Let the Christmas Magic truly begin this November at Castlecomer Discovery Park

Elf & Fairy Hut Village Castlecomer Discovery Park


  • Now in its seventh year, we are renowned for offering Ireland’s most authentic Christmas experience. The sights and sounds of the festive season will come to life in our winter wonder woodlands and park as Santa and Mrs Claus take up residence here in our 17th Century Old Stone Bell and Mill House.  Early booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment with a very special discount for those who choose to visit Santa in November!


Welcome to Castlecomer Discovery Park

Set in a stunning 80 acre natural woodland, Castlecomer Discovery Park boasts an exciting range of recreational and educational activities. This ‘young’ park opened in 2007 and comprises scenic walking trails, lakes, boating, fishing, high-ropes adventure activities, a fascinating multi-media coal mining museum, woodland train, orienteering trails, schools education programme, design craft workshops, elf & fairy hut village and award winning café. There’s a whole day of fantastic activities to be experienced for visitors of all ages so come see for yourself!

(Castlecomer Discovery Park is a Social Community Enterprise and operates on a Not for Profit basis) 

Please note: Tree Top Walk, Climbing Wall & Leap of Faith along with the Junior Woodland Adventure Course and Boating are now CLOSED for the season. These activities will reopen Spring 2016. 

Reception, Coal-Mining Exhibition, Woodland trails, Orienteering and Jarrow Café open daily as usual. Design craft workshops all have individual opening hours – contact individual maker for information. 


homepage-junior-play-area-titledExciting low-risk course built between the Ash and Sycamore trees. For 3-8 yrs, €5 per child, helmet provided, first come first served. Closed for the 2015 season but will reopen Spring 2016.

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Canadian canoes and pedal boat at Castlecomer Discovery Park

First hour parking: FREE; up to three hours parking €3; all day parking €4; annual pass €45.

Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times and we would ask owners to kindly clean up after their pets.


The level of professionalism was superb and I would recommend that anyone who has a fear of heights or a lack of self-belief try it out. Or if, like me, you think you’re Superman, give it a go – when you freeze mid-air and need a daughter to talk you through it, your ego will come back to earth with a bang.” The Tree Top Walk Adventures – (Irish Times, August 10, 2013)