School Tours at Tinahely Farm Wicklow

School Tours at Tinahely Farm Wicklow

School Tours at Tinahely Farm Wicklow invites visitors to share their passion for animals & farm produce.  The farm team are equally passionate in sharing their love of the land, the animals and the life of rural Wicklow and welcome pre-arranged visits by groups of adults, as well as educational visits by schools for guided tours of the Farm and Activity Centre Barn.

There is so much to learn about, and so many things to do, so visits can be tailored to suit your requirements.

Tinahely Farm are happy for tour guides, group leaders & teachers to come and visit in advance to explore what there is to offer and agree upon an individual agenda specifically designed to inform, interest and delight! Please note: All School Tours Must Be Pre-Booked

  • ample parking for cars and coaches

Please contact Philip on 087-8168457 or email:

A typical Schools Visit to the Tinahely Farm Shop and Activity Barn

  • Arrival with a glass of home made lemonade and cookie and a chat with Philip on farm safety and an introduction by the tour guide.
  • Meet the farm animals and feeding time with Lily, Sam, Lennie, Pudding and Prunella the pigs.
  • Play time in the Activity Barn
  • Lunch Break
  • Guided nature walk and meet the rest of the animals
  • Final play in the barn and meeting back with the teachers/carers.

Please wear/bring suitable clothing complimentary tea or coffee for teachers in the Farm Shop Cafe admission is €8.00 per child. Lunch bag offer €5.00 per child. Please contact Philip on 087-8168457.

Enjoy a great day out in the heart of the Wicklow countryside at the Award Winning Farm Shop & Activity Centre

School Tours at Tinahely Farm Wicklow

Co. Wicklow
Tel : +353 87 8168457
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School Tours at Festina Lente Wicklow

School Tours at Festina Lente Wicklow

 School Tours & Nature Themed Workshops

Education, Nature and Horticulture is a large part of the Festina Lente ethos and they welcome school tours in Festina Lente Gardens throughout the year on Mondays & Fridays.  They can offer you a variety of nature themed workshops which are listed below.

They cater for all different ages and group sizes and have two indoor & outdoor programmes depending on the number of children in your group and the time of year and weather.  The programmes run for 5 hours with arrival time of your coach at 9:30 finishing with lunch and your departure at 2:30pm.  Price is €15 per child.  They can create a bespoke programme if you want a shorter or longer programme, just let them know.

Festina Lente has lunch time areas for the children, both indoor and outdoor depending on the weather.

All staff have been Garda vetted and have a child protection policy in place.

For more detailed information click here

If you are interested in finding out more or booking in your school please email

For Information please note that:

♦ Groups must be accompanied by at least one adult leader (ideally one to every ten students).

♦ Accompanying leaders must remain with their group at all times and are responsible for the conduct and behaviour of the group

♦ Children are advised to bring full raingear, wellington boots and a change of clothes. As the activities are very hands on they encourage children to wear old clothes that parents don’t mind getting mucky!

♦ Please bring a packed lunch

When emailing please provide the following:

♦ Number of students
♦ Number of supervisors
♦ Date of visit
♦ Time of arrival/ departure
♦ Age of group
♦ Details of any special needs etc.
♦ Any special requests regarding content

School Tours at Festina Lente Wicklow

Old Connaught Avenue
Co. Wicklow
A98 F702
Tel: (01) 2720704/06
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School Tours at Greenan Maze Wicklow

Primary School Tours:
Greenan Maze Wicklow have been hosting school tours for nearly 15 years and have very experienced and friendly tour guides. A school tour at Greenan Farm Museums & Maze includes an educational, active and full day outing which includes elements of heritage and local history, nature and environmental activities, and age specific tours. We believe in giving a high quality tour and therefore only host two groups per day. Tours can last from 2 ½ to 4 hours depending on your requirements.

» Celtic Maze: large hedge maze, very exciting, kids love it!
» Museums: guided tours of 3 fascinating museums; Old farm life, Traditional farmhouse and unusual Bottle museum.
» Wild Nature Walk and Dragonfly Ponds: tranquil nature reserve with raised walkway, ponds, woodlands and wildlife.
» Farm Animals: pigs, horses, donkeys, lambs, chicks and more.
» Field Games: welly boot throwing, wheelbarrow relays, sack racing and sheep bowling!

