Tayto Park

Kilbrew, Ashbourne, Meath
Tel:01-8351999

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Welcome to Tayto Park, Ireland's only theme park and home to Europe's Largest Inverted Roller Coaster! 

Tayto Park, Ireland’s favourite theme park reopens this Friday 7th April.

To celebrate the reopening, the team in Tayto Park have put together some egg-citing activities for the little ones this Easter.

Visit Tayto Park on Easter Sunday, April 16th, for a crime scene investigators inspired event! Mr Tayto is looking for help from some egg-cellent detective’s this Easter to help him solve the mystery of ‘Who stole the egg'? He knows it was of the animals in the zoo - but he doesn't know which one!

Kids can visit the crime scene to collect clues to unlock the mystery of the disappearing egg! All participants will receive a delicious chocolate egg at the end of their visit.
Older kids and adults looking for their next adrenaline rush can immerse themselves in a host of exhilarating activities too! Ride the infamous Cú Chúlainn Coaster and try your hand at rock climbing and sky walking before taking a tour around the legendary Tayto crisp factory. Thrill seekers will enjoy the hair-raising Power Surge, Endeavor and Windstar attractions.

This June, Tayto park will welcome a host of new attractions to the park including ‘The Viking Voyage at the Park’, a one of a kind, Viking-themed flume ride.

Tayto Park also offers an exceptional and diverse animal collection which features many conservation dependent species. The zoo is home to a variety of animals, including big-cats, meerkats, monkeys, fossa and birds of prey.

Easter Activities this year in Tayto Park include;

· Sunday, 16th April – Who stole the egg? 
· Meet Mr. Tayto, who will be making guest appearances every day
· Fun activities will include complimentary face painting everyday throughout the Mid-Term break
· Lambs in our petting zoo
· Arts & Crafts - Easter themed arts and crafts. Suitable for children under 6 years of age
· Educational animal feeding talks each day

Check it out!


If you're looking for that perfect place to take your group then Tayto Park has it all! We cater for School Tours, Birthday Parties, Group Bookings, Corporate Events, Conferences and Team Building and we will be happy to adapt to your individual needs.

BIRTHDAY PARTY

In 2017 we have an all new Birthday Party guaranteed to be a memorable day out! The New Birthday Party Package includes all of the below:

All day admission ticket into Tayto Park.

Full access to our domestic and Exotic Animal Zoo , The Tayto Factory Tour *,  Pow Wow Playground and Tiny Taters Patch, two fun filled interactive exhibitions - The Dinosaurs Alive exhibit and Ice Valley Experience and so much more!

Meet and greet with your own Party Host
Have your Birthday Party in your own private Party Room
Birthday Party lunch: Sausages, Chicken Goujons & Chips and drinks
Special Tayto Park themed birthday invitations and party decorations.
Delicious birthday cake with candles.
Tayto Park goodie bags to take home for all children who attend the party.
Special birthday present for the birthday boy or girl.
All day wristband for each child .
Guests will have full use of all attractions such as the Rollercoaster, 5D cinema etc. for the day (subject to height restrictions)
Minimum booking of 10 children and adult supervision is required.

Cost:
Off Peak –
April/September/October/November/December €20 per child or €17 per child for members
Peak – May/ June/July/August is €27 per child or €24 per child for members

Optional Add-Ons:
Goody bag top-up: €4.50 per child (to include 3 items)
Please note there is limited production in the factory on a Saturday and no production on a Sunday or Bank holiday.

SCHOOL TOURS

Only €14 per pupil for an exciting fun-filled day including a full day admission, a guided tour of the zoo area, unlimited access to 25 attractions in the Adventure Zone, activity worksheets before your visit to Tayto Park and a packet of Tayto Crisps per pupil.

Available from the 22nd of May to the 30th June (Monday-Friday).

DISCOVER PRIMARY SCIENCE

This workshop is an interactive and hands-on experience! We use bio facts (skulls, feathers, eggs, antlers, teeth) as well as specially selected reptiles and invertebrates that are ambassadors for their wild counterparts. Students will learn basic animal classification in a rich and dynamic setting in the comfort of your classroom. This class can also be presented in the park in our Sky Classroom.

