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SCHOOL TOURS

AN EDUCATIONAL AND FUN OUTING FOR YOUR SCHOOL CLASS, CRECHE OR MONTESSORI GROUP.

FARM ANIMALS TOUR

The farm tour offers close access to a wide variety of farm animals and pets. Here children can learn about the various animals that live on the farm and see them look after their young. They can hold smaller pets (such as rabbits, gerbils, guinea pigs, etc) and get to learn what they are like to have as pets. There is a 350 year old thatched cottage which offers an insight into how our ancestors lived. There is an outdoor playground overlooking the farm and suitable for children up to 12 years old. Lots of outdoor picnic areas mean that the children can enjoy a picnic in the countryside. Or, for the not so perfect Irish day, there is a large indoor seated picnic area.

On arrival at the farm the school children are assigned their farm guide and are taken on a guided farm tour for approximately 1 hour. Their guide will also answer any questions they have about the animals on the farm. After their tour they are free to have their picnic or go back around the animals or have some fun time in the outdoor playground.

THE NATURE TRAIL (SUITABLE FOR 2nd CLASS AND UPWARDS)

The nature trail starts from the open farm and runs for 1 km (each way) towards the coastline. Here the children can learn about the diversity of habitats on the farm (from woodlands to hedgerows and marshes) and find out about the animals that live in the wild on the farm (such as badgers, foxes, hedgehogs, etc.). The walk takes you to the marshlands adjacent to Kilcoole beach - a wetland that holds a diverse array of birdlife, flora and fauna. Along the walk are various stops of interest as well as a sensory garden where the children can listen to the bird sounds while enjoying the plants of the senses. A secret garden set in the woodland will capture the imagination of every child.


10 15 children: €5 per child
15 or more children: €4.50 per child

1 teacher/supervisor free per 5 children.
Minimum of 10 children for a group booking.

 

Features & Facilities

  • Easy access to farm animals
  • Pets' Corner
  • Farmhouse Museum
  • Exhibition areas
  • Children's Playground
  • Nature Walk (1 km)
  • Sensory Garden
  • Secret Garden
  • Coffee Shop
  • Gift Shop
  • Indoor and outdoor Picnic areas
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ample parking for cars and buses

Contact Us

Glenroe Farm
Kilcoole
Co. Wicklow
Email: mail @glenroefarm.com
PHONE: (01) 287 2288  
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