A lark in the park in Castlecomer (Day Trip No. 1)
Castlecomer Discovery Park, a really great discovery right on our doorstep, where the staff are so helpful and friendly. You can go wild on the zip wire or just relax and enjoy the wildlife and nature in this wonderful woodland setting which is also a favourite of the little people…
It’s not always possible to get away for a week or even a weekend so here at Vanhalla we have decided to incorporate another string in our bow and to occasionally take a look at potential day trips.
The car park is spacious and is camper friendly with no headroom restrictions. Castlecomer Discovery Park was a great discovery for us right on our doorstep. It is a community led, not-for-profit enterprise based around 80 acres of natural woodland on the former Wandesforde Estate and the areas proud coal-mining tradition, which shut down in 1969.
There are also some superb craft studios to browse and choose from, a tree top walk and 300m zip line across the forest canopy and lake. There are also climbing walls, walking trails, fishing lakes and a coal mining exhibition.
The last day out I finally got to tackle my fear of heights and took on the zip line. It was such a thrill I did it twice!
The cost of our trip to Castlecomer Discovery Park was parking €5; ice creams €6; coffees & cakes €11.80; children’s obstacle course €5; canoeing on the lake €15 (for 30 minutes); zip wire €30 for two goes (although there are concessions and discounts for groups and pre-booked multiple runs). So our total for the day was €72.80.