Farm Friends: Discover life on the farm with arts and crafts, live animals to pet and groom, pony rides, games and a farm tour. It’s a full day outdoors! This programme cannot be combined with another option.
NEW! Medieval Roundhouse Living Experience: We invite you to step across the Slieve Aughty hills and back in time with a visit to our authentic Medieval Roundhouse. Combining living history, biodiversity awareness, wilderness skills and natural heritage, our unique Roundhouse living experience is the only one of its kind in Ireland. Download a brochure here In assocation with Celt.
You are lost in the forest around Slieve Aughty. How are you going to survive? Depending on the size of the group and time allowed, activities include starting a fire, basic tools, foraging and cooking wild plants, advanced shelters, purifying water, and tracking wildlife. The challenge of surviving outside of our comfort zone not only gives us the skills to live in the elements, it increases our ability to adapt to new challenges, builds confidence and self-sufficiency, encourages teamwork, and prepares us to face unforeseen problems in the world.
Natural Wonders: Explore the meadows and forest trails of Slieve Aughty on a fun nature hunt. Younger children get a nature journal to complete and keep. Boots recommended as we don’t let the mud stop us – it’s part of nature!
Eco-Logic: Discover what it means to “tread lightly on the earth”. Through interactive activities, students investigate the inter-connectedness of nature and the role of humans in the environment. Determine your own carbon footprint and bring awareness to action!
Teambuilding on Foot/Horseback: Looking to bring a group of students together and build community? Our teambuilding program focuses on cooperation, communication and trust. Activities vary depending on the age and experience of the group and can include games, low ropes elements, and/or games on horseback!
Pony Trekking: For groups of 25 or less and ages 8 and up, learn the basics of pony care and go riding through the forest for 35 minutes with a guide.