When is Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park Open throughout the year?
We’re open 10 months of the year and typically close December & January – though these dates may vary and it’s best to check our homepage or booking portal for exact dates. The Park is open for group bookings at any time of the year, contact us directly for further information and to make a booking.
How much does Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park cost?
As a Social Enterprise, we try to ensure value for money for all visitors to the park, with an admission cost of €39.00 for 2 Adults & 2 Children. There’s no hidden costs once in the park – admission includes full access to the park, walks & exhibitions, and access to all play areas, pet farm, mini golf and road train. For the full price listing visit www.lullymoreheritagepark.com/price-list.
How long does Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park take to Walk around?
Time around the park varies depending on age, accessibility, interests and which of the areas of the park you wish to visit, however on average a family visit including all areas of play will take most of the day (around 3-4 hours). Those wishing to complete walks and have lunch may enjoy the experience for around 2-3 hours.
Where is Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park?
Based in West Kildare, we are approximately one hour’s drive from Dublin. Visitors should access us via the villages of Rathangan (12-minute drive) or Allenwood (8-minute drive), staying on the R414. Eircode R51 E036.
Latitude: 53.270362891493576 Longitude: -6.949393739453171
Do you have different language audio guides available?
We have 30 audio guides available in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian and Polish. These guides are free to avail of upon presentation of customer contact information, please ask at the admission kiosk at the entrance to the park.
Can you get food at Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park?
Yes, we recommend our Purple Heather Café which seats up to 200 people and can provide a range of delicious hot and cold food, ice cream, sweets as well as a variety of quality teas and coffees. We also have a large sheltered outdoor picnic area beside the cafe for customers to enjoy their own picnic food. Please note picnic food is not allowed in the Cafe in accordance with HSE guidelines.
What clothing is best to wear at Heritage & Discovery Park?
Whilst we have some indoor activities, most of the space is outdoors and so you should always dress for Irish weather (layers are best!) – pack a light raincoat just incase, and comfortable shoes.
Is Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park Wheelchair accessible?
Yes, Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park is wheelchair accessible. Our Boardwalk, forest and garden walks have been carefully designed to be suitable for wheelchair users and there is use of the road train for those with mobility issues. There are areas of the mini golf and indoor play which may not be fully accessible.
There’s plenty of areas to stop and sit around the park for those that need it, we have disabled toilets available and access to the Purple Heather Café is wheelchair accessible as well as marked disabled carparking. However if you wish to enquire further about specific needs, please enquire directly via our contact page.
Does Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park do group bookings?
Yes we do lots of group bookings – from school groups to ecology field trips and international tours. Contact Ray or Stephen to organise a group booking at email@example.com or call 00353 45 870238. The group experience typically takes 1-3 hours and this can be tailored to your needs.
Do I have to book online for events?
It’s best to book online for all visits to Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park but it is essential for our various seasonal events throughout the year including Easter, August Fairy Quest and our infamous Halloween Happenings which often sell out quickly. To stay up to date with our offers and be the first to know when tickets go on sale for events, sign up to our email list when booking online.
Where are the toilets at Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park?
Toilets are located at the Purple Heather Café and Funky Forest Indoor Play Centre and include baby changing facilities and disabled access.
Is Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park dog friendly?
Yes, Lullymore is very dog friendly! You may even meet our Lullymore Labradoodle, Lola and her pups! You are more than welcome to bring your furry friend, however they are not allowed in the Cafe or on the train and we do ask you to keep them on a lead at all times and use the bins provided to clean up any mess they may leave. The outdoor sheltered picnic area is available for for lunches / snacks ordered from the cafe or for picnic food brought from home for visitors with dogs. Assist / Guide dogs are allowed in all areas.
Is Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park baby and toddler friendly?
Yes, the park is very child friendly for all ages. All trails including forest walks and boardwalks are buggy friendly and the road train will excite and rest little feet. The fairy village is a must for little ones with big imaginations and we have changing facilities and highchairs available in the Purple Heather Café. If you need a bottle or snacks heated up, just ask one of our friendly staff members.
Can you rent all of the space at Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park for private events?
Yes, you can book us for private events! This depends on availability and requirements, for full details visit our corporate group booking page here.
Does Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park welcome school trips?
Yes! School trips are a huge part of what we do and how the park has grown over the years. With so much to learn and discover, you can find out more at our dedicated school trip page and book directly via phone or email.
Is Lullymore eco-friendly?
