Dublin School Tours

NEW School Tour package at Tayto Park 
2017 is shaping up to be a very exciting year at Tayto Park. You can expect a SPLASH of fun on their brand NEW Viking Voyage at the park and be prepared to be swooped into the fascinating World of Raptors. Home to Europe’s largest wooden roller-coaster complete with an inversion, there are plenty of things to do and see. Other new attractions include the ‘Air Race’ ride, the ‘Rotator’ high speed spinning ride, road train, steam train track ride and the only 5D cinema in Ireland! They also have over 80 different species of animals to see including their mischievous meerkats, otters and Amur tigers. 

A visit to Tayto Park is like no other school trip in Ireland. With over 100 attractions, including exotic wildlife, play areas, thrilling experiences, great food and tour of The Tayto Factory. 

NEW School Tour Package: €14.00 per pupil including a full day admission to Tayto Park, a guided tour of the zoo area, unlimited access to activities in the Adventure Zone and activity worksheets for after your visit.  **T’s&C’s apply

 Tayto Park, Kilbrew, Ashbourne, Co. Meath. For more information contact 01-8351999 or email info@taytopark.ie  www.TaytoPark.ie 

AquaZone at The National Aquatic Centre
AquaZone at The National Aquatic Centre, Dublin, is one of the biggest, most exciting and popular attractions for families, groups and school tours in Ireland. Since 2004 the centre has seen almost 9 million people pass through its doors. In 2016 over 1 million people enjoyed hours of fun in Europe’s largest indoor water park. The National Aquatic Centre is Ireland’s fourth-most popular visitor attraction.

The Leisure Pool, AquaZone, offers extreme thrills, raging water adventures and loads of fun. On this School Tour try the famous Surf Rider Surf Machine. Other Rides include: Master Blaster (water roller coaster), Wave Pool, Lazy River, Bubble Pool, Pirates Ship (for the little ones), Dark Hole Flume (water slide) and the Green Giant Flume. It’s the best and most exciting Leisure Pool in Ireland.

AquaZone is an ideal destination for a school trip, offering special group rates, a food option (saves stopping on the way home!), a pre-reserved bookings system, huge bus parking facilities, full accessibility facilities, Rumbles Restaurant and a picnic area. Also, as part of the entrance fee, children can swim in Ireland’s National Swimming Pool, an Olympic Swimming area featuring the 50-metre International Competition Pool, Ireland’s biggest.

Go and meet the famous mascot, Finnie the Frog, and have a great day out! Phone 01 6464300, email sales@nac.ie or visit www.nac.ieand www.aquazone.ie.

The NSC Experience: Spend a Day in the Life of an Elite Athlete
The National Sports Campus is the home of Irish Sport and this unique school tour provides all pupils with a chance to live a day in the life of a top class elite sports star! Last year’s inaugural NSC Experience completely SOLD OUT so extra slots have been added for 2017.

The day includes the following: 

· An educational tour of the National Sports Campus including the new Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena· Participation in four exciting sports such as Athletics, Gymnastics, Trampolining & the Multi Skill Challenge!· A visit to the Aquazone Water Park

This a full day tour and really is action packed, combining a great sporting experience with cultural and educational learning.

For more information contact: Garystewart@nationalsportscampus.ie  Tel: 01 6464 330 or see  www.nationalsportscampus.ie

Jump Zone 
Looking for your next school tour venue????? Jump Zone is Ireland’s First and Europe’s Largest Indoor Trampoline Park. Located in both Sandyford and Santry, this Irish owned Jump Zone has fast become one of the country’s most popular sports and entertainment attractions having catered for more than 700,000 visitors to date! Led by a team of top trampolining athletes, Jump Zone specialises in school tours for kids 5+ years of age looking for a fun and new way of keeping active. Groups can enjoy individual open jumping on the 10,000sq.ft. main trampoline court, and practicing new skills in the foam pit. Fight to the end in their newly fitted Battle Beam in Sandyford, Slam Dunk on their Basketball lanes or high energy trampoline Dodgeball games. The courts are carefully designed to create a healthy and enjoyable experience for all jumpers.

