Our top 10 family activities near Monasterevin

December 4, 2017


If you’re new in town or just cruising through, we've got a heap of kid-friendly days out that the whole family can enjoy.


1. South Kildare's Heritage Icons

Only a 20-minute drive from Monasterevin, a stroll around the heritage town of Athy is a must. With its pretty stone walls and narrow streets, you'll feel like you've stepped back in time


They also have some gorgeous cafes and pubs to grab a bite to eat. Our favourite has to be The Bay Tree which is also coeliac-friendly.




2. Moone High Cross


Within a short driving distance of Athy, just outside Moone village is the Moone High Cross.


Marked by the ruins of a medieval church near the vicinity of Moone Abbey, is the site of this ancient monastery and where you can visit one of Ireland's best preserved High Crosses.




3. Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens


Venture 15 minutes outside Monasterevin to the Irish National Stud and fabulous Japanese Gardens.


It's well worth a visit.




4. Rent a barge


Barges/narrowboats and bikes are the perfect way to explore the local waterways and bike trails around Monasterevin. 


5. Hiking


With approximately 200 acres of woodland to stroll around, Moore Abbey Wood in Monasterevin is majestic. There are plenty of kid-friendly trails and wild animals that are sure to keep everyone entertained for the day.



6. Museum of Style Icons at Newbridge Silverware


Located at the Newbridge Silverware Visitor Centre, the Museum of Style Icons showcases memorabilia and outfits associated with iconic figures such as Princess Diana, Princess Grace of Monaco, Audrey Hepburn, The Beatles and Michael Jackson.



7. Visit a farmer's market


Your weekend wouldn't be complete without a trip to a delicious farmer's market. 


The farmer's market in Naas is a renowned food hub and has a host of well-known food producers who attend weekly.


It's opened every Saturday 10:00-15:00 and it's only a short spin in the car from Monasterevin – half an hour to be precise.




8. Take a day trip on the train


The reopening of the Railway Station at Monasterevin has made family excursions a whole lot easier.


So if you fancy a taste of city life, hop on a train and you can get to Dublin Heuston in less than an hour.




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