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Tayto Park Meath
Tayto Theme Park in Ashbourne Co. Meath is a modern and well run activity park with an excellent programme of activities for kids and is an unforgettable day out for the whole family. Tayto have turned 55 acres of Meath farmland into an fun filled park which is one of the first of its kind in Ireland with over 100 attractions. At Tayto Theme Park they have an abundance of facilities to make your visit to them more enjoyable.The park and play area guarantees hours of fun for all the family. The full visitor experience takes approximately 4 hours from start to finish.
Wheel chair accessible except for the Teahouse in the Tree House and the Buffalo viewing platform and wheelchairs available on requst.
So go along to Meath and join Mr Tayto in Tayto Park for bags of adventure and where the flavour is always fun!
Attractions In Tayto Park
- The Pow Wow Playground
There are three separate play areas to enjoy the fun. The Pow Wow Playground itself suitable for the older children, complete with lots of equipment to climb, swing on and slide down. The Tiny Taters Patch this area is especially for kids under 6 years of age where they can enjoy a spiral climbing hill, a mini maze and a playground for little ones.
- The Eagle Sky Adventure Zone
Visit this zone if you are a thrill seeker. The Eagle Sky Adventure Zone features: The Zip Line Extreme, The Tayto Twister, The Extreme Climbing Wall and The Tayto Sky Walk. These attractions have height and weight restrictions. Activities vary from €2 – €4 per person, per go. This area closes in November/December.
- The Geronimo Thrill Zone
This area has loads of fun activities, which include: The Tayto Air Jumpers, The Superhero Training Wall, The Crispy Creek Mining Company and Mr Tayto’s Wacky Rodeo. These attractions have height and weight restrictions. Activities vary from €2 – €4 per person, per go.
- Critter Country
A woodland area where some of the exotic animals live such as Ocelot, Coati Mundi, Lynx, Fishing Cats, Aviary, Corsac Fox, Aard Wolf and much more.
- The Pet-Tayto Corner
Here you can see some very cute and curious rare farm animals, including Quessant Sheep, Pygmy Goats, Vietnamese Pot Bellied Pigs, Donkeys and Highland Cows.
- Wild Cat Plains
Here you see some of our biggest cats: The Mountain Lion, Amur Leopard, Amur Tigers alongside many other animals like the Emu, Rhea, Wallabies and Guanaco.
- The Buffalo Ridge
The Buffalo Ridge at Tayto Park is home for 15 years to Ireland’s first herd of American Bison. Over 20 buffalo roam the plains at Tayto Park; here they graze on the nutritious grasslands. Peep through the talking telescope at Buffalo Ridge and learn all about the Buffalo
- The Potatohontus Native American Village
The Village comprises 6 different tipi tents each one hand painted in the national colours of its tribe. Here you will get a little flavour of the life and culture of our tribal friends from America, from the master craftsmanship of the Totem Poles, the ingenuity of the Tipi’s to the spirit of their native animals. And as Big Chief Running Water once said, ‘Don’t hang around the wrong end of a buffalo!’ Wise words indeed! See what’s going on inside each one of the six giant Tipi’s and have your photo taken beside a colossal Totem Poles.
Sit by the relaxing waters of Cool Lough and Potato Falls, make a wish at Dream Catcher Falls or simply stroll along walkways and woodlands. Learn about the numerous plant life and animals or sit back and listen to a band at the Grand Bandstand. The Tayto Park walks combines nature’s power and beauty with some education for the kids and a lot of fun while they explore.
- Factory Tour
Come and visit the Tayto Factory and learn all about the history of Tayto see how the nation’s favourite crisps are made from start to finish. Don’t forget to check out the new Vortex Tunnel!
- Teahouse in the Tree House (Seasonal)
Set in a huge old sycamore tree it’s no ordinary tree house, capable of hosting over 30 people and serving tea, coffee and refreshments. With platforms, rope bridges and a real Tree House full of sweet treats and home-made ice-cream, it’s a great place to hang out and get a bird’s eye view of Tayto Park.
The Facilities At Tayto Theme Park
- The Lodge Restaurant and Shops : comprising 19,500 square feet of premium retail shops and restaurant.
