Nore Valley Park Open Farm

Nore Valley Park Open Farm Kilkenny has operated as an open pet farm and caravan park since 1989 and attracts many families and groups each year. There are a whole variety of animals to see and enjoy.

The farm is a nostalgic trip to the past or a new experience in the idyllic Nore Valley. You can take time out and stroll around the farm, allow the children to play in an interactive and relaxing setting. Bottle feed lambs or goats and feed ducks and turkeys as well as learn about your Irish heritage of farming.

As well as animals to see at Nore Valley Park Open Pet Farm there is a playground, sandpit with diggers, straw play area and Giant chess to keep the children entertained. You can relax with a cup of tea and home baked scone or biscuits. There is also a picnic area to enjoy.

Even in wet weather there is still plenty of fun to be had, with indoor facilities to amuse the entire family. You can stay as long as you like – a few hours or the whole day.

Additional attractions at Nore Valley Park Open Farm for all age groups include Pedal go-karts, Crazy golf , Indoor 3D Maze and Trailer Rides.

Have a birthday party at Nore Valley Park Pet Farm it’s great fun and they can tailor a birthday party package to suit you.

Nore Valley Open Farm Activies

  • Cuddle a rabbit and pet the animals
  • Bottle feed pet lambs or goats
  • Pedal Go-Karts & Trailer Rides
  • 3-Dimensional indoor Maze, Crazy Golf
  • Fun in straw bounce or swings and slides
  • Sand pit with diggers
  • Identify crops, plants and trees
  • Wide range of commercial & small farm animals
  • Giant Chess 

Nore Valley Open Farm Opening Times

  • Open Monday – Saturday  9.00 – 20.00, Closed Sunday
  • From  March – October 

Nore Valley Open Farm Facilities

  • Souvenir and tuck shop
  • American-style fort
  • Picnic areas (indoor or outdoors)
  • Tea/coffee to go
  • River walk
  • Car/bus park
  • Toilet facilities  

Nore Valley Park Open Farm School Tours

School tours at Nore Valley Park are not only great fun for the children but also active, educational and affordable.  Children are taken by experienced guides around the farm to learn about all the different animals. They provide a safe hands-on approach and include bottle feeding baby lambs or goats, and cuddling baby rabbits.

Group packages suitable for youth groups, scouts, guides, schools and birthday parties. Enjoyed by adults as well as children, these can include any combination of the following:

  • Tractor and trailer rides
  • Pedal Go-karts
  • Crazy golf
  • 3D maze
  • Team building (2nd-6th class and older only)
  • Hot Food, or bring your own packed lunch

Tours are geared to suit different age groups from pre-school to 3rd level students.  Tea/coffee provided free for teachers and coach drivers.

To find out more information about your school trip contact them Tel. (056) 7727229 or email them on [email protected]

Nore Valley Camping And Caravan Park

Nore Valley Camping And Caravan Park is an award winning family run site which is located in a quiet, peaceful valley and is personally supervised at all times. A high standard of cleanliness is a priority throughout site and amenities.

There are Free showers and hot water. It is situated on the Nore Valley Pet Farm. Patrons have free access to the farm and children are encouraged to assist in animal feeding.

There is lots to do with river walk through farm and woodland, children’s play area, sandpit with diggers and chess all free. Also at extra charge poolroom, crazy golf, pedal go-karts, trailer rides and 3D indoor maze. Within10 km swimming, fishing, canoeing, golf, craft shops, horse riding and many historical sites.

  • Open: 1 March – 31 October
  • Area: 4.9 acres
  • Number of pitches: 60 

Season Event in Nore Valley Park Open Farm

Easter Egg Hunt 

Hunt far and wide around the farm for hidden eggs, and claim your sweets and chocolates as a reward!
The Easter Egg Hunt will take place for day visitors to the farm between Saturday 23rd and Sunday 31st March 2024 from 10am – 4pm
Now open on Sundays
Egg Hunt tickets need to be booked online for all children taking part in the egg hunt

Nore Valley Park Open Farm Direction

Nore Valley Park is situated 11 km from Kilkenny and 3.2 km from Bennettsbridge.

See Google map top of this page

From Kilkenny

Take R700 to Bennettsbridge. Just before bridge turn right at sign, then after 3.2km turn left at sign

From Waterford

From M9 exit at junction 9 and take the road signposted Stoneyford. At next junction turn left signposted Nore Valley Park, after a further 3km the entrance is signposted on the right.