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Greenan Maze Primary School Tours


Greenan Maze have been hosting school tours for over 20 years and have very experienced and friendly tour guides. A school tour at Greenan Maze includes a personalised tour guide with an educational, active and full day outing which includes elements of heritage and local history, nature and environmental activities, and age specific tours. We believe in giving a high quality tour and therefore only host two groups per day.

Tours can last from 2 ½ to 4 hours depending on your request. We are delighted to cater to your schools specific needs and you can mix and match the activities to your special requirements. Contact Anita on 086-8845624 for more information or to make a booking. We also provide undercover lunch tables and free tea/coffee for teachers.

Attractions:

  • Celtic Maze: large hedge maze, very exciting, kids love it!
  • Museums: guided tours of 3 fascinating museums: Old farm life, Traditional farmhouse and unusual Bottle museum, includes story telling, history and culture.
  • Wild Nature Walk and Dragonfly Ponds: tranquil nature reserve with raised walkway, ponds, woodlands and wildlife
  • Bio-diversity and Pond Life analysis for Green Schools featuring all Ireland Pollinator Plan
  • Farm Animals: pigs, horses, donkeys, lambs, chicks and more.
  • Field Games: welly boot throwing, wheelbarrow relays, sack racing and sheep bowling!


Testimonial:

“Hi Will and Anita and team, I just wanted to email to say thank you again for a fantastic day on Wednesday! The children had a wonderful time and have been chatting about all the fun they had. The maze was a highlight as always, but they also especially loved meeting Rhubarb the pig, the horses and the other animals. I’m amazed at how much they remembered from the nature walk and from the museum tours, too. Your guides were excellent as always – they related very well to the children and were informative, professional and friendly. We come back each year as we feel it is a super tour for the age group (2nd class.) There is a lovely balance – it’s very educational but lots of fun, and it feels very relaxed but is very well organised. Thank you again for a great experience at Greenan Maze this year.”
Kind regards, Rebecca Adamson Taney Parish Primary School, Dundrum.

Special Primary School Tour Rates Available:

Super Afternoon Rates Available For Group Tours Arriving After 2pm and for tours in early May: Please quote “Afternoon or May group tours ” when ringing for prices or to make a booking.

Transition Year Bio-Diversity Tours

On our nature activity tour students will learn about biodiversity in both the natural and farmed environments as they are guided around our beautiful fields, hedgerows and woodland walks. As they learn to identify some of Ireland’s common wildflowers and insects there will be plenty of hands-on opportunities and we’ll get up close to some of the weirdest ones! Taking a closer look at the unseen world around us, we’ll find out just how important these tiny creatures are in the food web… including our own dinner plates. With additional activities in our farm museums students will gain a clear understanding of how changes in the way we live have made a big impact on the natural world…and what they can do to help restore the balance.

With relevance to the science, geography and history curriculum and the Green Schools programme, talks can be tailored to fit in with your special interests or classroom activities, with an option for follow-up sessions at your school. Let us know what you need… we’d love to talk to you!

We believe in giving a high quality tour and therefore only host 50 students per day in two groups of 25 people. Tours last maximum two hours and cost €15 per secondary school student. We can cater all our tours to your specific requirements, we’d be happy to chat with you anytime.

A Great Family Day Out at Greenan Maze

Situated in the beautiful countryside of the Wicklow hills you can spend a whole day wandering around this family farm in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. With loads of attractions to check out, the day will be packed full of things to do and will keep the kids fully occupied and active in a safe and natural outdoor setting.

Visit the two full sized mazes, three traditional farming museums, wild nature walks, ponds and abundant wild-life, farm animals, treasure hunts and a fairy tree walk for toddlers, kids playground, a crafts and coffee shop open every day that the farm is open. This farm is a fantastic day out for all the family. The Irish Times designated it a Heritage Hot Spot stating that “it’s an antidote to urban living within easy reach of Dublin”.

Opening Times 2020:

  • Opening Times for Farm: 10.00am to 6.00pm. Last admission at 6pm.
  • April: Sat 4th & Sun 5th April 2020 inclusive for Easter School holidays and weekends thereafter i.e. Sat 25th and Sun 26th April 2020.
  • Open Easter School Holidays: Open everyday from Sat 4th April to Sun 19th April 2020 inclusive.
  • Easter Weekend: Easter Sat 11th, Sun 12th and Mon 13th April 2020 for  massive Easter Egg Hunts online bookings only here
  • May: Weekends Only i.e. Saturdays & Sundays (and open all bank holiday Mondays i.e. Monday 4th May 2020)
  • June/July/August: Open everyday
  • Sept: Weekends Only


  • Coffee Shop open everyday farm is open and sells great coffee, Latte’s, Cappucino’s, Espresso’s, Hot Chocolates etc.  Also a selection of cakes, biscuits, sandwiches and snacks everyday.  Discounts available if you bring your own cup. Also selection of crafts and environmentally friendly gifts.




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