- Face Painting, Saturday, December 29th, 2.30 to 4.30
- Arts and Crafts for Children, Saturday, January 5th, 2 to 4pm
- Enter the Tara’s Palace Quiz and be in with a chance to win a hamper of toys! All proceeds donated to Childline.
- The Tara’s Palace Bear will be at Powerscourt to meet all our visitors on December 28th and January 2nd, 3rd and 4th between 12 and 3pm.
Heritage Week at Tara’s Palace August 18th to 26th
Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton Tail are eagerly awaiting your visit to Tara’s Palace this Easter. We have a very special exhibition of Beatrix Potter soft toys and original books on display. Who is your favourite character from the Beatrix Potter stories? Come and see them all!
We also have a special Easter Quiz – Find the Easter Chicks hidden in Tara’s Palace.
Enter two Easter Competitions –
1. Guess the weight of Tara’s Easter Egg and Basket and win the Easter Egg.
2. Guess how many eggs are in the jar and win a special prize.
Our Easter collection for children’s charity is going to the Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Ireland http://www.cleft.ie/
An Exhibition of Model Cars and Fire Engines
Our very own volunteer Keith Dungan has given, on loan, his prized collection of model Fire Engines and some model cars including a Ferrari Testa Rossa and an E type Jaguar. The models are of European and American emergency vehicles made by Dinky, Corgi and Matchbox. Some are in mint condition, others have served their time in a playroom and show it! Scales vary from 1:72 to 1:43.
All of these models are now on show at the museum located on the first floor of Powerscourt House, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow.
Future exhibitions by Keith will feature:
St. Patrick’s Weekend at Tara’s Palace
School Tours at Tara’s Palace
Tara’s Palace Museum of Childhood at Powerscourt House is now taking bookings for Primary and Post Primary School tours. CALL 01 2748090 TODAY.
At Tara’s Palace children can see Ireland’s largest doll’s house, tiny works of art in miniature, a variety of other dolls houses and toys dating back 300 years. They can try our Museum Quiz and have fun in the interactive room playing with toys and/or colouring pictures. All children will receive a prize for entering the quiz. The cost per child is only €2.50 from which a donation is made to Irish children’s charities. There is no charge for supervisors.
Coach parking is available on site. There is a courtyard area for children to have their picnics. The Avoca Terrace Cafe has a large selection of food including salads, soup, sandwiches, hot meals and delicious cakes and pastries. There are plenty of open spaces for children to explore after their visit and lunch.
A visit to the Powerscourt Garden or Waterfall can be included in your visit. Call Powerscourt on 01 2046000 for bookings and prices.