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Address: The Estate Yard,, Castlecomer, Kilkenny, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 56 444 0707
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Castlecomer Discovery Park is a young park, opened since 2007. Set in a...

Castlecomer Discovery Park is a young park, opened since 2007. Set in a beautiful 80 acre woodland, Castlecomer Discovery Park boasts an exciting range of recreational and educational activities. Suitable for all ages, it is home to Ireland's longest over-water ziplines at 300m, Octagon High Ropes Course, Tree-Top Adventure Walk, Climbing Wall, Leap of Faith, Junior Woodland Adventure Course, Boating, Orienteering & Walking trails, School Tours & Field Studies, Elf & Fairy Village, Coal-mining museum, Craft Shops, Jarrow Cafe, animal viewing area, playground and more! Castlecomer Discovery Park is a social-community enterprise, a registered charity and operates on a not for profit basis.

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Great Day out with friends!

This was such a great way to spend the day with friends. Beautiful surroundings, and a lovely way to spend the day. The cafe was a bit of a let down as it was crowded and our food... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
AnnieN89
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was such a great way to spend the day with friends. Beautiful surroundings, and a lovely way to spend the day. The cafe was a bit of a let down as it was crowded and our food took a very long time. Would definitely recommend and I look forward to going again!

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Thank AnnieN89
ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I currently live a few minutes away from Castlecomer Discovery Park and I thank my lucky stars every day that we are so lucky to have such an amazing amenity near us!! Superb in every aspect! Ideal for young children, teenagers,elderly,animal lovers etc! There is something for everyone! Excellent day out!

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Thank louloujean
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at half 2 on Sunday 5/2. We were hoping to use the zipline and other activities but were told that everything was shut for the day (they only opened at 11 and shut at 2) because it was the first day back. We enjoyed our walk around weather was good and went back to get something to eat... More 

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Thank Adam S
kilkenny
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Love their food and dining area - all glass. The mining experience is excellent. Excellent Tree walk and park for a stroll. Also do Art and meditation on a Friday which is wonderful. \i love the shops - love it all actually. Wonderful place to spend an afternoon.

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Thank 1car
carlow,ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

This attraction has so much too offer all ages.From the Mining exhibition, to the long walks/runs and adventure for children. The coffee shop is excellent as are all the craft shops. A great day out for all ages.

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Thank seanCarlow_ireland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Had a visit yesterday with an 8 and 5 year old. Huge disappointment from the minute we arrived. We were told they dont do hot chocolate for the kids anymore as "its a waste and they dont drink it all anyway". Mrs Claus was mediocre to say the least. Meeting Santa as part of a group is ridiculous when the... More 

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Thank John M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

I booked Castlecomer Santa experience as a surprise for my daughter. It was our first time there and it was fantastic. All staff were helpful, friendly and great with children. On arrival there was tea/coffee or mulled wine for adults and juice and biscuits for the children. We got to visit Mrs Clause who really played her part well then... More 

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Western Ireland, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

We have been to loads of different Santa christmas attractions and I feel this has been the best all round value for money, comfort, professionalism and plain good old Christmas Spirit. At €12 for adults and €17 for child it's reasonable. We visited Mrs Clause and the kids just loved her place. She was very good and entertaining and the.children.got... More 

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

I am absolutely shocked by the previous review. I was there today and thought it was an absolutely wonderful experience. Castlecomer discovery park exudes atmosphere due to the overall design of the original buildings and this sets the scene wonderfully. I am comparing it to our visit to mount Juliet last year which was quite disappointing. The tea/coffee/mulled wine on... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

Went to visit Santa at Castlecomer Discovery Park on 13/12/16, what a shocking disappointment. We were brought straight from the coffee shop/reception area straight into Mrs Clauses house, it was awful.... Mrs Clause was about 20yrs old, didn't read a book or sign a song just continuously asked the children questions, no sense of atmosphere and the poor kids got... More 

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