Emerald Park (Formerly Tayto Park)
Just 5 Minutes Drive From Hotel
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!
Escape to Ireland’s only theme park & zoo located in the heart of the nation’s ancient east, Co. Meath.
At Emerald Park there is something for the whole family to enjoy, with thrill-seeking attractions, a junior area, playgrounds, shows and entertainment plus a fantastic zoo which is home to over 250 animals!
Take a ride on the wild side; meet some big cats, tigers, leopards, or visit a free-flying birds of prey show. For that adrenaline rush take a spin on the legendary Cú Chulainn Coaster or for those young adventurers why not explore the playgrounds, jump on a train ride, and have rawr-some adventure on Dino Dash. Get ready to have some fun and treasure memories for years to come with the ultimate fun-filled day out at Emerald Park!
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A new world has come to Emerald Park in 2024. Embark into the otherworld of full of mythical adventure,where nothing is quite as it seems. Discover ancient ruins, secret passages, and treasure troves around every corner.
CÚ CHULAINN ROLLERCOASTER
Emerald Park is home to Cú Chulainn, Ireland’s first rollercoaster and Europe’s longest wooden rollercoaster with an inversion! Named after one of the great eternal warriors of Irish mythology, there is an 18m drop at the peak of the coaster and it is a free fall gravity ride from that point onwards. Not one for the faint hearted!
Set sail on a voyage to remember with Viking Voyage at Emerald Park! Get ready to embark on an epic nautical journey around the coast of ancient Ireland but be warned, you will get wet!
Are you ready for an out-of-this world dinosaur adventure with T-rexes, triceratops and more? You’ll have the time of your life on Emerald Park’s newest rollercoaster for kids.
Budding dinosaurs will get to 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. This fantastic experience is sure to excite children of all ages.
Other attractions available at the Park include;
- Air Race
- Flight School
- Power Surge
- Extreme Climbing Wall
- The Pow Wow 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.
At the Pillo Hotel & Spa Ashbourne, we’re much more than just the closest hotel to Emerald Park formerly Tayto 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
- Sensory Playroom
- Bar & Restaurant
- Family entertainment July & August & also Easter & Halloween mid term.
For more details on hotel activities, contact us on +353 (0) 1 835 0800 or you can contact us by email