Greenan Maze Greenan, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow Wicklow Castles/Gardens Wicklow Heritage/Visitor Centre

Greenan Maze

Situated in the beautiful countryside of the Wicklow hills, only an hour south of Dublin, spend the whole day wandering around the farm in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.  With loads of attractions to check out, the day will be packed full of things to do and will keep the kids fully occupied. 

There is something for everyone in the family to enjoy!  A great day out for all the family, our family-run farm is suitable for all ages, ranging from toddlers to senior citizens, children’s parties, adult group tours, and specially created guided tours for primary schools. Families just come along as you do NOT need to make a booking.

The large 1/2 acre hedge maze is 7 feet tall and is a tricky puzzle to solve, the kids love it, while the solstice maze is a more gentle contemplative experience.  Three traditional farming museums present exhibits which will awaken your imagination to a time of hand-made crafts and horse-drawn farm machinery. 

The many farm animals prove a great attraction for the all kids as well as the adults.  Our beautiful wild nature walk leads down by a stream to the dragon-fly ponds where an abundant wild-life can be enjoyed on a relaxed and un-rushed stroll. 

Then relax and enjoy some home baking in the tea-rooms and browse through the local arts and crafts in our craft-shop.


Standing on half an acre, the tricky Celtic maze will positively puzzle you! A stream flows through it to the pond in the middle and a viewing tower overlooks the excitement below. Unique in design, this hedge maze is the highlight of most people's day.
The Solstice Maze is a relaxing, contemplative pathway for adults and toddlers alike, set within a large stone circle.  It allows a chance for you to un-wind and enjoy the tranquillity of the beautiful Wicklow Mountains. Created on the winter solstice, December 21st, there are 21 outer stones, encircling 4 large standing stones which represent the seasons.

Greenan Maze Kids Party packages

For more infrormation on different kids party options see here

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations 2018:

Leprechaun Treasure Hunt at Greenan Maze from 12pm to 4pm on 17th, 18th and 19th March 2018
Find Larry the Leprechaun in the Maze?….answer the riddles and find the treasure and his pot of gold.
Leprechauns gold is fools gold found at the end of the rainbow!
Face Painting for the wee ones in the tea-rooms from 12pm to 3pm on Saturday 17th March 2018
Sit by the fire side in the tea rooms and listen to some Irish tunes with a bowl of Irish stew and some good ole craic!
Wrap up warm and follow the fairy tree trail and treasure hunt around the farm.
Feeding the animals is weather dependent and if you find some freshly laid eggs you will be very lucky indeed.

Easter 2018
Biggest Ever Egg Hunt at Greenan Maze for Easter Weekend Sunday 1st April and Monday 2nd April 2018
On Easter Sunday and Easter Monday Greenan Maze have EGG-CELLENT activities for all the family.
Easter Sunday 1st April 2018 and Easter Monday 2nd April 2018
Easter Bunny hops madly in the maze with super Maze Egg Hunts from 11pm to 5pm on both days.
Easter Bunny and the Cheeky Chicks will be hopping about the mazes entertaining all the kids, and helping to find eggs for the well behaved.  If you are lucky they will help you solve the clues and get to the middle of the maze where you might find the Easter Bunny, and claim your chocolate reward.  Find the special golden eggs and claim a big Easter Egg prize.
Face Painting from 12pm to 5pm…..two face painters will be available to entertain the tots in the craft shop and/or tea rooms.

Please Note: Easter Sunday and Easter Monday Admission Costs: €10.00 per person (plus €1.00 booking fee) this also allows entry to the farm for the day.

(Please note: SEASON TICKET HOLDERS AND STANDARD TICKET HOLDERS do NOT apply to Easter….tickets must be bought online specifically for Easter Egg Hunts).

Buy Easter Egg Hunt tickets as they sell out fast…..last year they were SOLD OUT on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday!!!
Also open for the Easter School Holidays from Saturday 24th March to Sunday 8th April 2018 inclusive.
For the Easter School holidays:
Free Treasure hunts for kids every day
Nature Trails for kids every day
Fairy Tree walk especially for toddlers and the wee folk
Feeding the animals every day during Easter school holidays…usually about 2pm every day….dependent on weather….see facebook for details
Tea Rooms Opening Times:
Tea Rooms opens for the Easter Weekend Sat, Easter Sun and Easter Mon, from 11am to 5pm and mid week there are refreshments in the craft-shop coffee dock!  



Take an imaginative trip into a by-gone era and try to envisage how craftsmen plied their trade when farming life depended on horse drawn machinery and hand-made materials. An educational stroll around the museums will leave you with a sense of wonder and respect for a time of hard work and worth-while craftsmanship. This impressive collection is one of the largest in Ireland.

The Barn Museum

The large two storey barn, at the centre of a working hill-farm, exhibits implements and tools spanning 200 years of local farming history. An extensive and informative presentation of prints and photographs dating back to the time of the Famine, are also on display. The ground floor contains a fine collection of horse-drawn implements, from ploughs and harrows to carts and traps.
Some excellent displays of farming tools as well as tools from the blacksmith's, cartwright's, thatcher's and cooper's trades are also presented.  

The Bottle Museum

The bottle museum was established in 1985 and holds a very large collection of antique 19th and early 20th century Irish bottles, jars and vessels, some of which were excavated on the farm.  

