School Tours 2017


Get back to nature with our brand new Interactive School Tour

For 2-4 hours of pure freedom.  With two fab gardens to explore at your 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 our newly appointed educator, Marie-Lou Donnelly.

Guiding them through a meet and greet walk about, your kids will learn about how the mares (mums) are cared for, how the foals are born and what happens to them next.  They’ll meet our 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.  Prices from €7 per child

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

  • 10:30am Arrival, stroll around Japanese Gardens (water features supervision necessary)
  • 11am Meet our tour guide, Marie-Lou for stud tour 
  • 11:45am Classroom activities – 11:45 am
  • 12:30pm Lunch (classroom or playground)
  • 1pm Playground
  • 1:30pm St Fiachra’s nature walk
  • 2pm Depart

BOOK NOW   or call reservations on:+353 (0) 45 521 617