Tayto Park, Ireland’s only theme park and zoo located in Ashbourne Co. Meath, has announced plans to open Ireland’s first ever flight school for kids, ‘Flight School’. The exciting new attraction will mark the latest addition for children in the theme park which is now open for the season.

Tayto Park Flight School for Kids. Pictured are Brooke Foy (aged six from Inchicore) and Oliver Morley (aged six from Baldoyle)

The state-of-the-art 13.1 metre high attraction is currently under construction at Tayto Park, and will be completed and open to the public mid-May. The new airport themed ride, designed in Germany, is a gently paced but exciting ride for youngsters, reaching up to speeds of 46Kph. The 281 metre long track will accommodate 10 carriages carrying 20 people at a time and is set to give young pilots a real experience of what it is like to take to the skies! On arrival back to the flight terminal, flyers will also have the option to leave with their very own Tayto Park pilot driving licence*!

Speaking at the launch, Founder of Tayto Park, Raymond Coyle said, “Here at Tayto Park we’re always looking for innovative and creative ways to enhance the experience for families at our theme park and zoo. Flight School will be the first of its kind in Ireland and is bound to be very popular among our younger visitors this season enhancing the overall family fun experience at Tayto Park’.

This year, visitors to Tayto Park can return to the theme park and zoo with their previously purchased entry tickets and receive 25% off their second visit.

Tayto Park Flight School for Kids

In a new addition, Tayto Park announced that Irish TV and radio presenter and mum of three, Lucy Kennedy will be the official MC for the inaugural ‘Funfest’ Family Festival at Tayto Park which takes place this June (29th & 30th). The weekend festival will host 16 Irish and International music acts on the main stage across the weekend and the big top tents will host magicians, dance acts, circus performers and much more.  Tickets are priced at €55 per day and this includes entry to the park, wristbands for all attractions (as many times as you want) plus entry to Funfest. On 29th & 30th June, Tayto Park will only be open to Funfest ticket holders, tickets available at www.taytopark.ie.

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FIRST EVER VISIT TO TAYTO PARK!! 10/10 – fantastic day! 😄 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ @taytopark Located in Ashbourne, Co. Meath and just 30 minutes from Dublin and 1hours 30 from Belfast and is Ireland’s only theme park and zoo, #TaytoPark. With over 100 attractions to experience and enjoy, there is something for everyone; young, old and in between. For the thrill seekers, the Cu Chulainn, Ireland’s first rollercoaster and Europe’s first wooden rollercoaster with an inversion, is sure to get your adrenaline flowing. . But that’s not all, there are a huge variety of attractions, 100+ in total. Challenge yourself high in the sky on the Extreme Climbing Walls or Sky Walk, let the kids explore our Playground, Steam Train Express or our Mini Ferris Wheel or take the Tayto Factory Tour, free with entry, and find out the history behind #Tayto. . And for those who don’t need an increased heart rate to have a good time, enjoy a laid-back stroll through our zoo, where you can interact with the exceptional animal collection, from the mischievous meerkats to the largest of the big cats, the amur tiger. . #dublin #ireland #family

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