Visiting Killruddery is a pledge to be outdoors. Admission to our Gardens includes the Picnic & Play areas, designated Farm roads for walking, and exclusive access to our ‘al fresco’ Tea Room – housed in a converted 19th Century ornamental octagonal dairy, As well as discounted access to our Partner activities on the day.

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 Ireland’s toughest physical and mental endurance challenge – Hell & Back. We also host outdoor adventuring such as Nordic Walking, Firefox Bushcraft Family Adventure and Mike’s Hikes.

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.

“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 your eye on our announcements for 2021 that continue to celebrate experiences in biodiversity, gardening and botanical craftmanship!”

– Lady Fionnuala Ardee

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Alive outside

Adrenaline experiences 

Alive Outside is an outdoor adventure and sports events company. Home to HELL & BACK and Ireland’s Fittest Family, Alive Outside also provide exciting outdoor activities for all ages. Get active outside in a beautiful location!

Everyone had a great time – it really was a brilliant day out & we will definitely be returning…your staff were a pleasure to deal with!” – Family



Me and the moon

Craft workshops 

Facilitated craft workshops and birthday parties, designed to stimulate curiosity, creativity and confidence. Now drop-in workshops hosted in Killruddery Studios – 10.30am – 12.30pm every Saturday (during Killruddery’s Saturday Farm Market).

“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


Nature kindergarten

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.


Squirrel's scramble

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 All Ages – 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


Nordic walking

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 or online here.

Mike's hikes

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.


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