The ideal venue for your school tour with special packages adapted for junior classes up to sixth.
Christmas at Wells House & Gardens
Share a magical Christmas experience in the beautiful Winter Wonderland at Wells House & Gardens this Christmas!Dec 2, 2017 - Nov 23, 2017More details
Visit the award-winning Wells House and Gardens, located just over an hour south of Dublin in the lush Co Wexford countryside.
Meander through our beautifully restored terrace gardens, find the fairies on our enchanted woodland walks, let off some steam at our adventure playground and visit our furry friends at the animal farm! We also have falconry, house tours, a craft courtyard and clay target shooting so after all the activity make sure you visit our restaurant for a tasty refuel!
Since opening in 2012 Wells House and Gardens has been adding to its charms making it the most popular tourist attraction in Wexford; voted “Best Family Day Out 2015!”
Wells House and Gardens – A Great House and Gardens, A Grand Adventure for all.
Wells House has something for all generations to enjoy and share:
- Woodland Walks: Discover hidden treasures in a verdant landscape of mature plants and trees on our two woodland walks – The Lady Frances Woodland Walk & Mogue’s Woodland Walk
- Victorian Terrace Gardens: Relax in our beautifully restored formal gardens based on the original Daniel Robertson plans of the 1830s.
- Adventure Playground: Swings, slides and climbing frames, the hardest question is where to start!
- Living Victorian House Tour: Experience real life in a Victorian Great house through the eyes of Lady Frances and the residents of Wells House
- Wells House Archery: Let the resident Archer show you how to shoot a bow at the only 3D course in Ireland.
- Mrs Stones Tea Rooms: enjoy morning coffees, light lunches and afternoons teas. For that special treat try our cupcakes or irresistible fresh scones.
Wells House Tour
Visitors to Wells House and Gardens are encouraged to take a guided tour of this magnificent building, standing for over 350 years.
Wells boasts a storied history encompassing Cromwell, Rebellions and the Famine with an emphasis on the everyday lives of not just the families who lived in the estate but also their famed architect Daniel Robertson as well as their tenants and workers giving visitors a unique insight into the life of previous generations.
We all love to play.
Wells House & Gardens installed a state of the art playground in 2012 for kids to enjoy! With swings, slides and a choice of climbing frames and ropes, where will you start?
A Picnic Area is adjacent to the playground. So come prepared or pop into our restaurant for a selection of picnic delights or enjoy a takeaway coffee while the children play!
We also have our range and 3D archery course (the first one open to the public In Ireland) available for a unique experience.
If you need a little bit of wind down time after all that running about, how about a visit to the Animal Farm and new falconry centre! Our two new Harris Hawks have recently arrived along with a Goshawk!
Our animal farm is ever growing and is now home to chickens, doves, rabbits, guinea pigs & pheasants! The Wells House and Gardens will continue to keep growing and welcome new animals over time!
Finally, you can’t leave without experiencing our woodland walk, scattered with interactive fairy doors, castles & as you enter the arboretum our fairies in trees along with a range of great wooden sculptures including a Gruffalo, racing car, fox, and many more hidden treasures like our bug hotels & trolls! Our two woodland walks are a must see on a visit to Wells!
In fact, kids love Wells House & Gardens so much they come for their birthday.
Mrs Stone’s Restaurant
When visiting Wells House and Gardens ensure you set aside some time for lunch or a treat from our on-site restaurant named after the cook from the house at the turn of the century Mrs Stone!
Our team of in-house chefs are passionate about delivering top class food as part of your visit so choose from our hearty main courses like our new Farm to Fork Beef Lasagne and our famous Seafood Chowder! At the weekend choose from our Sunday Specials prepared by our team of in-house chefs.
Lite bites are also available in the form of delicious bagels, toasted sandwiches and wraps, with a range of tasty fillings and of course, our daily homemade soup of the day served with brown bread!
For younger tums and based on feedback from our visitors we have a range of food suited for our younger visitors!
For morning delights or afternoon treats our in-house pastry chef creates the most scrumptious desserts like her flour free almond roulade, cheesecakes and of course her cupcakes, the perfect end to a visit to Wells House and Gardens
We love occasions and are always looking for a good reason to throw a party. So why not come to Wells House & Gardens to celebrate that special birthday?
We will do the organising you just need to bring the kids and enjoy the adventure.
Choose one of the following party options:
Hawk Walk Birthday Party
A unique experience for a birthday party where your group would see our majestic birds of prey in their natural environment!
Under the guidance of our resident Falconer your party would be brought on a Hawk Walk & learn interesting facts about these stunning birds on the grounds of the Wells estate.
A party lunch will then be served in the restaurant with a choice of hot food & treats for all!
Afterwards, explore the woodlands and gardens and hang out on the climbing frames, swings and slides in the adventure playground.
- Duration: 2 hours
- Cost: €23 per child (lunch included)
- Suitable for ages 8+.
Fairy Woodland Party
Party with the fairies in the enchanted woods of Wells House & Gardens!!
Dress up as a pretty fairy in a tutu and fairy wings (costume supplied by Wells House and Gardens).
Go in search of the fairies who have made the Enchanted woods in Wells House and Gardens their home.
The birthday party will go for a walk looking for the fairy doors which have recently appeared in the trees along the woodland walk and will listen to the story about the fairies and all the fun adventures they get up to every day!
A party lunch will then be served in the restaurant with a choice of hot food & treats for all! Afterwards, explore the woodlands and gardens and hang out on the climbing frames, swings and slides in the adventure playground.
- Duration: 2 hours
- Cost: €10 per child / €15 with hot lunch
- Suitable for all ages
A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood…..
Bring your birthday mice along the Gruffalo walk through the woods, (Mice costumes provided by Wells House and Gardens).
Enjoy the classic tale through storytelling and meet the all the characters and more from the Gruffalo storybook, including the fearsome Gruffalo himself!
Explore the woodlands and gardens, and hang out on the climbing frames, swings, and slides in the Adventure Playground.
Afterwards, a party lunch with a choice of hot food and treats will be served in the restaurant
- Duration: 2 hours
- Cost: €10 per child / €15 with hot lunch
- Suitable for all ages.
Build a Bear Birthday Party
Join our party host and help to build and bring home your very own cuddly friend that comes complete with wishing star and birth certificate!
Play some bear-themed games and then enjoy a hot lunch from our restaurant at Wells House and Gardens.
- Duration 2 hours
- Cost: €18 per child / €23 with hot lunch
- Suitable for aged 4+
Wells House and Gardens present their 2016 school tour options
Your school visit will be educationally focused but your students will also enjoy the fun aspects of Wells House and Gardens including our playground and woodland walk, all in the safe, secure environment of the Wells estate.
We hope you will consider us when you are planning your school calendar year.
Wells House and Gardens offer bespoke corporate packages for groups of all sizes and interests. In addition to our historical house tour, we offer traditional country pursuits like archery, falconry displays and clay pigeon shoots.