Castlecomer Discovery Park Kilkenny

Hi guys as you can see from the picture above we love Castlecomer Discovery Park we first visited two years ago returned again last year for another visit.

On our first visit we spent the day walking around the woods, swinging from trees and exploring the woods.

We visited some fairy homes in the fairy and elf village They didn’t seem to be home which was lucky really seen as they may not have been best pleased we were standing on their roof.

We don’t usually spend our days hugging trees however we thought we heard some fairies scurrying around inside!

Both the kids done the junior woodland course Harlow was two at the time and she loved it with a little helping hand ago the way.  Details and prices here.

Next stop was Timber Tumbles Playground.

The Playground is situated at the entrance to the park. The playground is made from wooden and other natural materials to fit with the natural wooded setting. The kids loved the coal-mining theme. It has a mini zip-wire, climbing wall, swings and slide.

From the playground you can watch people completing the tree top adventure walk and climbing wall details and prices here. Which brings me to our next visit. On the fist visit my son wasn’t comfortable with signing up to to the tree top walk however having watched other people completing it he pledged to come back and do it. Seen as Reece has dyspraxia and heights have never really been in his favour I wasn’t sure would he follow through.

on discussion about where to spend Mothers Day last we decided Castlecomer was a perfect fit. Reece asked could he do the tree top walk so I booked it in advance which you HAVE to do, I had seen loads of disappointed people being turned away because they hadn’t pre booked and its so busy.

So he done it and we couldn’t believe it!!! The staff were amazing so professional the safety standards were excellent they knew Reece was a little nervous and they made sure to keep things casual and calm as not to alarm him in any way.

Castlecomer will always be one of the places this guy chased away one of his fears seeing him up in the trees couldn’t have made us prouder although Harlows face doesn’t quite display that I think she was smiling on the inside!! He felt like a champ for the whole day.

We also done the paddle boats around the lake narrowly avoiding some angry swans hence the lack of pictures! It was great fun though, in general there is plenty to do and see at Castlecomer Discovery Park, They have fantastic website with all the details and booking facilities here. There is a coffee shop on site also and plenty of spots to stop and have a picnic.The park itself is free to visit, the parking is free for a limited time then a charge applies prices and details of amenities are listed on the website.

Love A


Ps: we will be returning this year to do the zipline which happens to be Irelands longest zipline


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