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Wells House

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Explore 450 acres of enchanting woodlands & gardens, including fairy & Gruffalo walks, animal farm, playground, Mogue’s walk & much more. Stop off at the craft courtyard for a spot of shopping and to take in the quirky vibes.

Spend a day with the elegant backdrop of our 17th century Victorian House and a history dating back to the days of Cromwell and the famine. Stroll the formal gardens and arboretum, enjoy a picnic on the terrace and lawns!

At Wells House & Gardens we pride ourselves on our unique surroundings. Relax amongst 450 acres of woodlands and walks, let the little one’s Play in our playground, meet all the animals in Animal farm and Explore the arboretum, Fairy walk and Mogue’s walk. Don’t forget to say hi to the Gruffalo!!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.


The Meerkat Experience offers you a chance to get up close to our cheeky family of Meerkats. It is a great activity for the whole family to take part in.  

The experience includes:  

  • Entry to the Meerkat enclosure and introduced to all 8 family members.  
  • 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.  
  • You will also get the opportunity to get some photos before leaving the enclosure.  
  • There will be a health and safety talk before the start of the experience. 

The Exotic Animal Experience. Bring your family 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 spend 15 minutes with each species and then get a chance to take photos with the animals. You will also have the chance to ask any questions about the animals throughout your experience with a member of staff. When the experience is finished you will then get a fact file to bring home with you.

Before the experience starts there will be a health & safety talk.

Foot Golf Fridays have come to Wells House & Gardens. This new and exciting sport which blends football and golf in to one great sport and a great way to get the family together for some healthy competition and is the prefect addition to your day with us.  

Wells House gives visitors an opportunity to visit beautiful attractions, beaches and enjoy the wide selection of offerings. Whether you are age 2 or 92 Wells House and Gardens has plenty to offer from beautiful animated woodland walks for the children, playground and Animal Farm to stunning gardens and Brambles restaurant for tasty food and treats. We cater for all types of Groups that wish to enjoy the Gardens, do a House Tour and enjoy Afternoon Tea in the Manor House

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).

We offer a wide variety of packages and are able to tailor packages to suit both families, groups etc.

Wells House and Gardens is a unique destination, our House is on of the finest examples of a Tudor Gothic Manor House with Elizabethan Gardens designed by the renowned architect Daniel Robertson.

Our woodland walks are home to wooden carvings of Giant Trolls and Drayco our Dragon among many others which cannot be found elsewhere.

Our animal Farm experiences are also unique where families and children can interact with the animals.

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