
Lawlor's Easter package is based on two adults and two children under 12 and includes:
A two-night stay for two adults and two children with dinner in the Bistro on one evening
· Complimentary ice cream for kids
· Easter egg hunt with an egg for every child over the Easter break
· Complimentary high speed Wi-Fi
· Complimentary parking for hotel guests
There will be plenty to keep you and your little ones busy this Easter in Naas, explore our family packages and enjoy the adventure: Easter Family Package