Elf & Fairy Village

FREE to enjoy everyday..this enchanting woodland area is a magical experience for all the family!

Castlecomer children Robin Downey and Eve Murtagh listen in at the new woodland Elf & Fairy village at Castlecomer Discovery Park
The Elf & Fairy village has a small yellow sweet shop, cute café, an underground bunker, and an amazing Head Quarters for the fairy folk! It’s full of colourful hand-carved toadstool mushrooms where children can meander through the woodland paths. Visitors, of all ages, can enjoy the woodland village which is FREE and is a short 7-10 minute walk from reception.

Queen of Tarts at new Bluebell play house at Castlecomer Discovery Park
Next to the village is the stunning new hexagonal shaped ‘Bluebell Playhouse. Handcrafted , the playhouse has a number of furns for children to read some of the books from the ‘woodland’ library. Plans are in place for the installation of a spectacular wooden  xylophone along with other creative surprises (keep an eye to our Facebook page for updates). Admission is FREE.

 Cousins Eve Murtagh and Robin Downey completing the new Junior Woodland Adventure Course at Castlecomer Discovery Park
The exciting new Junior Woodland Adventure Course was specially designed to encourage small children become more active and adventurous in a woodland environment.  Made of natural materials, traditional rope and Larch wood, it’s a series of low-risk challenges where children balance and steer their way through the course.  It’s situated 2 feet from the mulch covered surface, suitable for 3-8 year olds, and helmets are provided. The cost is €5 per child for two turns on the course on a first come first served basis, tickets at reception or at course, weekends only 12.00 – 4.00pm (weather permitting).

Local mums Brendagh Murtagh, Olga Kerr with their children discussing the new woodland play area at Castlecomer Discovery Park

The hexagonal shaped playhouse and surrounding hut village is a space where children can roam free of charge and play to their hearts content. The pretty Bluebell colour paint was generously provided by McDonnell paints while the design and construction was completed by local master carpenter Len Brophy. Plans are in place to add some special surprises to inspire creative play and imaginationThe playhouse will open for play 12pm – 4pm (seasonally). Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to see developments. www.discoverypark.ie P: 056 4440707