5 Reasons to Visit the Irish National Stud this May Bank Holiday Weekend

As the May Bank Holiday weekend approaches, it’s the perfect time to plan a delightful getaway, and what better destination than the Irish National Stud? Nestled in the heart of Kildare, the stud farm offers an array of captivating experiences that promise to leave visitors spellbound. Here are five reasons why you should make the Irish National Stud your destination of choice this bank holiday weekend:

  • Culinary Delights at the Japanese Gardens Café and Pavilion Café: Treat your taste buds at the Japanese Gardens Café and Pavilion Café. Indulge in a delectable selection of treats and delicacies, from freshly baked pastries to gourmet sandwiches, all amidst the serene surroundings of the Japanese Gardens and St. Fiachra’s Gardens.
  • Magical Encounters at the Newly Refurbished Fairy Village: Step into a world of whimsy and wonder as you explore the newly refurbished Fairy Village. Wander through enchanting pathways adorned with charming fairy houses and whimsical structures, and let your imagination soar. Perfect for visitors of all ages, this magical attraction is sure to ignite the spark of wonder in your heart.
  • Family Fun at the Playground: Keep the little ones entertained with a visit to the Playground. With a variety of play equipment and ample space to run and explore, it’s the ideal spot for families to unwind and enjoy some quality time together. Don’t forget to treat yourself to an ice cream at the Pavilion café too!
  • Breathtaking Beauty of the Paddocks: Take a stroll down to Kildare Yard and marvel at the sight of the adorable foals and their nurturing mothers out in the nursery paddocks. Witness the joyous bond between mother and offspring as they frolic and play in the springtime sunshine. And keep an eye out for cob foster mares Nabby and Linda who play a very important role here at the stud.
  • Immerse Yourself in The Award- Winning Irish Racehorse Experience: Delve into the rich heritage of Irish horse racing with a visit to the award-winning Irish Racehorse Experience. Discover the fascinating history of the Irish racing industry and gain insight into the life of an Irish Thoroughbred Racehorse. With interactive exhibits and captivating displays, this immersive experience is a must-see for equine enthusiasts and history fans alike.

With its combination of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and family-friendly attractions, the Irish National Stud promises an unforgettable getaway this May Bank Holiday weekend. So why wait? Plan your visit today and experience the wonder of the Irish National Stud!

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Irish National Stud & Gardens,
Brallistown Little, Tully, Co. Kildare,
R51 KX25, Ireland

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