Castlecomer Discovery Park, Castlecomer

4.3
#1 of 9 in Parks in Kilkenny
Occupying a former private estate, Castlecomer Discovery Park is a family-friendly attraction with playgrounds, trails, a treetop walk, crafts workshops, lakes, and an exhibit about the area's coal mining history. Started as a community project, the park remains a non-for-profit organization. Make Castlecomer Discovery Park a centerpiece of your Kilkenny vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Kilkenny online trip itinerary maker .
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  • We love visiting this park ,nice playground, elf trail ,animals etc.The restaurant is very good also.The Zipline and high ropes activities are excellent , a few more action type activities for younger...  more »
  • Even though I looked on their website if there are age/height restrictions - and did not find the info (even though it is there, but maybe it was not visible on the mobile phone) I booked tickets onli...  more »
  • Had a fantastic time in the park with a 4,7&9 year old. Reception staff were brilliant and helped us work out what to do. Spent 3 hours in the park, great day out and really good value.  more »
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  • Great activity centre for families. Longest "zip wire" in Ireland. Brilliant "treetop" climbing obstacle course ,stage 1 and stage 2 capability for all ages. Excellent visitors centre with very nice restaurant. Many more activities for all ages and temperaments such as boating, walks and lovely craft shops. The staff are amazing, each one well mannered, kind ,so helpful and patient. As a disabled person they made sure I'd a great day. Many thanks you lovely people. See you again soon.
  • Perfect for kids, (but possibly more toilets required) and adults. Many different walks (shady in summer but darkish in winter), with plenty of scenic variety. The cafe in reception can be very busy and noisy, but whoever designed the park really thought about the best way to give visitors a good day out. Recommended.
  • Is is a great spot for families and youth groups alike. The park includes a kids playground, boating, woodland walking trails, fishing, ziplines, tree top obstacle courses. There is also a mining museum, restaurant, and a craft village in the same complex. Perfect for a family day out. Recommend calling in advance to ensure the specific activities you want to do are available on the day.
  • Good for kids and young teens. Zip line and high ropes good but not cheap. Lovely fairy village for little kids. Nice walks but not very peaceful.
  • This place is a credit to the town. Its impeccably kept and had lots of activities for kids and adults alike. If adventure is your thing you have to try the zipline(largest over water in Europe) it's exhilarating especially if you have just done the octagon tree top walk. If your more into relaxing walks you can start at the entrance and day hi yup the animals then take a loop walk around the park and the lakes within our hire a peddle boat and explore the lakes from the water. Then why not grab a bite to eat in the jarro restaurant where the food is amazing. You can also tour the mining museum and learn about the history of the town. All in all a great day out

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For a historical Irish experience, stay in Kilkenny County's namesake city, a medieval destination with no shortage of lodging options. If you are interested in exploring the central sights of this city, stay at one of the many hotels, hostels, or bed and breakfasts near its center. For somethingĀ more affordable, head to the outskirts and look into guesthouse options. You can also choose a nearby spa if you want to splurge onĀ a relaxing getaway.
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