Primary School Tours

Fun-filled days out for primary schools

"The children had a great day." - Carmel, Dublin Principal

"One of our SNAs said it was the best tour she had been on in her 21 years going on school tours." - Lorna, Dublin Teacher

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 lived for hundreds of years, hear tales of battles and banquets and learn more about the infamous Malahide Castle ghosts!

Then continue the fun outdoors. Younger students can get caught up in the magic of our fun woodland Fairy Trail while nature-loving students will adore the Butterfly House. It’s the only one in the Republic of Ireland and it’s right here in our Walled Garden. Watch the colourful creatures flutter their wings and see how many of the 20 different species your students can pick out.

Engaging for a wide variety of age groups, our school tours include:

  • Free entry for teachers per class
  • ​Ample free coach parking on-site
  • Lunch and snack breaks on open parkland
  • Free-play time at the on-site playground
  • One-hour lunch break
  • Straightforward bookings with our dedicated reservations team

Add Newbridge House and Farm

Just 15 minutes by coach from Malahide, the working farm at Newbridge is an ideal extra destination on your school tour.

Packages 2019-20

Malahide Tour & Gardens (4 hours)
Guided Castle Tour, access to the Fairy Trail, Walled Garden and Butterfly House
Cost per pupil: €7.50
Garden Access Only (3.5 hours)
Access to the Fairy Trail, Walled Garden and Butterfly House
Cost per pupil: €6

ADD ON Outdoor Tour Guide
Book a Malahide Castle team member to guide you through the Fairy Trail and Butterfly House
Cost per class: €60 (max. 35 students per guide)

All tour times include an hour-long break for lunch and snacks.

Book Your School Tour

For all the information on our school tours, download this PDF or get in touch with the dedicated Shannon Heritage Reservations Team on 061 711 222.

If you are interested in tailoring a tour for your class, get in touch! We're always happy to work with schools to create a tour that works best for you.
Please note: final numbers for all tours 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.