Glenmalure Valley, about an hour from Dublin. You can spend the whole day wandering around the farm in a relaxed and family friendly atmosphere.
Greenan Maze is a working farm and is packed with loads of attractions including a large hedge maze, a solstice maze, an old farmhouse and farming museum, bottle museum, sculptures, nature trail, and crafts and coffee shop. They also have treasure hunts and fairy tree trails for the kids. Your day will be packed full of things to see and do and will keep the kids fully occupied. They also have a beautiful wild nature walk that leads down by a stream to the dragon-fly ponds where an abundant wild-life can be enjoyed on a relaxed and un-rushed stroll.
The Greenan Maze is suitable for all ages and has something for everyone in the family to enjoy.
Greenan Maze Activities
- Greenan Farm
The many farm animals prove a great attraction for the all kids as well as the adults. It is still a working hill-farm with many animals in their farm-yards and paddocks. Farm-yard animals including pigs and piglets, ducks, turkeys, geese, hens and chicks. In the paddocks they have horses, donkeys, sheep and lambs. You may also be able to see a cow and calf depending on the season..
- The Maze
Standing on half an acre, this tricky Celtic maze will positively puzzle you! A stream flows through it to the pond in the middle and a viewing tower overlooks the excitement below. Unique in design, this hedge maze is the highlight of most people’s day.
- Solstice Maze
The Solstice Maze is a relaxing, contemplative pathway for adults, set within a large stone circle. It allows a chance to un-wind and enjoy the tranquility of the beautiful Wicklow Mountains. It was created on the winter solstice, December 21st, and there are 21 stones encircling 4 large standing stones representing the seasons.
Take an imaginative trip into a by-gone era and try to envisage how craftsmen plied their trade when farming life depended on horse drawn machinery and hand-made materials. An educational stroll around the museums will leave you with a sense of wonder and respect for a time of hard work and worth-while craftsmanship. This impressive collection is one of the largest in Ireland.
- The Old Farmhouse
Dates from the 16th century and was a safe-house for Irish rebels, such as Michael Dwyer and Andrew Burke, in the 1798 rebellion.
Genuine weapons, including pikes, are on display. The farmhouse is fully restored with original furniture and utensils for the bedroom, dairy and kitchen.
- Farm Animals
Everyone will love viewing the farm animals in the paddocks. With many cute and cuddly new additions during the year, you can often see baby lambs, pig-lets and chicks as they totter around the farm-yard or frolick in the fields.
The draught horses are in retirement and you can see donkeys, sheep and lambs as well as pigs, ducks, bronze turkeys, geese, hens and chicks, including an extensive display of pure breeds (and some rare breeds too).
- Wild Nature Walk
The nature trail is a tranquil walk which meanders by Ballinanty Brook through beautiful unspoilt countryside and a wild-life nature reserve. It leads to the Dragonfly Walk which is a raised wooden walkway winding through native woodlands and wetlands reaching three peaceful ponds with raised viewing platforms. It is an unspoiled area which supports an abundance and diverse range of wild-life including wild deer, moorhens, frogs and dragonflies.
- The Goffee Shop
Enjoy barista organic coffee any time you visit and grab a light lunch of a sandwich, soup or snack from a selection of cakes, biscuits and home-baked goodies. Local crafts and environmentally friendly gifts are also on display. The traditional Irish cottage can seat 50 people and is available for hire for functions and parties as well as indoor picnics, with further seating outside. Picnics are always welcome and undercover seating is available all over the farm.
Greenan Maze Kids Party Packages
Greenan Maze Kids Party Packages
Why not have a birthday party to remember and have that special birthday party at Greenan Maze in Wicklow!
They have a party package to cater for all and there is something for everyone at Greenan Maze!
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Greenan Maze School Tours 2020
A school tour outing at Greenan Maze includes your very own tour guides and is an educational, active and full day outing which includes elements of heritage and local history, nature and environmental activities, and age specific tours. They believe in giving a high quality tour and therefore only host two groups per day.
Every tour will be accompanied by experienced and friendly tour guides throughout their visit, with a guide to child ratio of approx. 1 to 20, and 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.
- Dragonfly Walk: tranquil nature reserve with raised walkway, ponds, woodlands and wildlife.
- Animals: pigs, horses, donkeys, lambs, chicks and more.
- Field Games: welly throwing, wheelbarrow relays, sack racing and sheep bowling!
They also provide undercover lunch tables in case of wet conditions.
Visitors will delight in a fun-filled day incorporating heritage, education, nature and relaxation. It is a wonderful day out for all, from toddlers to senior citizens .
Phone Anita on 0404-46000 or 086-8845624 for more information or to make a booking
Greenan Maze Rathdrum Opening Times 2020
Opening Times for Farm: 10.00am to 6.00pm. Last admission at 5pm.
April: Open from Sat 4th April to Sun 19th April 2020 inclusive for Easter School holidays and weekends thereafter i.e. Sat 25th and Sun 26th April 2020.
Open Easter School Holidays: Open everyday from Sat 4th April to Sun 19th April 2020 inclusive.
Easter Weekend: Easter Sat 11th, Sun 12th and Mon 13th April 2020 for massive Easter Egg Hunts online bookings only here
May: Weekends Only i.e. Saturdays & Sundays (and open all bank holiday Mondays i.e. Monday 4th May 2020)
June/July/August: Open everyday
Sept: Weekends Only
Coffee Shop sells great coffee, latte’s, Cappucino’s, Espresso’s, Hot Chocolates etc.They also sell a selection of cakes, biscuits, sandwiches and snacks everyday. Discounts available if you bring your own cup.
Picnics always welcome with plenty of picnic areas all around the farm, large picnic tent for group picnics and undercover areas for school tours and birthday parties.
To book our Cottage function room just ring Anita on 086-8845624 as they have great rates for Naming Ceremonies, Christenings, Confirmations, BBQ’s, birthday parties, private functions etc
Greenan Maze Admission
Normal Entry Prices:
- Adult – €8
- Child – €7.50
- Children under 2 years of age are free
Discount Family Day Ticket
- 2 Adults + 2 Children €29.00
- 1 Adults + 3 Children €29.00
- extra Children discounted to €5.50 each
- Children 2 yrs and under are free
- Season Tickets cost €75 for 2 adults and 2 children, allows entry all summer ling, t&c’s apply
Booking:- Just come along and enjoy the day, pay at the gate or see below for booking online.
Events at Greenan Maze
They run events for through-out the summer watch our FaceBook page:
Phone Anita on 0404-46000 or 086-8845624 for more information on dates and times of events
Easter Egg Hunts 2020 at Greenan Maze
On Easter Saturday 11th April, Easter Sunday 12th April and Easter Monday 13th April 2020 they have EGG-CELLENT activities for all the family.
Easter Saturday 11th April and Easter Sunday 12th April and Easter Monday 13th April 2020 from 10am to 5pm Easter Bunny hops madly in the maze with super Maze Egg Hunts from 10am to 5pm on each of those three days.
Easter Bunny and the Cheeky Chicks will be hopping about the mazes entertaining all the kids, and helping to find eggs for the well behaved. If you are lucky they will help you solve the clues and get to the middle of the maze where you might find the Easter Bunny, and claim your chocolate reward. Find the special golden eggs and claim a big Easter Egg prize.
Face Painting from 12pm to 5pm…..two face painters will be available to entertain the tots and brighten your day.
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Direction To Greenan Maze Rathdrum Wicklow
Greenan Maze is one hours drive from south Dublin 6km from Rathdrum and 8km from Aughrim 13km. from Glendalough. See Googlemap ot top of page for directions.