 When you book, party hosts will be allocated who will run mini Dodgeball competitions, interactive games, foam pit access and provide refreshments. On arrival, the dedicated staff will lead the group down to the induction area where a safety video is shown and the rules are given. Large groups are then divided into smaller groups and led out to the courts where the fun really begins!

 Extreme fun is so important but so is the safety of the guests. At Jump Zone, they do all they can to ensure that your group will have maximum fun with maximum safety! With court supervisors on the courts at all times and heavy duty spring loaded frames covered by 2+ inch thick safety pads, Jump Zone combines fun and safety in all areas to create a fun experience like no other. Groups of up to 200 can be accommodated at one time. For more information see www.jumpzone.ie or phone Sandyford 01 2939356/Santry 01 8623366

 Skill Zone
New Multi -Sport Entertainment Facility ‘Skill Zone’ Opens In Dublin

Skill Zone is Dublin’s first and only multi-sport indoor attraction offering a safe, competitive and activity-based one stop shop for school groups and birthday parties. Skill Zone will test the skill, accuracy, power and agility of groups and individuals pitting them not only against their friends and party guests but against the best in the country in an all-time top 10 leader board. The circuit is aimed for participants aged 10 years and older. Covering a vast 16,000 sq./ft. themed facility, 20 custom-built cages house 10 different sports challenges incorporating; Baseball, Basketball, A six metre climbing wall, GAA, Golf, Hang Tough, Rugby, Shooting, Soccer and Tennis. Each challenge varies and users will have up to 12 attempts to score a maximum of 100 points. Prove you are the best at your sport and battle it out for the ultimate title of Skill Zone Champion.  This state of the art facility is set to revolutionise activity based parties and events.

 Full details can be found at www.skillzone.ie or call 01 4378844

Astropark School Tours are a fantastic action packed day out for schools and classes of all ages.   With a combination of unique fun experiences, the kids will have an absolute ball – bouncing, rolling, laughing, shooting and tumbling.  With flexible supervised packages, your school can spend the full day on site, or combine with other Dublin tour venues. 

The innovative activities include some or all of: Bouncy Inflatable Dodgeball, a Giant Obstacle Course, Nerf Wars (NEW), Target Zone, Bubble Football, Space Hopper Fun Races, Kick Speed Radar, Goggle Football, Combat archery (NEW).  You can see videos and photos of all these amazing innovative activities on www.astroparkkids.ie/school-tours/

Your tour activities will vary depending on the age of the kids and the duration of school tour that you wish to do.  Minimum numbers of 24 apply for school tours but there are options for smaller groups.

Kids typically bring a packed lunch, but hot food options are also available, ordered in advance (sausage or nuggets with chips & cordial drink).

All activities are also suitable for teenagers and even fun adults, so no excuse for teachers not to join in!  For an awesome school trip for kids of all ages, contact Astropark today.  

Astropark have two convenient Dublin Locations – Northside (Coolock-Santry) phone 018060088,   Southside (Tallaght) phone 014599822.  Both are just minutes from the M50 so are easily accessible.

See also www.astropark.ie Email: info@astropark.ie

There are times when the value of having fun for its own sake cannot be underestimated. Sometimes a complete unwind from school work can be exactly what the doctor ordered to strengthen the bonds between pupils and teachers, forge new relationships and allow teachers and students alike to let their hair down.

Look no further than the Leisureplex venues to tick the fun boxes. With Soft Play with ball pools and tunnels for the younger school goers in their Zoo Playland to bowling, and Quasar ‘great fun with a laser gun’ for older groups (Charlestown has all of the facilities except for Quasar), it’s the perfect way to let off steam at the end of a school year. 

With centres in Stillorgan, Tallaght, Coolock, Charlestown, and Blanchardstown, they provide an action filled adventure for all ages.

