The Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort is the perfect place for a family getaway. Just a stone’s throw from the beautiful town of Kenmare, the Resort is a top family-friendly hotel as rated by 4kids.ie, Trip Advisor reviews, Mykidstime.ie and the SMA choices guide. There are plenty of accommodation options to choose from also.
Kids club and hotel family facilities
Facilities at the Resort for the little ones include a Leisure Centre with 20m swimming pool and children’s paddle pool. As well as the Kids Club, the hotel features a children’s drop in play room, a restaurant play area and an outdoor playground. Kenmare and its environs offer many activities to keep the whole family amused, including a Seafari Cruise, golf, fishing, walking, horse riding, pet farms and Star Outdoors water activities.
1- The Bay Kids Club
A great way for your children to meet with other kids & make friends, The Bay Kids club is run and managed by Qualified adults, with first aid qualifications.(Parents indemnity & approval forms are required).The Kids Club is available for children aged between 5 - 12 years and runs during school holidays, bank Holiday weekends and subject to numbers.
11am-1pm - Baking & Nature Fun (€7.00 per child)
7pm-9pm - Fun, Games, Arts and Crafts (€7.00 per child)
Pre-booking available through Leisure Centre reception and it is advised that booking is made in advance to avoid disappointment. Full fee applies if cancelled
2- STAR OUTDOORS KENMARE
The Star Outdoors Adventure Centre, just 5 minutes from Kenmare town, and offers an array of activity such as sailing, kayaking, crazy golf, archery and much much more..
3- DROMQUINNA RIDING STABLES
Professional Equestrian Centre, established in 1949. Open to all levels of experience. Just a couple of miles from the hotel
Contact 064 6641043
4- SEAFARI ADVENTURES
Seal-watching and eco-friendly tours along Kenmare Bay with friendly and knowledgeable Captain, Raymond Ross. Sailings daily from Kenmare Pier during high season
Contact +353(0)64 664 2059
5- ADOPT A SHEEP, KISSANE SHEEP FARM
Situated between Kenmare and Killarney National Park in Co Kerry is Kissane Sheep Farm. The famous panorama of Moll's Gap is in the middle of the land, overlooking the farm and its sheep and lambs. The goal of Adopt a Sheep is to preserve the Irish heritage of mountain sheep, living in the scenic area of Moll's Gap on the Ring of Kerry. In doing so, the heritage of a traditional family farm in this Special Area of Conservation is also saved for future generations.
+353 (0)64 6634791
6- ECLIPSE EQUESTRIAN AND ADVENTURE CENTRE
Something for everyone! Eclipse Ireland is renowned for its onsite outdoor adventure activities and offers a great experience in horse riding, mud surfing, archery, assault courses, kayaking, orienteering, team task challenges, raft building, cycling, fly fishing and much more, with expert tuition in these activities from our mature, qualified instructors. We offer customised days out to suit families, groups, individuals, corporate, Stags and Hens. All are welcome
Contact +353(0)64 6682965 / M: +353(0)87 923 8794
7- BONANE HERITAGE PARK
Just 10 minutes from Kenmare town, the Bonane Heritage Park offers an abundance of well preserved multi-period archaeological sites from the Stone, Bronze and Iron Age; together with a 1600 metre walk (offering breath taking scenery) through 5000 years of history.
8- BONANE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
If you are looking for a treat, head out to Bonane to Lorge Choclatier. Benoit Lorge makes the most delicious hand made chocolates. Originally from Lorraine in France and now settled in Kenmare, this award winning chef has created a chocolate lovers paradise. Located about 5km from Kenmare in Bonane this is well worth a visit.
Contact: 087 9917172
9- MOLLY GALLIVAN'S COTTAGE & TRADITIONAL FARM, BONANE
Offering tours, teas, audio visual presentations and re-enactments of American Wakes, this unique centre is a must for anyone interested in the history of Ireland. Just 10 minutes from the hotel
10- FAUNGORTH ACTIVITY CENTRE
Family fun at Faungorth Activity Centre including Pitch n' Putt, Archery, Driving Range, Tennis & Mountain Bike Track. Only 2 miles outside Kenmare Town