Fun Filled Memory Making Day Out For All Who Visit

Magic of Christmas 2022

Update on Santa at Birr Castle Demesne ūüéÖ

Unfortunately, we will not be running our annual Magic of Christmas event this December.

We have had so many inquiries and we know so many of you were looking forward to this event but hopefully, we will be able to bring you some other amazing events in the near future!


Forest Bathing

At Birr Castle Demesne, a fallen tree near the fernery, with sunlight coming through the branches, birdsong and flowing water sounds in the background awaits you. This is just one area in Birr Castle Demesne in which you can try your hand at the Japanese spiritual practice of shinrin-yoku or Forest Bathing, which literally means taking in the forest through our senses.

Over the past year, many of us have become aware that spending mindful time in the woods is beneficial for both the body and the soul. The practice of shinrin-yoku, literally, forest bath, is understood in Japanese culture to be a critical factor in the fight against diseases, of the mind and body, boosting the immune system, lowering blood pressure, and aiding sleep.

Visit Birr Castle Demesne today and try the practice of Forest Bathing.

Forest Bathing is included with General Admission tickets.



Guided Discovery Tour with General Admission

*Finished for the 2022 season. Tours will return in 2023.

This fascinating 60 minute guided tour focuses on the rich heritage and phenomenal achievements in science, astronomy, photography, engineering, and botany attributed to the Parsons family who have lived at Birr Castle for 400 years. After your tour enjoy free time in the 120-acre parkland and award-winning gardens with more than 4000 species of trees and plants.

Castle interiors not included. Pre-booking is highly recommended, click on the link below and choose your preferred Friday or Saturday date and the time and options will appear.  Please scroll down to your ticket option of Guided Discovery Tours.

Castle Tour with General Admission 2022

*Finished for the 2022 season. Tours will return in 2023.

Guided tours of the interior of Birr Castle will run Monday to Saturday throughout May, June, July & August, with tours running at 10:00, 11:30 & 13:00 daily.

On your tour of the castle, your guide will lead you through a number of beautiful rooms while enlightening you on the history, the family, key pieces of furniture, and the collection of treasures within the rooms.

Pre-booking is essential for castle tours, and tours are suitable for age 12 upwards.

Wild Connections Summer Camps

*Details for 2023 Wild Connections Summer Camp coming soon!*

Our fun Wild Connection camps will let your kids connect with nature in the great outdoors under the guidance of our experienced educational team.

Vintage Picnic

*Completed for 2022, keep an eye on our website for further updates!*

Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival 2022 is in its 54th year!   

Come enjoy the Big Beautiful Vintage Picnic at Birr Castle Demesne 

Lay down your picnic blankets and spread out your own vintage-style picnic. Try your hand at a game of Garden Croquet or Skittles.  A fun-filled memory-making day out for all. Includes time to explore the 120 acres of parkland and gardens, the Great Telescope, and the Treehouse Adventure Playground.