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“One of few Irish family run business to be proud of”
Review of Tayto Park

Tayto Park
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Ashbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Located in Ashbourne, Co. Meath and just 30 minutes from Dublin is Ireland’s only theme park and zoo, Tayto Park. With over 100 attractions to experience and enjoy, there is something for everyone; young, old and in between. For the thrill seekers, the Cu Chulainn, Ireland’s first rollercoaster and Europe’s first wooden rollercoaster with an inversion, is sure to get your adrenaline flowing. But that’s not all, there are a huge variety of attractions, 100+ in total. Challenge yourself high in the sky on the Extreme Climbing Walls or Sky Walk, let the kids explore our Playground, Steam Train Express or our Mini Ferris Wheel or take the Tayto Factory Tour, free with entry, and find out the history behind Tayto. And for those who don’t need an increased heart rate to have a good time, enjoy a laid-back stroll through our zoo, where you can interact with the exceptional animal collection, from the mischievous meerkats to the largest of the big cats, the amur tiger.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
Reviewed 24 April 2014 via mobile

Bought a season ticket last year and will renew again this year. We have 3 kids two 3 year olds and a 4 year old and they love it.

Only negative the rides and food are a little expensive but the facilities are excellent.

Thank Typicalirishfamily
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

travelled to tayto park on easter Saturday but we decided that we would do the smart thing and book tickets online before hand as usually this would yield some advantage ( avoid the queues). Arrived at the park and found long queue but noted that there was no separate queue for those who had prebooked tickets thus resulting in one long queue for everyone--a very irish approach. people in the queue noted the same. once inside we spent €50 on tokens for various rides but was informed that no refunds (very irish again). we as well as a lot of other families brought a picnic but noted that there is poor provision of picnic benches throughout the park. for example in front of the restaurant there is a open lawn/ green area but why they couldn't provide picnic benches there I don't know. the kids loved it and in fairness it s good day out but once a year would be enough when you take the cost into account and to maintain the novelty factor for the kids. The park is now open about 2 to 3 years and this is sufficient time to have the items mentioned above corrected. furthermore I believe that the entrance price should be reduced or else significantly reduce the cost of the rides inside and don't be another institution in Ireland better known for ripping off its customers.

4  Thank 345jamesq
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

Every time we visit Tayto Park they have updated something or added a new feature.

We made our last visit in April and ended up buying a family membership because we had such a great time.

Our two young lads (aged 7 & 8) both love the whole Tayto Park experience from the Playground that greets you when you enter to the Park, to the Restaurant that they run to as soon as they see it.

The real beauty of Tayto Park is that they seem to invest in the attractions, Animal habitats and general areas so every visits is a new experience.

Our previous visit was at Christmas where we met Santa and the lads had a great time.

The animals seem to be well looked after and the variety on show is nothing short of exceptional form an attraction of this type.

All in all Tayto Park is a great day out and I can thoroughly recommend it for families and big kids alike.

Thank Chris S
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

We arrived at Tayto Park around 1pm on Easter Saturday and it was buzzing, it was very busy. We queued but plenty of people serving so it didn't take too long. We were 66 Euros for a family of 6 and I feel it was great value for the family. It think it could get expensive if you had several children as you had to buy tokens for some rides and attractions so that added to your admission might put some people off. I only had 2 children with me so we weren't too bad. The children loved it all and were reluctant to leave when the park was closing at 6pm.

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Reviewed 19 April 2014

We started at 1pm and closed down the place at 6pm on a sun-split Easter weekend. The entry queue was 150m long but quick. I discovered you could enter the park via an unmonitored factory entrance but that might have been the result of the large numbers teeming through the main entrance. Our 2yo rode the monorail ponies twice and our 6yo hit the bungee cords twice. Walking the zoo enclosures soaked up more time than queues for rides. I wish Tayto Park had wifi around the venue before they put in a roller coaster. We hit the carvery at 3pm and discovered the heat lamps weren't high enough so the veg and pasta needed microwave blasting. All things considered, we will return with the cousins and I will bring Subway BMTs as luggage under the stroller.

2  Thank topgold
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