We headed over to Tayto Park yesterday for our 4 year old's birthday. It was our first time going and have to say, the kids had a ball, they absolutely loved it.
We went to look at the animals first, there is a great Falconry display, pony rides, farm area, and buffalo (which you can look at through a telescope) and loads more. Cannot pronounce some of the names!
Then we stopped into the wigwams where there was story telling, face painting, balloon animals, Pocahontas and a Big Chief (who says 'How' and then to be funny, adds 'You doing' in a thick Irish accent! )
Then we went for lunch and this was most surprising, the food was actually really nice. My brother had a full Sunday roast, there was loads of food on the plate and he said it was delicious. They had BBQ's going on outside too which smelled so yummy, so we nabbed some burgers (burger & drink €5, good value) which were very tasty. Had a coffee afterwards and dessert and it was lovely as well. Was really surprised as usually do not expect much from the food in places like this.
Spent the rest of the afternoon in the adventure playground. The kids were at the bandstand for disco dancing, climbing walls, jumping on air jumpers and there was loads more to do but with mammy being so pregnant and it being so hot, we needed to go home at that stage. They were all very unhappy with me for wanting to go home after 4 hours so had to promise to take them back again soon.
The good thing about there being so much to do is that we can go again and still do things we have not tried; like the tayto factory tour, walking on air etc
Its very well laid out and is really nice to look at with lovely shrubbery, flowers & fountains. Its a different kind of family day out and well worth a trip. We will certainly be back.
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