Emerald Park (Formerly Tayto Park)

Just 5 Minutes Drive From Hotel

"He had a smile and a chat for everyone including the kids. He gave us great advice for our trip to Emerald Park. Would not stay anywhere else when we return next month." - laineodonnell99 (Tripadvisor) 

When you are planning your next family break, look no further than the 4* Pillo Hotel & Spa Ashbourne and our fantastic Emerald Park packages, offering Bed & Breakfast and entrance tickets to Emerald Park.

At just five minutes’ drive away, the Pillo Hotel & Spa Ashbourne is the closest hotel to Emerald Park, Irelands only theme park, perfect for a day out for all the family!


Viking Voyage

Families can now enjoy one of Emerald Park's latest addition to its attraction with the new Viking Voyage ride. With 5 replica Viking ships, 20 life size Vikings and a Viking Village, this is an adventure not to be missed!


Cu Chulainn Rollercoaster

Emerald Park is also home to Cu Chulainn, Ireland’s first rollercoaster and Europe’s largest wooden rollercoaster with an inversion! Named after one of the great eternal warriors of Irish history, this thrilling ride is 32.5 meters at its highest point and has heart stopping drops of 29 meters. Not one for the faint hearted!


Dino Dash

Introducing Emerald Park's brand new dinosaur themed rollercoaster for kids ‘Dino Dash’, first of its kind attraction in Ireland will mark the latest addition for children.

This is a thrilling ride for budding dinosaur enthusiasts, get up close and personal with Raptors, T-Rex, Triceraptors and more! Travel back in time in a safari jeep carriage and soar to the skies before dashing under the tail and head of a Apatosaurus Dino! Sweep through the twists and turns avoiding the grasp of Raptors, but be aware of a bubbling swamp underneath waiting to explode!



Within the park, there is also has many other attractions to entertain children of all ages. Travel back in time with Emerald Park’s amazing display of animatronic ice age animals, such as their resident Mammoth, Cave Bear, Sabretooth Tiger and many more! This fantastic experience is sure to excite children of all ages.

Other attractions available at the Park include;

  • A Vortex Tunnel
  • The Pow Wow Playground
  • Eagle Sky Adventure
  • Aerial Trekking Course
  • Dinosaurs Alive!
  • Ice Valley
  • Playground
  • Junior Zone (fun rides for the little ones)



Emerald Park also offers an amazing zoo on their grounds, featuring the largest of big cats, the Amur Tiger and a growing primate collection featuring Squirrel Monkeys and Red Bellied Tamarins. Don’t forget to visit the meerkats at their enclosure, they’re always a firm favourite with families.



The Hotel

At the Pillo Hotel & Spa Ashbourne, we’re much more than just the closest hotel to Emerald Park. We’ve got lots to keep the adults happy as well as the children!

  • Onsite Swimming pool with a kids pool and hydrotherapy area
  • Sauna, Steam Room and Jacuzzi
  • A full gym
  • Children's Playroom
  • Bar & Restaurant

For more details on hotel activities, contact us on +353 (0) 1 835 0800 or you can contact us by email

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