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Halloween workshops

Wicked Halloween workshops

October 23, 2017
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Calling all zombies, phantoms, witches & mad scientists

9 DAYS OF SPOOKY FUN THIS HALLOWEEN at Ireland’s Only Toy Soldier Factory.

Every year, the Toy Soldier Factory surpasses itself and this midterm break they are offering a bigger and better 3 hour Halloween event which includes a scary movie.
Commencing on Saturday 28th October to Sunday 5th November 2017 the workshops will run in the morning from 10am to 1pm and again in the afternoon from 2 to 5pm.

Double double toil and trouble is what it’s all about! Immerse yourself and your kids into these creepy arty workshops which will leave you all shivering with fright. You’re all in for a big treat as the Factory has added 4 new Halloween figures to increase their already popular range to 8.

With this 3 hour Halloween event you can choose 2 figures from a Cackling Witch, Petrifying Pumpkin, Eerie Cat, Spooky Ghost or new for 2017 – Frankenstein Monster, Laughing Vampire, Howling Werewolf and Pirate Skull.
How does it work? Make and Paint your 1st selection and just paint the 2nd figure. Their friendly staff will teach you and your munchkins how to cast (make) the metal figure. You then visit the creative corner to pick your own colours and paint to your liking. After 90 minutes you can settle down to rest your weary bones and watch a scary Halloween film. The film is age appropriate (General).

Make sure to enter their Facebook Halloween competition for the chance to win a free family pass. Why not come dressed to kill in your spooky rags to blend into the Halloween atmosphere? This is an Event not to be missed! Book if you DARE!
Online bookings only as spaces are limited. For further information go to their website Tel: 026 40342

They are also running their normal 40 & 60 minute Make and Paint Halloween Workshops Suitable for 7+ along with Paint Only workshops for the under 6s. Price from €8.

Easter Workshops

Fabulous Easter Decorations You Can Make Yourself

March 13, 2017
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Easter is coming and with it comes warmer weather, spring colours and loads of decorations. If you are someone who enjoys making your own Easter decorations, we have a great collection of DIY decorations for you.

Running from Saturday 8th April – Sunday 23rd April 10am to 5pm 7 days a week.

We love these Easter Decorations they are so easy to Cast & Paint, really pretty and festive!

They can make beautiful Easter gifts!

You can hang them up with a ribbon or they can stand on their own!!!!

Half price workshops before 12 noon


Elf Rewards are coming soon.

My Elf Reward friend workshop

January 26, 2017
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Release date 23rd Feb 2017

Make & Paint your very own reward girl/boy Elf with our Elf reward workshops.

Directly from Elfland, our award winning Boy/Girl Reward Elf will bring fun & magic to homes & classrooms.

A reward Elf’s job is to watch, listen and more importantly reward.

The Reward Elf is a fun take on the traditional Reward Sticker Wall Chart. Children can be encouraged to collect the coins which can then be exchanged for special rewards or treats.
As children develop good behavioural habits, they earn reward coins. These reward coins can be traded in for little treats which the child writes down on the reward card, (it’s up to the parent to decide on the reward, ie It could be a trip to the playground, Sticker book etc.) The more reward coins earned the bigger the reward. Beware the elves only gives small treats.

Parent Reward pack sold separately.

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Christmas Trading Hours

December 21, 2016
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The Toy Soldier Factory will be closed for their annual Christmas holidays on Wednesday 21st Dec at 3pm and will reopen again on Tuesday 3rd January 2017 at 9am.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Nollaig Shona agus Bliain Nua faoi Mhaise

Thank you for your support over the past year and we look forward to working with you all in 2017


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Christmas Decorations

Adorable Handmade Christmas Ornaments

November 28, 2016
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Choice of Christmas decorations

Choices of Christmas decorations.

Who doesn’t love homemade Christmas decorations? At the Toy Soldier Factory we offer 13 beautiful personalised festive Christmas tree decorations for the Christmas tree. Unique Personalised Christmas Decorations make a great gift for your family, Grandparents, friends, work colleagues, teachers or even just to treat yourself.
Make it more personal by writing the person’s name and date.

How does it work?

