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Castlecomer Discovery Park

The Estate Yard | Drumgoole, Castlecomer, Kilkenny R95 HY7X, Ireland
+353 56 444 0707
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Sunday Afternnon Visit

Castlecomer Discovery Park stands on the site of what was once part of the Wandesforde Estate, for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
AMR16154
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Dublin, Ireland
TENTH VISIT TO SANTA

Ten years ago we first went to visit Santa at the Discovery park. Santa was then in the cave by the... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2017
LD0yle
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County Waterford, Ireland
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Castlecomer Discovery Park is a young park, opened since 2007. Set in a beautiful 80 acre woodland, Castlecomer Discovery Park boasts an exciting range of recreational and educational activities. Suitable for all ages, it is home to Ireland's longest ziplines at 300m over water, Octagon High Ropes Course, Tree-Top Adventure Walk, Climbing Wall, Junior Woodland Adventure Course, Archery, Boating, Orienteering & Walking trails, School Tours & Field Studies, Team-Building, Elf & Fairy Village, Coal-mining museum, woodland Canopy Cafe, animal viewing area, playground and more! Castlecomer Discovery Park is a social-community enterprise, a registered charity and operates on a not for profit basis.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“craft shops” (33 reviews)
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The Estate Yard | Drumgoole, Castlecomer, Kilkenny R95 HY7X, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Castlecomer Discovery Park stands on the site of what was once part of the Wandesforde Estate, for over 300 years. Originally from Yorkshire, the family were descendants of Christopher Wandesforde who came to Ireland in 1636. Mining in Castlecomer began in the mid 17th Century...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

Ten years ago we first went to visit Santa at the Discovery park. Santa was then in the cave by the lake surrounded by the rare Irish Red Frogs.Since then the experience has progressed beyond expectations each year. What is unique is that Santa helpers...More

Thank LD0yle
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

Having read mixed reviews I was hesitant in taking visitors to this seasonal attraction, but we were really pleasantly surprised! We had visited the park on several occasions over several years and it is a lovely location for walks, combined with a little browse in...More

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Reviewed 24 December 2017

Trip was brilliant with family for Christmas. Santa excellent. The village up the woods stunning. Will definitely be back next year.

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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Santa experience absolutely amazing for children and adults alike. So much effort into making it a magical experience

Thank Avril R
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

I had heard so much about this destination, I heard their elf village was superb and the Christmas event just amazing. What a let down it turned out to be to everyone in our group except the four year old who thought it was lovely...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Had been a few years ago and loved it but this year it was so much better. Everything from beginning to end was fab. The elves were so friendly and happy. The set up was beautiful with tea/coffee/hot choc/mulled wine to drink. Arts and crafts...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

This was our 1st ever visit to Castlecomer, December 8. We felt a little let down, Mrs Claus was the best thing in the whole affair. The elves at the art station were not bothered about building any bit of excitement with the children,.the magic...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Was really looking forward to bringing grandkids to see the Santa Experience here but felt really let down and ripped off! Compared to some of their competitors not this market they are probably one of the more expensive Santa Experiences but this type of poorly...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

My partner, myself and our 5yr old twins visited Santa here for the 1st time this year. We were very impressed. It was totally different to any other year as in it was all done communally. Mrs Claus in particular was very good. All in,...More

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