Peatlands are at the heart of what we do. Our goal is to not only educate, but to support all efforts to successfully rewild the industrial bare peat areas across the Bog of Allen in coming years. This will help store huge amounts of carbon, greatly assist in reversing biodiversity loss and also give habitat space to many endangered species such as the Curlew. This is very possible to achieve if we all unify our efforts! Our 2km Boardwalk is made of recycled plastic and even our educational signage is powered through your own kinetic energy!
We are working steadily to improve our carbon footprint to align with Net Zero 2050 and making great efforts to increase our biodiversity across the park, creating habitats for a wide variety of species.
We also hope to improve renewable energy sources for the day to day running of the Park and maximise composting, recycling, and transport access to support sustainable tourism in our area.
How much is the carpark at Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park?
Our carpark is free to use for all paying visitors and holds over 100 cars and 10 coach bays. We have disabled parking spaces and hope to bring in EV charging points over the next year or so.
Group Bookings FAQs
How do I make a group booking?
There are three different ways to make a group booking. You will need to inform us of the time (not exact until confirmed), the chosen date and a rough idea on how many people are in your group. Please see below for group booking options:
- Call us on 00353 (0)45 870238. If the call is not answered leave a message with your contact number and one of the team will get back to you promptly.
- Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org. Online booking for groups is not available yet but we are working with our online booking partner to provide this in the near future.
- Book in person at the kiosk in Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park.
Once a provisional booking has been made, the Group Sales Officer will confirm your reservation and final details including confirmation of your final numbers and choosing a method of payment closer to the date of arrival – this protects your group booking as well as the quoted prices.
Who qualifies for a group booking?
Any group from 2 people to 400 people! Whether you are a tour operator, school, social club, office outing, special interest club or a group of friends. For small groups 2 to 15 people there is a minimum charge of €200 to cover costs of guides etc.
What can I make a group booking for?
You can make a group booking for a guided visit to the Park and this can be tailored to your group’s needs. The different types of guided tours include the General tour (mix of environment and history), Environmental tour, Ecology Field Trips and School tours for all age groups. You can also make a group booking for special events like Birthday Parties, Corporate events for staff or staff families, Meeting Space and numerous other types of occasions. The Park can also accommodate crews of any size as a Filming Location.
Can I reserve tickets before I purchase them?
Yes, if you don’t have your final details together but want to reserve your group we can make a provisional booking and confirm details closer to the time of arrival. depending on the type and size of the group we may require a deposit.
Do you offer special group rates?
We can offer discounts depending on numbers and for certain groups such as DEIS Schools. Please contact our Group Sales Officer for more information.
Can I use promotional offers with a group booking?
Promotional offers are available on the website for Partner Hotels and hotel reception will ensure the discounted rate is applied if booked online or that guests receive a discount card to present on arrival at the Park.
When do I need to pay for my group booking?
We will discuss this with you at the time of confirming your reservation.
How can I pay for a group visit?
Once you have confirmed your numbers with us, there are different ways in which you can pay for your booking.
- EFT payments – we can send you an invoice as well as our bank account details. Please ensure that you give all the relevant information when requesting an invoice as your payment method.
- Pay on the day by Credit / Debit card / cash / cheque.
- Pay over the phone on 00353 (0)45 870238.
- Send us a cheque made payable to ‘Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park CLG.
Once you have decided, please inform us of how you would like to pay when confirming group booking.
How will I receive my confirmation?
To be as green and efficient as possible, we will send out an email that will summarise the whole booking.
What happens if the group booking is cancelled?
In the unlikely event that we have to cancel or reschedule a group booking, we will aim to contact you via the details you have provided us in advance of the group’s arrival. If you decide to cancel a group visit please notify us at least 72 hours before the arrival time – any cancellations after this time could lose their deposit.
How accessible is the Park for visitors with disabilities?
Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park is accessible. Our Boardwalk, forest and garden walks have been carefully designed to be suitable for wheelchair users and there is use of the road train for those with mobility issues. There are areas of the mini golf and indoor play which may not be fully accessible.
There’s plenty of areas to stop and sit around the park for those that need it, we have disabled toilets available and access to the Purple Heather Café is wheelchair accessible as well as marked disabled car parking. However if you wish to enquire further about specific needs, please enquire directly via our contact page.If you have any specific questions about visiting Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park with a guest who has a disability, please email or call us.
Where is Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park located?
You can find us in Lullymore, Rathangan, Co. Kildare, Ireland, R51 E036.
Where can I park?
For groups there are several bus bays to park in and for cars, there is a car park large enough for approximately 250 vehicles.
Can I get to Lullymore by Bus?
Not currently but we have made submissions to the NTA to rectify this and we would hope that this service will be available for customers and staff in the near future.