For more information and booking contact www.leisureplex.ie

Surfdock and Wakedock
Together Surfdock and Wakedock offer a unique range of watersports that are fun and exciting for students to learn, all in the safe surroundings of the Grand Canal Dock in Dublin 4. Their location is easily accessible by public transport, only 5 minutes walk from the DART and 10 minutes walk from the LUAS.

They offer all year round tuition in wakeboarding, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing and stand up paddleboarding for students from 8 years onwards. Whether it is for a once-off outing or a series of lessons, they are happy to tailor the sessions to your school’s requirements. Their half day programme runs for 3 hours from start to finish and can be arranged for any time during the day to suit your schedule or you can book a full day outing with them for 5 hours of fun and action on the water. South Dock Road, Grand Canal Dockyard, Ringsend, Dublin 4. 01-6683945

Email: courses@surfdock.ie  www.surfdock.ie Tel: 01 6683945

Fingal Sailing School & Malahide Castle
A first class school tour package for primary schools is on offer at Fingal Sailing School & Malahide Castle. The package incorporates the fun and adventure of being on the water at Fingal Sailing School for a full taste of sailing, windsurfing & kayaking with qualified instructors. This is combined with the natural beauty & history of Malahide Castle, where a guided tour of the beautiful castle and gardens awaits you. Tailor-made packages are offered to each school catering for your specific student requirements and maximising the time you have available. To book all this for a very competitive price of only €18.50 per person phone 01 8451979 or email info@fingalsailingschool.ie.  

HISTORY Dublinia
Education at Dublinia, one of Ireland’s top school attractions, involves the learning, research and sharing of information on Dublin City’s Viking, Medieval, and Archaeological history.

There are a wide range of learning facilities at Dublinia for all primary and secondary schools. The authentically costumed guided tours are age and ability specific to ensure classes get an individually tailored educational experience based on teachers’ learning goals whilst also paying particular attention to areas relevant to the curriculum.

With many resources for teachers including Learning Packs, students can learn in a multisensory and unique way.  This encourages all students to engage with the exhibitions in Dublinia and also gain both analytical and social skills.

We also have an exciting online learning programme for primary schools. Dublin’s Viking and Medieval history is brought to life in schools and classrooms through online learning on an audio-visual interactive website.  It includes animated videos, an interactive animated map of Dublin and multiple choice quizzes.  This ground-breaking learning experience is an invaluable resource for the teaching of history in Ireland.  This online learning platform will be accessible from Dublinia’s website.

For more see www.dublinia.ie or call 01 6794611

Russborough House
Russborough House & Parklands is a stunning Palladian Mansion.  The house was designed by the German Architect Richard Cassels and built in 1741.  It has the longest façade of any house in Ireland stretching over 700 feet across the Wicklow landscape.  2017 will see the 18th century walled garden opening for pre-booked groups.  Walled gardens played a major part in the running of large period houses by supplying vegetables, fruit and flowers for ‘the Big House’, staff and some neighbours in the locality. 

For Primary school tours there will be a tree trail taking in approximately 8 -10 trees on the Demesne.

One of the oldest trees is called a Wellingtonia (Giant Sequoia) planted in 1861 by the then Prince of Wales

And Earl of Dublin.  At that time Joseph Leeson 4th Earl of Milltown (1799 – 1866) lived in Russborough. 

He was the Grandson of the 3rd Earl and he inherited the peerage at the age of 8 years of age.

The tree trail will form part of a school tour for Primary children ages 5 to 8 years.  It will also take inThe Fairy trail, Playground & Maze.   For older children aged 9 to 12 years a guided tour of the house will be offered together with the Maze and Playground.   

