Wells House and Gardens, Ballyedmond, Gorey, Co Wexford is one of Ireland’s must-visits. Voted Ireland’s number one family day out by the Irish Hospitality Awards. Explore 450 acres of enchanting woodlands and gardens. Fairy and Gruffalo walks, animal farm, playground, Mogue’s walk and much more. Stop off at the craft courtyard for some shopping and to take in the quirky vibes or book a week away in the onsite accommodation in the courtyard cottages.
Spend a day with an elegant backdrop of 17th century Victorian House and a history dating back to the days of Cromwell and the famine. Stroll the formal gardens and arboretum or enjoy a picnic on the terrace and lawns.
Adults €9.00 | Concessions €7.00 (Seniors/Students) | Child €5.00 (2 to 16 years) | Family €24.00(2 Adults, up to 3 Children) | Child Under 2 Free.
On Saturday and Sunday at Wells House, you can discover the 400-year-old history of the 17th Century House by taking a guided tour.
The living house tour and expert guide in Victorian dress will bring you back in time. Back to when the magnificent ground floor and bedrooms witnessed the stories of cromwell, rebellions and the famine. Uncover the everyday lives of the wealthy and powerful families who lived in the estate and their famed architect Daniel Robertson.
All giving you a unique insight into the life of previous generations all the way up until the current owners of Wells House and Gardens moved in.
The house tour entry fee is €8 per adult | €6 Concessions (Actively Retired/Students) | €4 per child over 2 | €18 family (2 adults, 3 kids)
Lady Francis Woodland Walk
This original walk dates back to Lady Frances who lived in Wells when she married her husband Charles Mervyn. The walk was used as a form of exercise for the ladies of the house and also for inspiration for their paintings
Since opening it has become home to the fairies of Wells House and Gardens and is one of Ireland’s most popular fairy trails. Along with the fairies, the walk is also home to characters of the much-loved Gruffalo walk, with a mouse, fox and even a snake. Spend time on this walk and create special memories that will last a lifetime.
Mogue’s Enchanted Walk
Named after the gardener from the Wells Estate, Mogue’s Enchanted Woodland Walk has become home to numerous trolls, bears, fairies, witches and wizards. See the 20-foot high dragon, Drayco as the centrepiece and allow your child’s imagination to run riot as part of your visit.