Emerald Park is Ireland’s only theme park and zoo, and if you’re looking for a hotel near Emerald Park, Maldron Hotel Newlands Cross is within driving distance. Located in Ashbourne, Co. Meath, Emerald Park has something for the whole family to enjoy, with thrill-seeking attractions, a junior area, playgrounds, shoes and entertainment plus a fantastic zoo which is home to over 250 animals! There is so much to do and see in Emerald Park for all ages! Here are some of our favourite attractions;
Cú Chulainn Rollercoaster
For all thrill-seekers, the Cú Chulainn coaster is sure to get your adrenaline flowing. As Ireland’s first rollercoaster, it is a simply unmissable attraction when you visit Emerald Park. Or why not take on The Rotator? Spin higher and higher until you reach epic views of Emerald Park – definitely not for the faint-hearted.
The park also offers an accredited zoo which is home to over 250 incredible animals. Stop by some of the many zoo experiences on offer, including the wonderful World of Raptors display, a 30-minute dynamic aerial display with some of the world’s most impressive birds; Lemur Woods where you can walk amongst a troop of incredible ring-tailed lemurs; a Petting Farm to meet and interact with lovable farmyards friends; and Zoo Talks, where you can discover fantastic facts about your favourite animals.
Other attractions in Emerald Park
One of the latest additions to Emerald Park is a dinosaur themed coaster for youngsters, reaching speeds of up to 50km and travelling up to a height of 11.7m. Another favourite is the Emerald Park water flume ride. Families can expect to feel the splash on the Viking Voyage! There is so much more to discover in Emerald Park, including epic attractions, fantastic shows and entertainment, and mouth-watering food.
With so many things to see and do, Emerald Park is the perfect place to spend a few hours or combine this with a picnic and you have the perfect family day out. That being said, you may want to book a hotel near Emerald park for some much needed rest after a day of thrill seeking!