Russborough ‘Where History & Culture live on’   Come visit us!

www.russborough.ie email info@russborough.ie tell: 045 865239

St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Take advantage of our FREE Schools Programme and bring your class to visit Ireland’s largest Cathedral and one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Ireland. Saint Patrick’s Cathedral has been at the heart of Dublin and Ireland’s history and culture for 800 years. Book your visit to explore our story, which can also be seen as a microcosm of the story of Ireland itself. It is a superb example of medieval gothic architecture that has withstood wars, revolutions and reformations. Whether your interest lies in religion, history, art, architecture or music you will find something to interest you in the Cathedral.

What can my group do during a visit?

• Free Self-guided tour: the group leader brings the group around the building

• Free Guided tour: the Cathedral’s dedicated Education department staff will bring your group on a tour of the building

• Free Workshop: After their tour, your group can take part in an interactive activity based around the life and history of the Cathedral.

Pre-booking is essential for Free school visits to the Cathedral, so contact the education department today to arrange your visit:

Andrew: education@stpatrickscathedral.ie
Ciara: edassist@stapatrickscathedral.ie
Phone: 01 453 9472 www.stpatrickscathedral.ie

Glasnevin Cemetery
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum offers exciting and engaging education programmes and activities for primary students, closely linked to the school curriculum. Students and teachers can make use of interactive exhibits and work packs which are sent out prior to your visit. The museum and its educational activities explore the diversity of Irish life since 1800 through the stories of the famous (and not so famous) people who are buried there. 

Their programmes for primary schools at Glasnevin in 2017 include:

• Curriculum-based history tours of Glasnevin Cemetery for second class upwards.

• SESE Geography tours of Glasnevin Cemetery.

• Speechmaking workshop based on Patrick Pearse’s 1915 funeral oration for Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa. 

• 1916 Rising tour and exhibition (until June 2017).

• World War One tour and artefact handling session        

All school groups booking with Glasnevin Cemetery Museum are sent educational work packs for use in the classroom before or after a visit, and students obtain access to their unique records. Contact them to tailor a tour to fit your needs. 

www.glasnevinmuseum.ie Email: bookings@museum.ie Tel:  (0)1 882 6550

Tara’s Palace and Wicklow Gaol have joined up for a fun filled school tour that lets children explore the magical Museum of Childhood as well as experiencing prison life in the eighteenth century. 

Tara’s 22 room Palace has been meticulously constructed by some of Ireland’s finest craftsmen and has been designed and built to one-twelfth scale, encapsulating the grandeur and elegance of three of Ireland’s 18th Century Mansions; Castletown House, Leinster House and Carton House. Paintings by leading Irish Artists, including Tom Ryan R.H.A. and miniature furnishing masterpieces by Fed Early, Paul Geoghegan, Michael Walton, John Hodgson and others adorn the State Rooms and private apartments. The Museum also contains hundreds of fascinating exhibits, including the amazing 17th century house in a bottle, the smallest doll in the world, and a 300 year old doll’s house. There is a Museum Quiz, which is popular with all visitors and an interactive room for younger visitors. Tara’s Palace runs school tours and children’s birthday parties throughout the year.

The story of Wicklow’s Historic Gaol is interwoven with the history of Wicklow and Ireland itself and is an excellent educational and atmospheric school tour offering a glimpse into Ireland’s past. Children can visit the original gaol dungeon which re-opened in recent years for the first time in over 100 years to experience first-hand the sights and sounds of the harsh life of prisoners in the dungeon. Through an interactive tour led by experienced actor guides, you can hear the story of its prisoners including the participants in the Irish Rebellion of 1798 and those awaiting transportation to a new life in Australia. You can learn more about The Great Famine of the 1840s and The Independence Era (1916 -23) and aspects of daily life including work & chores, medicine, children, and health and hygiene as well as meeting characters like Mary Morris the Matron. 

