Toy Soldier Factory Kilnamartyra, Macroom, Co. Cork Cork Arts/Crafts/Music

Toy Soldier Factory

The Toy Soldier Factory is one of Ireland’s best hidden attractions.

The family owned business has been established in Ireland since 1976. It is situated in the beautiful little village of Kilnamartyra, half way between Killarney town and Cork City on the main N22 road only a short distance from Macroom town.

What is there to do?

We’re glad you asked.

Casting (making) demonstrations of figures are given to the thousands of people walking through our doors.

Why not take part in a Make & Paint Workshop!

Prices from €8

How does it work?

  • Choose your figure
  • Cast (Make) it
  • Paint it
  • Yes! Take it home

Make Your Own Metal Christmas Tree Decorations

Make Christmas 2017 a holiday to remember! 
Suitable for Adults & Children over 7 years
Make and Paint your own Christmas Tree Decorations!
Apply your own individual touch to Make & Paint a Metal seasonal decoration that can be a gift, an ornament, a tree decoration or maybe even a treat for yourself! Add the date and your own personal signature to it and it will always be a memento of the time you devoted to it! Or personalise it as a gift by adding the recipient’s name to make it even more special!

How does it work?
60 Minute Workshop €12.00 per person
Make & Paint 1 Christmas Decoration of your choice from our seasonal range (see image below)

90 Minute Workshop e19.95 per person

Choose 3 Christmas Decorations to Make Paint from our seasonal range (see image below).
Our friendly staff will teach you how to cast (make) your piece. Then the creativity begins…..visit the creative corner where you can choose your own colours and start painting.
A Christmas ribbon of your choice can be attached and when completed your decorations can be taken home as an ornament, a gift, a decoration, or a personal memento for your own shelf!

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My Christmas ELF!

60 Minute Workshop e14.95 per person (suitable for 7+ years)

Directly from Elfland, our award winning Boy/Girl Christmas Elf will bring fun & magic to homes & classrooms.

A Christmas Elf’s job is to watch, listen and more importantly reward.


Choose your mould to cast either a girl or boy Elf and our friendly staff will teach you how to cast your figure using the melted silvery Elf metal.
Sprinkle on the magic Elf dust & imagine your Elf coming to life.
Open up the mould as you are choosing a name for your Elf!
Trust the first name that comes to mind and it doesn’t matter what it is and then and only then will your Elf come to life. This is a most exciting time for Elves as they are eager to do their job for the Christmas season.

Get rewarded for being good!

The Christmas Elf is a fun take on the traditional theme of Santa’s helpers. Children can be encouraged to develop
good behavioural habits to impress their Elf as he or she will be making direct reports back to the man himself. No one wants to be delivered that dreaded bag of coal so every time a child is bold they have to make up for it by doing a good deed. When taken home the Elf can be placed somewhere that he or she can monitor everyday happenings and make secret notes of what is going on. The children can give them regular reminders of what they would like from Santa.

But……beware! The elves cannot guarantee you will get exactly what you want – Santa has lots of orders and may run out of certain items – but they will do their very best for you. Depending, of course, on your behaviour………

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Visit our NEW Battle of waterloo exhibition:
Why not step through the doors into a world of historical combat and witness the jaw dropping, NEW battle of Waterloo exhibit?

A conquest of sorts in regards to man VS moulds! A visit to our new exhibit of the famous Battle of Waterloo is a must.

The huge Diorama totaling 26 x 13 feet (8×4 Meters) in size, houses 15,000 hand cast and hand painted Prince August Model Soldiers by Andre Rudolph from Germany.

Toy Soldier Factory Opening Times

  • Mon to Fri: 09:00 to 17:00h
  • Weekends & Bank Holidays: 10:00 to 17:00h
  • Closed during Christmas week until after New Year’s Day

Toy Soldier Factory Admission Prices

  • Free Admission for individuals and families.
  • Battle of Waterloo Exhibit: Ticket €7.50pp, Family Ticket: €10.00
  • For group rates please contact us.
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Free parking for cars and coaches

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