The Old Farmhouse Museum

Dating from the 16th century, the Old Farmhouse was a safe-house for Irish rebels, such as Michael Dwyer, in the 1798 rebellion.   Genuine weapons, including pikes, are on display. The Farmhouse is fully restored with original furniture and utensils in the bedroom, dairy and kitchen. It was last lived in by the Seanchai (Story Teller) Tom O'Neill.

Farm Animals

Everyone will love viewing the farm animals in the paddocks.  With many cute and cuddly new additions during the year, you can often see baby lambs, pig-lets and chicks as they totter around the farm-yard or frolick in the fields.
Our draught horses are in retirement and are kept company by two cheeky donkeys, Neddy and Ernie.  See sheep and lambs aswell as pigs, ducks, bronze turkeys, geese, hens and chicks, including an extensive display of pure breeds (and some rare breeds too). You may also be able to see a cow and calf depending on the season.
For the poultry enthusiasts, we have a great hand-crafted hen house which we call “The Hen Hotel” for our pure breed hens. You can sit and enjoy the “hen politics” at a seated viewing area where extensive information panels give you details on each pure breed.

Wild Nature Walk

The nature trail is a tranquil walk which meanders by Ballinanty Brook through beautiful unspoilt countryside and a wild-life nature reserve.  It leads to the Dragonfly Walk which is a raised wooden walkway winding through native woodlands and wetlands reaching three peaceful ponds with raised viewing platforms.  It is an unspoilt area which supports an abundance and diverse range of wild-life including wild deer, moorhens, frogs and dragonflies.
More than one hundred different species of trees have been planted.  Some notable specimens include the Handkerchief Tree (Davidia Involucraia), Weeping Silver Lime (Tilia Tomentosa), Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia Glytostroboides), Oak plantations and many species of Maple. The aim is to create an arboretum for future generations. Butterfly viewing points are scattered over the farm where many different types of butterflies have been spotted including the Silver-Washed Fritillary.

Primary School Tours

We have been hosting school tours for nearly 15 years and have very experienced and friendly tour guides.  A school tour at Greenan Farm Museums & Maze includes an educational, active and full day outing which includes elements of heritage and local history, nature and environmental activities, and age specific tours. We believe in giving a high quality tour and therefore only host two groups per day.   Tours can last from 2 ½ to 4 hours depending on your requirements.

For more information on school tours see here


  • Celtic Maze: large hedge maze, very exciting, kids love it!
  • Museums: guided tours of 3 fascinating museums; Old farm life, Traditional farmhouse and unusual Bottle museum.
  • Wild Nature Walk and Dragonfly Ponds: tranquil nature reserve with raised walkway, ponds, woodlands and wildlife.
  • Farm Animals: pigs, horses, donkeys, lambs, chicks and more.
  • Field Games:  welly boot throwing, wheelbarrow relays, sack racing and sheep bowling!

We also provide undercover lunch tables and free tea/coffee for teachers.

Special Events & Corporate Outings

We are an ideal venue for corporate outings.  We have hosted fun day events for many companies and organisations including bbq’s, maze races, nature and treasure hunts, museums quiz etc.  We have a new team building games programme which is great fun and creates great team spirit and enthusiastic competition.  We can cater tours and events to your companies specific and personal requirements.  All it takes is a bit of imagination and creativity!
We also cater for a broad range of specialised tours and events such as:  Coach Tours, Heritage Tours, Staff Parties, Guided Tours, Vintage Car Rally's, Motor-bike Rally’s etc.
Greenan Farm Museums and Maze, as seen on BBC and RTE television, is available as a film location and can provide original props if required.  Our maze featured in the movie “The Actors” with Michael Caine.We have also hosted several professional magazine shoots.


Our Eco-Tours are centred around the sustainable and environmental practices of the farm. Our small scale farm is managed in an extremely environmentally-aware manner with many organic practices.  Nature conservation is a major priority with us.  We have been operating with these ideals since the mid 1980’s so our experience make us an excellent choice for Eco and Environmental Tours.  We are also attempting to formulate and implement a Sustainable Tourism Policy.

Opening Times 2018:

Opening Times for Farm: 10.00am to 6.00pm.  Last admission at 5pm.
March: Open for St. Patrick’s Weekend (Sat 17th March, Sun 18th and Mon 19th March)
Open Easter School Holidays: From Saturday 24th March to Sunday 8th April 2017, inclusive
Easter Weekend: Good Friday 30th March, Saturday 31st March, Easter Sunday 1st April and Easter Monday 2nd April 2018)
April: Weekends (April 14th & 15th and April 21st and 22nd and April 28th and 29th 2018)
May: Weekends Only i.e. Saturdays & Sundays (and open all bank holiday Mondays i.e. Monday 7th May 2018)
June/July/August: 7 Days
Sept: Weekends Only (tea rooms are not open but coffee dock is open in craft-shop).
Oct: TBC...The Haunted Maze… this space…..check website for more details

Greenan Maze Prices

  • Adults €8, Children €7, Children 2 yrs and under are free.  
  • Discount Family Ticket: 2 Adults + 2 Children €28, 1 Adults + 3 Children €28, Extra Children discounted to €5 each, Children 2 yrs and under are free

Bookings can me made online or on entry at the Maze upon arrival.

Group Discounts:
Discounts available for groups of over 15 people, Senior Citizens, Special Needs, and for visitors arriving by bicycle, on foot, or donkey! Please phone Anita on 0404-46000 or 086-8845624 to make a booking.

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