For more information contact www.childhoodmuseum.org  Tel: 01 2748090 

Email: tarasmuseum@gmail.com

For Wicklow Gaol contact: www.wicklowshistoricgaol.com Tel: (0)404 61599 Email:info@wicklowshistoricgaol.com

Waterford Treasures – Epic Tour Of The Viking Triangle
The award-winning all-weather guided tour of the oldest part of Ireland’s oldest city, the ‘Epic Tour of the Viking Triangle’ is an interactive fun guided tour of the Viking Triangle, taking in six national monuments within one hour. The larger-than-life guide speeds you through the streets and through 1,100 years of Waterford’s history from the Vikings to the Victorians. 

Discover Reginald’s Tower, Greyfriars Medieval Franciscan Friary, Choristers’ Hall, the Mayor’s Wine Vault, Bishop’s Palace, and (if a church service is not in progress) Christ Church Cathedral is also included. It’s a fun, engaging tour with many props to engage and entertain children, and numerous photo opportunities along the way.

***For 2017, Waterford Treasures has added to the Epic Tour - at no additional cost - so there’s more added value for your students, the addition of a visit to the new exhibition:- ‘Mayors through the Ages, Eight Centuries of Civic Government in Ireland’ which is located at City Hall, built in 1783.***

Booking enquiries 0761 10 2501 or email: bookings@waterfordcouncil.ie www.waterfordtreasures.com  FB: WaterfordTreasures Twitter@WFORD_Treasure

Irish National Stud           
Get back to nature with their brand new Interactive School Tour for 2-4 hours of pure freedom.  

With two fab gardens to explore at leisure including the new bug hotel (The Buglington), monastic cells, caves, and stepping stones within the century-old Japanese Gardens, the kids will also be treated to a 90-min walk/talk session with their newly appointed educator, Marie-Lou Donnelly.

Guiding them through a meet and greet walkabout, kids will learn how the mares (mums) are cared for, how the foals are born and what happens to them next.  They’ll meet retired racehorses and discover how famous they were, where they travelled and who named and trained them. 

Back in the classroom an interactive 30-minute session will allow a sensory experience with horse equipment, feed, and other accessories available for kids to touch and try on.  A quiz with spot prizes will round off the session and activity sheets will be available on departure.

Then lunch can be taken in the classroom or in the fantastic playground nearby with café in the Pavilion.

A final stroll around St Fiachra’s Garden and lake will take in their resident bugs, fairies, swans and ducks – all outdoor fun which should energise (and hopefully tire out!) the whole class.

Prices from €7 per child

EARLY BIRD BOOKINGS (before the 31st March) receive FREE tea and scones in the Playground Pavilion for all teachers and helpers.

BOOK NOW  Email: nflynn@irishnationalstud.ie  or call reservations on:  045-521617

Sea Life
The National SEA LIFE Centre, located on Bray Seafront, is the perfect school tour venue, whatever the weather. SEA LIFE is swimming with over 1,000 amazing animals, 100 fascinating species, and is home to Ireland’s largest collection of sharks. 

This year SEA LIFE are introducing a new feature called STINGRAY ADVENTURE where you will be introduced to one of the most engaging animals of the marine world: the Stingray.  Discover the answer to the following questions: Who are their ancestors?  Where do they live? And…are they dangerous?

Whether you choose the Standard tour, or upgrade to the Premium package (subject to availability), SEA LIFE provides an educational visit quite different from any other: It is interactive, informative and most of all, FUN! 

School Bookings: 01 2866939 www..visitsealife.com/bray

Kippure Estate
Kippure Estate Education & Adventure Centre is full of fun and adventure. Children are encouraged to step out of their comfort zones but in a safe environment. They have a High & Low Ropes course, a fixed Orienteering course, and a whole selection of Teambuilding Tasks and activities designed to make everyone laugh and have fun together. There are nature trails which are just perfect for playing and learning all about plants and animals, mini-beasts and larger creatures, perfect for their Forest School Easter Camp. Their Discover Primary Science and Maths days are great for Pirate and Celtic Warrior Training where they learn about climbing, treasure hunting, medicinal plants in case of wounds, and edible plants in case of being marooned. Learn the craft of living in the wild with their Bushcraft Challenge, perfect for all ages. Located in north Co. Wicklow, only 30 minutes from the M50.

www.adventurewicklow.com  tell: 01 4582889 email: info@kippure.com

Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park has been a favourite destination for many schools for over 20 years and with new developments, 2017 is set to be a great year to visit. The Park has upgraded many of its exhibitions, added a new section to the outdoor play area and is offering more education than ever with the Peatlands Exhibition and extended Biodiversity Boardwalk which helped Lullymore win the Environmental Tourism Innovation accolade at the 2017 Irish Tourism Industry Awards.