Cast your piece, visit the creative corner, choose your colours and just start painting.
A Christmas ribbon of your choice can be attached and when completed your ornaments are ready for you to take home.
There are two workshops to choose from.

Workshop 1:

60 min Christmas tree Decoration €12.00 pp
This includes 1 Christmas Decorations of your choice.

Workshop 2:

90 min Christmas tree Decoration €19.95 pp
This includes 3 Christmas Decorations of your choice.

Opening time: 10am – 4pm Daily 7 days a week.
Shut St. Patrick’s Day & Christmas Eve to New Year.

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Lovely review of the Toy Soldier Factory

November 8, 2016
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I just wanted to thank everyone at the Toy Soldier Factory from beginning to end for the magnificent golfing chess set that is now resting resplendent in our lounge in pride of place.

The attention to detail is quite extraordinary and not a moment goes by when I don’t admire it. I am amazed and very grateful for the way each piece has been completed to the highest quality. The fact that you were able to complete this for me before we left to come home made it even more special and personal.

I can only thank you all once again and wish you well for the coming weeks leading up to the New Year. We look forward to hopefully visiting again in 2017.

Finally it was a privilege to see the Battle of Waterloo exhibit – an extraordinary piece of work and laid out so well for everyone to enjoy with information sheets to explain it all.

Children’s Halloween Workshops

October 6, 2016
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Booking fee: from €5 per workshop Ages: 6 and under
Booking fee: from €10 per workshop Ages: 7+

All Things Ghoulish….!
Saturday 29th October to Sunday 6th November / 10.00am-4.00pm
To celebrate Halloween, younger artists will get to Make & Paint a Petrifying Pumpkin, a Cackling Witch, a Erie Cat and a Spooky Ghost. We will supply all the magical supplies, and the children will learn to make these spooky Halloween decorations which are sure to scare the bravest of trick or treaters!
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!.

Now Stocking “Alphabet Jigsaw”

May 24, 2016
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“Alphabet Jigsaw”

New in at The Toy Soldier Factory are these lovely wooden jigsaws made by the Alphabet Jigsaw company.

See the image of the Map of Ireland which offers quite a challenge and really is stunning.
Colourful and fun and a great way to learn, we think these jigsaws are pretty fantastic.
Alphabet Jigsaws provide high quality, handmade, beautifully crafted jigsaws, that enhance a concept that has educated and captivated people young and old, for centuries.
Each jigsaw piece is hand-cut and hand-painted, making every Alphabet Jigsaw truly unique. Each puzzle is crafted using high quality durable materials that guarantee longer life,
meaning each jigsaw will not only provide entertainment for your children, but also your children’s children. The jigsaws are suitable for ages 2 to 10 years and are attractively presented, complete with a storage bag.
There’s a range of jigsaws to challenge children of different ages, from simple number rows numbered 1 to 10 to the more complicated puzzles.

Alphabet Jigsaws – Number Elephant

New! Adult Workshop

April 21, 2016
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The Toy Soldier Factory is the perfect place to socialise and get creative with your friends and family with our new Adult Only workshop. Take a couple of hours to yourself and find out how relaxing it is to sit and paint our new Leprechaun. As with everything we do, there’s no need to be an artist – just turn up and let your imagination run free.

Group workshop:

Looking for a new & fun team building experience? You’ll find our Make & Paint workshops a great activity to get people together. Great for leaving parties, teambuilding exercises or just an afternoon out of the office – we’ve got the perfect space to get away from it all. Our workshops can be tailored to your individual requirements.

Adult Workshop:

Think you’re not artistic? Well you are! Come along to one of our workshops and find out how easy it is to Make & Paint your very own figure, Christmas ornament, fairy, Soldier and Cavalry soldier, etc. These Make & Paint workshops are instructive and fun. What’s more you have a beautiful piece to show for it. Each workshop has a limited number of places available and so advance booking is necessary, to make a booking just go to our website or telephone us on 026 40342.

We are more than happy to arrange a workshop for you. Just tell us what you are interested in Making and Painting and we will tailor make it to suit your requirements. All abilities are welcome.

Hen Parties:

The Toy Soldier Factory is just the place for an alternative but fun-filled Hen Party!   We welcome group bookings of 8 or more. Free bottle of wine to go with you fun creative crafternoon.

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