We are open for you to enjoy our activities this mid term break (28 Oct – 4 Nov)*.
It is only glorious here with the leaves displaying an array of autumnal hues on the trees across our 80 acres of stunning woodland and lakes.
We pride ourselves on making sure we have something new for our visitors and this year we were delighted to bring on stream our giant bouncing net which compliments our junior woodland adventure course. Its been a real hit with the under 7’s and we urge you to come with your little ones to try it out.
We also have a range of adventure activities including tree top walks, Ireland’s longest zip wire and high ropes challenge, climbing walls, archery, adventure playgrounds, woodland café and orienteering. At the hub of the site there is the Irish Mining Museum, a purpose-built cafe, craft village and spaces for educational activities.
Visit our Tree Top Walk course nestled in the Sycamore tree tops! This stunning tree top walk is 140 metre long and gives views around the 70 acre natural woodland park. Or if you want to try something a little less daunting, why not reach new heights on our great outdoor climbing wall, with varying levels for all the family to enjoy.
For the more adventurous there Ireland’s longest zip line. The Zip Line at Castlecomer Discovery Park is 300 metres long and over 35 metres over ground at its highest point. A thrilling outdoor activity the Zip Line is accompanied by two new high-ropes courses called the Octagonal High Ropes Challenge. These are set in high in the woodlands with views over our two lakes.
Teaching children to become more active and to discover and play for themselves is important for all ages, so Castlecomer also caters for younger children, with a playground, an elf and fairy village, and series of low-risk challenges where children balance and steer their way through a Junior Woodland Adventure Course, all situated inside a stunning, natural environment that’s second to none.
We’ve got something for everyone, with 6km of walking trails, woodland orienteering trails, our fascinating interactive coal mining exhibition telling the story of the local mining heritage. You can also relax over a hearty meal or tasty snack at our “Canopy Café” under the trees at the elf village. Then take a walk around the craft yard, where you can meet the craft makers and find a novel gift. Recreation and Education programmes for both primary and secondary schools are also available, These are curriculum relevant, fun and engaging for teachers and their students. Book Online at www.discoverypark.ie TEL: 056 4440707
Located just over 90 minutes south of Dublin, the Castlecomer Experience in Kilkenny is a treat for the entire family.
Did you know?…We are a not for profit social enterprise…
This ‘young’ park is continuously evolving to ensure that the rich cultural heritage bequeathed through the work of the miners and Captain Wandesforde is commemorated. Preserving the character of the old buildings and developing the former ‘Leisure Park’ to a multi activity woodland park for ‘all to enjoy’ is a key element for the vision of the park – and more than just a tag line in our logo!
The park is a social/community enterprise operating on a Non Profit basis. It’s supported by volunteers from the local community, and governed by a board of voluntary directors. Any profit is re-directed to developing the park.
* Please note Boats will not be open for mid term.