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Wells House & Garden

Spend a day reconnecting with family & friends as you explore all that Wells House & Gardens has to offer!  Our 17th century Victorian Manor House and a history dating back to the days of Cromwell was remodelled by the renowned architect Daniel Robertson in the 1830s and he is also responsible for the parkland and garden landscape that are being lovingly restored by the current owners. Discover dragons, fairies, trolls and much more on our two Woodland Walks, spend time in our Adventure playground,  make friends in our animal farm, relax on our terraced gardens, and enjoy our arboretum.

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meet the Meerkats

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! 
  • Please note – 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!  

Exotic Animal Encounter

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, feed and bath 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!

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The Secret Life of Trees Wells House and Gardens

Gallivanting Tours Presents

Focusing on the Secret Life of Trees, Lorraine O’Dwyer of Gallivanting.ie invited you on a tour unlike any garden tour you’ve done before!
You’ll hear of the amazing scientific discoveries made in recent years, uncovering the Wood Wide Web, a huge underground network that allows trees to nurture and care for their families and communities.
Discover how trees talk, taste, see and even count! Meet the Mother Trees who rule the forest, and hear how they administer food and support to older or ill trees. Meet the bratty teenagers and the serious contenders too!
You’ll also find out how to connect with the trees and which ones were used by the Druids and FIlí for magic, ritual and more!
This promises to be a fascinating walk, and one that finishes with a lovely hearty bowl of soup in Brambles Cafe and gives you the rest of the day to explore the remainder of the gardens of even the house itself!   

House Tour

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 when you will be brought back in to experience what life was like in an estate house like Wells for both the owners and servants. 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.  Uncover the 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 of Wells House & Gardens.

House tours resume for weekends at Wells House & Gardens at 1pm, 2pm, & 3pm on Saturdays & Sundays.  

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.  We ask that you book your ticket on arrival at Wells House & Gardens in our Visitor Centre  

Tickets 

  • €8 per adult 
  • €6 Concessions (Actively Retired/Students) 
  • €4 per child over 2  
  • €18 family (2 adults, 3 kids) 
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Clay Target Shooting / Air Rifle Shooting

Try your hand at this popular country sport in the grounds to the Wells estate!  Every Saturday you can take the chance to enjoy some target practice with our fully experienced instructors. It is the ultimate challenge in precision and concentration. Set over four levels of difficulty, this will really bring out the Marksman in you!

Ticket Prices:  

  • €40.00 for 20 clays  
  • Double shots: €60.00 for 40 clays  
  • Air rifle:  €35.00 for 50 shots  
  • Combo Package: €70.00 for 20 clays and 25 shots 

To book please call Wells on 053 9186737 or email info@wellshouse.ie

Afternoon Tea

Experience a unique and memorable afternoon tea in the elegant setting of Wells House overlooking the stunning terrace gardens served by your Victorian Maid!

Take time and indulge in finger sandwiches, fresh home-baked scones, luscious cream cakes and delectable treats served on vintage china. This is the ideal opportunity to catch up with family & friends while enjoying old-world hospitality.

€28 per person or €33 per person to include house tour (minimum party of 8 is required).

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Wells House & Gardens are now taking bookings for our exciting  2021 School Tours Packages.

School Tours 2021

We are currently developing beautiful new walks through the Magic Woods of Wells House & Gardens, which children and teachers can enjoy on their visit. Our Adventure Playground is perfect for letting the kids work off some energy before getting back on the bus. All our packages offer free playtime for all.

This International Dawn Chorus Day, we invite you to experience our own magical ‘Dawn Chorus’ with exclusive early morning access to Well House & Gardens and Woodland Walks.

Dawn Chorus Morning

Lose yourself in Spring’s joyful morning song and enjoy the beautiful Sunrise at 05.51am, listening to a backdrop of birdsong whilst watching the day awaken in the enchanting gardens and woodlands.

Relax, unwind and enjoy your retirement with the help of Wells House & Gardens.

Active Retirement

Spend an afternoon in the dining room of the house itself and then take a step back in time with a guided house tour, bringing you back to a time when the magnificent ground floor and bedrooms witnessed the stories of Cromwell, Rebellions and the Famine.