Explore, Learn, Discover at Castlecomer Discovery Park
With over 80 acres of beautiful woodland, two lakes, a river and imaginative indoor spaces Castlecomer Discovery Park has all you need for the perfect secondary school trip!
Home to Ireland’s longest Ziplines, we have a wide range of exciting adventure activities – perfect for class bonding and team building. How about testing your balance and agility on one of our high-ropes courses? You can try your hand at Axe-Throwing or release your inner Robin Hood with Archery. Take in the sights with a Mountain Bike Lesson or enjoy Boating games on the picturesque Upper Lake. Problem-solve and work as a group with Team Challenges or try to construct a giant working Catapult!
Did you know we are a social-community enterprise, operating on a not-for-profit basis? Learn more about our organisation with an Enterprise Case Study Day. Our active, hands-on educational activities reflect curriculum areas and meet both student and teacher needs. Other educational activities include:
- Ecology Field Studies (Junior & Senior Cycle)
- Woodland Maths and Numeracy Trail
- Footprints in Coal Museum
- Creative Map-Making
- Orienteering & Map Reading Skills
We also offer progressive Tailored Outdoor Learning Programmes (4-8 weeks) for Transition Year students and Wellbeing Programmes for Junior Cycle.
Speaking about the Schools Programme, Education Officer, Nichola Salmon says “Our wide range of innovative and exciting student-centred educational activities strive to make learning and activity fun for all. Programme content reflects the relevant curricula and we want to meet teachers’ needs while at the same time encouraging students to address real-world problems through active, engaged learning in our fun, inclusive and picturesque environment”.
You can mix and match any combination of adventure and educational activities. Castlecomer Discovery Park work with each school to create a tailor-made day to best suit the specific group interests and budget. We cater for the smallest classes to the largest schools with a memorable day guaranteed!
Contact us to book a date: 056-4440707 or email our Education Officer Nichola (firstname.lastname@example.org).