School Tours of Kilmokea
New in 2016

‘Forest School at Kilmokea Gardens’

Kilmokea offers kids the rare opportunity to experience ‘Forest School’ in a friendly and secure environment. Forest school is an inspiring approach to outdoor fun stuff. This involves fun, discovery, team work, games, and learning new skills in the great outdoors. Children have the chance to build dens, learn how to light fires, try bushcraft, and do arts and crafts using nature’s resources. Discovering the wonders and challenges of Forest School is the reason it is so popular around the globe. The child-led, positive outdoor experience is a growing phenomenum in Ireland, and Kilmokea offers the perfect surroundings of woods, space, water, and huge array of plants for a wonderful and memorable experience. Forest school is suitable for the infant and 1st to 6th class years.

Limited places. Booking essential and early reservations advised. Call 051 388109 to book your place. FREE Taster day for Primary School teachers & Parents Association members.

Kilmokea Gardens provides fantastic opportunities for educational visits. With a colourful history stretching back nearly 1,200 years it makes a perfect educational resource for many aspects included in 3rd to 6th Class SESE curriculum and the Junior Certificate History Curriculum. We will also help tailor a trip that will fulfill the ‘field trip statement’ in ESS, Geography, History or Science in the JCSP Programme.

We have teamed up with two local establishments to offer you a broad, exciting experience.

  • A tour to remember. Kilmokea & 3D Archery Ireland.
  • Discover & Create. Kilmokea & Craft Central, New Ross.

We have seven acres of Heritage Gardens with many interesting features including a large Vegetable & Fruit garden laid out in a box hedge maize.

Kilmokea school tour 1.

Forest School.

Kilmokea School tour 2.

Nature hunt & Historical tour for 3rd to 6th Class and Junior Certificate students. 

Treasure hunt & ‘The Myrtle Wood’ outdoor story & Fairy Village for the infant and 1st to 3rd class years

The tours are led by a member of the Kilmokea Staff to the relevant parts of the Gardens. All tours include a nature hunt relevant to the age group of the class visiting.

For 3rd to 6th Class and Junior Certificate students: We guide them throughout the gardens. We have created a scavenger hunt for them to partake in as we lead them down to introduce them to our Viking settlement, which has been created to honour them, as they landed at Kilmokea in the 830s and our Norman Motte which honours the arrival of the Normans in 1169.

For the infant and 1st to 3rd class years: We guide them throughout the gardens. We have created a Treasure hunt for them to partake in as we lead them down to ‘The Myrtle Wood’ . This story is read in a story time situation in a circle in the wood land Garden. The characters of the book, Marley Hedgehog, Sam Squirrel, Ernie Owl and Oscar Rabbit all come to life in this animated story telling sinario.

All students are invited to Our Fairy Village within a Fairy Fort in the Woodland which has been carefully created to spark the imagination of the young and older visitors!

We provide undercover lunch tables and free tea/coffee for teachers. We are delighted to cater to your schools specific needs and you can mix and match the activities to your special requirements.

For Primary students, there is an option of a hands-on session in the Education Room where a Kilmokea member of staff provides an opportunity to paint wooden houses to hang in your garden to attract wild birds. This extra option costs €8.00 per child.

Tours last approximately 2- 2.5 hours,

Charges and Payment €8.00 per child

We will ask you to pay 100% upon booking . Please ensure that one member of staff has the correct number of pupils and adults on the day.

Call Emma to discuss your needs today on 051 388109