School Tours at GoQuest Dublin

School Tours at GoQuest Dublin are ideal for kids over the age of 12.

Combining a purpose built arena that contains 27 unique challenge rooms with a mixture of skill, light physical and mental challenges inside them, GoQuest is sure to provide lots of fun in a safe and positive environment. They’ll absolutely love the challenges and also the layout and design at GoQuest. There’s a wide range of (light) physical, skill and mental challenges and it’s all inclusive – there’s something for sporty and non-sporty alike!

school tours at goquest dublin

Why GoQuest for School Groups?

  • Totally Weather Independent
  • Safe & Secure Setting
  • Four themed zones including “Time Travel”
  • Fun for all – the variety of challenges means there’s something for everyone in the class!

For secondary schools, GoQuest is great for getting children mixing and is ideal for first year group introduction sessions or for transition year activity days out. GoQuest can take up to 60 per session on request and can also offer exclusive bookings for larger groups. Contact the GoQuest team on 01 6855005 to discuss earlier openings and specific requirements. View more here

School Tours at GoQuest Dublin

GoQuest Indoor Challenge
At Exit 5 M50
Unit 23 North Park Business Park
North Road
Dublin 11

school tours at astropark

School Tours at Astropark

School Tours at Astropark offer a fantastic day out their one stop shop of inflatable activities and crazy sports games, including some or all of:

  • Bouncy Football
  • Obstacle Course
  • Target Zone
  • Bubble Football
  • Speed Radar
  • Crazy Sports Day style races & games
  • Goggle football

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school tours at astropark

From €16 per child.  Various packages and durations available.  Minimum numbers of 20 apply for school tours but we have other options for smaller groups.

2 Dublin Locations – Northside (Coolock), Southside (Tallaght).

School Tours at Astropark

Call us:

Tallaght: (01) 459 9822

Coolock: (01) 806 0088

School Tours at Ardgillan Castle Dublin

School Tours at Ardgillan Castle Dublin

School Tours at Ardgillan Castle Dublin

The Ardgillan Castle Bigfoot Experience (Popular with school tours).

The average Bigfoot tour to Ardgillan takes approximately 2 hours. During this time, the school/group will get the opportunity to explore Ardgillan Castle & Gardens. On the tour the schools/groups can experience how life used to be in the castle.

Schools/groups are encouraged to bring their own packed lunch which can be enjoyed in any of the expansive picnic areas, or indoors if desired. Children’s packed lunches are available but must be booked in advance.

After lunch, the children will then be taken on a walk through the gardens, where they will see many varieties of trees, plants, flowers and herbs.

Whilst in the gardens the children may encounter the scary figure of the Ardgillan Bigfoot. He’s really a friendly Bigfoot, and people say that he’s more afraid of us than we are of him.

To round off an action-packed visit, schools/groups can avail of the state-of-the-art playground or enjoy a leisurely walk around the park.

Prices are from €7.00 per child (Minimum of 20 children)
For more information or to check availability contact..

Address: Ardgillan Castle, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin
Phone: 01 8492212


Activity Nation is also on site at Ardgillan Castle, which offer school tours and day trips to Corporate Team-building activities. Activity Nation can help you put an affordable and exciting package together.

Activity Nation specialises in providing groups with a large range of outdoor activities designed to be both enjoyable as well as educational. With everything from Team Games, Orienteering & Treasure Hunts, requiring groups to work together to come out on top, to exciting individual events like Archery and Mountain Biking, we’re sure to have something for everyone.

Day Activity Camps

Make the best of your day with our Full Day and Half Day activity camps.

School Tours at Ardgillan Castle Dublin / Group Tours

Ardgillan is the ideal location for school classes of every age group to enjoy learning as they enjoy the great outdoors. Their activities promote learning to work as a team, within groups as well as the educational services that are offered such as Field Studies and Guided Tours of the Castle and its ground.

Contact Activity Nation for any bookings, or for more information.

Phone: 01 855 7113

the ark dublin

School Tours at The Ark Dublin

A school tour to The Ark Dublin will provide the children in your class with an exciting and enjoyable encounter with high-quality arts and cultural experiences. Our aim is to allow children to nurture their imaginations in an inspirational, yet structured setting. Valuable curricular links can also be found in all of our work.

School tickets for The Ark are €5 per child, with an Early-Bird ticket price of €4.50.

To qualify for Early-Bird tickets, the person booking must have registered as an ArkEd member and tickets must be booked by the early-bird deadlinefor that event. Tickets purchased at the Early-Bird price must be paid for in full 10 working days before the event.

Teachers and adults accompanying a school group attend for free.

