On a lovely sunny Saturday, we decided to take a trip to Rathangan, Co.Kildare and visit Lullymore Heritage Park. Our toddler is 15 months old and this is our second visit to the park.
Admission costs vary, but a family of 2 adults, 2 children is €30, 1 adult, 2 children is €23 and under ones are free. You can check out their website for pricing and extensive information www.lullymoreheritagepark.com. All rates include all facilities, road train trip, crazy golf, indoor & outdoor play areas, pet farm and all heritage & environmental exhibits/walkways.On paying admission fees, you receive tickets for a train trip, a map and if your child is old enough a treasure hunt map.
We started at the Secret Fairy Path (Themed Garden). This is a lovely garden area, with varies activities including a mini model of Newgrange and a fairy tree. If you walk around the fairy tree, 3 times, the fairies may grant you a wish.
We stumbled upon a fairy Bower, this area is just amazing. They have a lovely community of fairies inhibiting and if you listen very carefully you may be able to hear them.
There is a small picnic area, where you can eat food you brought with you. Inside the building, there is a cafe where you can buy a selection of sweets, cold drinks, sandwiches and the usual chips & sausages. If you plan to pay with debit/credit card, you need to spend €10 before they will take payment.
Small Animal Farm
Behind this building, they have a small area where you can view animals such as pigs, goats, mini horses, chickens, alpacas and donkeys.
There is also a set of 2 cottages. Inside you will find exhibits displaying the history of the area.
Outdoor play area
We entered the Fionn MacCumhaill’s Adventure Playground area and it’s truly amazing. A great selection to suit all ages. There is also a mini golf course if you want to play a round.
After playing for what feels like hours we headed to explore the rest of the park. We strolled to the Peatland Biodiversity Area, where there is an exhibit and a boardwalk.
Next up on our adventure was the road train journey around the park. My daughter loved it.
Indoor play area
The final stop before we left was the indoor play area, Funky Forest. This is a great addition to the park. It has an area suitable for toddlers and one for older kids, win win for all the family.
Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our day. Our 15-month-old was ready to fall over with exhaustion by the time we left. I would recommend this park for all ages, it really does have something for everyone. It’s the perfect place to bring a picnic and spend the day exploring.
Thank you to Lullymore for providing us with tickets to explore, we will definitely be returning.