Why bring Students to visit the Phoenix Park
The park is one of the largest enclosed recreational spaces within any European capital city. It includes large areas of grassland, tree-lined avenues and since the 17th century has been home to a herd of wild fallow deer.
Its a great opportunity to give the students a break from the classroom. Clear the head, get some exercise and fresh air while having fun. There are so many benefits to being out and active in green spaces.
Phoenix Park is open every day throughout the year… The park currently holds a green flag
There is no admission fee to come in and explore the sights. Being 1750 acres in size and the main Chesterfield avenue just under 5km in length, it is highly recommended to rent a bike to explore this vast park.
What will they see in the Phoenix Park:
The Magazine Fort
The Phoenix Monument
Prehistoric Burial Chamber
The Wellington Testimonial
The Papal Cross
The People’s Gardens
Ashtown Castle and Demesne
The Victorian Walled Kitchen Garden
Áras an Uachtaráin
Wild Fallow Deer
A suggested route:
(For 2 hours it is advisable to leave out either Visitor Centre or Farmleigh)