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 has situated halfway 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 melting and shaping metals.
- 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 the grounds available for lunchtime!
Free cup of coffee/tea for the bus driver while he waits.
See our Facebook images of what our customers have created.
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, including 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