Castlecomer Discovery Park

The Estate Yard, Castlecomer, Kilkenny
Tel:056-4440707

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Set in the grounds of the former Wandesforde Estate, Castlecomer Discovery Park is a multi-activity woodland park, just 25 minutes from Kilkenny city. 

Family members from 4 years upward can enjoy a spot of boating, with Canadian canoes and pedal boats for hire, or try your hand at catching a Rainbow trout on the picturesque lakes within the woodland (rods for hire). You can even relax and unwind further in the estate yard with some Yoga, healing and meditation.

Zipline & Advanced High Rope Courses Castlecomer Discovery Park is home to the longest over-water zipline in Ireland! It is 300 metres long and 35 metres over ground at its highest point. Visitors zip over our stunning woodland, two lakes and 17th century hand-restored bridge.

The exhilarating zipline is accompanied by the Octagon High Ropes Course. Set on an octagonal frame, this presents a series of challenges in the form of nets, ropes, wooden bridges etc. The Advanced High Ropes Course is more challenging than the existing Tree-Top Adventure Walk Course. 

Cost: Zipline only is €15 per person. Advanced High Ropes Course only is €15 per person. Bundle of Zipline and Advanced High Ropes Course is €25 per person.

Please note: Restrictions apply. Zipline and Advanced High Ropes Course participants must be age 12+, minimum height 1.3m and maximum 120kg weight.

The Zipline and Advanced High-Ropes Course was built by world renowned high ropes and adventure park experts, Skywalker Adventure Builders, from Holland. They are constructed in Douglas Fir wood, chosen for its strength, resilience and sympathetic blending into the surrounding woodlands.

Please note pre-booking is essential for Zipline & Advanced High Ropes Course. Please call 056 444 0707 for bookings.

Interactive museum and café

The Coal Mining exhibition comprises a 45 minute tour through Castlecomer’s coal mining past. It’s an interactive multi-media display that takes the visitor on a journey through time. Starting with the formation of the coal 300 million years ago, it brings the visitor through more than 300 years of coal mining history to the closure of the mines in 1969 with the ex-miners’ recordings of their amazing underground experiences. Visitors can savour some fantastic local, seasonal foods at the award winning Jarrow Café, with their kid-friendly menu (catering for parties available).

DPSM accredited Education Centre

(Discovery primary Maths & Science centre)

It offers a range of educational and recreational programmes suitable for Primary, Secondary & Language schools. All are designed to cover topics within Geography, Science/Ecology, Maths, History, CSPE, LCVP and Transition Year. Learning takes place in our 80 acre woodland, education rooms and coal mining museum.

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School Tours:

When it’s available from: September-June
A little info about the activity / event:
Castlecomer Discovery Park is a registered SFI Discover Centre. Our Primary School Programme offers a range of student-centred, SESE curriculum-based outdoor learning activities along with exciting outdoor recreational activities. Schools can choose from the activities listed below to create a memorable day out!
Activities include: Water Ecology, Woodland Invertebrate Collection, Nature Trail with Scavenger Hunt, Footprints in Coal Museum, Maths Trail (Sept-Apr.), Discover Primary Science & Maths Day (Sept-Apr), Orienteering, Junior Woodland Adventure Course, Pedal Boating, Tree-Top Adventure Walk, Climbing Wall, Leap of Faith, Team Challenge Games and Timber Tumbles Playground.
School Tours are available all year round. We tend to fully book in May/June so book early to avoid disappointment.

What it costs (from): from €3+ per child
Age Groups Catered for: all Primary Level classes

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Opening hours

Monday
10:00 am
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5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am
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5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am
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5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am
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5:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am
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5:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am
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5:00 pm
Sunday
10:00 am
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5:00 pm

Latitude: 52.8064576

Longitude: -7.2034791