New arrivals at Tayto Park

Now firmly established as one of Ireland’s favourite family days out, New Arrivals at Tayto Park on keeps you up to date on what’s happening at this superb Meath visitor attraction

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March 2015


Dinosaurs may be extinct from the face of the planet but they will be alive and well in Tayto Park this Summer! Set to delight people of all ages with a unique and fun learning experience, visitors will be thrilled, terrified and intrigued discovering more about the Mesozoic era and the ‘age of dinosaurs’ in a breath taking exhibition of all things tail thrashing, roaring and clawing in Tayto Park. This life-like animatronic dinosaur spectacular will feature the mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex, Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus, Dilophosaurous, Baryonyx and more. Featuring giant dinosaur creations and thunderous sound effects to boot!

Tayto Park opens it’s doors on Thursday, 26th March for it’s fifth season and in addition to the ‘Dinosaur’s Alive’ enclosure, 2015 will see the arrival of seven new heart-racing attractions.  Taking its cue from world-renowned theme parks, the ‘Air Race’ will set hearts pounding and eyes bulging from March onwards. The Tayto Park ‘Air Race’ is the perfect way for adrenaline junkies to ease their way in to the park clocking up some pulse racing speeds. Next up is the ‘Rotator’, an incredible high speed spinning sensation that is sure to set you back a step or two when attempting to keep a steady stride afterwards. With only four in existence worldwide, this is a one-of-a-kind theme park hotspot for Ireland and the UK. The thrills and spills for little ones continue with the ‘Sky Tower’, a 10 meter vertical climb that will have little ones feeling like they are on top of the world.

Other new attractions include a three carriage road train that will transport visitors from one end of the park to the other, asteam train track ride which will operate on a traditional track around Tayto Park and the only 5D cinema in Ireland, screening five and ten minute movies, depending on how much time you have to spare! There will also be a child friendly ‘Honey-Pot Roundabout’ for little ones enjoy in Tayto Park.



Summer is here and it’s not just the flowers that are blooming! Tayto Park has recently welcomed the arrival of not one but two new sets of newborns to the Tayto Park family. 3 Eurasian Lynx kittens, born mid-May and 7 Corsac Fox cubs are happily getting used to their new home which also houses a large variety of rare and endangered species for Tayto Park visitors to see. Meerkat pups are due to be born soon and will be adding to the large Meerkat family, one of the most popular animal attractions at Tayto Park, who are now housed in a new glass enclosure.

The Corsc Foxes (native throughout central Asia) arrived to Tayto Park in 2011 and this is the first time they have been bred since their arrival. With the addition of 7 cubs, the Corsac Fox troop now numbers 10.

The Eurasian Lynx parents (native Western Europe and throughout central Asia) came to their new home in Tayto Park last summer and 3 kittens were born to this breeding pair on the 13th May. According to Head Keeper at Tayto Park, Lee Donoghue, the first time mum is doing a great job and settling in well to her new role. These are the only Eurasian Lynx in Ireland.

Ray Coyle, founder of Tayto Park said “We are thrilled to welcome our newest additions to Tayto Park. We pride ourselves in our ongoing conservation efforts and these new arrivals are a testament to the efforts of head keeper Lee Donoghue and his team. Everyone who comes to Tayto Park this summer will have even more to see and do as we have added new attractions to the park”.

new arrivals at tayto park

Tayto Park is set on 55 acres in the heart of Co. Meath and has a variety of attractions from the largest 4-line zipline in Europe to a wide selection of animals. Tayto Park also hosts a variety of restaurants, shops and playgrounds to suit children of all ages.

For more information on the full range of attractions at Tayto Park and for admissions, see or call 01 8351999.

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