October Family Fun at Castlecomer Discovery Park
We love Autumn here at the park, the stunning kaleidoscope of colours on the trees, the swish of fallen leaves…plus all our fun activities for families to enjoy. This year we are delighted to bring you some super events that are fun for all the family, as well as opportunities for learning!
Family Foraging with Blackstairs Eco Trails (Savour Kilkenny Event) **** THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!
Join us for an afternoon of hunting the forest to look for plants, herbs and fruits with our wonderful guides Mary & Robert from Blackstairs Eco Trails.
Our family foraging event will involve walking around the woodlands of Castlecomer Discovery Park, foraging for wild food and learning to identify plants. Search for edible fungi, fruits, nuts, and berries, and learn how about what you can make using all that you have found. Tips, recipes and information sheets are provided and you can take home everything that you find and cook-up!
This year we are including a cooking demonstration from award winning chef Keith Boyle from the Lady Anne Restaurant. Keith will take our foraged finds and give a cooking demonstration in our giant dome. Cooking Demonstration takes place at 3.30 p.m
Date: Monday 28th October 2019
Times: 12.00 & 2.00
Cooking demonstration with Keith Boyle at 3.30 in the large dome at the Elf Village.
Price €8 per person
Duration: 1 ½ hours approx..
Suitable for Adults & Children 5+
Autumn Street Food Festival in the Estate Yard
Join us for this delightful community event, the Autumn Street Food festival held in conjunction with Kilkenny Leader Partnership. This is the fourth in the series of Street Food Festivals held in the atmospheric Estate Yard at Castlecomer Discovery Park. We will have a selection of food vendors from vegan to BBQ, from yummy dessert to Indian Curries. This event takes place on Bank Holiday Monday between 12 – 4. Music will be provided all you have to bring is yourselves! Entry is free.
Halloween Family Forest Trail
This is one of our most popular events at halloween, its an opportunity to get out in the fresh air, exploring the woodlands and lakes at Castlecomer Discovery Park. Families will get their clues at reception and find their way around this Halloween themed trail. Once completed each family gets a little treat as a reward…what a super way to get exercise, fresh air and quality time together. This event runs the whole of the October Mid Term Break.
€10 per family
Accio Adventure: Harry Potter Day
Where: Castlecomer Discovery Park
When: Saturday 19th October
Time : 10.00 & 1.00 (2 sessions)
Price: €15 per child /Adults & Kids under 3 FREE
Grab your wand and broom for a day of fun and magic. On 19th October Castlecomer Discovery Park will host a Harry Potter day. You may have read the books, seen the movies; now experience a Harry Potter themed day in Kilkenny.
A special Harry Potter themed walking trail will be ready for young wizards and witches to explore. Solve the clues along the trail and discover the magic of the Discovery Park.
“The wand chooses the wizard,” says the worlds best wandmaker Mr. Ollivander. Learn what it takes to make the most important tool to a magical person-a wand. Wand lore is highly advanced magic, that usually requires years of study but for one day only you can learn how to make a wand.
Flying is the mode of transport most wizards prefer. While it’s not as fast as some other modes of transport, it is the most fun. Grab a broom as the Discovery Park is providing lessons for you to take to the sky.
On the day you can meet Snowy the Owl, try your hand at Quidditch and maybe meet some characters that you know and love from the book and movies.
We are encouraging visitors to come dressed as their favourite Harry Potter characters, and we will be giving prizes for the best costumes.
All activities will be open to everyone-even muggles. Please note that this is a largely outdoor event so dress for all weathers.