Wild Connections for Children at Birr Castle

In the summer children love to be outdoors and learn new and fun things to do. The Wild Connections Summer camps at Birr Castle Demesne will take place over two weeks in July and are ideal for introducing children to nature.

Wild Connections for Children at Birr Castle

The fun camps allow children connect with nature in the great outdoors in one of Ireland’s most extraordinary settings. So, whether you live close by, or plan to holiday in Offaly there are a wonderful range of activities to do. They include pond dipping, bird watching, nature crafts, wellness walks and a Flora Trail. 

Summer Camp Dates

Camps dates area July 4 – 8 and July 11 – 15 from 10am to 2pm each day and spaces are limited. Suitable for children aged 5 to 12 years.  Pre booking is essential and cost of €60 per child.  For more information and booking see here.

Other activities at Birr Castle Demesne include, 10 kms of walks in parklands and beautiful formal gardens. Play in Ireland’s Tallest Treehouse. Discover the Science Galleries, and the Great Telescope, once the biggest the world. See rivers, lakes, a waterfall and over 5,000 species of trees and plants to admire.

Guided Discovery Tours

The Birr Telescope

This fascinating 60 minute guided tour focuses on the rich heritage and phenomenal achievements of the Parsons Family. They include science, astronomy, photography, engineering, and botany. The Parsons family have lived at Birr Castle for more than 400 years.

After your tour enjoy free time in the 120-acre parkland and award-winning gardens or have a snack in the café. Guided walk are on Fridays and Saturdays up to September at 12.00 and 15.00.

Castle interiors not included. Click on the link below and choose your preferred Friday or Saturday date and the time and options will appear.  Please scroll down to your ticket option of Guided Discovery Tours, booking in advance is recommended.

There are also three wonderful outdoor trails; Birr Castle Demesne is well worth a visit for a memory making day out for all, see here.

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Joan Scales
Award-winning journalist, Joan has been writing about travel and tourism for many years principally for The Irish Times and lately for travel2ireland. Joan has appeared many times on television and radio talking about the business of travel and all its component strands. She is also a public speaker and has appeared at many international conventions and conferences.

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