We also provide undercover lunch tables and free tea/coffee for teachers.
We are delighted to cater to your schools specific needs and you can mix and match the activities to your special requirements.

“Hi Will and Anita and team, I just wanted to email to say thank you again for a fantastic day on Wednesday! The children had a wonderful time and have been chatting about all the fun they had.  The maze was a highlight as always, but they also especially loved meeting Rhubarb the pig, the horses and the other animals. I’m amazed at how much they remembered from the nature walk and from the museum tours, too. Your guides were excellent as always – they related very well to the children and were informative, professional and friendly. We come back each year as we feel it is a super tour for the age group (2nd class.) There is a lovely balance – it’s very educational but lots of fun, and it feels very relaxed but is very well organised. Thank you again for a great experience at Greenan Maze this year.”

Kind regards, Rebecca Adamson Taney Parish Primary School, Dundrum, June 2014.

Special Primary School Tour Rates Available:
Phone Anita on 0404-46000 or 086-8845624 for more information or to make a booking.
Also Super Afternoon Rates Available For Group Tours Arriving After 2pm: Please quote “2015 afternoon group tours ” when ringing for prices or to make a booking. Special Offers on school tours in first two weeks in May with super discounts available!

Greenan Maze Wicklow

Co. Wicklow.
Tel: 0404 460 00
Mobile: 086 884 5624
Web :

outdoor education ireland

School Tours at Outdoor Education Ireland Nationwide

Outdoor Education Ireland is the organisation which oversees the National Network of Education & Training Board outdoor centres in Ireland and offer an ideal environment for school tours.

Supported by the Department of Education and Science through local Education and Training Boards, Outdoor Education Ireland provide an outdoor education service to schools, colleges & youth services in addition to a range of adventure sports and related courses for individual adults and youths.

Education courses encompass both Adventure and Environmental Education and are designed to ensure memorable day out learning experiences in a enjoyable environment. An excellent range of adventurous activities are ideal for group days out and provide an exciting forum to help groups learn & achieve together at a challenging level suited to their needs.

Each Outdoor Education Centre provides its own unique programmes with courses taking place in, on and around the wild and rugged landscapes and the superb marine environment that is Ireland.

Outdoor Education Ireland have been delivering exciting adventure and education programmes for many years and are a trusted source of education coures for irish schools and colleges.

Here’s some great benefits of Outdoor Education Ireland courses…

  • Programmes are designed to meet the needs of groups
  • Enthusiastic delivery focusing on positive personal development and enhancement of life skills
  • Enjoyable and memorable experiences to last a lifetime
  • Highly qualified and experienced staff
  • Excellent safety record and highest operational standards

There are many centres throughout Ireland, all offer adventure activities and some provide specialised coures like Rock Climbing and Sailing based on proximity to their local natural resources

Outdoor Education Ireland Centres

Baltinglass Outdoor Education Centre
Weaver Square,
Co. Wicklow
Tel: 059 6481002/6481747
Fax: 059 6482128
Email: info[@]

Shielbaggan Outdoor Education Centre
New Ross,
Co. Wexford
Tel: 051 389550
Fax: 051 389552
Email: info[@]

Kinsale Outdoor Education Centre
St John’s Hill,
Co. Cork
021 477 2896
Fax: 021 477 3088

Fastnet Marine & Outdoor Education Centre
(Schull Sailing)
Colla Road,
Co. Cork
028 28515
Email: info[@]

Cappanalea Outdoor Education Centre
Oulagh West,
Caragh Lake,
Co. Kerry
Tel: +353 669769244
Fax: +353 669769266
Email: info[@]

Kilfinane Outdoor Education Centre
Co. Limerick
063 91161/91059
Fax: 063 91201

Birr Outdoor Education Centre
Roscrea Road,
Co. Offaly
057 9120029
Fax: 057 9121090

Burren Outdoor Education Centre
Bell Harbour,
Co. Clare
065 7078066
Fax: 065 7078195

Petersburg Outdoor Education Centre
Co. Galway
094 9546483
Fax: 094 9546705

Achill Outdoor Education Centre
Achill island,
Co. Mayo
098 47253
Fax: 098 47304

Gartan Outdoor Education Centre
Church Hill,
Co Donegal
074 9137032
Fax: 074 9137254

Tanagh Outdoor Education Centre
Via Cootehill PO,
Co. Monaghan
049 5552988
Fax: 049 5556004