We’re looking forward to welcoming primary schools on school tours in summer 2019.

  • Suitable for various age groups
  • One teacher per class goes free
  • Ample free coach parking on-site
  • Open parkland for lunch and snack breaks
  • On-site playground for free-play time
  • Straightforward booking process with a dedicated reservations team
  • Fun-filled and educational days out
  • All packages include a one-hour break for lunch and shopping

Malahide Castle and Gardens

Explore the 800-year-old castle with a guided tour designed especially for primary school students. See the rooms where the Lords and Ladies of Malahide have lived for hundreds of years, hear tales of battles and banquets, and learn more about the infamous Malahide Castle ghosts!

There’s plenty of fresh air to be had on our West Lawn as younger students use the fully interactive booklet to complete our fun woodland Fairy Trail, or see how many of the 20 different species of butterfly your pupils can spot in the only Butterfly House in the Republic of Ireland.

Malahide Castle Pass
Guided Castle Tour, Fairy Trail, Butterfly House – €7.50 per pupil – 4 hours

Malahide Outdoor Adventures
Fairy Trail, Butterfly House – €6 per pupil – 3.5 hours

Please note: tour times include a one hour break for lunch/snacks
If you’d like a member of the Malahide Castle team to guide your class through the Fairy Trail and Butterfly House, this is available at an additional cost of €60 per class (max. 35 students)


Add a Visit to Newbridge House and Farm

Newbridge House and Farm is tucked away on 365 acres of green parkland in Donabate, North County Dublin. Over 300 years old, the Georgian mansion is full of secrets and stories which the dedicated tour guides are waiting to share with your class.

The traditional farm – home to pigs, goats, ducks, horses, donkeys, chicks and much more – is a working farm promoting compassionate farming methods, respect for all animals and sustainable biodiversity.

Enjoy the best of both Malahide and Newbridge with this unique combo experience.

Nature Explorers
Malahide Castle Butterfly House & Newbridge Farm Experience – €8.50 per pupil – 4 hours (does not include transfer time between sites)

Please note: tour times include a one hour break for lunch/snacks


Add a Treat Kit!

We’re working with Avoca at Malahide Castle to offer special snack pack to your pupils to enjoy on their break. These will be ready-made for you to collect on the morning of your tour. If you’d like to add these to your school tour, please let our reservations team know at the time of booking.

Avoca Treat Kits
Smoothie + crisps + Avoca chocolate chip cookie – €5.50 per pupil


Book Your School Tour

For more information and book your tour, contact our dedicated reservations team on 061 711222.

Download a PDF with all our School Tour info here: Malahide and Newbridge School Tours 2019.

Please note: final numbers for all tours and treat kits must be confirmed three days in advance of the tour date. Cancellations or changes made after this point will be non-refundable. Although we will endeavour to accommodate late arrivals, this may not always be possible and we ask schools to arrive on time for their allocated slots.


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