Tayto Park announces virtual school tours so 'children won't miss out' 1 year ago

Tayto Park announces virtual school tours so 'children won't miss out'

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Many things came to an abrupt end when the pandemic hit and schools closed. And even know that children are back in their classrooms, being restricted to their class bubbles and pods means that things like school tours are still not happening anytime soon.

However, to bring a bit of fun back and make sure kids are 'not missing out' Tayto Park has now announced they will be doing virtual school tours – including an all-access pass to the theme park where children can come face-to-face with tigers and leopard, and learn all about Europe’s largest wooden rollercoaster, the Cú Chulainn Coaster.


"We are delighted to be able to offer our very first virtual school tour to teachers and kids across the country and all from the safety and comfort of their very own classrooms," said Tayto Park founder, Raymond Coyle.

"School tours play a vital part of our opening season and to be able to offer a virtual package that is fun, engaging and educational will be a fantastic asset on what the park can offer in the future and will hopefully encourage families to visit the park later this year when we can re-open safely"

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The initiative will also include 16 educational short films to watch in the school classroom so children can virtually meet the team and discover what it’s like to be a zookeeper and vet at Tayto Park. they will also get up close and personal with the animals from the Tayto Park Zoo, including tigers and leopards.

School classes will have exclusive access to an exciting one-hour movie, ‘The Imperium Stone’, which was filmed at the theme park. It follows the adventures of Skipper and Skooter in an all-singing, all-dancing movie as the Tayto Park heroes try to stop Dr Rotator in his bid to take over the world.

"TheatreworX are delighted to partner up with Tayto Park on its first virtual school tour offering," said CEO Claire Tighe.

"Creating our very own virtual panto last year in partnership with The Helix, which was a huge success with families up and down the country, we know the ins and outs on how to create a fun, engaging and educational virtual school tour suitable for primary school classes of all ages, showcasing all the amazing attractions and species Tayto Park has to offer all wrapped up in one exciting virtual school tour package."?

Printable packs are also available as part of the virtual tour, including crosswords, colouring sheets, quizzes, information sheets and more.

One school will win a free virtual tour by writing a catchy poem on why they deserve to win a virtual school tour adventure for the entire school. Entries can be emailed to marketing@taytopark.ie and the closing date for entries is Friday, May 7.