Family fun breaks in carlow - family fun breaks - Carlow Tourism

Family fun breaks in carlow - family fun breaks - Carlow Tourism
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family fun breaks in carlow
Families can enjoy a perfect holiday in Carlow, with some fantastic activities on offer for both young and old. From acres of
woodland parks to family boat trips, superb playgrounds and family entertainment venues, there’s something to keep the whole
family occupied. A range of family friendly hotels, self-catering, B&B’s and guesthouses cater for all – plan an exciting break with
your family this summer in Carlow.

                                                                 DAY 1

For an outdoor adventure for all the family, hop aboard a traditional Irish open boat with Cliff Reid
of Boat Kids will enjoy spotting all manner of wildlife such as kingfishers, otters, dragonflies
and shoals of fish as they glide past the boat while adults will love hearing the tales and legends of
the river’s boatmen. For those with a busy lifestyle, it’s the perfect occasion to switch off the mobile
phone and relax inches above the waterline, unwinding to a more soothing pace of life.
Boat, Jetty, Carlow Town Park, Graiguecullen, Carlow t: 087–2061999
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Delta Sensory Gardens are a joy to discover. Suitable for all ages, visitors can experience the
wonderful Waterfall Garden and feed the many fish in the pond, explore the Willow Garden and
learn all about the five senses in the Sensory Garden. en there are the amazing water features
to delight both young and old – the gardens feature the famous Kugal, one tonne of pink marble
floating on a cushion of water. Consistently voted the number one thing to do in Carlow by Trip
Advisor, the gardens have so much to offer during every season of the year. Café yme attached to
the gardens offers delicious lunches, tea/coffee and snacks – the café is set in a relaxing and spacious
Delta Sensory Gardens and Garden Centre Strawhall Estate, Carlow. R93 Y959 t: 059 – 9143527
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Adults will love Arboretum Home and Garden Heaven. A five star award-winning garden centre,
it features interior furnishings, a kitchen store, fashion outlet and is home to Rachel’s Garden Café.
Both adults and children meanwhile will love discovering Arboretum Inspirational Gardens – the
gardens showcase a variety of planting schemes and garden designs. Families will enjoy exploring
the African mud hut and spotting the friendly koi who reside in the Arboretum pond. ere is an
excellent children’s playground and a maze adjacent to the Inspirational Gardens. Rachel’s Garden
Café has a terrace area located beside the playground so that while the children play, their parents
can enjoy delicious home-cooked food.
Arboretum Home and Garden Heaven, Old Kilkenny Road (R448), Leighlinbridge, Co. Carlow.
R93 P9F4 t: 059-9721558 e: w.

                                                                 DAY 2

Experience the thrill of a canoeing river trip from Clashganny, just south of Borris Town over all
the weirs and rapids to reach the abbey town of Graiguenamanagh.
A canoeing trip with any of the three companies highlighted below is a particularly fun and
engaging activity and a fantastic way to experience the river. Professionally guided, all tours are
suitable for families and allow you to really appreciate the wide open spaces and unspoilt waterway
of the River Barrow, Ireland’s second longest river system. Fantastic memories are guaranteed!
Your trip starts in Clashganny, 5km south of Borris (GPS: 52.559831, -6.91537).
Go-With-e-Flow River                          Paddle Your Own Canoe                           Pure Adventure
Adventures                                     Milltown, Borris, Co. Carlow.                   e Quay, Graiguenamanagh,
t: 087–2529700                                 t: 087–4140461                                  Co. Kilkenny. t: 087–2265550
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For a different experience of the River Barrow and an activity that the whole family will enjoy, hire
a bike at Graiguenamanagh Bike Hire at the Waterside Guesthouse and enjoy a trip from here to
St. Mullins. As you leave the town you pass the heritage site of Tinnahinch Castle, a Butler stronghold
built to defend the ford. e cycle from here to St. Mullins is approximately 6km but is full of beauty
and drama with frequent weirs and the lofty Brandon Hill rising up to your right.
Graiguenamanagh Bike Hire, Waterside Guesthouse, Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny.
t: 059–9724246 e: bike& w:

St. Mullins marks the finishing point of this stretch of the cycle. Relax in the Mullicháin Café where
an outside seat with views of the River Barrow coupled with some great food makes for a fitting and
comfortable end to this wonderful cycle.ere are a range of light snacks or more substantial options to
choose from including home made soups, tasty salads or panini/ciabatta wraps. Open Tuesday
to Sunday, except on Bank Holidays, closed on Tuesday instead.
On your return to Graiguenamanagh visit Mount Brandon Pottery School, run by Carmen Wenner, a
qualified potter, registered with the Crafts Council of Ireland. Students learn how to make pinch and
coil pots and slab building as well as how to throw a pot on the electric potter’s wheel. Choose from a
two-hour taster class (if you’ve never done pottery before) or a longer course to gain more insight into
the art of pottery. Enjoyable entertainment for all the family to discover and experience.
Mount Brandon Pottery School, Tinnahinch, Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny. R95 X583
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                                                                                                           Tinnahinch Castle can be
                                                                                                           viewed on your trip from
                                                                                                           Graiguenamanagh to St.
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carlow accommodation offers

As tourism businesses in Carlow re-open their doors, members of the sector are dedicated to ensuring that all safety measures
are in place to ensure the health and safety of all visitors and staff. ey are committed to maintaining the highest safety
standards so you can look forward to an enjoyable and relaxing experience!

