Jane Fennessy
Thu, 18 Jul 2013
Tayto Park Adventure
Some of the crew chilling out

Tayto Park Adventure

It’s that time of year again were the IWA members go on tour. We decided to go to Tayto Park in Ashbourne, Co. Meath.


Our youth group has increased so much that we had to be split into two groups to facilitate everyone. My group went on Monday 15th July and the weather was perfect, not too hot and not too cold.


The reason we choose Tayto Park was not only because it is interesting and fun but is completely wheelchair accessible which is the most important part of an outing and can affect where you choose to go or how much you enjoy the place.


They had much more animals than I thought, from mere cats, rabbits, leopards, and we got to pet a baby goat. The scenery in Tayto Park with the plants and the waterfall were very relaxing. Even though it is a hive of activity with all the visitors the noise didn’t affect me. We found a lovely spot to have our picnic, nice open spaces that also had some lovely picnic tables.


After lunch we met the man himself Mr. Tayto and had a tour of the factory, we seen how the crisps were made by machine but there seemed to be only machinery doing the work and not many if any people in sight.


When you go into the factory you are greeted by the Mr. Tayto song and this plays the whole duration of the tour.


All in all it was a very good day and I would really recommend that if you are looking for somewhere to visit it is well worth the price even if it seems a bit extravagant at the time.