To prevent the spread of COVID–19, The Toy Soldier Factory Visitor Centre is temporarily closed.
We may have closed our shop doors, but you can still shop with us online
It’s the last chance folks to see one of the world’s largest model battle scenes “The Battle of Waterloo” before it goes back to its home in Germany where it will go on public display.
The Toy Soldier Factory (Prince August) has hosted the jaw-dropping exhibition for the past 5 years, where visitors have increased dramatically due to its existence.
This huge diorama measures 26×13 feet or 8×4 meters in dimensions and contains 15,000 hand-cast and painted 25mm scale metal figures were created by Andre Rudolph, one of our mail order customers. Andre used moulds manufactured by Prince August to create this huge Diorama.
But all good things must come to an end. Visitors will only have until the end of November to see this once in a lifetime opportunity before it is dismantled and shipped back to its creator.
Admission is €3 ( children under 10 years old are free) to see one of the worlds largest model battle scene of the famous Battle of Waterloo
A visit is a Must!
If you are looking for something unusual to occupy your children this Mid-Term, you will find it just outside Macroom off the N22. The Toy Soldier Factory is only 35min drive from either Cork or Killarney, so it is not as far as you think. They run 60 – 90 min workshops in how to cast metal figures followed by an introduction into painting the figure. The workshops are suitable for children 7 + years to adult, but if you come with younger kids, the factory offers a Paint Only workshop too.
The Toy Soldier Factory has seen a huge increase in families visiting the visitor center and participating in their Make and Paint workshops. “A lot of parents want to keep their children occupied during the weekends and school holidays. They are increasingly interested and concerned with their children’s holistic health. Currently, one of the most concerning aspects of raising children is the amount of time they spend in front of screens, whether it is TV, DVD, mobile phones, computer, PlayStation, etc. Parents would prefer to see their children using their hands and their imagination just like they did, when they were small. Our Make and Paint workshops do exactly that,” says Mary Moynihan, manager of the visitor center. “From only €10 you can cast (make) a metal figurine with the help of our friendly staff then visit the creative corner, choose your colours and just start painting. This price includes all materials from casting, priming, painting and studio time. Once you are finished painting, you get to take your masterpiece home.”
“Parents are constantly praising us for setting up the Make and Paint workshops and it must be working”; says Mary , “as we get a lot of repeat visits.” It’s an enjoyable and relaxing way to spend some time with your children and at the same time giving the whole family a “digital detox”.
And don’t let the ‘toy soldier” name fool you; you can make all manner of tiny models. From soldier and castle door, fairy and fairy doors and their New fantasy “Winged WereBat” to witches and monsters.
The Make and Paint workshops run 7 days a week from 10am – 4pm daily. Special themed workshops are run during Mid-Term, Easter and summer holidays.
For further info visit their website www.toysoldierfactory.ie or contact 026 40342.
Family gift ideas that appeal to all ages and enhance family quality time.
Starting to think about your Christmas shopping? Here at Toy Soldier Factory we have decided to make it that bit easier for you. We have a wide selection of creative and imaginative gifts for all the family.
The Toy Soldier Factory is OPEN for the midterm from February 10-18 2018! Come & visit us to create special memories for early Spring 2018!
Cast & Paint your own metal miniature figure to take home after your visit. Choose from our vast range of themed moulds, create your figure, bring it to life with your own imagination & take it home to show to all your friends & family. Who knows? You may even try our New Soldier & Castle Door Workshop to cast and paint your very own SOLDIER along with the CASTLE DOOR where s/he stands ON GUARD! Create your own personally crafted officer to watch over you & protect you from bad dreams. Choose from 4 different military figures & Paint to your own tastes using our array of colors.
Book online to get an attractive 10% discount & to avoid disappointment!
Suitable for 7+ years; Paint Only workshops available for under 7 years.
Standard 40 & 60 minute workshops still running 10 am – 4 pm daily!
Check out the Toy Soldier Factory, they were awarded the 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence!
We are thrilled to receive the 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award says Lars Edman owner of the Toy Soldier Factory
We want to give a big Thank You to all of our wonderful customers who have taken the time to leave us a review!
We are humbled by your feedback, which helps us continue to improve our services immensely.
We appreciate every single one of you!.
Looking for cool kids party idea, The Toy Soldier Factory is a fun, creative and professionally-run alternative for your child’s birthday party, special event, school fun-day or corporate family event?
Save 10% when booking on-line.
How does it work?
When you arrive at the factory your party guests are greeted by our experienced and friendly staff.
The party group is given a demonstration on how to cast a figure and a little brief history of the factory.
Then each child will choose from our range of themed moulds i.e. toy soldier, cavalry, ballerina, fairy etc., with the help and supervision of one of our staff they will then individually cast their own figure.
Once the whole group has completed making their figure they are taken to the creative area to start painting their masterpiece. Once they finished painting they can take their piece home.
The creative painting area is not supervised by our staff so it’s advisable that one or more adults accompany the party guests.
Or why not join in the fun of painting with the children FREE of charge, you would be surprised adults can enjoy it even more than the children.
How long does it take?
60 minutes or more, depending on the piece you cast, the level of detail you choose to add, and the speed at which you wish to paint.
What Can I Create?
Keepsake fairies, ballerina, hearts, toy soldiers, Calvary soldiers.
Holiday ornaments – Easter, Halloween, Christmas.
Gifts for Mum, Dad, teacher, weddings, Christmas and more.
Personalised fridges magnets.
All prices include the figure, casting, paint, priming and studio time.
Leah and Elisha popped into us for our new Fairy & Fairy Door workshop.
Life sure is great for 2 Fairies and their Fairy Door homes when they have 2 human friends who loves & Believes in them!!
Give a Fairy a new home by participating in our Fairy Workshops.
Save 10% when booking on-line.