About Us

 

Our Story

Inspired By Our Daughter Priya, We Opened Up Playtown Tullamore In June 2017 Followed By The I.C.E Rooms (Imagine.Create.Explore) In January 2019.

Our Goal Is The Provision Of A Childrens Museum Incorporating A Fun Yet Educational Style Of Play Experience That Welcomes Children Of All Ages, Abilities & Imaginations & Provides An Opportunity For All Of The Family To Play Together In A World Of Pure Imagination, Creativity & Exploration.

We Offer Play Experiences That Can Cater For Individual/Family Bookings, Meet Ups/Get-Togethers, Play Dates, Party Bookings, School Tours, Group Bookings & Corporate  Bookings.

We Can Also Help Provide A Safe Space For Hire For Such Educational Services As AISTEAR/S.T.E.A.M, Sensory Needs, Resource, Special Education, Play Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy & Rehabilitation Services. (Please Contact Us For Further Information)

In August 2020, We Combined All We Offer Into One, Open Plan, 3 Level, Aistear & S.T.E.A.M Based Integrated Play Experience Meaning That You Can Be Fully Immersed In A Childrens Museum That Incorporates The Educational Principles Of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math & Learning Through Play.

We Continuously Look To Improve & Always Welcome Your Feedback/Suggestions

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Playtown Tullamore

Opened In June 2017 & Focusing On The Educational Principles Of “Aistear”, We Welcome Children Of All Ages & Abilities To Explore Their Very Own “Miniature Town” Complete With Over 30 Themes To Fully Engage Their Imaginations.

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Airport

The Adventure Begins As You Arrive @ Tullamore Airport. Have Your Passport Ready, Check In & Proceed Through Security To Departures. You Can Even Be The Pilot Or A Passenger.

 

 

Playtown Tullamore International Airport Lounge

You Have Now Arrived At The Playtown Tullamore International Airport Lounge. Enjoy All On Offer In Our Full Barista Service, Snack Station & Gift Shop Whilst Relaxing In Our Airport Lounge Or Exit The Airport To 3 Levels Of Unlimited Play, Imagination, Creativity & Exploration In Playtown Tullamore & The ICE Rooms.

 

Motorway

Thanks To Our Exclusive “Colton Motors Drive Experience”, You Can Drive Around Playtown Tullamore In A Ford/Mazda/SEAT Plus So Much More. Learn The Rules Of The Road. Hop On/In Our Fire Truck/JCB/Scooter/Wiggle Board/Go Kart – The Choice Is Yours! You Can Even Pass Your Driving Test & Get Your Very Own Personalised Drivers Licence.

 

Service Station

Don’t Forget To Refuel At Our “Colton Motors Drive Experience” Garage

Bus Station

All Aboard Our Fun Bus Tour

 

Town Park

Rocking Horse … Slide… Puzzles… Duck Pond + So Much More – Perfect For The Little Ones Up To 3 Years Old.

 

A & E

Be The Doctor/Nurse/Paramedic Or The Patient At Our Very Own A&E Department Complete With Playtowns Brand New Medical Centre Added In May 2021

 

Playtown Pet Hospital

Brand New Addition To Our A&E Department From May 2021, All Animals Can Be Cared For In This Fun & Educational Play Experience

Dentist

An Addition To Our A&E Department In Late 2021, You Can Now Train To Be A Dentist – Who Wants To Pull Some Teeth?

 

Playtown Tullamore Credit Union

We Welcome The Tullamore Credit Union To Playtown Tullamore Complete With A Fantastic Bespoke Play Counter & ATM As Well As Informative Child-Friendly Posters. Be The Cashier/Manager! Be The Customer And Purchase Some Foreign Exchange! Make A Withdrawal! Or Be The Robber And Crack The Safe

 

Fire Station, Tree House & Rabbit Burrow

3 Levels Of Fun As You Climb The Tree House Or You Can Check Out The Rabbit Burrow & Slide Down To The Fire Station. Get Your Fire Chief Gear On And Go And Save The Town From Fire.

 

Supermarket

With Our Fabulous Checkout Complete With Conveyor Belt, Credit Card Machine & Scanner; An Ice Cream Cart; A Hot Dog Cart & Shelves Full Of Products Including Our Deli, Meat & Fruit Counter, There Is So Much Shopping To Do!

