VIPs at Newpark Hotel Kilkenny

VIPs at the Newpark Hotel stands for Very Impressed Parents.  If you are looking for a family break that is ‘head, shoulders, knees, and toes’ above the rest this summer, then look no further than the award-winning Newpark Hotel in Kilkenny. This 4-star family run establishment is part of the Flynn Hotel Collection. It is one of Ireland’s favourite family destinations and is the ideal base from which to explore the vibrant medieval city of Kilkenny, just a 10-minute stroll away. 

VIP at Newpark Hotel stands for Very Impressed Parents 

Young guests get genuine VIP treatment from the moment they arrive from the Newpark family with a fun welcome pack on check-in and a host of family friendly activities to enjoy, ensuring a VIP experience – Very Impressed Parents. 

The stylish hotel offers spacious deluxe family rooms perfect for two adults two children, while the luxury superior rooms cater for families with three children. There are also interconnecting rooms for larger families or those with older kids looking for more independence. 

Set on 40 acres of landscaped gardens and parkland, Newpark Hotel is a resort-like destination with many on site attractions meaning you don’t have to leave the hotel unless you want to! A highlight of any stay at the Newpark is a visit to the mini wildlife farm where you can make friends with llamas, alpacas, emus, highland cattle, goats, sheep, ducks, guinea fowl enjoy ‘feeding time’ on the farm, and much more. Enclosures can be visited from 10am – 6pm daily and is free for hotel residents who can conveniently access the park with their hotel key card.

 Tree Top Adventure Playground

For thrill seekers, the lush grounds feature a tree-top adventure playground with a zip line to whizz across and Little Rascal’s Go Carting, which are both sure to set hearts racing.  There’s also a 2.5km nature walk around the Newpark Fen nature reserve, which is an ideal way to burn off some energy! Or why not stir your family’s imagination with a visit to the hotel’s very own fairy trail. Children and young at heart adults will be mesmerised by the fairy houses, wishing well and the chance to post a letter to the fairies! 

Of course, if the weather calls for indoor entertainment there is plenty of options including “The Zone” indoor games room and a separate woddlers and toddlers ‘Under the Sea’ sensory playroom (for younger kids) or a family trip to the supervised swimming pool located within the Escape Health Club and Spa at the hotel. 

Krazy Kats Kids Club

One of the major challenges for parents when thinking about a family break is how to balance family fun with self-care and relaxation. This is where the Newpark Kids Club comes in. The Krazy Kats Kids Club is fully supervised and secure and suitable for children aged between 4 and 12 years. The Kids Club runs daily during school holidays, and every other weekend throughout the year. Time slots are from 10am to 4pm in the day or between 7pm and 10.30pm in the evening. Grown-ups can then have the freedom to enjoy the leisure facilities, book a spa treatment, or experience live music in the lobby by night. 

Kids Club Team

Best of all, the experienced kids club team keep the youngsters so busy they won’t have time to miss you with activities including trips to the playground and petting farm, kids’ yoga, arts and craft, musical activities, movie nights with milk and cookies, science experiments and build a bear .

General Manager at the Newpark Hotel, Paul Beehan, said, “The team at The Newpark is one big family and we are truly committed to meeting and exceeding expectations, so let our family look after yours.” 

While no one would blame you for staying happy in your family bubble at The Newpark, why not add more memories by discovering some of the fantastic attractions and outdoor activities in Kilkenny.  Explore the city on a Kilkenny Segway Tour, Kilkenny City Cycling Tour, or hop on the Kilkenny Road Train. You can also test your family’s skills on the Pococke FootGolf Course or try out the most exciting new water adventure experience in Ireland – Hydrobikes – where you can “Explore The Nore like Never Before”.  

Visit Kilkenny

If you have a bit more time to venture beyond the city, why not plan a trip to the nearby National Reptile Zoo, and Castlecomer Discovery Park. Top attractions along the Medieval Mile include Kilkenny Castle and Park, St. Canice’s Cathedral, and the Medieval Mile Museum. Other top cultural attractions include Rothe House Museum and Gardens and the Kilkenny Way Hurling Experience. 

Newpark Hotel Kilkenny offers a unique memory making getaway for families, with something to suit everyone’s interest and needs. 

Ideal for savvy parents looking to avoid airport queues and cancellation stresses. Family Breaks for two adults and two children staying in a classic room start from €598 for two nights B&B with one evening meal. three or four-night stays are also available. For more visit here.

Joan Scales
Award-winning journalist, Joan has been writing about travel and tourism for many years principally for The Irish Times and lately for travel2ireland. Joan has appeared many times on television and radio talking about the business of travel and all its component strands. She is also a public speaker and has appeared at many international conventions and conferences.

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