MEET OUR PARTNERS
ALL OUR PARTNER ACTIVITIES AT KILLRUDDERY SHARE THE SAME LOVE OF THE OUTDOORS.
Enjoy the wide range of adrenaline experiences for all ages including Squirrel’s Scramble Tree Adventure Park and the Alive Outside Activity Centre - home to HELL & BACK and Ireland's Fittest Family TV show. We also host outdoor adventuring such as Nordic Walking, Firefox Bushcraft Family Adventure and Mike’s Hikes, while Cristiona Aston offers fitness + health coaching from our Stable Studio.
We are delighted to collaborate with Me And The Moon to run process-led art workshops throughout the year, including Kids & Toddler Workshops, Art Camps, Parties and Special Events.
Nature Kindergarten, an outdoor pre-school at Killruddery, has become a special learning environment where children can immerse themselves in nature and learn through it.
Killruddery Members receive special discounts on our Partner Activities! Find out more about how to become a Member here.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES!
Home to HELL & BACK and Ireland’s Fittest Family TV show, Alive Outside is Ireland's premier outdoor activity centre, offering a
unique range of fun team building activities, suitable for all ages and fitness abilities. So whether you are a corporate, school, sports team or parent looking for a great day out, get Alive Outside today!
“Everyone had a great time – it really was a brilliant day out and we will definitely be returning… your staff were a pleasure to deal with!” – The Doyle family
ME AND THE MOON
As Killruddery’s Creative Partner, Me and The Moon facilitate weekly workshops, birthday parties, camps and events.
2023 marks the eighth year of running Process Art workshops at Killruddery, designed to stimulate children’s curiosity, creativity and confidence.
Me and The Moon has two studio locations at Killruddery; The Stable Studio (beside The Grain Store) and The Fruit Room Studio (within the Gardens). With options for toddlers to teens, check out Me and The Moon’s full schedule at meandthemoon.ie.
“Me and The Moon is fantastic. My daughter adores her classes and the camps. She learns so many new techniques and comes home with such super works of art. Can’t recommend them highly enough.”
— Sarah, mum
TREE ADVENTURE PARK
Thrill-seek through the trees with the team at Squirrel’s Scramble. ON OFFER: treetop adventure day trips, school trips, corporate events and birthday parties + ProActive Kids summer camps: open March to November (weekends, bank holidays and all school holidays 10am – 6pm): For ages of 5 years and up – in natural forest with more than 50 different challenges on 5 different levels (1.5m to 8m).
“I’ve never done anything like this before, but it was one of the most fun things I have done in my life!” – Rachel DH
CRISTÍONA ASTON HEALTH
MOVEMENT – WELLNESS – LIFESTYLE
A personal trainer since 2016, Certified Health Coach with a Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition, Cristíona Aston uses the Stable Studio and beautiful surroundings of Killruddery as a space to build purposeful movement for a vitalised life through fitness + health coaching.
Try personal training for a fully tailored session to your needs or if you prefer working out with others then eight group classes are available throughout the week. Cristíona also offers health coaching which helps establish habits and routines that will support your health, nutrition and general wellness goals. Those
interested in honing a holistic view to health and wellness can visit www.cristionaaston.com
for more information, or click here for a complimentary consultation.
PRE-SCHOOL WITHOUT WALLS
The Park Academy’s Nature Kindergarten is nestled in a small forest on the estate and provides a “unique classroom where the walls change colour every day and the ceiling is a kaleidoscope of hues of blues, whites and greys.” Modelled on forest school principles, “children explore their environment as well as their own capabilities”.
“Being able to “risk-assess” is another vital skill which…will help children not just to be ‘school-ready but life-ready’. Our children develop skills such as confidence, self-esteem, a love of learning and a ‘can do’ approach to life.” – Sarah Quinn, Education Coordinator, Park Academy Childcare.
ACROSS THE ESTATE
Group classes take place in Killruddery’s fields and woods. Open parkland is the ideal surface for learning the technique. Dairine is a qualified Nordic Walking Instructor (International Nordic Walking Association) and a keen hill walker. Classes are held at the weekends and during the week by arrangement. Please contact Dairine at 086 1936861 or firstname.lastname@example.org or online here.
ACROSS THE ESTATE
Get to know the tracks, trails, and vistas of this beautiful estate, while enjoying an introduction to hiking. This is a once-a-month event – the day may vary. Reserve your place here.
"Our programme features the best in our partner activities as well as an eclectic line-up that explores our own interest and investment in the great outdoors - keep an eye on our announcements for 2023 that continue to celebrate experiences in biodiversity, gardening and botanical craftsmanship!"
Killruddery is located in The Garden of Ireland, south of Bray, off the N11 and only 40 minutes from Dublin Airport. Click here for a Google link.
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GARDENS OPEN (CLOSED MONDAYS EXCEPT BANK HOLIDAYS)
APRIL & OCTOBER: Tuesday to Sunday : 09.30 – 17.00 (last entry 16.00)
MAY – SEPTEMBER: Tuesday to Sunday : 09.30 – 18.00 (last entry 17.00)
Closed Mondays for essential maintenance (With the exception of Bank Holiday Mondays)
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