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Family fun in County Carlow

Planing your family break away?

Pack your day full with excitement with the top 5 locations for families to visit while staying with Woodford Dolmen Hotel, County Carlow.

Rathwood - Family Events

Family experiences don’t get much better than this. Visit Rathwood the multi-award winning exclusive centre which is located with a 30 minute drive from our hotel, just outside of Tullow.

Looking for the perfect family day out? Check out Rathwoods great family events.

From Easter Trains, Summer Teddy Bear Picnics & Big Top circus fun, Rathwood have something to suit everyone 

Woodford Dolmen Hotel’s very own Fairy Garden





Carlow is a treasure trove of wonderful gardens. It should come to no surprise that our hotel is the chosen home for a fairy garden.

While staying with Woodford Dolmen Hotel, explore our 10 acres of garden land. Keep the little ones entertained and visit the homes of the fairies built among the tress and hedges of our garden.

Visual Carlow




VISUAL Carlow is one of Ireland’s leading contemporary art spaces situated in the heart of Carlow. A must see on any visit to Carlow.

Just a ten minute drive from our hotel, and within the heart of Carlow town. VISUAL Carlow has four galleries which are free to visit from Tuesday to Sunday.

*Shows will be at reduced capacity in accordance to HSE guidelines

Castlecomers Discovery Park and Visitor Centre

Castlecomers Discovery Park and Visitor Centre Kilkenny consists of a wonderful 80 acres discovery park located within a 30 minute drive from our hotel. The park itself is free to visit and perfect for a family day out, with its walking trails, woodland sculptures and many things to see and do throughout the year.

Hotel guests receive a 10% discount on the many activities available in the park,  includes boating and fishing on the lake, high ropes and other adrenaline-inducing activities.  An enchanting Elf & Fairy village along with a fascinating multi-media coal mining museum, mountain biking, and craft workshops will help get the kids out and enjoying the openair.  The park is open daily, but online booking is essential.

Graiguecullen Indoor Swimming Pool




Take the kids for a dip while the good weather lasts! Graiguecullen Swimming Pool is open all year round and just a 10 minute drive from the hotel.

With a toddlers pool and parents viewing area this is the perfect spot for a family visit. A sauna and steam room is also available for adults.

What are you waiting for – pack your bags, get the car loaded up & head for a great family fun break in Carlow.   Don’t forget to to check out some information on family accommodation packages & stays  at Woodford Dolmen Hotel.

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