Castlecomer Discovery Park offers an exciting range of activities around the estate including tree top walks, climbing walls, boating, adventure playgrounds, orienteering and most recently Ireland’s longest zip wire and high ropes challenge. At the hub of the site, there is the Irish Mining Museum, a purpose-built cafe, craft village, and spaces for educational activities. 

Castlecomer Discovery Park comprises 80 acres of natural woodland and lakes. It opened to the public in 2007 to commemorate the coal-mining heritage following the closure of the local mines in 1969. It aims to develop rural tourism, generate local employment and regenerate the town.

  • Book today to enjoy our activities:
    • •Tree Top Adventure & Climbing Wall course
    • •Boating activities – Canoes & Paddle Boats
    • •New Junior Adventure Course for 3 – 8-year-olds
    • •305-meter-long zip line over our stunning lake. Ireland’s longest zip line
    • •Octagon High Ropes course
    • •Elf and Fairly Village
    • •Coal mining exhibition
    • •woodland Café – Canopy Café
    • •woodland orienteering trails, installed by Irish Orienteering Association
    • •Timber tumbles Playground

    4 walking trails (FREE) Approved for listing on National Trails website

Prepare yourself for a Spooktacular Halloween at Castlecomer Discovery Park


Get ready for a great Halloween at the Discovery Park. Our activities are open during the Halloween mid term break, so come along and get out for some screen free fun. Take a walk in the trees or whizz down Ireland’s longest zip wire. Just some of the activities we have on offer.  We are delighted to present our annual      Halloween family trail “The Moody Monster”. Explore our woodland and find the clues!  Drop in and pick up your trail from the 28th October to the 5th November.

  This year the Discovery Park will host the “Zip of Terror”, a truly terrifying rollercoaster of frights that will see visitors zoom down Ireland’s longest zip line in the dark before walking through haunted woodland. This event will take over 90 minutes, it is not just going down the zip line, that is just one element of this experience.  The real test of your wits will be when you walk through the woods and test your courage against the frights that await you!


All activities open daily for Mid Term Break 28th October to 5th November 2017.   BOOK ONLINE to avoid disappointment as spaces are limited.

“It’s an amazing day out for the family. Boating, tree top walking and orienteering, the must-do here is the massive zip line (above) over the historic forest. It’s a bustling spot, very popular with locals, and a must-stop along your Ancient East route” – (Irish Independent, 30 June 2016)

(Castlecomer Discovery Park is a Social Community Enterprise operating on a Not for Profit basis.) 

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)