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Tayto Park

Tayto Park is a "theme park" in County Meath and geared at families with children and is one of the most popular hot spots for entertainment in Ireland. It is just a 25 minute drive from the Castle Hotel.

Tayto Park is located on 55 acres and is an educational and activity based experience for families. It also includes a comprehensive visit to the Tayto Factory (Tayto is a major Irish crisps and popcorn manufacturer) The Park offers over 100 attractions but is also the main draws are the animals: porcupines, Emus, wild cat, buffalo, highland cattle and many more make this a real safari adventure in Ireland . The Park also has restaurant, a teahouse and a gift shop.

 

Tour the Tayto Factory

Take the famous tour of the Tayto Factory and see how Ireland’s favourite crisps are made and learn all the guarded secrets from Mr.Tayto himself Here you will get to see the inside of The Tayto Factory and see the full process of how the crisps and snacks are made.

 

The Animals

Tayto Plains is an open area: It includes many rare breeds of farm animals such as Jacob, Manx & Soay Sheep, Highland Cattle, Pygmy Goats, the cutest of Vietnamese Pot Belly Pigs and many, many more.

Mr. Tayto Critter Country:  A wooded area where exotic animals like the Ocelots, Coatimundi, Ria and Racoons live.

Pet-Tayto Corner:  Houses the "petting animals" sleep including 10 types of rabbits, 5 types of ducks, 5 types of geese, 5 types of pheasants, 10 different types of rare birds and lots of especially colourful and unusual hens.

Buffalo Ridge: Home to some of the 250 farmed herd of buffalo and can be enjoyed from the Viewing Platform while listening to the talking telescope and learning lots of fun facts about them.

 

Playgrounds

The Tiny Taters Patch: Especially for the under-five. It includes a spiral climbing hill, a mini maze and a playground for little ones.

The Pow Wow Playground:  Suitable for slightly older children, complete with lots of equipment to climb, swing on and slide down.

 

Native American Village

Native American Village and learn how Mr Tayto himself found a love for everything Native American.  So what you see in Tayto Park today is a little flavour of the life and culture of our tribal friends from America; from the master craftsmanship of the Totem Poles, the ingenuity of the Tipi’s to the spirit of their native animals

 

Eagle Sky Adventure Zone

Why not get your adrenaline pumping and visit the Eagle Sky Adventure Zone where you can conquer the many obstacles and challenges ahead. Experience the fastest and longest zip wire in Ireland or climb the 18 meter tumbler slide, fly like and eagle on the first High Ropes Course of its kind in Ireland.

 

Geronimo Thrill Zone

Crispy Creek Mining Company: Each person receives a 2kg bag of sand containing rare stones and pans the sand through flowing water to uncover their rare stones. Will you find the hidden gems?

The Super Soakers (Seasonal): Have fun with your friends with air cannons and water balloons. Can you hit your opponent’s target?

Mr. Tayto’s Wacky Rodeo: Ride on your own bucking buffalo bronco, who can stay on the longest?

Training Wall:  Climb up to 30 feet on the Superhero training wall and get a bird’s eye view of Tayto Park.

Tayto Air Jumpers:  Spring up 18 feet in the air on the exhilarating Tayto Air Jumpers

 

Teahouse in the tree house

There aren’t many other places where you can grab a cup of tea in a tree!  With platforms, rope bridges and a real Tree House full of sweet treats and home-made ice-cream, it’s a great place to hang out and get a bird’s eye view of Tayto Park.

 

 

The Lodge

The 18,000 sq ft Lodge building has something for everyone…

The Lodge Restaurant: Serving quality food from breakfast and lunches all day to soups and sandwiches and Carvery dinners.

Shops: Don’t forget to visit the Tayto Merchandise shop full of toys and gifts that you will never get anywhere else. You can also perchance oral Kiely Stationary, Shannon Bridge Pottery, Brooke & Shoals Candles and Toys from National Geographic. You can also purchase a selection of locally sourced artisan food and try Ireland’s only free range home-reared bison steaks and burgers.

 

Opening Times:

August opens 7 day a week 10am – 5pm

September/October/November opens Saturdays & Sundays from 10am to 5pm

Halloween mid – term break
Open Monday October 28th – Friday November 1st
10am – 5pm

December- Open Friday/Saturday/Sunday 10am – 5pm
Open Monday 16th – Sunday 22nd 10am – 5pm
Closed 23rd,24th,25th,26th and 27th
Open December 28th – 31st 10am-5pm
Open Wednesday 1st January 2013 – Sunday 5th January 2014

Admission –

Adult €12.00                                          Family 2 Adults 2 Children €40

Children 3 and over €12.00                Family 2 Adults 3 Children €50

Children under 3 go free                     Family 2 Adults 4 Children €60

Student with valid ID €10.00

Senior Citizen €10.00

NOTE* The majority of the activities, including the animal zones and the playgrounds, are included in the price admission. However, the more adventurous activities also have a pay per ride fee ranging from tubular slide and the climbing frame @ €2-€3 and the zip line @ €4 a go.

 

GETTING TO TAYTO PARK FROM THE CASTLE HOTEL;:

 By Car

Turn left onto Temple Street then take a right onto Dorset street then turn left onto Whitworth Road follow the road straight and Take the M2, exit 5 which is sign posted Derry/Slane on the M50, to Ashbourne. Once onto the M2 continue to the very end of the motorway until you come to a roundabout take the first exit onto the N2 signposted Slane. Continue on the N2 Slane road for 3.8km and turn left onto the R155 to Curragha (Sign-posted Dunshaughlin/Ratoath). Follow this road and it will bring you to a crossroads. Turn right at the crossroads and you’re just 1 minute from Tayto Park.

By Bus

Tayto Park and Bus Eireann have partnered up to provide a bus service from Dublin City Centre to Tayto Park

Bus route 103 from Beresford Place, Liberty Hall, Dublin 1.

Monday to Friday- Depart Dublin (Beresford place) – 10.10
Arrive Tayto Park – 10.55
Depart Tayto Park – 16.15
Arrive Dublin (Beresford place) 17.00

Saturday Service
Depart Dublin (Beresford place) – 10.00, 11.00
Arrive Tayto Park – 10.40, 11.45
Depart Tayto Park – 16.05, 16.35
Arrive Dublin (Beresford place)- 16.50, 17.20

Sunday Service and Public Holidays
Depart Dublin (Beresford Place) – 10.00, 11.00
Arrive Tayto Park – 10.40, 11.40
Depart Tayto Park- 15.05, 16.15
Arrive Dublin (Beresford Place) – 15.45, 17.00