School Tours

School Tour Overview


Education and learning are at the core of Millstreet Country Park’s mission statement and have a major role to play in promoting the environment, culture, heritage and creativity to students of all ages. All programs are lead by trained staff and an Ecologist and have a strong focus on the interpretation of local and natural history, conservation and ecology. Millstreet Country Park is a most popular destination for school tours.
Millstreet Country Park is one of the leading educational, cultural and eco-tourism destinations in the South making it the perfect location for educating children on geology, nature and history. A unique attraction in the South, Millstreet Country Park offers your pupils the opportunity to see many endangered and native species of wildlife, plants and trees found in the in diverse habitats alongside herds of red deer.
In addition to learning interesting nature facts, Ireland’s facinating history and seeing one of the largest red deer farms in the South, your pupils will also have the opportunity to be children and interact through play while getting some fresh air outdoors on this beautiful 500 acre estate.

Example Programmes below ( keep in touch for 2017 itineraries ) 
With two exciting School Tour itineraries to choose from, which to fit within the scope of the curriculum and across many subject areas, there is an abundance of activities to keep your pupils entertained throughout your visit.
 

Junior Program(4-7yrs) Senior Program(8-15yrs)

Arrive Break 10 mins

   Arrive Break 10 mins
Duck Race Duck Race
Bug Hunt Pond Dipping
Lunch Time History Walk
Treasure Hunt Lunch Time
Obstacle Course Orienteering
History Walk Obstacle Course
Depart  Depart

 

Booking Information.

All courses and activities are based in Millstreet Country Park’s Educational Centre, the Robert Lloyd Praeger Laboratory,. Advanced booking is essential and we are pleased to hold provisional bookings for 10 days. Bookings must be confirmed by contacting our staff members and sending the appropriate deposit. Call 029 70810 or email info@millstreetcountrypark.com for details Due to demand book early to avoid disappointment on your preferred date.


Lunch.
The average stay in the Park is 4-5 hours and this includes time for lunch. Hot and cold food (and packed picnic lunches) is available from our Cafe & Restaurant. Just book this when booking your school tour for a small added cost. There are numerous picnic areas to enjoy a packed lunch outdoors – if the weather permits! (If not there are indoor facilities available)

Additional Information.
All School Tours commence at 10am. If you require an earlier or later time allocation please contact reception on 029 70810 or school tour co-ordinator in advance. (It is recommended that you arrive 10 minutes prior to tour commencement time.)

Location.
Millstreet Country Park is located outside Millstreet Town in North Cork. We are less than one hour from Cork City, and only 40 minutes from either Mallow or Killarney. For further information on our location or train times please click here.

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