An Escape for the Whole Family

An epic adventure awaits

Ashford Castle, one of the most magical destinations in the world, is the perfect place to create lasting memories with your family. Casting its spell on both young and old, you’ll be welcomed for an enchanting castle adventure. With an abundance of activities to keep all ages entertained and one of the most family friendly places you could ever wish to stay, Ashford Castle is a favourite destination for those who seek a carefree break with the kids. 

We really roll out the red carpet, and our services include a host of family friendly facilities and options to make sure everyone feels truly at home and has the time of their lives. Plenty of surprises and hidden adventures are waiting to be discovered - find the secret folly tower, built by Benjamin Lee Guinness, dubbed 'Rapunzel's Castle'; complete all the activities to earn the 'Wolfhounds' Badge; and ask us about the secret map to the fairy paths.

Ashford Estate and Activities Map

Ashford Activities Map

On the Estate

 1.   ASHFORD CASTLE
 2.   ASHFORD PIER
 3.   CULLEN’S AT THE COTTAGE
 4.   MRS TEA’S BOUTIQUE & BAKERY
 5.   THE SPA AT ASHFORD CASTLE
 6.   CARPET GARDEN
 7.   SUNKEN GARDEN
 8.   WALLED GARDEN
 9.   IRISH SCHOOL OF FALCONRY
10.  THE FARM YARD
11.  THE BROAD AVENUE
12.  ASHFORD CASTLE SCHOOL HOUSE
13.  TERRACED GARDENS
14.  THE GUINNESS TOWER
15.  OUTDOORS EQUESTRIAN CENTRE
16.  MONKS FISHING HOUSE
17.  CONG VILLAGE
18.  ST MARY’S (CATHOLIC CHURCH)
19.  ST MARY’S (CHURCH OF IRELAND)
20.  THE RIVER CONG
21.  LAKE VIEW COTTAGE
22.  THE LODGE AT ASHFORD CASTLE

Estate Activities

A -  FISHING
B -  TRADITIONAL BOAT TRIPS
C -  IRISH SCHOOL OF FALCONRY
D -  TENNIS COURTS
E -  GOLF COURSE
F -   LAKE CRUISING
G -  WATER ADVENTURE/KAYAKING
H -  LUXURY POWERBOAT CHARTER
 I  -  ASHFORD OUTDOORS:

Equestrian Centre
Woodland Zip-Line Course
Tree Climbing
Archery
Clay Pigeon Shooting
Bike Hire
Archery
Carriage Ride



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In-Room Family Amenities

Space to Relax

Night times are just as special as the day at Ashford Castle with fluffy bathrobes and slippers to envelop guests in cosy comfort, delicious homemade cookies personalised with the children's names, and even our unique LEGO butler service - sets are presented on a silver tray, much to the delight of young guests! Rooms include:

  • 13 interconnecting rooms across various categories and bed configurations
  • 5 Family Rooms with two queen size beds and a large bathroom (three of these interconnect)
  • High speed WiFi
  • Personalised storybook for bedtime - your children discover they are they leading character
  • Top quality babysitters available with prior request

Whatever the Weather

Indoor Fun

The castle is perfect for indoor activities on rainy days, ensuring your little ones are kept busy and amused. Surprise gifts include a toy sword - ideal for swashbuckling and imaginary adventures, whilst aspiring princesses and fairies let their imagination take flight with a tiara or fairy wings. Plus:


  • Daily children's matinee in the cinema with popcorn
  • Board games and family friendly DVD's 
  • Xbox's and PlayStations available on request
  • Relaxation pool in the Spa (family opening hours)
  • A morning visit from the estate Wolfhounds -  bigger than some of our guests but very friendly!