Ireland’s first “flight school for children” takes off at Tayto Park

Brooke Foy and Oliver Morley, both aged six, pose to help launch the new Flight School at Tayto Park
Brooke Foy and Oliver Morley, both aged six, pose to help launch the new Flight School at Tayto Park

Tayto Park, the ever-growing family theme park and zoo in Co. Meath, has announced its latest innovation. Flight School is an attraction giving young visitors the experience of taking to the skies like a real pilot.

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Today, Tayto Park, Ireland’s only theme park and zoo located in Ashbourne Co. Meath, announced plans to open Ireland’s first ever “flight school for kids”. The exciting new attraction will mark the latest addition for children in the theme park which is now open for the 2019 season.

Flight School is a state-of-the-art 13.1 metre high attraction currently under construction at Tayto Park.  It is set to be completed and open to the public by mid-May. The new airport themed ride is a gently paced but exciting ride for youngsters, reaching up to speeds of 46Kph on a 281 metre long track. It will accommodate 10 carriages carrying 20 people at a time, giving young pilots a real experience of what it is like to take to the skies.

Tayto Park Funfest poster

Tayto Park Funfest takes place this 29 and 30 June. Click image for more details

Raymond Coyle, Tayto Park’s founder, said that Tayto Park is always looking for ways to enhance the experience for all visitors. “Flight School will be the first of its kind in Ireland,” Coyle said, “and is bound to be very popular among our younger visitors this season enhancing the overall family fun experience at Tayto Park.”

This year, visitors to Tayto Park can return to the theme park and zoo with their previously purchased entry tickets and receive 25% off their second visit.

Meanwhile,  Tayto Park has also announced that broadcaster Lucy Kennedy will be the official MC for the inaugural ‘Funfest’ Family Festival at Tayto Park which takes place this June 29 and 30. The weekend festival will host a range of Irish and International music acts across the weekend, alongside magicians, dance acts, circus performers and much more. Tickets are priced at €55 per day and this includes entry to the park, wristbands for all attractions (as many times as you want) plus entry to Funfest. To learn more, visit www.taytopark.ie.

 

 

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