Things to do in Kerry with kids: family adventures around d'Kingdom
The county that keeps on giving.
With what's more than likely due to be another summer of staycations upon us, many of us are racking our brains trying to think of family-friendly destinations that offer plenty of things to do and see.
Enter HerFamily, here to give you all the staycation inspiration you need for holidaying in Ireland with kids.
Whether you're looking for pet-friendly places to stay so your furry friends can join the fun, autism-friendly hotels so your neurodivergent kid can be themselves, or day fun in the capital city and surrounding areas, we've got you covered.
Next up in our staycation series: the Kingdom. Here's our guide on things to do in Kerry for families.
Things to do in Killarney
Gap of Dunloe and Ladies View
Killarney National Park has so many stunning features to see. The Gap of Dunloe and Ladies View are particularly scenic points to take in.
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Killarney House and Gardens
The beautiful Killarney House is now home to an exhibition all about Killarney National Park and the work put into protecting it. The whole family can learn about the local flora and fauna, then go for a stroll in the gardens.
Muckross House and Gardens
Like Killarney House, Muckross has beautiful gardens to explore with a stunning mountainous backdrop. The mansion itself is also a museum offering a glimpse into Victorian life.
Things to do in Dingle and the Dingle Peninsula
Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium
With its collection of fish, sharks, penguins, reptiles, otters, jellyfish and interactive displays, the aquarium has something for all the family.
Whale and dolphin watching
Though Fungie the dolphin hasn't been spotted since October, there are plenty of boat tours that bring you whale and dolphin spotting in the peninsula.
Water-lovers can partake in a number of water-based activities. Take surf lessons, kayak in the sea, or go paddle boarding.
Slea Head Drive
The Slea Head Drive is a beautiful loop along the peninsula that begins and ends in Dingle town. There's gorgeous scenery of the Wild Atlantic Way and Kerry landscape on the drive if you want to take it all in from the car. But there's also plenty of geographical and historical landmarks to stop at and see along the way, including...
Fahan Beehive Huts
Slea Head (with Blasket Island views)
Riasc Monastic Site and Gallarus Oratory