Educational, Fun & Hassle Free – Children explore on the highly educational guided tours through the Park’s woodland/peatland trails, gardens and numerous historic exhibitions, all brought to life with replica figures, holograms and touch screen multi-media.  Many aspects of the educational tour are closely linked to the SESE curriculum and experienced guides will create or adapt tours to suit all age groups.  There’s also a pet farm containing Fallabella horses, alpacas, donkeys, rabbits, goats, sheep and Bali ducks, and even pot-bellied pigs!

To burn off lots of energy, there’s the ‘funky forest’ indoor play centre with giant slide and ball pools, air hockey, fuzz ball, cable run and pirate ship. There’s also an 18 hole mini golf course, newly upgraded large outdoor play areas, green area for football etc. and train trip. The park is located in the Midlands - only 30 miles west of Dublin / easily accessible from most regions and is a ‘one-stop-shop’ for all your school tour needs!

Average visit 3-4 hours with hot food option or packed lunches can be eaten in Café. Free tea/coffee and freshly baked scone for all teachers. Price €12 per child (10% discount on visits before 12th May). Please book early as June dates can book out. Phone Ray on 045 – 870238 or e-mail ray@lullymoreheritagepark.com for information and bookings www.lullymoreheritagepark.com

ZIPIT is a high wire forest adventure park with a difference … a place where children can climb high into the treetops, swing into cargo nets and whizz down ziplines, secured in their safety harnesses.  It’s a place where children can let their imagination run wild and where adults can embrace their inner child.  Be Robin Hood, Peter Pan, Tarzan or whichever super hero you want to be (personally, I’m Indiana Jones, but that’s our little secret).

Tibradden Wood, Co Dublin offers 4 or more hours of adventure for school tour trips.  It’s a great opportunity for children to enjoy an exhilarating and challenging outdoor activity in a natural setting, building confidence, teamwork and self-esteem.  Cost is €15 per child and supervising teachers go free. For 3rd class upwards, there are three circuits for different heights, ages and abilities.   For the all important sixth class tour, there is the additional blue circuit for age 12+ which is 10-15 metres above the ground with a 150 metre zipline. Children are fitted with a harness by a trained Instructor and given a safety briefing before moving on up in the trees at their own pace.   Zipit operates to the highest EU safety standards. Instructors hold the European Ropes Course Association qualification and are first aid trained.  Other Zipit locations are in Lough Key Forest Park, Co. Roscommon and Farran Wood, Co. Cork.   

Web:  www.zipit.ie   Facebook/zipitfa or Twitter @zipitfa or contact 051 858008 for further details.  So, put down those smartphones, get active, get outdoors and  get to Zipit Forest Adventures!

Imaginosity is the perfect place for a school visit this school tour season.  Each of the 18 interactive exhibits within the museum have been designed to complement the curriculum bringing it to life in a fun, engaging, interactive, learning environment.  An accredited Discover Centre, all programming at Imaginosity reinforces their commitment to education and learning.  Educational workshops are on offer as part of School Tours year round (excluding May & June) and include: Bubble-Osity, Fairy Tale Math Quest, Blast Off Science, Treasure Chest of Irish Tales, Growing & Thriving Interactive Story-time.

Visiting Times: Tuesday – Friday 9.30-11.30am, 11.30am-1.30pm (afternoon visits are also available 1.30pm-3.30pm or 3.30pm-5.30pm).  To book your visit please call 01-2176130 or www.imaginosity.ie for further information.

