Primary School Modules


The Phoenix Park Visitor Centre is delighted to host new fun and educational free Primary School Modules from 10am - 12pm, on allocated dates, incorporating practical outdoor/indoor activities and arts and crafts.  The Visitor Centre and environs can make an important contribution to the school curriculum for your school through our free 2 hour modules which are based at the visitor centre and delivered by OPW guides.  These modules put together by both Eco Unesco and the OPW, will include a short indoor and a practical outdoor activity, weather depending.  The introduction and warm up activity will take place in the Audio Visual Room.  Children should bring along a drink and a snack for the break which can be taken outdoors. 

Module 1. History and Heritage:

Step back in time with a visit to medieval Ashtown Castle and make/decorate and bring home your own crown and sword.  Become a king or queen for the day and find out what life was like in medieval times.

Module 2. Deer:

Discover the animals that live in the park, badgers, bats, squirrels and much more included. Make your own set of antlers/deer scrapbook and find out how to track and identify deer.

Module 3. Trees - what would we do without them!

Take home your own tree picture/scrapbook from bark and leaf rubbings collected during a tree walk.  Identify exotic and native tree species in the arboretum beside the Visitor Centre and find out how important trees are to us. 

Contact the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre for more information. Ph. + 353 1 677 0095.

A Resource Pack on Trees for Primary Schools is available to download here courtesy of the Tree Council of Ireland

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