Mid Term Magic at Castlecomer Discovery Park – Try Our Newest Adventure Activity!
Open 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th February 2023
Excitement is reaching new heights at Castlecomer Discovery Park as we launch our newest and most exciting adventure offering this February Mid Term Break. We have brand spanking new & exciting aerial ropes course spread over three levels, with 40 games and ziplines included for lots of fun. This course is suitable for visitors aged 7 plus (min height 1.2, between 1.2 – 1.35 must be accompanied by a person 16 or over). Open for the February mid term break, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th February, make sure to book now on www.discoverypark.ie/booking
What can you do at the park this Mid Term Break? You can simply come and walk around our 80 acres and four nationally approved walks. Bring a picnic and simply enjoy communing with nature, or spending time with your family. We are very proud of our newly renovated “Ardra Looped” 5 KM walk which is now available for you to enjoy.
If you would like to try your hand at some adventure activities, we have loads of them. We were awarded “Best Activity Provider” by the Irish Independent Reader Travel Awards for 2022, that is an award that is voted on by visitors to the park, so you don’t have to take our word for it!
We now have two world class high ropes courses at the park, our new “Canopy Climb” but also our much loved “Octagon” high ropes, which is 2 levels of challenges for our visitors. New for 2023 we are making our Octagon High Ropes available to those over 7 years old when accompanied by a person 16 or over. (min 1.35m, 1.2m – 1.35m must be accompanied by an over 16)
We are also home to Ireland’s longest zipwire, 308 meters long over 2 lakes, its pretty fun to whizz over those enjoying a leisurely pedal boat ride below. This activity is for visitors over 12 (1.35 m) and we are strict about that, for your own safety.
For our younger visitors we have the Junior Adventure Course which was redeveloped in 2022 and is 70% bigger, with loads more obstacles to get around. This is a wonderful healthy activity for our younger (under 7’s) visitors as they learn to climb and navigate various elements. This is packaged with the hugely popular Giant Bouncing Nets, which does exactly what it says on the tin, it’s a giant trampoline!
At Castlecomer Discovery Park, we love bugs! So we thought what would be the perfect theme for our mid term scavenger hunt but the kids classic movie “A Bug’s Life”. Running from 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th February 2023 your little ones will navigate our 80 acres of woodlands to help Flik defend his ant colony. This family friendly trail has been specially devised by our Education team to provide opportunities to learn about insect life in the park, our rich biodiversity, as well as having fun making a bug crafts and getting exercise.
Running throughout the day from 10.00 am – 3.00 pm, this self-guided trail costs €7.50 per child (adults and under 3’s are free) and includes a small prize on completion. Suitable for children age 4 – 9.
Archery is one of our most popular activities, for our visitors over 7 you can try your hand at being Robin Hood for a little while.
Nestled in the woodlands we have a small coffee shop called “The Canopy Café” it serves delicious coffee which is roasted in Waterford by Coffee House Lane. There is sweet treats and ice cream too.
Our Coal Mining Museum is where it all started for us, and it’s a great audio-visual experience that takes you through the science behind the coal seam formations to the life of a coal miner. Great for rainy days or if you are interested in Geology or industrial heritage.
When you visit the park, you are visiting the former stable yards of the Wandesforde Family, but nowadays these have been restored to house craft makers, artists and bespoke retailers. Check out Rosemarie Durr Pottery, Hansel House Design or get some jewellery made for yourself.
We can guarantee you will get your step quota up for the day, remember to leave plenty of time between activities to walk to your chosen activity, you are on 80 acres!
Please wear closed toe footwear and bring a rain jacket as we operate in all weathers, builds character 😊
Many people ask us why do we charge for car parking, unfortunately we have to do this as the upkeep of the park is significant. The main cost being insurance which has increased by 150% in the last 2 years. We do not receive any Government subventions or grants for the upkeep of the park, so while it is busy over summer, we have bills all through the year and we hope that you will continue to support us.
Have a great day and if you want to send in any feedback at all, contact us on email@example.com
Before we tell you what you can do here, did you know we are a not-for-profit social enterprise? That means everything we make goes back into developing the park, to create jobs, develop rural tourism and helping to regenerate the town of Castlecomer. Another core element of our ethos is to teach our visitors a little bit about the natural world that surrounds them, and nurture a respect and appreciation for our biodiversity.