Fish & Chip Shop

A Wonderful Addition To Our Supermarket In Late 2021, You Can Now Choose From Fish & Chips / Pies / Sausages… Yummy 🙂

 

Flower Shop

Brand New To Playtown Tullamore From May 2021, Show Your Creativity Through Some Flower Arranging Skills In “Priyas Petals” Flower Shop

 

House

Complete With, Fitted Kitchen & Dining Area, You Really Will Feel Right At Home.

 

School

So Much To Teach And Learn At Playtown Tullamores Very Own School. A Chance For The Little Ones To Teach Their Adult Students 🙂

 

Workshop

Pipe Work To Be Completed…. Walls To Be Built… It’s All Happening In Our Workshop. New In Late 2021 You Can Now Also Take Apart Your Very Own Tractor

 

Garda Station

Catch The Robber, Line Them Up For A Mugshot Photo & Put Them In Jail. You Can Be A Robber, A Sheriff, A Spy, A Garda Or Even A Member Of Our Swat Team – All You Can Imagine @ Playtown Tullamore

 

Army Bunker

The Army Have Moved In To Join Our Gardaí In Securing Playtown Tullamore

 

Café

Lots On The Menu… Tea/Coffee & Cake Anyone?

 

Pizzeria

The Pizza Is In The Oven – Get It While It’s Hot!

 

Town House Balcony

Enjoy A Picnic Whilst Overlooking All The Fun Of The Town Park.

 

Balcony Theatre

Act Out Your Imagination In Our Balcony Theatre. Our Team Of Puppets Are To Hand So You Can Be A Doctor, A Work Person, A Fire Chief Or A Garda.

 

Library

A Chance To Relax, Read & Spin In Our Funky Library Chairs

 

Salon & Dress Up Parlour

Complete With Its Own Beauty Parlour,  Are You The Next Top Stylist, Fairy Or Princess?

 

Radio Station

Fancy Yourself As A DJ? Imagine Just That In Radio Playtown

 

Cleaning Services

A Huge Thank You To Our Friends & Neighbours In Midland Hygiene Products Who Have Provided Us With The Perfect Tools For Hoovering, Cleaning, Sweeping & Window Cleaning – Perfect For The Little Ones To Show Us Their Skills

 


 

The ICE Rooms

Opened In January 2019 & Now Part Of An Overall, Open Plan, 3 Level Educational Play Experience , The ICE Rooms Stands For “Imagine, Create & Explore” & Is Based On The Educational Principles Of S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) Through Play With LEGO / K’Nex / Creative Flakes / Magformers / Science Experiments.

Our I.C.E Rooms Cater For Children Age 4 – 12+ & With The New Additions (From June 11th 2022) Of Meccano, 3d Puzzles, Arckit, Gravitrax & Art, All Age Categories i.e Ages 4+, Ages 5+, Ages 6+, Ages 7+, Ages 8+ & Ages 10+ Will Be Catered For

Upon Booking Into Playtown Tullamore, Children Age 4+ Avail Of Our S.T.E.A.M Play Experience With Options For All Age Brackets Available Plus Complimentary Access To Playtown Tullamore Included Meaning 3 Levels Of Play, Imagination, Creativity & Exploration

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Sensory & Special Needs

Our Goal From The Outset Has Been And Continues To Be To Provide A Clean, Safe & Fun Yet Educational Environment For Children Of All Ages, All Abilities & All Imaginations To Play, Imagine, Create & Explore Together In.

We Are Very Pleased To Have Sensory Walls & A Sensory Walk In Playtown Tullamore To Compliment Other Sensory Friendly Ideas Including Hideaway Swivel Chairs In Our Library & A Tree House Perfect To Hide Away In For That Moment To Yourself.

Our I.C.E Rooms Also Provide A Space To Create In A Calm Environment For Children Age 4+

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Café & Snack Station

With A Full “Bewleys” Barista Service As Well As A Snack Station That Includes Morelli’s Ice Cream & Our Very Own Freshly Popped Popcorn As Well As Hot/Cold Food Options, We Offer Plenty Of Choice For All Of The Family To Enjoy With Indoor & Outdoor Seating Available To Enjoy Same.

