Schools

We’ve replaced all our old packages with exciting, better value options. The new packages are designed to provide schools with our best ever options for fun and safe day trips filled with outdoor adventure activities across Land, Sea and Sky.

School trips with Carlingford Adventure Centre are the most memorable, as we pride ourselves on offering the largest choice of LAND, SEA and SKY activities for all schools in Ireland all delivered by our team of experienced, qualified & fun-loving instructors. Therefore you’ll be amazed at the variety of outdoor activities that we can offer and fantastic indoor facilities! In addition, our in-house chefs prepare homemade meals daily for school trips/school tours and can cater for any food allergies.

“We’ve been bringing our students back to Carlingford Adventure Centre and Skypark for several years now and can definitely recommend it. We’ve had day trips and longer overnight visits and have been impressed by the friendliness and professionalism of all the staff and instructors (safety and fun are the main considerations). The multiple activities across Land, Sea and Sky offer good value for money and we can’t wait to visit again this year”

Seamus McGowan (Transition Year Programme Co-ordinator) Skerries Community College, Co. Dublin, March 2021

How It Works

With over 30 years experience, we have listened to your feedback and packaged together the activities that work best for you. All 2, 3, 4 and 5 night packages include hot meals and accommodation. Please see here for a sample menu for Carlingford Adventure Centre.

We continuously strive to make your experience with us better and to deliver maximum fun and value for money. Our new packages enable you to maximise the time spent doing activities and will make the day flow better for you and your students. Simply pick your most preferred package(s) plus one back up option and we will do the rest.

If your package is with Carlingford Adventure, you will arrive, have a hot lunch and depart from the centre. If your package is in Skypark, you will arrive, have a hot lunch and depart from Skypark.

If you are booking one of the water sport packages as part of a two day or longer stay, we recommend one water sport activity every two days.

Please provide us with a back up package option with all booking requests incase your first choices aren’t available

NEW TO SKYPARK, check out our awesome ‘Ireland’s Ancient East Maze’ (your students will get lost in the fun!).

If you are planning a day trip, why not keep the fun going by adding evening activities & dinner at Skypark for only €22?

What to Bring

In this paragraph, we recommend you bring a Waterproof jacket (hill walking boots are essential for Gaisce) tracksuit top, fleece, track bottoms & socks – at least one change per day. Jeans are not suitable. In addition, Clothes will get mucky so you may prefer to bring old clothes and also Swimming togs.

2 Pairs of runners (one old pair for water sports).
2 Plastic bags for storage of wet gear.
Torch (winter only).
Personal toiletries & towels.
  Sunscreen (we cannot provide sunscreen due to unknown medical conditions).
Hat (if sunny).
If possible – small rucksack, waterproof trousers & walking boots (there is no need to buy walking boots/waterproof trousers, if you have them bring them).

Please note: wetsuits, buoyancy aids & helmets are provided for water-based activities.

Residential Programmes:


Carlingford Adventure Centre can accommodate up to 200 young people on school tours, sleeping in en-suite and standard rooms from 6 to 12 bed dormitories. Our accommodation is on site and our residential packages include entertaining evening programmes so teachers can relax after a busy day.  Our resident night warden is on duty overnight – offering 24 hour supervision for your group. Due to Covid19 safety measures, schools are asked to bring Sleeping bags for each student or we can provide a ‘Bed Pack’ for €5 per person.

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