To view the current events for schools click here

11a Eustace St,
Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Tel : 01 6707788
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The Ark is a unique, purpose-built cultural centre in the heart of Dublin’s Temple Bar, where children aged 2 -12 can explore theatre, music, literature, art, film, dance and more. Our programme of world class performances, exhibitions and creative workshops changes every few weeks, so expect a different experience every visit.


School Tours at AquaZone National Aquatic Centre Dublin

AquaZone at the National Aquatic Centre Dublin is Ireland’s top and most exciting attraction for school tours, social clubs and youth clubs.  Currently ranked as the 4th most popular attraction in the whole of Ireland !

The Centre has opened the doors to thousands of groups from the four corners of Ireland, from Britain, from mainland Europe, Scandinavia and basically, all over the world !!! who have all enjoyed hours of fun in Europe’s largest leisure park.

We offer extreme thrills, raging water adventures and loads of fun. Rides include:

  • Master Blaster (Water Roller Coaster)
  • Flow Rider (Surfing Machine)
  • Wave Pool
  • Lazy River (Slow Current River Ride)
  • Bubble Pool
  • Pirates Ship
  • Dark Hole Flume (Water Slide In Darkness)
  • Green Giant Flume

Group Bookings also allow access to the Main Competition Pool during their visit.

To Book a Group:

  1. You require over 20 people to make a Group booking and benefit from a special group rate of €10 per person. Plus 1 Guardian / Teacher goes free with every 10 in the group
  2. A non refundable deposit of €100 must be paid within 7 days of the booking by cheque, cash or card. The balance is paid on arrival when numbers are finalised.
  3. All groups must be booked in advance of their visit through the Sales Office.
  4. Ensure every member of your group has €1 coin for lockers – refundable.
  5. We now offer two school tour products:The Master Blaster (€15 per child)
    • Entry to the AquaZone
    • Kids Meal
    • Pre order food on arrival
    • Free teachers meal with every 10 kids
    • Resevered areaThe Norm (€10 per child)
    • Entry to the AquaZone
    • 1 Free teacher into AquaZone with
    every 10 kids.

Group Bookings:

  • In order to benefit from a special group rate of €10 per person a group booking is considered 20+ people.
  • 1 Guardian / Teacher go free with every 10 in the group.
  • A minimum ratio of 1 adult to every 20 children in the group for children aged 11+ is required. This designated adult is required to supervise the group poolside at all times.
  • A minimum ratio of 1 adult to every 10 children in the group for children aged 9 -10 is required. This designated adult is required to supervise the group poolside at all times.
  • Children aged 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • For families and small groups:
    • “For children aged 0 – 8 a minimum of 1 adult is to accompany every 2 children in the water and for each child who is 3 years of age and under we further recommend that a dedicated adult be in attendance in the water for each child”
  • It is recommended that all under 5’s (those aged 1 to 4) wear floatation devices (e.g. arm bands) while in the AQUAZONE or Competition pool.
  • Prices and times may change at Management’s discretion.
  • Unsure every member of your group has €1 coin for lockers – refundable.
  • No spectators are permitted poolside either in AquaZone or the Competition Pool.
  • No food is to be consumed outside of Restaurant area.
  • Customers cannot exit pool hall (e.g. to café) and then return to pool.
  • Swim hats are compulsory in all water areas.
  • AQUAZONE features and flumes may operate on a rotational basis, where necessary, at management’s discretion.
  • The Competition Pool depth and features may vary depending on the time of day and the general activity program of the complex. Pool configuration may also change outside the published schedule at management’s discretion. Patrons are strongly advised to check these features and ensure that they are comfortable with both the depth and configuration of the pool before entering.
  • A deposit of €100 must be paid within 7 days of the booking by cheque, cash or card. The balance is paid on arrival when numbers are finalised.
  • All groups must be booked in advance of their visit through the Sales Office.
  • Management reserves the right to refuse admission.

AquaZone at the National Aquatic Centre Dublin

Snugborough Road,
Dublin 15
Tel: +353 1 6464300
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school tours at butlers chocolate experience dublin

School Tours Butlers Chocolate Experience Dublin

School Tours Butlers Chocolate Experience Dublin offer a unique and fun day out for Irish school children.


  • Enjoy the full Ultimate Butlers Chocolate Experience.
  • Maximum 53 Participants.
  • Complimentary tickets are available to group bookings over 21 participants
  • 21-30 – receive 1 complimentary ticket
  • 31-40 – receive 2 complimentary tickets
  • 41-53 – receive 3 complimentary tickets

**These tickets will be automatically added to your booking

Group Bookings   €12.85

Butlers Ultimate Chocolate Experience

  • Watch the chocolate movie.
  • Wander around the chocolate museum.
  • Savour the aroma from the chocolate gallery.
  • Decorate your own chocolate novelty to bring home.

