Sneem Road, Kenmare, Co. Kerry. V93 HY28 Tel: +353 (0)64 6679300 Email:

Families at the Kenmare Bay

The leading family-friendly hotel in Kenmare, the Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort takes care of everyone at every age. For an affordable and pleasurable stay, kids under 12 enjoy free B&B* (*Valid for direct hotel offers only.) and endless hours of fun at our kids' clubs, suitable for children aged 5 to 12 years.

We anticipate the needs of all guests, providing family, accessible, interconnecting, and triple rooms to suit. We also understand that adults need their time too, so our restaurant has a dedicated Kids' Corner, fully supplied with kids' games to keep the younger members of the family entertained while you enjoy your breakfast or dinner at your leisure. Add to that a kids' pool, playground, and kids' club and you will soon find that the Kenmare Bay Hotel has everything to keep your little ones happy!

SMA Accolade

The Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort is delighted to be included in the SMA Choices guide, an invaluable guide to child-friendly destinations in Ireland. The guide features a list of recommended hotels and restaurants that don't just accept children but openly welcome them and encourage them to stay.


  • Children's Pool
  • Playground
  • Restaurant Kids Area
  • Kids Club

Family Downloads

Kenmare Bay Hotel Playground
Activity Sheet
Kenmare Bay Hotel Kids Activity Sheet
Kids Club
Kenmare Bay Hotel Kids Club
Kids Menu
Kenmare Bay Hotel Kids Menu
Kenmare Bay Hotel - Family Fun

Kenmare Family Fun

Kenmare has a selection of excellent outdoor activity centres, offering both land based and water based activities to suit all the family.

For more information on all that Kenmare has to offer please go to

Activity Centres

Star Outdoors Kenmare

Star Outdoors

Located just 5 - 10 minutes drive from the hotel, Star Outdoors offers a range of water-based and land-based activities including sailing, kayaking, canoeing, water-skiing, archery, crazy golf, obstacle course, mountain bike track and more.

**Star Outdoors Summer Camps

Tues, Wed & Thus for kids 6-17years

* Full Day 10:00am to 4:00pm € 50pp / € 45 for siblings - lunch included
* Half day 10:00am to 1:00pm or 1:30pm to 4:00Pm - € 30pp
For bookings email:

Dromquinna Riding Stables, Kenmare

Dromquinna Riding Stables

Catering for everyone that would like to discover the pleasure and freedom of horse riding along the Kenmare Bay, enjoy rides along the sea and through lush woodland, for all age groups.

Eclipse Activity Centre, Kenmare

Eclipse Activity Centre

Something for Everyone! Eclipse Ireland is renowned for its onsite outdoor adventure activities and offers great experiences in horse riding, mud surfing, archery, assault courses, kayaking, orienteering, Coasteering, gorge walking, raft building, cycling, fly fishing & more.

Emerald Outdoors, Kenmare

Emerald Outdoors

Mystical Kayaking and Paddleboarding Tours, get a different view of Kenmare bay. Paddleboard tours and 8 person MEGA board activities run from Kenmare Pier with all equipment provided and low ratio expert guiding on every trip. Enjoy day trips with the seals and magical starlit night kayaking trips featuring bioluminescent sparkles. Families, hens, stags also catered for.

Family Friendly Hotel Kenmare - Kids Playroom


A Family set of Bicycles are available on site ( deposits apply). Extra bikes can be hired from Finnegans in Kenmare (see

Children's Playground

We are really proud of our new, secure, outdoor playground. Equipped with just about everything an active child needs, it is a great place for kids to tire themselves out. The Kenmare Bay Hotel playground is adjacent to the leisure centre. Parental supervision is required.

Kids' Corner in the Bay Restaurant

Our specially designed kids' corner in the Bay Restaurant is generously equipped with games, DVDs, and toys to keep the little ones entertained while the adults enjoy their meals in peace. We offer a specially selected kids' menu with a great choice of tasty, home-made dishes that will have even the fussiest eaters clearing their plates!

Family Friendly Hotel Kenmare - Kids Club

The Bay Kids Club

11:00 to 13:00 (€7.00 per child)

19:00 to 21:00 (€7.00 per child)

Our kids programme offers a range of activities that will keep your little ones happy and active during your stay with us. The sessions are carefully planned to include, arts & crafts, games and much more! It's a great way to help them learn new skills, stay fit and make new friends at the same time.

Pre-booking is essential and can be made in advance at the Leisure Centre Reception. Call +353 (0)64 6679399 Ext. 126 today to book or for more information.

* The Kids Club operates during School Holidays and Bank Holiday Weekends. Suitable for children aged 5-12 years.