A Magical Woodland Christmas

This Christmas, embark on an enchanting adventure to visit Santa Claus at Castlecomer Discovery Park. Enter a world festooned with seasonal cheer, decorative lighting and effortless style to create a truly memorable festive encounter.

A Magical Woodland

Start your adventure in Castlecomer at the North Pole Station and take a train ride through the incredibly enchanted woodlands on board the Santa Express, where the twinkling light displays amongst the trees is a sight for sore eyes. Once you reach the Christmas Village, you’ll have time to explore, make a Christmas tree decoration in the arts and crafts area or sit back and wrap your mittens around a steaming mug of hot chocolate from the Canopy Café. Children can also play at leisure in the elf and fairy village, where the imaginative playgrounds feature bouncing nets and a Junior Woodland Adventure Course. The igloos are cosy and warm and full of festive spirit and it’s here that children will meet Mrs Claus to hear tales of mischievous elves and life in the North Pole. Last but not least, it’s time to visit the great man himself, where each child will have the opportunity to spend time alone with Santa Claus, to whisper their wish list into his ear, and to receive a memorable gift and take-home photograph


It’s certainly feeling ALOT like Christmas round these parts! Our woodlands have been transformed into a winter wonderland, with hundreds of new lights and decorations that will get you into the festive spirit. As usual places are in high demand for our Magical Woodland Santa Experience, so we have opened some new times, which we thought we would let you know about.

Due to popular demand we have opened new dates and times for our Magical Woodland Santa Experience.

Friday 7th @20.30
Sunday 9th @ 20.30
Friday 14th @ 20.30
Sunday 16th @ 20.30
Friday 21st @ 20.30
Saturday 22nd @20.30

Sat 8th @ 10.00
Sun 9th @ 10.00
Thurs 13th @ 20.00
Fri 14th @ 14.30
Sat 15th @ 10.00




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Castlecomer Discovery Park

Castlecomer Discovery Park

The Estate Yard, Castlecomer, Kilkenny

056 4440707

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Castlecomer Discovery Park offers an exciting range of activities around the estate including tree top walks, climbing walls, boating, adventure playgrounds, orienteering and most recently Ireland’s longest zip wire and high ropes challenge. At the hub of the site, there is the Irish Mining Museum, a purpose-built cafe, craft village, and spaces for educational activities. Castlecomer Discovery Park comprises 80 acres of natural woodland and lakes. It opened to the public in 2007 to commemorate the coal-mining heritage following the closure of the local mines in 1969. It aims to develop rural tourism, generate local employment and regenerate the town.