The Chocolate Warehouse School Tour
The Chocolate Warehouse is celebrating 16 years of chocolate workshops and school tours. The two hour tour tells the story of chocolate from the Aztecs to the present day. A 20-minute film shows the journey of the cocoa beans to the factory and the process the beans go through to produce chocolate. Enjoy the demonstration of how chocolates and Easter eggs are made. Then the ‘fun part’, where visitors get to decorate and package chocolates to take home. At the end of every workshop they have a short quiz and every visitor receives The Chocolate Warehouse Certificate. Ideal for school tours, group bookings, summer projects, birthday parties, and age-appropriate educational workshops. Prices are €12.50 per visitor (teachers free), with group rates for schools. Max of 70 visitors. Pre-booking essential.  The Chocolate Warehouse is just off exit 10 on the M50 on the Greenhills Road, Walkinstown, Dublin 12. Phone 01 450 0080, email info@chocolatewarehouse.ie or see www.chocolatewarehouse.ie.   

Butlers Chocolate Experience
A visit to the Butlers Chocolate Experience promises a magical, action-packed tour for students of all ages. Filled with treats and eye-opening views of the inner workings of a bustling chocolate factory, it’s an interactive, entertaining and educational school tour with a difference, covering the subject areas of history, business, food science and art in a relaxed, engaging manner.

Accompanied by the Butlers tour guide the students will;

• Watch the Chocolate Movie, learning about the fascinating origin and history of chocolate.

• Complete activity sheets as they explore the interactive Museum.

• Enjoy the aroma from the Chocolate Gallery as they witness the production of Butlers chocolate.

• Visit the Experience Room to watch an up-close chocolate demonstration and test their decorating skills by painting their own chocolate figure to bring home as a souvenir of a unique experience.

 The Butlers Chocolate Experience is located within Clonshaugh Business Park, close to the M50/M1 and Port Tunnel (with plenty of complimentary parking) and is also close to an array of neighbouring attractions such as; Malahide Castle, Glasnevin Cemetery and the National Botanic Gardens. Guided tours run three times daily and can accommodate student groups of up to 80 participants.

Visit www.butlerschocolates.com/chocolateexperience for more information.

Quote ‘Primary Times’ when booking to receive a chocolaty teachers treat!

PURE FUN Fort Lucan
Fort Lucan is a fully supervised outdoor adventure playground for children aged 2-12 years.  For School Tours 2017 ONLY... Each child who visits Fort Lucan will receive a Golden Ticket for a FREE return visit!! (Ts &Cs apply). 

New for 2017, is their 15m high Helter Skelter!! Kids create their own adventures as they discover huge towers, 40 foot slides, sky-high walkways, zip lines, a maze, army-style assault course, ground level trampolines & go-kart tracks. Not forgetting the Crazy Golf and the 3 famous WATERSLIDES! 

A great day out for all the family during the Easter Holidays - Bring a picnic or eat at the Fort Lucan cafe, selling hot food, sandwiches, tea, coffee etc.,  or treat yourself at the ice cream and sweet shop. Child Price €10.50 Teachers go Free. For full details and pricing visit www.fortlucan.com or call 01 6280166

Go Kids Go! offer great value school deals with activities for all age groups. Facilities include three levels of interactive play equipment, including slides, ball pools, rope climbs, hopscotch, an indoor football/ basketball pitch, ball cannon arena with targets and foam balls, disco room, and full cafe facility. The tour is 2.5 hours long, including 90 minutes of play in the interactive adventure play frame, 30 minutes in the activity room with a leader on organised activity, and 30 minutes to eat lunch. Options available are 2.5 hour tours including play and activity €8.50 or a 2.5 hour tour including play, activity and food for €12.50. Located only 5 minutes from the M50 at exit 6 in Blanchardstown. 

Book early to avoid disappointment by phoning 01 640 5500. www.gokidsgo.ie