Fáilte Ireland, has created a series of guidelines for re-opening tailored to the various sectors of the industry which tourism
providers in Carlow are strictly adhering to. Visitors can be reassured that these recommendations are underpinned by advice
made available from the HSA, HSE, HPSC, FSAI, World Health Organisation (WHO) and other relevant bodies.
Initiatives being implemented include:
˜ Clear social distancing signage
˜ Advanced and consistent cleaning regimes

˜ Hand sanitising or hand washing facilities

˜ Frequently ventilated premises

˜ Reassuring and trained welcoming staff

                                                          SEVEN OAKS HOTEL AND LEISURE CLUB
                                                          Athy Road, Carlow R93 V4K5
                                                          t: 059–9131308 w:

                                                          2BB&1Dinner €139.00 per person sharing
                                                          3BB&1Dinner €189.00 per person sharing
                                                          2BB&1Dinner €160.00 per person sharing
                                                          3BB&1Dinner €210.00 per person sharing

                                                          Packages include dinner on one evening, a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine and
                                                          a complimentary box of luxury chocolates.

                                                          Children under 12 share free but pay for meals. A single supplement of €25.00 per night
                                                          applies for single occupancy rooms.

                                                          MOUNT WOLSELEY HOTEL, SPA AND GOLF RESORT
                                                          Tullow, Co. Carlow R93 C9H0
                                                          t: 059–9180100 w:
                                                          GREAT ESCAPE:
                                                          Unbeatable value one night special offer package!
                                                          Overnight stay in a deluxe room with full Irish breakfast and four course dinner in
                                                          Frederick’s Restaurant. is exceptional offer also includes the following hotel credits:
                                                          — €5.00 per adult towards Afternoon Tea — €10.00 per adult towards full game of golf
                                                          — 15% discount on selected Elemis products                         From €168 – book now

                                                          FAMILY STAYCATION:
                                                          2 or 3 night family staycation exceptional offer
                                                          — Full Irish breakfast for all the family — Four course dinner for adults on one evening
                                                          — “Woolie Bear” dinner menu for children on one evening — Access to Woodland Play Park
                                                          — Free Wi-Fi — Resort country walking trail                         From €342 – book now
                                                          GOLDEN HOLIDAYS OFFER:
                                                          Two night stay in a deluxe double room – midweek. Full Irish breakfast – free newspaper
                                                          Four course dinner on both evenings in Frederick’s Restaurant
                                                          PLUS — €5.00 per adult towards Afternoon Tea — €10.00 per adult towards full game of golf
           SUMMER SALE RESORT HOUSES                      — 15% discount on selected Elemis products — 10% discount card for Rathwood
    Enjoy a 20% discount on our luxurious resort houses
                                                          Garden and Lifestyle Centre — Resort country walking trail           Only €294 – book now
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                              WOODFORD DOLMEN HOTEL
                              Kilkenny Road, Carlow R97 N207
                              t: 059–9142002 w:
                              One night bed and breakfast from €79
                              Family two night staycation with family dinner on one evening and movie night for
                              the kids from €240.
                              ree night Ancient East Explore: ree nights with three dinners and movie night
                              from just €330.

                              HUNTINGTON CASTLE
                              Clonegal, Co. Carlow Y21 K237
                              t: 053–9377160
                              B&B €95 p.p.s. including complimentary house tour and full Irish breakfast.
                              Ever wondered what’s its like to stay in a 17th Century Castle?
                              If you like the thought of getting away from it all for a little while then why not come and
                              stay at Huntington Castle.

                              AVLON HOUSE B&B
                              Green Lane, Dublin Road, Carlow R93 NT26
                              t: 059–9174222
                              A boutique traditional Irish bed and breakfast where quality meets the personal touch.
                              Stay and save:
                              7% off 2 night stays
                              10% off 3+ night stays
                              non refundable
                              12.5% off advance Purchase bookings more than 5 days in advance
                              10% off last minute bookings within 3 days of arrival.
                              Book direct on their own website to avail of additional 10% discount on total cost of stay.
                              Use Promo Code “Direct” during checkout process.
                              For those not ready for communal dining yet Avlon House now offer room only rates in
                              addition to B&B rates, if your package does not include breakfast this can be purchased
                              on arrival, full breakfast menu is available for €8.00 per person.

                              MOUNT BRANDON HOLIDAY COTTAGES
                              Tinnahinch, Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny R95 P046
                              t: 059–9724789/085–7317501 w:
                              Weekly rate (7 nights)       570.00        July/August 2020            27.06.2020 – 29.08.2020
                                                           440.00        Late 2020                   29.08.2020 – 19.12.2020
                              Weekend rate (2 nights)      340.00        Late 2020                   29.08.2020 – 19.12.2020
                              Midweek rate (3 nights)      350.00        Late 2020                   29.08.2020 – 19.12.2020
                              Bank Holidays (3 nights) 395.00            October Bank Holiday        23.10.2020 – 26.10.2020
                                                           495.00        Christmas                   23.12.2020 – 28.12.2020
                                                           495.00        New Year 2020/2021          30.12.2020 – 04.01.2021
                              Nightly rate (off season)    200.00
                              Special Event (4 - 7 nights) 570.00        Christmas Break             21.12.2020 – 28.12.2020
                                                           570.00        New Year 2020/2021          28.12.2020 – 04.01.2021
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