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New Huge Workshop Area

June 24, 2020
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We are now taking bookings for our new “We Make It & You Paint It” workshops!

From 29th June you will be able to book your very own table in our New huge workshop area.  This will give you peace and mind knowing you and your family are safe. 

Please note! Due to government guidelines with social distancing, there will be limited places available.

Pre-booking is essential due to Contact Tracing. Contact tracing identifies people who were in close contact with someone who has coronavirus.
It is done to try to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the community

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Reopening June 8th. Learn all about the Battle of Waterloo.

Last Chance to see this historical Exhibition before it leaves our Irish shores!

June 15, 2020
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It’s your last chance to see the “Battle of Waterloo” exhibition before it gets dismantled on 22nd June for its venture back to its creator in Germany.
A stone thrown from the N22 on the Cork to Killarney road The Toy Soldier Factory has hosted the huge diorama since mid-2015, that has 15,000 hand-cast and hand-painted 25mm scale metal miniatures that replay key moments during the epic Battle of Waterloo in 1815.
This was a battle between three military legends of their time, Napoleon Bonaparte, the French Emperor and the allied leaders, Arthur Wellesley, also known as the British Duke of Wellington and the Prussian Field Marshal, Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher. The display room is packed with information on the event and how it ties with Ireland, as there was a surprising percentage of Irish present, from the Duke himself to three of his top generals all the way to a sizable percentage of his British regiments where up to 40% consisted of Irish recruits.
This incredible setting and all the stories told by thousands of survivors and veterans of that faithful day inspired André Rudolph, a long-time customer of the Cork-based Toy Soldier Factory, to use their ‘Prince August’ Napoleonic rubber moulds to hand-cast 15,000 soldiers, to represent the much larger amount of soldiers present during that historic event. The battle scene has sparked up a huge interest in modelling. The visitor centre has seen a huge increase in visitors and bookings for their adult & children’s Make & Paint workshops, which have become a roaring success.
Over eight long years André painstakingly researched and recreated the diorama showing the centre of the battlefield including the stone-walled farmhouse, La Haye Sainte, that served as a defensive bastion for the British Allied forces, which consisted of Dutch, Belgium and German allies as well as English, Irish, Welsh and Scottish troops. A fitting tribute to a battle that helped decide the faith of Europe. Military enthusiasts, who have visited the actual Waterloo, have complimented us on just how accurate the exhibit is.
Admission is only 4 Euro per person (children 10 or younger go free). Watch an introduction to the battle on a giant video screen.
Opening hours from 9 am – 5 pm Monday to Friday. Visit for more information or Tel: 026 404342

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We’re Open!

June 10, 2020
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We’ve missed you! We are delighted to welcome you back through our door.
Your visitor experience with us in-store will be a little different to ensure the health and safely of our team and customers.
Present Opening hours 10 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday.
Contact us on 026 40342

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Tripadvisor Excellence Award 2016


May 30, 2016
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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!.

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Have your Birthday Party with us!

April 7, 2016
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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?

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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.

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Fairy & Fairy Door Workshop.

March 1, 2016
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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.

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