School Tours

Educate and excite with a combination of high profile educational tours and adrenaline filled climbing activities at Awesome Walls and our tour partners Cork City Gaol and Lifetime Labs.

All Year round – School Tour at Awesome Walls

We run School Tour sessions at any time of the year not just at the peak times of May or June!  With a choice of start times and combination of climbing, games and Play Zone, plan your own unique school tour by incorporating an action packed visit to Awesome Walls possibly on route to or from another attraction. With school tour rates starting at only €4 per student for Play Zone visit, €6 for a fully supervised games session or €10 for a fully supervised climbing/team building sessions – we’re helping to make your school tour one the kids will remember and enjoy.

The session would be comprised of:

  • Meet and greet
  • Depending on chosen activity but typically group is divided into teams and allocated to an instructor for the session.
    • Supervised climbing on the tall walls and on the popular auto-belay machines.
    • Supervised games session in the Sports Village arena
    • Supervised Play Zone session
  • Afterwards the group can break for lunch in the seated area or party room overlooking the climbing arena.

Taking school tours to historic heights with Awesome Walls and Cork City Gaol!

Participants are guided on a 45 minute tour of the popular Cork City Gaol; former prison now a museum where students get a fascinating insight into day to day prison life at a time when the high walls ensured no escape and denied law abiding citizens the opportunity to see one of the finest examples of Ireland’s architectural heritage.  After a brief pause for lunch at either the picnic area of the Gaol or indoors at Awesome Walls, the students are then energised and fully engaged at Awesome Walls. As one of Europe’s most cutting edge indoor climbing facility we pride ourselves on our tours growing reputation as one of Irelands safest, healthiest and most exciting school tour activities. With our expert and experienced instructors watching over your group they’re guaranteed to have a spectacular and fun finale to their school tour.

Choice of start times but typically run from 10am to 2pm and ensure a prompt start and timely return to school.

Discover parts of Ireland’s ancient East and adrenaline sports with Awesome Walls and Lifetime Labs unique School Tour!

It is curious to reflect that Cork, a merchant city surrounded by water, might once have thirsted for fresh water to drink. And that the solution came from a “little republic”, to be found just a short walk from the city centre.   For this is a lesser told story, a behind-the-scenes secret: yet an essential ingredient to the prosperity of Cork City’s rapidly growing population in Victorian times. 
Arriving at the Old Cork Waterworks on the banks of the River Lee, you find handsome red sandstone and limestone buildings and a towering chimney: monuments to that same Victorian civic pride that left architectural legacies across Cork City.
Inside, exploring interactive exhibits and touring the Steam Centre, Boiler and Engine Rooms where giant restored machinery gleams, you discover three centuries of industrial heritage: in particular, the Victorian steam-powered scheme masterminded by architect/engineer Sir John Benson, much needed to update the city’s antiquated water supply.  And so the story keeps flowing, as does the Old Cork Waterworks with exhibits looking to the future in a city built on water in more ways than one.

Combine this educational visit to Lifetime Labs with a visit to one of Europe’s most cutting edge indoor climbing facility we pride ourselves on our tours growing reputation as one of Irelands safest, healthiest and most exciting school tour activities. Indoor climbing is one of the most rapidly developing sports in the world and you’ll understand why once you see what we have to offer! With our expert and experienced instructors watching over your group they’re guaranteed to have a spectacular and fun finale to their school tour.

Choice of start times but typically our packages run from 10am to 2pm and ensure a prompt start and timely return to school.

Not ready to book?  No problem, use the contact form below to enquire about our school tour packages.  We’ll get right back to you

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