Hands on Experience!
Educationally Stimulating! Great Craic!
The Toy Soldier Factory offers school tours that combine fun and education with a difference all in one location! Europe’s only Toy Soldier Factory is situation half way between Killarney town and Cork City on the main N22 road only a short distance from Macroom town.
Our tours give a first hand learning experience of how an old factory works and has many educational benefits.
Science: learn to understand about melting and shaping metals.
History: make history more interesting and fun by visiting the famous Battle of Waterloo exhibit! Did you know that over 30% of soldiers that fought in this battle were Irish? To find out more about the exhibit click this link: http://toysoldierfactory.ie/battle-of-waterloo-exhibit/
• Teachers go free.
• Curriculum appropriate, tailor made for specific age groups and education levels
• Tours tailored to suit your itinerary.
• Toilet facilities.
• Gift shop.
• Sweet/coffee corner.
• Free bus parking.
- Picnic tables on grounds available for lunchtime!
Free cup of coffee/tea for bus driver while he waits.
The factory produces hundreds of different black rubber moulds that allow you to cast your own model soldiers, chess sets, animals and other figurines in metal as many times as you wish.
There’s no fake machinery or actors – it’s a REAL working factory, with REAL workers and REAL processes. Our tours give a first hand learning experience that includes visual and tactile methods. A student is asked to take part in each of the manufacturing processes, vulcanizing, metal spin casting, moulding, blister packing and labelling the Toy Soldier figurines.
A visit to our factory has many benefits to the educational process and can fit into your curriculum in many subjects.
Minimum of 12 Students