Wells House

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  • Wild Child Day

    Bring your Wild Child down to Wells on International Wild Child Day on the 23rd of August for some fun adventures!

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  • Antique&Craft Fair

    One of Ireland’s most popular antique and craft fair events is back! The house is open to the public showcasing some beautiful wares with more spectacular finds on the lawn.

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  • Santa's Arrival

    Greet Santa, Mrs Claus & The Elves as they arrive for the Christmas Season! A day full of fun and festivities plus the first of our Christmas Markets AND entry is free! Santa arrives at 2pm.

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  • Santa Visits at Wells House

    Book your magical visit to see Santa, Mrs Claus and the Elves. Create your very own Bauble, check Santa's nice list, get some reindeer dust to light their way and of course meet Santa & receive a special gift + a free hot choc!

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  • Children's Birthday Parties at Wells House & Gardens

    Wells House is the perfect place for children’s birthday parties for a memorable and fun-filled experience for all! Choose from our packages like Build a Bear, Fairies & The Gruffalo and Lego!

Visit the award-winning Wells House and Gardens, located just over an hour south of Dublin in the lush Co Wexford countryside.

Meander through our beautifully restored terrace gardens, find the fairies on our enchanted woodland walks, let off some steam at our adventure playground and visit our furry friends at the animal farm! We also have falconry, house tours, a craft courtyard and clay target shooting so after all the activity make sure you visit our restaurant for a tasty refuel!

Since opening in 2012 Wells House and Gardens has been adding to its charms making it the most popular tourist attraction in Wexford; voted “Best Family Day Out 2015!”

Wells House and Gardens – A Great House and Gardens, A Grand Adventure for all.


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Wells House has something for all generations to enjoy and share:

  • Woodland Walks: Discover hidden treasures and magical creatures on our two woodland walks – The Lady Frances Walk & Mogue’s Walk
  • Victorian Terrace Gardens: Relax in our beautifully restored formal gardens based on the original Daniel Robertson plans of the 1830s.
  • Adventure Playground: Swings, slides and climbing frames, the hardest question is where to start!
  • Living Victorian House Tour: Experience real life in a Victorian Great house through the eyes of Lady Frances and the residents of Wells House
  • Wells House Archery:  Let the resident Archer show you how to shoot a bow at the only 3D course in Ireland.
  • Falconry: Discover your inner falconer and tour the grounds with our maginificent birds of prey and learn all about them as you fly, handle and feed them.
  • Mrs Stones Restaurant: enjoy morning coffees, light lunches and afternoons teas. For that special treat try our cupcakes or irresistible fresh scones.
  • Animal Farm: Visit our furry friends at the animal farm; our raccoons, pigmy goats, rabbits and ferrets are just some of the gang who can't wait to meet you!

Wells House Tour

Visitors to Wells House and Gardens are encouraged to take a guided tour of this magnificent building, standing for over 350 years.

Wells boasts a storied history encompassing Cromwell, Rebellions and the Famine with an emphasis on the everyday lives of not just the families who lived in the estate but also their famed architect Daniel Robertson as well as their tenants and workers giving visitors a unique insight into the life of previous generations.

Kids Activities

We All Love to Play 

Wells House & Gardens features a state of the art playground for kids to enjoy! With swings, slides and a choice of climbing frames and ropes, where will you start?

A Picnic Area is adjacent to the playground. So come prepared or pop into our restaurant for a selection of picnic delights or enjoy a takeaway coffee while the children play!

In fact, kids love Wells House & Gardens so much they come for their birthday!

Birthday Parties

We love occasions and are always looking for a good reason to throw a party. So why not come to Wells House & Gardens to celebrate that special birthday?

We will do the organising you just need to bring the kids and enjoy the adventure.

Choose one of the following party options:

Falconry Fun

Under the guidance of our resident Falconer go on an adventure with our falcons and learn interesting facts about these stunning birds through the grounds of the Wells estate.

  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Cost: €23 per child (lunch included)
  • Suitable for ages 8+

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Join our party host and get interactive with our bear-themed games and build and bring home your very own cuddly friend that comes complete with wishing star and birth certificate!

  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Cost: €18 per child or €23 with hot lunch
  • Suitable for ages 4+

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The Fairies and The Gruffalo

A mouse and a fairy took a stroll through the deep dark wood…

Bring your birthday mice and fairies (costumes provided by Wells House and Gardens) along our enchanted woodland walk and party with the fairies as you enjoy a classic tale brought to life and meet the fearsome Gruffalo himself and learn about the fun adventures they get up to everyday!

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Cost: €10 per child or €15 with hot lunch

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School Tours

Wells House and Gardens present their 2016 school tour options

Your school visit will be educationally focused but your students will also enjoy the fun aspects of Wells House and Gardens including our playground and woodland walk, all in the safe, secure environment of the Wells estate.

We hope you will consider us when you are planning your school calendar year.

Corporate Day-Out

Wells House and Gardens offer bespoke corporate packages for groups of all sizes and interests. In addition to our historical house tour, we offer traditional country pursuits like archery, falconry displays and clay pigeon shoots.

Find out more at www.wellshouse.ie 

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2 years ago

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Wells House
2 years ago

We are honoured to have our friends the Woodpeckers in the woods of Wells House again this Autumn - there is no mistaking that sound and just look at how beautiful they are!

Our resident falconer Robin created a great and educational installation on Mogue's walk earlier this year which shows you how they make their nests and what they like to eat. Pop down and have a look and even spot the real ones on your next visit to Wells!

We do wonder how they're all keeping warm this Autumn.... do you know? ??

#nature #woodpeckers #family #wildlife #birdwatching #lovegorey #irelandsancienteast #visitwexford


4 reviews for Wells House

gergirl 4 / 5
From ireland, dublin

Visited here with a gang of kids over the last weekend in August. It's good value at €8 a car no matter how many people are in it. The grounds of the house are beautiful. And there are loads of tables for a picnic. The playground is aimed at younger kids - under 7 but there is a football pitch - so bring a ball. We had a couple of coffees and the food we had was tasty-kids had icecream which was reasonably priced. The highlight was the fairy/gruffalo walk through the forest, unfortunately the pet farm was closed. All in all a nice spot and nice way to spend a few hours just chilling.

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FunMam 2 / 5
From Ireland, Gorey

Went to Classic Car Show here and have never seen such a disorganised event. There were rowing adults and people cutting in and out and it took us an hour to get out of the carpark in stifling heat. There was no one to direct traffic and in the end they had to call the Gardai, wasting valuable resources as they should have been employed at more deserving work. We enjoyed the walks and the cars but it ruined the whole day as the small ones were so hot and cranky by the time we got out. the man's attitude on the gate was not good either

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JuanitaRussell 5 / 5

A great area for kids lovely walks playground and gardens bring a picnic and hours of fun

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GoreyMam 4 / 5
From Ireland, Wexford

Fantastic on a good day weather wise but avoid if bad weather as not much to do. The walks are really lovely and keep the kids entertained with different themes along the way. The Animal Sanctuary is good and the playgrounds are great fun. I love the little craft shops along the way. We only had tea and buns in the cafe so can't report much on the food but was pleasant.

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