Children’s Activities

Explore this historic Roscommon estate and its woodlands on a fun and informative day out with children at Strokestown Park!

There are lots of ways to enjoy a fun and fascinating day out with children across the Strokestown Park Estate. Why not dip into the lives of children from times past, explore our ever-changing gardens or woodlands, and delve into absorbing interactive stories about the famine and the emigrant experience as part of a truly memorable family experience?

Visit the Strokestown Park Nursery

On a guided tour of Strokestown Park House, see the toys, books, and musical instruments in the beautifully preserved nursery – they create a magical sense of what a Victorian childhood was like in an aristocratic Irish family.

Step into the Strokestown Park Schoolroom

A world away from the modern classroom, get a glimpse of a past where obedience and formality won out over curiosity and fun.

You’ll get to see schoolbooks from times gone by and try out desks designed without comfort in mind too!

Explore our Magical Walled Gardens and Woodlands

Our wonderful outdoor spaces are a joy for children to explore throughout the year. Enjoy a walk through woodlands where a fairy trail and outdoor xylophone will spark young imaginations.

Or stroll through our beautiful walled gardens before relaxing and treating yourselves in our lovely new Woodland Café!

Events

Family-Friendly Fun at Strokestown Park

Check out our events calendar for things to do with kids at The National Famine Museum | Strokestown Park throughout the year.

Easter egg hunts, Winter Wonderland adventures, nature trails, and outdoor theatre performances are just some of the entertaining events on offer across the house and gardens on this impressive Roscommon estate!

Is the National Famine Museum Suitable for Children?

Many children will be fascinated by the darker stories Strokestown Park has to tell about the Great Irish Famine. Older children may be learning about the famine as part of the Irish history curriculum, and younger children may have had their interest sparked by books, local connections, or even Horrible Histories.

The re-imagined National Famine Museum at Strokestown Park has been carefully curated to interest and include visitors of all ages.

Personal stories and fascinating objects from the famine period are presented in absorbing exhibitions and interactive displays that bring the past up close for younger visitors in ways that encourage empathy, understanding, and respect.

Learn about the past at Strokestown Park

Strokestown is a wonderful place for young people
to learn about the past and encounter new ideas
in thought-provoking ways.

We welcome school tours and study trips, and our wonderful on-site
and online learning resources are designed to spark curiosity
about both the past and the future!