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Schools Tours

Schools Tours

Primary School Tours:
We have been hosting school tours for nearly 20 years and have very experienced and friendly tour guides. A school tour at Greenan Maze includes an educational, active and full day outing which includes elements of heritage and local history, nature and environmental activities, and age specific tours. We believe in giving a high quality tour and therefore only host two groups per day. Tours can last from 2 ½ to 4 hours depending on your requirements.  See our flyer here school-tours.pdf

Attractions:
» Celtic Maze: large hedge maze, very exciting, kids love it!
» Museums: guided tours of 3 fascinating museums; Old farm life, Traditional farmhouse and unusual Bottle museum.
» Wild Nature Walk and Dragonfly Ponds: tranquil nature reserve with raised walkway, ponds, woodlands and wildlife.
» Bio-diversity and Pond Life analysis for Green Schools (subject to availability)
» Farm Animals: pigs, horses, donkeys, lambs, chicks and more.
» Field Games: welly boot throwing, wheelbarrow relays, sack racing and sheep bowling!

We also 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.

“Hi Will and Anita and team, I just wanted to email to say thank you again for a fantastic day on Wednesday! The children had a wonderful time and have been chatting about all the fun they had.  The maze was a highlight as always, but they also especially loved meeting Rhubarb the pig, the horses and the other animals. I’m amazed at how much they remembered from the nature walk and from the museum tours, too. Your guides were excellent as always – they related very well to the children and were informative, professional and friendly. We come back each year as we feel it is a super tour for the age group (2nd class.) There is a lovely balance – it’s very educational but lots of fun, and it feels very relaxed but is very well organised. Thank you again for a great experience at Greenan Maze this year.”

Kind regards, Rebecca Adamson Taney Parish Primary School, Dundrum.

Special Primary School Tour Rates Available:
Phone Anita on 0404-46000 or 086-8845624 for more information or to make a booking.
Also Super Afternoon Rates Available For Group Tours Arriving After 2pm: Please quote “2017 afternoon group tours ” when ringing for prices or to make a booking. Special Offers on school tours in first two weeks in May with super discounts available!

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Transition Year Bio-Diversity Tours

Secondary School Tours:

On our nature activity tour students will learn about biodiversity in both the natural and farmed environments as they are guided around our beautiful fields, hedgerows and woodland walks.  As they learn to identify some of Ireland’s common wildflowers and insects there will be plenty of hands-on opportunities and we’ll get up close to some of the weirdest ones!  Taking a closer look at the unseen world around us, we’ll find out just how important these tiny creatures are in the food web… including our own dinner plates. With additional activities in our farm museums students will gain a clear understanding of how changes in the way we live have made a big impact on the natural world…and what they can do to help restore the balance.  Your visit will include;

  • An introduction to the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan and how you can get involved at school and at home
  • A guided woodland walk with our qualified instructor
  • A visit to our dragonfly ponds with a chance to examine developing larvae and a wealth of other underwater creatures
  • Quiz time and time to explore the past in our three Farm Museums
  • Supervised fun and games in our two amazing mazes!

With relevance to the science, geography and history curriculum and the Green Schools programme, talks can be tailored to fit in with your special interests or classroom activities, with an option for follow-up sessions at your school.  Let us know what you need… we’d love to talk to you!

We believe in giving a high quality tour and therefore only host 50 students per day in two groups of 25 people.  Tours last maximum two hours and cost €10 per secondary school student.  We can cater all our tours to your specific requirements, we’d be happy to chat with you anytime.

COMPETITION TIME:
A chance to win a FREE tour for your TY class (50 students max) in April 2017, answer the following question on our facebook page click here: What is the name of the butterfly that is featured on our website and brochures and is found on our farm and nature walks…….clues:  it is Ireland’s largest butterfly…quite common…and is called the “Silver Washed __________”.  To be entered into a draw where you will have a chance to win the free TY TOUR, just: Like our facebook page, share the post, tag two other people and comment with your answer.

For more information or to make a group booking contact 086-8845624