Tayto Park - Business of the fortnight

Tayto Park
Question 1. Can you describe your business?
Tayto Park is Irelands only Theme Park and Zoo. Since opening in 2010, Tayto Park has developed significantly in its offering and visitor numbers have reflected this by growing year on year, from 330,000 in 2011 to almost 775,000 in 2016. For the thrill seekers, the Cu Chulainn Coaster, Europe’s first wooden rollercoaster with an inversion, is sure to get your adrenaline flowing and our newly opened Viking Voyage at the Park - Viking themed water flume ride, complete with Viking village, will add a splash of excitement. But that’s not all, there are a huge variety of attractions, 100+ in total and certainly something for everyone to enjoy. Challenge yourself high in the sky on the Extreme Climbing Walls or Sky Walk, let the kids explore the Playground, Steam Train Express or Mini Ferris Wheel or take a selfie with Mr. Tayto before experiencing the Tayto Factory Tour, free with entry, and find out the history behind Ireland’s favourite crisp, Tayto. The Zoo at Tayto Park is home to a variety of exceptional and diverse animals including many conservation dependent species. With everything from mischievous meerkats to the largest of the big cats, the Amur tiger. Not to mention our new “World of Raptors” free flying birds of prey exhibit, which takes place twice daily at 2:30pm & 4pm. Witness some of the world's largest eagles and fastest birds of prey, impressive vultures as well as our iconic and lovable owls. There is a diverse selection of food options at Tayto Park. From stone-oven baked pizza with the freshest of ingredients in The Pizza Place and flamin’ delicious burgers and chorizo sausage hot-dogs in the Argentinian Grill, to daily carvery dinner options, soups, sandwiches and salads in the Lodge Restaurant, you’re sure to find something to please your palette. Last but not least, for those looking to do business with a thrill... Tayto Park can host conferences for up to 400 people in the beautifully decorated Rafter Room. With full AV capabilities and equipment this room is ideal for meetings, dinner dances, family gatherings, christenings, communions and even weddings (yes weddings)! This is the setting for seasonal events such as Halloween at Tayto Park and when Santa comes to visit the wondrous winter wonderland!
Question 2. What are the advantages of being located in Ashbourne?
Ashbourne is an ideal location as it is close to the M1, M50 and N2 – with direct access from Dublin (30 mins), Belfast (90 mins) and easy access from the South and West of Ireland.
Question 3. Why do your customers choose to do business with you?
Customers come to Tayto Park as they know they will have a day full of fun, excitement and adventure. We offer something for everyone and at great value for money. It is an experience that our customers return for time and time again.
Question 4. How do you add value to your customers wants and needs?
We add value to our customers wants and needs by continuing to add to our offering. We offer a discount on entry when booking online and we’ve added to our Membership offering this year to help reduce costs of return guests. This year alone we have added numerous features to the Park including our new Viking Voyage at the Park, Our Talking Tree Mr Barker which is certainly a guest favourite and by adding more promotions to our food outlets including family specials and kids deals.
Question 5. Do you have any future plans or promotions coming up?
Our promotions listed above have been introduced this season and will continue for the remainder of the season. This year we will be running seasonal events at Halloween and Christmas for all ages.
Question 6. Any advice for new businesses starting up?
Work hard, believe in yourself and invest in yourself and your company.
Question 7. Any recommendations for improvements to Ashbourne Chamber of Commerce?
As a new member we are delighted to be working with the Chamber of Commerce, in helping them to promote the town of Ashbourne, and we would encourage everyone to join and help them promote Ashbourne.
Any additional information you wish to add.
Christmas Party Nights - Check out our website for more information. Friday 15th and Saturday 16th December or contact 01 - 8351999 or sales@taytopark.ie

Tayto Park

Theme Park and Conference Centre
Business categories: Leisure Centre
Contact name: Niamh Reynolds
Address: Tayto Park Kilbrew Ashbourne Co Meath A84 EA02

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