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Irish National Stud & Gardens

The Irish National Stud & Gardens is part of our heritage and provides a unique opportunity for school children to get close up to horses and wildlife in a relaxed and natural environment. They will be fascinated to watch the magnificent thoroughbreds in their paddocks and can enjoy hands on interaction with the retired equine superstars on the living legends team.

The world famous Japanese Garden was designed and built at the turn of the century and maps the ‘Journey of Life’ according to ancient Japanese history. Children can follow the path and stop at each point for an explanation of the symbolism making their way along stepping stones and tunnels.

In St. Fiachra’s Garden they will have fun exploring an environmental trail, enjoying the flora and fauna and identifying plants and animals that live in the local habitats.

With another four acres of woodland and lakeside walks to discover, children will experience a memorable day out at this exquisite ecological facility. And after a day of learning they can enjoy the unique playground, as well as find the resident fairies on the fairy trail.


Our guides will bring to life the story of the thoroughbred, from birth to the racecourse with a tour of the stud and introduction to the horses, followed by a 30-minute interactive classroom session where they can touch and try. A quiz with spot prizes will ensure a fun time for all and the unique playground and gardens allow plenty of free time to explore.

Visit time: 2-4 hours
Price: €8.50 per child
Booking quote: The Wonder Of Horses