Take a family break at the Emerald Park and stay in Crowne Plaza

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Emerald Park, formerly known as Tayto Park is in Ashbourne, Meath. This theme park filled with thrill-seeking attractions is just a 25 minute drive from Crowne Plaza Blanchardstown & Dublin Airport. This theme park provides the ultimate fun-filled day for the whole family since it opened in 2010!

Covering over 55 Acres of Irish countryside, you will find Ireland's only wooden roller coaster in the park. Along with a range of attractions, fun water rides and family friendly coasters.

Conveniently LocatedHotel near Emerald Park

When you stay at either of our family friendly Hotels, you're within driving distance to one of the best family attractions in Ireland. Crowne Plaza offers secure onsite car parking, excellent dining options and spacious family rooms.

We offer a brilliant deal to kick off your fun-filled trip with family to Emerald Park. See what our family accommodation offers below.

Family Package Hotel Deal

  • Overnight Accommodation in a Family Room with two double beds
  • Breakfast & Dinner for two adults & two children (under 12’s eat breakfast & dinner off the kid’s menu for FREE)
  • Chromecast available in all rooms
  • Complimentary parking for guests for the duration of your stay
  • A guaranteed fun filled time with family

Book your stay at the award winning 4-star hotel, Crowne Plaza, the best family-friendly accommodation for your city break to Dublin.

Best Attractions at the Theme Park

As we know, Emerald Park is filled with some epic attractions. We've highlighted some of the top rides at the theme park.

The Cu Chulainn Rollercoaster

The legendary coaster is inspired by one of the Irish mythology heroes. You will need to be a gutsy hero to deal with the big drops and high speeds of Ireland's biggest wooden coaster. You're taken over by the free falling motion on this gravity ride.

You see the Cú Chulainn Coaster from the distance as you arrive to the park. It's hard to miss this giant 105 feet wooden rollercoaster!

Air Race

This amazing aerial adventure takes you through the skies like a free flying bird. Experience the ride from your very own cockpit with your co-pilot!

The Air Race is suitable for permanent wheelchair users, and there is no height restrictions.

The Rotator

This is not for the faint-hearted. Look out over the park as you soar to epic heights, that is, if you can keep your eyes open. With each spin the rotator climbs to dizzy new heights. You thrill seeking kids will certainly be appeased after this ride.

Viking Voyage

Set sail from the Ancient Viking Village of meath to the shores of ancient Ireland in this perfect family theme ride. Journey around the coastal streams and explore the waterways, but be warned you'll battle the splashes of the final drop.

This ride is suitable for all, with kids, teens and adults all in mind. You will be given a waterproof poncho, but make sure you have nothing in your pockets!


You may think this ride Endeavours to make you a spinning top. However, as the ride says, scream to go faster! You spin up to 40 Km/h and soar over 20 metres in the air! You start to lose all sense of direction before you slowly come down to the ground once more! The adrenalin rush is huge as you climb off the ride and place your feet on the firm ground again.

Flight School

Flight school at Emerald park is one of the faster ride! With speeds up to 46km/h as you begin take off along the 281m track! Don't forget to smile, your photo will be awaiting when you get back to the airport terminal.

Dino Dash

Another excellent adventure for kids is the dinosaur themed Dino Dash coaster. You will need to duck and dive as you swoop in between the T-Rex and Triceratops of the landscape. The coaster is gently paced with smaller drops ideal for the kids!

Other Areas in Emerald Park!

You've only read about some of the top attractions in the theme park. There are a range of animals in the zoo, bird of prey show, huge sycamore trees in the forest. Why not take a train ride on the steam train express to get to grips with the full junior area and plan your next adventure.

As you pace around Emerald Park, you'll find some new favourite restaurants with colourful birds and animals adorned on the front. A quick stop in these snack bars ensure happy children for the afternoon!

Crowne Plaza Hotel: Your next family holiday destination

The fun doesn't stop when you leave Emerald Park! Treasure memories you created as you have dinner in our fabulous restaurants. There are lots of options for kids, teens and adults. Have a night in at the movies when you stream the latest flix to your tv with Chromecast in each tv.

When you wake up to a freshly cooked breakfast, you can take on a huge variety of exciting activities with the kids. These fun activities are all within a short drive from our two fabulous award-winning, 4-star hotels.

The Wrap Up

If you're looking for a family hotel near Emerald park, you're in the right place. The exhilarating rides of the theme park are just a short drive both Crowne Plaza properties. There's ample parking, including disabled parking spaces too. We offer an unbeatable package for families.

Our Bar & Restaurant spaces offers dedicated children's menus, and an eclectic choice for evening dining on the adults menu. Hotel residents will be delighted with a full Irish breakfast on offer each morning in the Dublin Crowne Plaza hotels.

Ready to make your family getaway unforgettable? Book your stay at the award-winning 4-star hotel, Crowne Plaza – the best family-friendly accommodation for your city break to Dublin. Plan your adventure and create lasting memories with us!

FAQs about Emerald Park

Is Crowne Plaza Dublin close to Emerald Park?

Absolutely! Crowne Plaza Dublin is just a 25-minute drive from Emerald Park in Ashbourne, Meath.

What family-friendly amenities does the hotel offer?

Crowne Plaza Dublin provides secure onsite parking, spacious family rooms, and fantastic dining options for all ages.

Are there special packages for families visiting Tayto Park?

Yes! Enjoy our exclusive Family Package, featuring early check-in, meals, late check-out, and a guaranteed fun-filled stay.

Is there complimentary parking at Crowne Plaza Dublin?

Yes, guests enjoy complimentary parking throughout their stay, including accessible spaces.

Are there nearby attractions besides Tayto Park?

Absolutely! Explore Dublin's vibrant attractions, and our staff can guide you to nearby family-friendly spots.