ECOLOGY GRASSLAND ECOSYSTEM STUDY

This module includes a brief orientation and presentation. Students will then conduct an investigation of a grassland ecosystem including qualitative and quantitative plant and animal surveys.

Available throughout the school term (September to May)

Duration: 2.5 hours.Base price is €14.00 per student*.
There is a minimum of 15 students and maximum of 180 students.

CONSERVATION & STEWARDSHIP

Students explore the role of zoos in wildlife conservation as well as their individual duty of care. The module includes an engaging presentation, bio facts and a case study.  The programme also includes a tour of the zoo with an Education Officer.

Available throughout the school term (September to May)

Duration:2hours

Base price is €13.00 per student*. There is a minimum of 15 students and maximum of 180.

TAILORED PROGRAMME

Speak with our education department today about building a programme especially tailored for your students. Whether you are interested in Biogeography, Animal behaviour, or Agricultural Science our education staff can create the perfect learning experience for your students.

Prices start at €13.00 per student*

BUSINESS MODULE

Tayto Park in association with Largo Foods has developed a special business module suitable for both junior and senior cycle students. The programme delivers a top line overview of Largo Foods business and the processes they undertake so their crisps and snacks reach their consumers. The module includes a presentation in our classroom, guided tour of the factory featuring general history of the business, factors of production, quality control, corporate social responsibility, marketing and more.

€13 per pupil for module only
€18 per pupil for module and includes all attractions.

SCHOOL TOURS
Full day admission to Tayto Park, unlimited access to all attractions, tour of the zoo and a free bag of Tayto crisps for every student! Perfect for the end of year fun day out and TY students.

Duration: Full Day in Tayto Park.
Base price is €14.00 per student*

AN INTRODUCTION TO BIOGEOGRAPHY

This programme includes a presentation with focus on a historical biogeography and highlights the contributions of Darwin, Wallace and Wegener to the field of biogeography. Presentation is followed by a guided tour of the zoo where we investigate animal adaptations and explore the ecological facets of biogeography.

This package is available throughout the school term (September to May)

Base price is €13.00 per student*. There is a minimum of 15 students and maximum of 180.

ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR

Students will participate in a behavioural study of a chosen animal at the park. Working in small groups students; observe, record, interpret and discuss animal behaviours. Behaviours will be catalogued in an ethogram and students will carry out a short study to quantify how their selected animal spends its time.

Duration 3.5 hours
Base price is €14.00 per student. Minimum of 15 students and Maximum of 45

RESEARCH

Tayto Park is pleased to participate in a variety of research projects with Undergraduate and MSc students from University College Dublin (UCD) and Trinity College Dublin (TCD). If you are currently enrolled in a university in Ireland and are interested in pursuing a research project in a zoological park please contact education@taytopark.ie.

CORPORATE EVENTS

This package must be booked in advance and 25% booking deposit is required. We require at least 50 guests to avail of this option. This option includes the following, but can be tailored to accommodate any special requests you may have.

Discounted admission rate per visitor (children under 3 are free)

Discounted rate on individual adventure zone activities (pre booking is essential)
Reduced rate on All-inclusive wristband for the Adventure Zones (pre-booking is essential)
Height restrictions apply to our larger activities
Adults meal in the Lodge Restaurant   (including a soft drink)
Kids meal in the Lodge Restaurant (including a drink)
Goodie bags- prices available on request

Private hire of a function room - prices available on request

TEAM BUILDING

Try the exhilarating High Ropes Course, conquer The Climbing Wall, or participate in fun games that encourage people to interact, test their skills and to have a fun day out. We can adapt to your individual needs, below is a sample of some of our packages.

Minimum booking of 10 people. Standard package for Team Building €30.00pp
Food option available upon request.

GROUP BOOKINGS

A fun filled day visiting over 100 animals, The Tayto Factory Tour, The Pow Wow Playground.  Special rates are available for The Eagle Sky Adventure Zone and The Eagles nest.
Group Bookings must be made 14 days in advance.
Deposits are taken for group bookings and are non-refundable.
Group bookings are €13.50 pp.

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Opening hours

Monday
10:00 am
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6:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am
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6:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am
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6:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am
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6:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am
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6:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am
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6:00 pm
Sunday
10:00 am
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6:00 pm

Latitude: 53.542684

Longitude: -6.462826