- Parking for 800 cars and 30 buses and is designed to cater for 4,500 visitors a day
- 4.2 kilometres of landscaped walkways with hundreds of different types of trees and shrubs.
Tayto Park Opening Times 2014
February Mid – Term Break
Open Saturday 15th – Sunday 23rd10am – 5pm
March Opening Times
Open Saturday and Sunday – 10am – 5pm
April Opening Time
Open Friday – Sunday – 10am – 6pm
Easter Mid – Term Break
Open Monday 14th April – Friday 25th April – 10am – 6pm
May – July
Open 7 days – 10am – 6pm
Open 7 days – 10am – 8pm
September, October and November
Open Saturday and Sunday – 10am – 5pm
October Mid – Term break
Monday 27th October – Friday 1st November – 10am – 5pm
December Opening Time
Open Friday – 12 – 5pm
Saturday/Sunday – 10am – 5pm
Closed 24nd – 26th of December
Open December 27th – 31st- 10am – 5pm
Tayto Park Opening Times 2013
Closed Monday – Friday
Open Saturday/Sunday – 10am – 5pm
Halloween Mid – Term Break
Open Monday October 28th – Friday November 1st10am – 5pm
December Opening Times
Open Friday 12pm – 5pm
Open Saturday/Sunday 10am – 5pm
Open Monday 16th – Monday 23rd 10am – 5pm
Closed 24th, 25th, 26th, 30th and 31st of December
Open December 27th – 29th 10am – 5pm
(The Eagle Sky Adventure Zone will close in November/December. The Geronimo Thrill Zone will remain open)
Normal opening hours apply
Tayto Park Tickets And Family Admission
- Children under 3 – Free
- Chldren 3 – 16 years €12
- Adults: €12
- Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
- 2 Adults and 2 Children - €40
- 2 Adults and 3 Children - €50
- 2 Adults and 4 Children - €60
Last admission is one hour before closing.
Group Bookings must be made 14 days in advance.
Kids Birthdays At Tayto Park
Christmas at Tayto Park
December is always a special time at Tayto Park as Santa takes over part of the Park as his grotto and workshop. Children are welcome to come and visit. Booking is essential.
School Tours And Groups
If you are looking for that perfect place to take your class or group with bags of adventure and lots to learn then join the team at Tayto Park where the flavour is always fun.
For more information on group bookings (parties of 10 or more) please call 01 835 1999
Deposit for group bookings required
How To Get To Tayto Theme Park Ashbourne In Meath
- From Dublin
By Car – Take the M2, exit 5 which is sign posted Derry/Slane on the M50, to Ashbourne. Once onto the M2 continue to the very end of the motorway until you come to a roundabout take the first exit onto the N2 signposted Slane.
Continue on the N2 for about 100 yards. Then on the N2 take the first turn off on the left there you will see the sign for Tayto Park. Follow this road for 3.8km and it will lead you all the way to Tayto Park.
Alternatively you can continue on the N2 Slane road 3.8km and turn left onto the R155 to Curragha. Follow this road for 2 minutes that will you bring you to a crossroads. Turn right at the crossroads and you’re just 1 minute from Tayto Park.
By Bus – Buses go from outside Liberty Hall take the 103 to Ashbourne. The journey is approximately 40 minutes to Ashbourne town centre. There is a taxi rank beside the bus stop and from Ashbourne it is a 5 minute taxi journey to Tayto Park. The Tayto Park bus will also be running on certain days from Ashbourne.
- From Belfast
By Car – Take the M1 from Belfast to the M50. Take the 1st junction onto the M50 heading southbound. Take the 5th exit onto the M2. Continue on the N2 until the very end of the motorway you will then come to a roundabout take the first exit off the roundabout signposted Slane.
Continue on that road for about 100 yards. Then take the first turn off left, which will lead you all the way to Tayto Park which is just 3.6km away.
Alternatively you can continue on 3.8km and turn left onto the R155 to Curragha. Follow this road for 2 minutes that will bring you to a crossroads. Turn right at the crossroads and you’re just 1 minute from Tayto Park.