Castlecomer Discovery Park and Visitor Centre
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Estate Yard, Castlecomer, Kilkenny,
Castlecomer Discovery Park and Visitor Centre consists of a wonderful 80 acre discovery park in the Castlecomer Demesne, which was once part of the estate farmyard, gardens, stable yard and leisure grounds of the Wandesforde family.
Castlecomer Visitor Centre houses the reception, Coal-Mining Exhibition, and Jarrow Café open daily.
The grounds consist of mixed woodland, on the banks of the River Deen, which was once part of the old Wandesforde Estate. There are numerous activities and attractions including the tree top adventure walk, a 140 metre walk through the beautiful riverside trees 10 metres above ground level. Discover the richness and diversity of the areas local history and science through exploration of the intriguing indoor multi-media experience ‘footprints in coal’ and engaging outdoor activities.
The stables are home to a growing group of crafts people and artists.The first section of the yard has been fully restored and adapted to facilitate the resident artisans.
The woodlands also play host to 6 kilometres of themed woodland walks and a number of wooden sculptures. Twelve sculptures were created within the woodland, each designed to blend in with surroundings and five of the sculptures can be found scattered throughout the woodlands. The park itself is free to visit and perfect for a family day out, with its walking trails, woodland sculptures and many things to see and do throughout the year in our extensive events calendar.
Tree Top Adventure Walk at Castlecomer Discovery Park:
Reach new heights by challenging yourself on our great outdoor climbing wall with several different levels for all to enjoy. Experience our daring Leap of Faith – climb the 7 metre pole, balance on the platform and take a leap of faith aiming for the target before being assisted back to ground level! Pre-booking is essential for all Tree Top Walk and Boating activities.
Opening times vary throughout the year for Boating and Tree-Top Walk activities, refer to the website or call for opening times for these activities.