This Includes Our Very Own “Supermacs” Menu Which Can Be Pre Ordered When Booking With Us*

*Pre Orders Are Kindly Requested To Guarantee Hot Food Options But They May Also Be Requested (Subject To Supermacs Delivery Availability) At The Start Of Every Play Experience

*Excludes 10am Play Experiences As Supermacs Only Opens At 11:30am

Platters Of Sandwiches Can Also Be Arranged By Us For Your Visit (Please Pre Order When Booking With Us & With At Least 24 Hours Notice)

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Gift Shop

We Provide A Selection Of Fun & Educational Gifts To Purchase In Playtown Tullamore Enquiries / Feedback

 


 

Rules

If You Or Any Member Of Your Party Are Feeling Unwell Such As Covid 19 / Cold & Flu Like Symptoms Or Are Currently Expected To Be Isolating/Restricting Your Movements, We Would Kindly Request & Insist That You Do Not Visit Playtown Tullamore & The I.C.E Rooms In The Interest Of All Of Our Guests Some Of Whom May Be Vulnerable.

Whilst Enjoying Our Facilities, We Wish To Advise That All Adults Are Fully Responsible For All Children In Their Care At All Times. In The Case Of Parties, Parents Of Children Staying / Host Parents Are Responsible For All Children Attending Their Party

All Of Our “Rules” And All Of Our Covid 19 / General Hygiene Practices (“Covid 19/General Hygiene Practices” Link Above) Must Be Adhered To By All Attending Playtown Tullamore & The I.C.E Rooms. It Is The Responsibility Of The Lead Booker To Ensure That All Members Of Their Booking Are Aware Of And Adhere To Same.

Shoes Must Be Removed And Socks Worn By All Adults & Children Within All Play Areas In Playtown Tullamore & The I.C.E Rooms.(Strictly No Bare Feet Allowed & Socks Are Available For €2 Should You Forget Your Own)

We Have Several Rules/Notices Throughout Playtown Tullamore & The ICE Rooms And Kindly Insist That All Adults Ensure Adherence To These As Well As All Requests From All Members Of Our Team.

Please Note That All Payments Received / Deposits Made Are Non-Refundable.

Amending Bookings Eg: Date Changes / Time Changes Can Only Considered Under Special Circumstances & With At Least 24 Hours Notice* (*1 Weeks Notice For Party / Group Bookings) Payments Made Are Forfeited For All Cancellations Outside Of These Time Periods.

Bookings Cancelled By Us Due To Government Covid 19 Measures Are Replaced With New Available Booking Date & Time Of Your Choice Or A Gift Voucher Of Same Value.

Bookings Made In Breach Of Our Rules/Guidelines Are Non Refundable


 

Opening Hours

Open Every Day

Pre Booking Is Required

The Best Way To Book In Is Online & Available 24/7

Choose From Up To 4 x  1.5 Hour Play / Party Experiences* @ 10am, 12 Noon, 2pm & 4pm

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Accolades

Who Knew Education Could Be So Much Fun & So Rewarding!

TULLAMORE & DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AWARDS

– 2017 Emerging New Business Award Winners

– 2018 Emerging New Business Award Finalist For The ICE Rooms

– 2018 Offaly Tourism Award Finalist

– 2019 Offaly Tourism Award Finalist

 

LOCAL ENTERPRISE OFFICE AWARDS

– 2019 Merit Award Winners

– 2020 Merit Award Winners

 

THE IRISH HOSPITALITY AWARDS

– 2019 Play Centre Of The Year Finalist

– 2020 Play Centre Of The Year Finalist

 

MIDLANDS 103 HOSPITALITY AWARDS

– 2019 Best Leisure Attraction Finalist

– 2019 Best Leisure Activity Finalist

– 2019 Judges Special Merit Award For Tourism Winners

 

MIDLANDS 103 CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARDS

– 2019 Entertainment Facility Of The Year Winners

– 2022 Entertainment Facility Of The Year Finalist

 

ENERGIA FAMILY BUSINESS AWARDS

– 2019 Family Business CSR Finalist

– 2019 Fastest Growing Family Business Bronze Award Winners

– 2021 Family Business CSR Finalist

– 2021 Hospitality Business Of The Year Finalist