Pembroke Kilkenny

Easter in Kilkenny - The Perfect Spring Break

Easter is traditionally the beginning of the busy season in Kilkenny. With spring in full bloom, brighter days and warmer weather, it’s not hard to see why people flock to Ireland’s Ancient East as an Easter escape. Easter time in Kilkenny is magical. There are so many things to do for couples, individuals, groups and families with something to cater to all tastes and budgets. Pembroke Kilkenny Hotel is an ideal base for your Easter break, offering comfort, convenience and a fantastic central location. Book on our official website where you are guaranteed our best available rates.

Outdoor Easter Activities in Kilkenny

Spring is a great time to explore the great outdoors and make the most of the longer, brighter days. There are lots of beautiful places to discover in Kilkenny from woodlands and parks to playgrounds and river walks. One of the most beautiful places in Kilkenny to visit over your Easter break is Woodstock Gardens and Arboretum, in the picturesque village of Inistioge. The gardens date back to the 1740s and features include a walled garden, rose garden, rockery garden, a recreated Turner Conservatory, a collection of rare and exotic trees and much more.

Alternatively head to north Kilkenny to the wonderful Castlecomer Discovery Park. There you can explore your wild side, enjoying activities such as ziplining, tree-top walking, climbing walls, Octagon, boating, archery, walking and hiking trails and so much more. It’s an ideal day out for couples, groups of friends, hens & stags and families of all ages.

Fond of golf? Head out for round at some of Ireland’s best courses – many of which are within easy driving distance of the hotel. This includes the famous Mount Juliet, home of some of the worlds biggest and best Golf Championships and frequented by Ireland’s best players.

One of the longest-running annual events in Kilkenny is the Nore Valley Park Easter Egg Hunt. Always a hit with families and fun lovers, children of all ages can search the farm for hidden sweets and chocolate eggs! The Easter Egg Hunt runs between Saturday 1st and Sunday 9th April 2023, 10am to 4pm. As one of the most popular Easter events for families, they’re almost guaranteed to sell out so book your spot soon! Expect fun, music, games, and plenty of running around, perfect to entertain your little ones!

Indoor Easter Activities in Kilkenny

While we all hope for sunshine on our Easter break, this is Ireland & sunshine is not guaranteed! As a backup, having some indoor activities planned will ensure plenty of fun on rainy days. In Kilkenny’s KBowl bowling alley, there’s state-of-the-art computerised scoring systems, comfy leather sofas, a great selection of refreshments plus a gaming arcade with car racing, dancing and other popular games. Another indoor option is a visit to the National Reptile Zoo, Ireland’s only dedicated reptile zoo. See some of the world’s most fascinating animals up close, including giant pythons, monitor lizards, snapping turtles, tortoises, alligators, tarantulas and more.

If you want to relax, we have just the thing in Mint Medispa – an afternoon of luxurious skincare and beauty treatments. Mint offer treatments from skincare and massage to laser hair removal, everything to help you look and feel your best.

After an afternoon of relaxation, head out to explore the best of Ireland’s Heritage County. Visit Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile Museum, learn more about the secular history of the area and admire the beautiful stonework in St Canice’s church. Make sure to check out the best of high street and boutique shopping across the city too.

Tours of Kilkenny

If you’re on a whistlestop tour of the east, why not take a Kilkenny City Tour and take in the best of the city as quickly as possible? The Kilkenny City Tours tourist train was established in 2011, as a convenient way for visitors to see all the wonderful sights of Kilkenny City. Departing from Kilkenny Castle you will be taken on a historical and fascinating tour with a full commentary of detailed insights, facts, and folklore of the medieval city. The guides are full of knowledge, stories and jokes, making everyone feel right at home and part of the action. They have consistently won trip advisor awards and are now the number one tour of Kilkenny.

Kilkenny’s Nightlife

Go on a mini pub crawl enjoying some of the many brilliant pubs along Kilkenny’s cobbled street, along the way, taking in the live Irish music and the famous Kilkenny hospitality. See if there’s a gig on in Set Theatre, or maybe watch a play in the Watergate Theatre. Wherever you go, it’s a short walk back up Patrick Street to your room in Pembroke Kilkenny Hotel when you’re ready for bed.

Hotel Accommodation in Kilkenny

The highlight of your trip to Kilkenny this Easter is sure to be an overnight stay in Pembroke Hotel Kilkenny. With comfortable bedrooms, excellent dining options and treatments available in Mint Medispa, you can really make the most of your time here. Our two-night luxury escape package gives guests a luxurious overnight stay with breakfast and a wonderful three-course meal in Statham’s Restaurant. Our location is perfect for an Easter city break and our team will be happy to recommend activities for all ages.

Book our best available rates and enjoy exclusive access to our special offers when you book directly on our website or with our team. We wish you and your family a happy and peaceful Easter break.
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