Family Activities



Explore the woodlands of the Kildare countryside by bike during your stay.
Final Swimming Pool shot


Carton House Wellness facilities feature an 18m pool which has been newly surfaced in 2021.
horse riding

Horse Riding

Explore the beautiful Kildare countryside by horseback with a riding lesson or horse or pony trek.
Carton House

Family Breaks in Kildare

Handed down through generations of families, the parkland estate of Carton House is an all-encompassing playground for children and adults alike. Situated just 25 minutes from Dublin and 1 hour 30 minutes from Galway, Carton House is the perfect location for families of all ages and sizes.

Families can choose from an array of on-site and local activities – swimming, fishing, tennis, bicycle hire, family picnics, golfing, horse-riding, clay pigeon shooting, archery so many more. Located on 1,100 acres of parkland, Carton House is ideally situated to reach an array of adventure packed amenities including Tayto Park, Dublin Zoo, Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens to name just a few things to do.

With complimentary access to the Carton House Wellness facilities, families can avail of complimentary access to our 18-metre swimming pool, children’s pool, steam room, sauna and gymnasium. At Carton House Spa, Mum or Dad can relax at some point during the holiday and choose from a carefully curated menu of luxury treatments.