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Family Fun

Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa is located on one the most breath-taking locations in all of Ireland, the perfect spot to relax with family and friends. With 1,000 acres of natural woodlands and magnificent landscape, Here's our favourite activities to keep the big kids and smaller ones occupied.

Enjoy swim time in our  20-metre Swarovski crystal-lit swimming pool. Children's swim times are 9.00am - 12.00pm and from 3.00pm - 6.00pm daily. Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult. 

Cycling On The Estate

Powerscourt Hotel offers guests the opportunity to explore the ancient woodlands and breath-taking landscape around the Estate and further afield by bicycle. Trails and paths wind and criss-cross through the grounds, with nearby attractions such as Ireland's tallest waterfall and the hidden River Walk just a brief cycling adventure away. We are delighted to offer complimentary bicycle use, allowing visitors to take in the scenery and enjoy a delicious picnic at their leisure. Maps are offered to cyclists with routes varying from easy to challenging - or our At Your Service team can advise experienced cyclists on more ambitious trips.

Powerscourt Waterfall

At 398 feet, Powerscourt Waterfall is the highest in Ireland, cascading into an open parkland of specimen deciduous trees. It is a favourite for family picnics and woodland walks along the riverbank. Please note that entry fees apply. For more information click here

River Walk 

Pack a gourmet Powerscourt Hotel picnic, available from our At Your Service team, and head out to explore a private and hidden gem, deep within the walls of Powerscourt Estate, and experience a delightful walk along the Dargle River. Its unspoiled beauty is carefully protected and only a select few ever get to discover its secret delights. Walks can be arranged through the At Your Service team and guests can travel by foot or they can make use of the hotel's complimentary bicycles. Gourmet picnics can also be arranged. For more information click here.

Horse Riding

Discover Wicklow on horseback with a private lesson or even group trekking through the Wicklow Mountains at Brennanstown Riding School . Located just five minutes from the hotel, Brennanstown Riding School is a family run business, started by former Three Day Event rider Jane Kennedy in the 1970's and is recognised as one of Ireland’s leading equestrian establishments, with lessons & treks available for adults and children aged 6 and older. Contact our At Your Service team for more information on 01 274 8888 or email atyourservice@powerscourthotel.com

Beyond The Trees - Avondale Treetop Walk

A 45 minute drive from the grounds of Powerscourt Estate, Avondale Forest Park is a newly opened attraction that sees you soar among the tallest trees in Wicklow. Make your way up the Treetop Walk which reaches 38m above ground, and you'll be greeted to a breath-taking view that only those with wings get to experience. Click here for more information.


Squirrel’s Scramble at Kilruddery House

Swing through the trees at Kilruddery House with their Squirrel's Scramble activities, suitable for the whole family. Zoom along zip lines and complete 40 different challenges all while being surrounded by the naturally blooming forest. Open on weekends, including bank holidays, book your tickets here.