Toy Soldier Factory
Toy Soldier Factory
4.5
Visitor CentresLessons & WorkshopsFactory Outlets
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Come and see the ONLY Toy Soldier Factory in Europe. Join in our “ We Make & You Paint Workshops" we will cast a figure and you can paint it. Suitable for kids 7+ and adults of all ages. Book your place in our huge workshop area. Our showroom is full of a lot more than just toy soldiers i.e. we also have the largest range of Lord of the Rings miniatures, connoisseur chess sets, fairies, fridge magnets, Christmas, Halloween and Easter decorations and our famous Irish Heroes, Michael Collins, Padraig Pearse, etc... Open Monday to Saturday. Christmas Holidays: Closing Dec 21st and Reopening Jan 3rd.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Scenic34472482799
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Had an amazing experience coming here, the staff are incredibly friendly, accommodating and are obviously very passionate about the process and are happy to talk about it. Popcorn was offered part way through and we were walked through the whole process, the staff are very patient and excellent with kids. Our host was wonderful and very entertaining, overall couldn't ask for a better trip.
Written December 4, 2023
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AGil
County Mayo, Ireland48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We stumbled across this place on a Google search on things to do. We participated as a family of 2 adults and 2 children and it was a fun family activity. We each got to pick a door and miniature figure to paint. The children were given two big bowls of popcorn while painting. It's a great experience and well worth a visit
Written August 19, 2023
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Dimitrij L
Hamm, Germany4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
It was a lovely day that we spend at the toy soldier factory. Me and my wife were on honeymoon in Ireland when we heard about this lovely place. We both took a painting workshop and painted up some miniatures (were bat for me, Leprechaun for her). We loved it! It is a great afternoon spend for young and old.
Written June 13, 2022
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Thank you for your kind review on your experience with our workshop. The Werebat is a surprising favourite despite it being quite a big figure and a bit of a monster.
Written July 31, 2023
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David J
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
What a fantastic surprise. My partner and I stumbled across this little piece of magic en route from Kinsale to Killarney. On seeing the roadside signs for the Model Soldier Factory we couldn’t possibly have driven on, a decision we were glad to have made. The lady in the factory made us most welcome and demonstrated how simple it is to make such a quality product. Her enthusiasm was contagious and we left with a modelling kit of our own, which we fully intend to utilise for our grandchildren. A must visit if you’re in the area and well worth a visit online.

David and Jennifer
Written September 24, 2021
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Jane C
Cork, Ireland27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
What can I say. Well on the orning we were due to go to the toy soilder factory we had an emergency and could not make the time we were booked in for. So I rang and explained I had to cancel but the staff were great and made sure we had oue visit. Staff went above and beyond for us. Kids had a great time and I would highly recommend a visit for any family. Thank you so much for making our day
Written August 16, 2021
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Thank you for leaving such a positive review. It really raises our spirits. We hope to see you and your lovely family again in the future.
Written August 18, 2021
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daisycurragh
Clonakilty, Ireland43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a lovely afternoon we spent in the toy factory we had a wonderful lady Helen helping us she couldn't do enough for us. What a fantastic lady to have working there so friendly remembering kids names ect. She provided pop corn while we were painting. A great hit with the kids.
No rushing us out. As it was quite. Definitely recommend for kids 6 or 7 up. Unless an adult helped with painting.
Written August 2, 2021
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Paul O Toole
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
Absolutely amazing experience for all ages!! Really enjoyed every minute of it. Something totally different from other activities. And the staff were very very welcoming. I'd recommend this to anyone. Hats off!!!
Written July 8, 2021
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Mags h
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Couples
Arrived not really sure what to expect but throughly enjoyed the experience we stayed a lot longer than we had expected. Mary the lady who greeted us was very friendly and very informative. I would highly recommend a visit as this is such a unique experience.
Written September 28, 2020
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Ahh, thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We're delighted you both enjoy the painting experience. Customers have often said the same thing, the time just flys by so quickly when their painting, just shows how relaxing the experince is.
Written September 30, 2020
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Michelle M
Cork, Ireland45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Made an online booking for 3 adults and 3 children, age 7, 8, 10.
We were here for my moms birthday 4 years ago, she wanted her grandchildren to make something on her birthday so we surprised her with a return visit and we had the best day.
Eileen was so lovely to us 4 years ago and Marie was equally as kind and welcoming to us this time. She was so kind and attentive, a really lovely lady.
The children chose between fairy doors and little figurines and they loved painting them.
Due to Covid, we have not taken our children to any indoor places/activities so this was our first indoor experience and it was so safe and well spaced out with social distancing.
For anyone thinking of a nice family afternoon, this place is perfect and you take home your beautiful souvenirs that you painted.
We will be back. Thank you so much for making my moms birthday so special.
Written September 7, 2020
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Ahh, thank you so much for your lovely review. We're delighted you all enjoyed your experience with us. We have worked very hard making sure we adhere to all Covid19 safety guidelines. I'll pass on your comments to both Eileen and Marie. Hope to see you all soon. Regards All the team at the Toy Soldier Factory visitor centre.
Written September 23, 2020
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Jason
County Dublin, Ireland5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
We had a family group of three kids and three adults and they could accommodate with next day booking via website. Had a little demo of pouring moulds and painting miniatures. If you have smaller kids try painting the wooden fairy doors.
Written August 7, 2020
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Good morning and thank you for taking the time to put up a lovely review about us. Yes, we recommend any children under 5 to paint the fairy, monster, Santa, castle doors and leave the model painting to the older children and of course the big artists the adults. Hope to see you all soon. Regards The team of the Toy Soldier Factory
Written September 23, 2020
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