Exotic Animal Encounter – Weekends Only

Step back in time and meet our prehistoric gentle giants. This experience is one of a kind and the closest you will ever come to racoons. Your family will have the chance to get up close and meet our mischievous racoons, Bonnie and Rocket, then spend some time with Crush and Squirt our super cute Tortoises.

During the Exotic animal encounter, you will learn about how the animals are looked after here in Wells, along with how to care for them!
You will get the chance to meet and feed our giant tortoise and share a biccy with our cheeky racoons.
There is lots to learn and time for asking questions about both species, and of course the obligatory selfie or family pic to keep this special memory forever.

Before the experience starts there will be a health & safety talk and be sure to wear the appropriate clothing as per our ticket details!

Meet The Meerkats – Weekends Only

Come meet our meerkat mob at Wells House and Gardens for an unforgettable and fun experience for all the family!
Would you like to hang out with these curious creatures while they scamper around your feet?

You will give them some of their favourite tasty treats and play with them with their favourite toys.
You will learn some fun facts and get the chance to ask any questions with the member of staff.
Don’t forget their favourite activity – posing for selfies on your lap while eating tasty treats!
There will be a health and safety talk before the start of the experience and please be sure to wear the appropriate clothing as per our ticket details!

Please note this is an additional activity to be enjoyed as part of your visit to Wells House and Gardens and gate entry is note included

House Tour – Weekends Only

Discover the 400-year-old history of our 17th Century House by taking a guided tour of the house. Our living house tour and expert guide hosts the tour in Victorian dress. Hear the stories of the house from Cromwell, Rebellions and the Famine and to the transformation of the house in the 1830s to the structure you see today with the magnificent ground floor and bedrooms.  Learn of everyday lives of the wealthy and powerful families who lived in the estate and their famed architect Daniel Robertson.  The tour promises to give you a unique insight into the lives of previous generations all the way up until the current owners.

House tours resume for weekends at Wells House & Gardens at 1pm, 2pm, & 3pm on Saturdays & Sundays.  To avail of our online package options for gate entry and a house tour please click here 

Due to COVID 19 restrictions and for the safety of our Visitors and Tour Guides, only a limited number of tickets will be available per tour.

Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Today's the day the Teddy Bear's return to Wells House and Gardens! After a long break away we are delighted to welcome back our Teddy Bear's Picnic! We ask you to bring your favourite cuddly friends and join us for some fun as we welcome the start of summer!

Sunday 4th June Fairytale Adventures & Train Rides

Our Arboretum will welcome some of your little one's favourite characters Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz to the old man who bumped his head and Three Blind Mice to meet and greet our young visitors and to add to the fun there's also a train ride to enjoy!

Make a magical wish with our fairy godmother and enjoy train rides to finish your adventure!

Classic Car Show

When planning our 2023 diary we were so excited to see the return of our Classic Car Show & what better date to plan it than Father’s Day on Sunday 18th June?

In conjunction with Gorey Motor Club we have a super day planned and are looking forward to seeing so many cars both Vintage & Classic on our roundabout with plenty of family friendly entertainment and activities too!
If you have any queries please contact the team at info@wellshouse.ie

The Saint Bernard Club Returns to Wells

We are delighted to welcome back the Saint Bernard Club of Ireland Championship Show to the grounds of Wells House & Gardens on Sunday 2nd July! If you are a dog lover then this is the perfect day out for you where you get to meet these beautiful dogs from puppies to golden oldies and chat with the owners to gain some tips and information on the breed!

If you have any queries please contact the team at info@wellshouse.ie

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