Meath – Tayto Park


Tayto Park Meath

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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 request.

So go along to Meath and join Mr Tayto in Tayto Park for bags of adventure and where the flavour is always fun!

Booking Online:- You can book on line here through our booking link directly to the Tayto Park ticket sales

Attractions In Tayto Park

Tayto Park has attractions for all ages, from thrill-seekers looking for an adrenalin rush to our youngest guests who can enjoy fun and exciting activities.

"Tayto Park Rollercoaster"

The Cú Chulainn Coaster

The Cú Chulainn Coaster – Eagle Sky Adventure Zone

Tayto Park is where you will find Ireland’s first rollercoaster and Europe’s largest wooden rollercoaster

With a strong focus on mythological Irish history, the rollercoaster has been named after one of the great eternal heroes of Irish history, Cú Chulainn.

The Ratator – Eagle Sky Adventure Zone

Hold tight and defy gravity when you get strapped into this awe-inspiring ride. You’ll soar 31 meters in the sky and revolve 720°. Are you brave enough

Vortex Tunnel – Free with Park Entry

Get ready for virtual, mystifying, turning, tilting, crazy experience like no other. Be prepared to lose you balance…don’t forget to hold on tight.

Family Fun Tip:- It is recommend that this attraction is suitable for children over 6 years of age and to be accompanied by an adult.  Please do not enter if you have a heart condition, epilepsy or any serious medical condition. Pregnant women are advised against entering.  High heels are not advised and all belongings must be securely fastened.

"Rotator Attraction in Tayto Theme Park"

Rotator Attraction in Tayto Theme Park

Dinosaurs Alive – Free with Park Entry

  • Immerse yourself in the Mesozoic era ‘the age of dinosaurs’ with this tail thrashing, roaring and clawing exhibition. This awe-inspiring, life like animatronic dinosaur spectacular features; the mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex, Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus and more. Guaranteed to delight visitors of all ages.

   Don’t miss Ireland’s only life size animatronics dinosaur attraction!

Eagle’s Nest

In the Eagle’s Nest you will find the following rides

Steam Train Express –  Free with Park Entry

Honey Pot Bears – Token or Wristband

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Tayto Park Air Race

Mr Tayto Pony Trail – Token or Wristband

Shot Tower – Token or Wristband

Crispy Creek Mining Company – Token or Wristband

Super Hero Training Wall – Token or Wristband

Air Jumpers – Token or Wristband

The Leap Frog – Token or Wristband

The Pow Wow Playground – Free with Park Entry

  • 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

"Attractions In Tayto Park"

Sky Walk

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
  • The Tayto Sky Walk
  • The Rotator
  • The Air Race
  • The 5 D Cinema

These attractions have height and weight restrictions. Activities vary from €2 – €4 per person, per go.

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 & The Shot Tower.  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.
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The Pow Wow Playground

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


  • 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 – Free with Park Entry"Tayto Park 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 2017

January Closed

February Closed

March Closed


April 7th – April 23rd Open 7 days 10am-6pm

Closed Monday 24th – Friday 28th

Open Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th

May – Open Daily 10am-6pm

June –  Open Daily 10am-6pm

July and August – Open Daily 9.30am – 7pm

September – Open Saturday’s & Sunday’s 10am-6pm
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October – Open Saturday and Sunday – 10.00 am – 5.00 pm

October Mid-Term Break

Mid -Term Open Monday 30th – Friday 3rd November 10am-5pm


Wednesday 1st – Friday 3rd 10am-5pm

Open Saturday and Sunday – 10.00 am – 4.00 pm

December Opening Time

Friday 12pm-5pm

Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm

Monday 18th – Friday 22nd 12pm -5pm

Tayto Park Tickets And Family Admission

The ticket prices are as follows:

  • €14 for all visitors
  • Children under 3 are free
  •  Third Level Students/OAPs/Special needs Adult or Child are €12
  • Special needs carer go free

These prices exclude The Eagle’s Nest and Eagle Sky Adventure Zone.

For these areas you can purchase a Tayto Park Wristband which is an all-day, multi-ride wristband and it is €15 per person or you can purchase Tayto Park Tokens which are individual tokens that can be purchased per attraction and each token is €1. However, each activity takes between 2-5 tokens.

Family Fun Tip:

  • Please note that the Wristband cost is additional to the admission ticket
  • The wristband is non-transferable and only valid on the day of purchase.
  • It excludes Crispy Creek Mining.
  • Full information can be found at the token office in the Adventure Zones

Last admission is one hour before closing.

Group Bookings must be made 14 days in advance.

Booking Online:- You can book on line here through our booking link directly to the Tayto Park ticket sales

Kids Birthdays At Tayto Park

Tayto Park is the ideal location for your birthday party or any other special event such as Communions or Confirmations.
To book your party or event please call 01 8351999

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.

"Tayto Theme Park in Ashbourne Co. Meath"





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