What to do around Birr

Lough Boora Discovery Park


Something for everyone


Round up the kids and spend the day outdoors exploring Lough Boora’s walking and cycling routes. Wander our paths together, as you discover the park’s sculptures and natural treasures.


Our local Lough Boora experts provide guided tours to suit your school’s curriculum and your group’s ages and abilities. Tours run from April through to October and focus on the park’s species, natural amenities and range of activities.

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Organise an outing and book a guided tour for your club or special interest group at Lough Boora Discovery Park. With 50km of trails, bike hire facilities, angling lakes, bird hides and a dedicated Sculpture Park, there is sure to be something to suit all age groups and interests!

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Travelling from overseas? Whether you’re passing through or planning a trip to visit County Offaly’s tourist attractions, incorporate a stopover at Lough Boora as part of your trip and encounter Ireland’s great outdoors.

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Lough Boora Discovery Park is a place for all ages and abilities to experience our diverse amenities, activities, natural flora and wildlife species in a safe and inclusive environment. From accessible bird hides to a dedicated angling lake at Loch an Dochais, the park is committed to providing access for all.

Tearaways Pet Farm

petfarmTearaways pet Farm and Acitivity Centre consists of a 2 level adventure play area, with a 4 lane wave slide, 2 tunnel slides, crawling tunnels, cargo nets, ball pits and a separate toddler area for the little ones.

The outdoor facilities include the Pet Farm, outdoor playground, sports area and go-cart track . There are lots of friendly animals to see including our goats, pigs, ponies, emu, sheep, calves and our Scottish Highlander.

Also a coffee shop for you to relax in whilst your kids play and have fun. There is plenty of comfortable seating in the viewing area. You can purchases various hot and cold food and drinks including tea, coffee, latte, cappuccino, minerals, juice, sandwiches, muffins, scones, hot food, chocolate, sweets and crisps.

Tearaways have baby changing facilities, wheelchair access and disabled parking.