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Tayto Park to host a special Autism Awareness Day this May

Tayto Park, Ireland’s only theme park and zoo is delighted to announce that on Sunday, May 12 a special Autism Awareness Day will take place to support and raise awareness for autism in Ireland. On the day, Tayto Park will be creating an autism friendly environment with the intention of allowing parents of children with autism and their families enjoy all the facilities and attractions available at Tayto Park.

 Small changes at Tayto Park will include no music being played throughout the park, no hand dryers will be turned on for the duration of the day and queues for the attractions will be kept to a minimum during this time. In preparation for this special day, Tayto Park has created social stories (a visual guide describing the various social interactions, situations, behaviours and skills that they may encounter on the day) which will detail all attractions open on the day and help children with autism break down each social situation into steps that can be fully understood. 

Along with Autism Awareness Day, Tayto Park revealed a special Clubs Weekend on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, where clubs across the country can enjoy a special discounted entry and unlimited attractions for just €19.50 per person.


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Whether you’re a swimming, arts and crafts, horse-riding or football club with a minimum of 30 group members, Tayto Park is encouraging club members from all four corners of the country to wear their club colours over the weekend and enjoy the ultimate club day out with their friends and peers. Clubs must pre-book and have the option of including a Special Kid’s lunch for just €4.95 per child.


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In an exciting addition, Tayto Park has announced limited edition family tickets for Tayto Park FunFest. Taking place this June (29 & 30) festival goers can now avail of limited edition family tickets choosing from a discounted family ticket of two entries (€90) to a family of six entries (€270). Tayto Park members can also avail of this limited-edition offer receiving a further reduction on family tickets to FunFest. 

The weekend festival will host 16 Irish and International music acts on the main stage across the weekend and the big top tents will host magicians, dance acts, circus performers and much more. On June 29 and 30, Tayto Park will only be open to Funfest ticket holders, tickets available at

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