School Tours Butlers Chocolate Experience Dublin

Butlers Chocolates
Clonshaugh Business Park
Dublin 17
Tel : 00 353 1 6710599
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About Butlers Chocolate

Butlers Chocolates began life in Dublin’s Lad Lane in 1932.  The company was founded by a pioneering lady called Marion Butler who named her luxury chocolate creations Chez Nous Chocolates. Marion established the company in the heart of fashionable Georgian Dublin, making her delicious confections by hand.

Marion, who was born in India and moved to Ireland as a young woman continued to make her delicious chocolates until 1959, when the company was bought by Seamus Sorensen from Cork. The company is still owned and run by the Sorensen family.

croke park dublin

School Tours at Croke Park Dublin

From a voyage of discovery to exhilarating rooftop walks and fun-filled activities, a school tour to Croke Park Dublin will be a highlight of the year.

A visit to the GAA Museum and Croke Park, offers primary school pupils a unique opportunity to learn more about the history of the Gaelic Athletic Association through guided tours and interactive exhibits.

A typical visit takes two hours and is packed with engaging, fun activities including the GAA Museum where pupils can check out the exhibits before testing their football, hurling and camogie skills in the interactive games area.

The behind-the-scenes tour of Croke Park allows children to walk in the footsteps of their GAA heroes as they visit the dressing rooms, players’ lounge, VIP area and pitch-side in the stadium.

Enjoy amazing views of the city and beyond from Croke Park’s rooftop walkway, 44 metres above the famous pitch, on the Etihad Skyline Tour

NEW FOR 2016 – Find out how the top players prepare for big games with our exclusive Get in the Zone video footage and messages from some of the top players!

NEW FOR 2016 – Class photo taken pitchside included in admission for all primary school stadium tour groups (from March 2016)

What’s on offer?

  • Walk in the footsteps of legends on a behind-the-scenes guided stadium tour
  • Enjoy amazing views from 44 metres above the famous pitch on the Etihad Skyline Tour
  • Check out the exhibits in the GAA Museum (included FREE with all tours)
  • Test your hurling and football skills in our interactive games area
  • Activity sheets are available for young museum explorers
  • Fully wheelchair accessible
  • Indoor and outdoor picnic areas available
  • Free onsite coach parking
  • Free WiFi

How much does it cost?

  • Stadium Tour – €8 per child (Group rate of €7 per child applies to groups of 40 or more)
  • Skyline Tour – €10 per child
  • Stadium + Skyline Tour – €15 per child (please allow 4 hours for this option)

To book please call Gemma – 01 8192374 or email

To find out more, visit


The Ultimate School Tour – Stadium Tour & Viking Splash Tour

The GAA Museum and Viking Splash Tours have teamed up once again for the ‘Ultimate School Tour’ special offer. The package includes a guided tour of Croke Park, a visit to the GAA Museum and a Viking Splash Tour from just €17 per child.

The behind-the-scenes tour of Croke Park allows children to walk in the footsteps of their GAA heroes as they visit the dressing rooms, players’ lounge, VIP area and pitch-side in the stadium. A visit to the GAA Museum includes access to the interactive games area where children can practice their football, hurling and camogie skills.

Primary school groups will also enjoy a Viking Splash sightseeing tour of Dublin in a special amphibious vehicle. The Viking Captains will guide the group around Dublin’s top sights including Viking and medieval Dublin, Trinity College, Christchurch Cathedral and Georgian Dublin. The highlight of the tour is when the vehicle splashes into the water at Grand Canal.


To book the Ultimate School Tour, please contact Viking Splash Tours – Tel: 01 707 6000 or


school tours at dublinia

School Tours at Dublinia

School Tours at Dublinia

Dublinia is a visitor attraction in the heart of Dublin city beside Christchurch Cathedral. The visitor centre is a walk through series of exhibitions, detailing 2 periods in Irish history – the Vikings and Medieval Dublin. The History Hunters exhibition is a fascinating glimpse into the world of archaeology and historical study.

Dublinia Education

The curriculum based primary school tour is age and ability specific ensuring classes get an individually tailored educational experience. Students are guided by the costumed guides through the Viking, Medieval and/or History Hunters exhibitions.

Secondary school groups are guided through the Medieval Dublin and History Hunters exhibitions, with an introduction based in the Viking exhibition. The secondary school tours are all curriculum based and multi-sensory tours delivered by a costumed guide. Dublinia include 1st and 2nd year Junior cycle history, 3rd year History Revision tours, Transition Year tours and also Geography tours.

School Tours at Dublinia and other Groups must be pre-booked with the bookings department on or Tel:+353 (0)1 6794611.

Groups (10 students or more) cost €5.00 per pupil, all teachers are free of charge.

Coach drop off and pick up point at Dublinia entrance with coach parking around the corner on Cook St.

All group sizes accommodated. Visits last approx 90 minutes.

Dublinia also have a Learning pack designed to support learning by students by offering pre and post visit activities.

School Tours at Dublinia

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Dublinia is a not for profit heritage centre located at Christ Church, the crossroads of Dublin’s medieval city.

Meet the Vikings face to face! Learn about life during the Medieval period in Dublin, explore the world of a History Hunter and see a Medieval view of a modern city from the Medieval tower.

At Dublinia you will see Dublin from a new perspective and go away knowing more about its citizens throughout the ages!


dublin discovered boat tours

School Tours at Dublin Discovered Boat Tours

Dublin Discovered Boat Tours Option 1 :


A Liffey Tour on our Dublin Discovered boat is the ideal way to bring important aspects of Ireland’s history and heritage to life. We offer special rates for school tours and can tailor sailing times and commentary for groups of 20 or more.

Suitable for both primary schools and secondary schools.


The ship is docked at Bachelors Walk, beside O’Connell Bridge.

Primary School pupils: €7
Secondary School pupils: €9
1 Teacher free for every 13 children. Additional teachers at pupil price

The tour takes approximately 45 minutes. We can usually arrange times to suit your group. Please email us on a or call us on 01 473 0000

“From the Vikings to modern Ireland, this tour showed how the centre of Dublin reflects our history and heritage – and the guides were fantastic. Every child enjoyed it – as did I!”

Dublin Discovered Boat Tours Option 1 :


This popular combination gives pupils a breadth of understanding of Dublin’s social history as well as bringing to life the Irish emigration experience. The ships are about 15 minutes’ walk apart, along the quays past the Custom House and the Famine Memorial. See here for more information about the Jeanie Johnston School Tour.


Our Dublin Discovered ship is docked at Bachelors Walk, beside O’Connell Bridge. The Jeanie Johnston is 15 minutes’ walk away, on Custom House Quay

Primary School pupils: €10
Secondary School pupils: €13
1 Teacher free for every 13 children. Additional teachers at pupil price

The Dublin Discovered cruise  takes approximately 45 minutes. We can sometimes arrange times to suit your group. The Jeanie Johnston Tour takes 50 minutes. They are about 15 minutes’ walk apart.

dublin zoo

School Tours at Dublin Zoo

School Tours at Dublin Zoo offers a unique and fun filled day out to Irish school children.

Primary Schools Programmes (DPSM accredited)

Designed to give students from junior infants to 6th Class a greater appreciation of wildlife.  Sessions are adapted to the age and abilities of the students, with a focus on interactive learning.   Teachers can choose from a range of programmes:


Explore Africa 

Go on safari in our African savannah!  The outdoor module takes students on a journey of discovery on the African Plains. Topics covered include African habitats, climate change, animal adaptations, feeding strategies and human impact.

Max 30 students     Duration 1.5 hours


Rainforest Discovery 

Discover the world of tropical rainforests at Dublin Zoo, home to a host of colourful birds, mammals and reptiles from rainforests around the world.  This outdoor module allows students to experience the sensation of total emersion in the tropical rainforest environment, with a focus on conservation and awareness of endangered species.

Max 30 students      Duration 1.5 hours


Living Earth 

Explore the exciting world that exists in your back garden on the Zoo’s Family Farm.  Students are given hands-on experience planting and growing their own food before creating their very own ‘Watercress Warrior’.  They can also investigate various habitats through pond-dipping and searching for mini-beasts using scientific equipment. Emphasis is placed on sustainability, while other topics include habitats, animal adaptations and native species.

Max 30 students     Duration 1 hour


Back to Basics with Butter Churning  

In this module, students explore where their food comes from and gain an insight into Irish farming, both past and present, and its essential role in producing our food.  After a detailed tour of our Family Farm, they will get an interactive experience, learning about the animals and the techniques employed in Irish farming.  They can try their hand at butter churning which helps them understand how food was produced in the past.

Max 30 students    Duration 1 hour

Self-directed visits are a flexible option, allowing you to create your own Zoo experience, and teachers can dowwnload a range of worksheets and resources from our website – – before each visit.


Learning & Discovery Centre

Our Learning & Discovery Centre is not to be missed during an educational visit. It contains a collection of animal ‘biofacts’ (furs, skulls, bones, etc.) along with other interesting artefacts. It is the perfect opportunity to get close and personal to animals.

The Centre is a great educational tool to use all the senses, particularly touch (as you can touch everything!). It introduces topics such as conservation, animal adaptations and the protection of animals from illegal trading and poaching.

[The Centre is open free to the public seasonally but can be booked  exclusively by groups all year round)

Booking in advance is essential. For information & bookings call: (01) 4748932 or email:

Phoenix Park
Dublin 8
Tel : 01 4748932
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