Our hugely popular school tours are back for a sixth straight year! On an Active Kingdom school tour, students will participate in a wide array of fun & challenging physical activities that will not only develop their fundamental movement skills including agility, balance coordination & overall fitness but also enhance teamwork, cooperation & problem-solving skills.
Our School Tours aim to offer an unbeatable experience at an unbeatable price and this year we have brought back our early booking offer providing great discounts on our package.
Activities may change depending on age group and group preferences. Start time is either 9:00 or 9:40, alternative start/end times can be requested. Half Day school tours will feature 4 activities, every effort will be made to include your requested 4 activities.
* Students from Junior and Senior Infants follow a similar set of activities but the Team Building sessions are replaced with a Sports Day session (Sack Races, Egg and Spoon Races, 3 Legged Races etc) and a Giant Garden Games Session (Giant Jenga, Giant Twister, Limbo Contest etc) and some of the inflatable activties are replaced with a Bouncy Castle, Parachute Games and Fun Games sessions.
Our experienced and energetic staff all have a qualification in Physical Education or Health and Leisure and are all First Aid qualified and have Garda vetting with Active Kingdom. All staff also undergo training to deliver all aspects of the school tour.
Active Kingdom School Tours take place in John Mitchell’s Sports Centre in Tralee. This state of the art facility boasts unrivalled facilities including a large indoor hall & plentiful outdoor areas including a large all-weather pitch. The venue caters for all weather conditions.
Active Kingdom aims to provide a stress-free experience for teachers as much as possible. All teachers have access to a teacher’s lounge which boasts views of the outdoor playing areas along with offering teacher’s complimentary tea, coffee and sandwiches.
Heard about you through word of mouth. Very good value for money. Great day had by all (including the teachers!!). Best organized school tour I’ve ever brought my class to and I’ve been teaching since 1983!! Will highly recommend it to my colleagues.Presentation Primary Tralee, Kerry.
All aspects of this tour were excellent. We heard about Active Kingdom through word of mouth from other schools. It was fantastic value. I would like to thank you for sharing your experience with all of us, for being so kind and caring. We will be back!Knocknagree NS, Cork.
The children really enjoyed their day here, camp leaders were excellent and very child friendly. Brilliant teacher facilities and refreshments. Excellent and enjoyable facilities and activities for all age groups and abilities.Kildysart, Clare.
On behalf of our school we would like to thank everyone at Active Kingdom for a wonderful day. From the moment we were met off the bus, the children were so well taken care of and engaged fully in all of the activities. The leaders were excellent, and the teachers’ lounge was superb! We would highly recommend it to other schools.Presentation Monastery NS Killarney, Kerry.
No improvements necessary. Very good value. From a teacher’s perspective it was a very well-organised day. The children were happy and safe all day and had great fun.Christ the Saviour NS Ballingarry, Limerick.
We have been in Active Kingdom 3 times and it has always been a fantastic experience! We were all very well looked after. Children enjoyed the activities.Glounaguillagh NS, Kerry.
School Tours take place in the newly built John Mitchels GAA Complex in Tralee. It is easily accessible from Cork, Limerick & Mid/West Kerry.
Do the teachers need to stay with the students?
No, our specially trained leaders meet you and your group at the start of the day, and they bring them through all of the activities. Teachers are free to stay with the group or relax in the teachers’ lounge upstairs. Teachers are requested to supervise children during break times.
Do the kids need to bring a lunch? Is there a shop there?
Yes, kids need to bring a packed lunch, there is no shop nearby, there is a vending machine but stock is limited.
How long are the breaks for kids?
The kids get a 20-minute small break in the morning and 30-minute lunch break. If required, our leaders bring the group in for sporadic water breaks throughout the day.
Is the full day too long for infant classes?
No, we tailor the day for the younger kids by integrating some more sedentary sessions into their timetable. Younger kids also get a number of short water breaks supervised by their leader throughout the day.
What way are the kids split on the day?
Kids will stay with their class group for the duration of the day, generally each classroom within the school is allocated their own leader.
Will our kids be with another school on the day?
No, kids stay with their own school class group. There may be other school groups in the center on the same day, but groups have little to no interaction with the other school groups.
Do activities take place indoors or outdoors?
What happens when it rains?
All of our inflatable activities take place indoors in a large sports hall while our team building, and orienteering sessions take place outdoors on secure grounds. In the case of bad weather all activities take place indoors.
Do the kids need to bring spare clothes?
No, the kids’ clothes should not get wet or dirty as we bring them indoors if it rains. However, it is advisable that kids bring a coat and a spare pair of shoes and socks just in case they get wet.
What times can we start and finish our School Tour?
If you book a full-day school tour, your start and finish time is up to you, but it cannot be before 9:00am and not later than 3:50pm. If you book a half-day, the morning slot runs from 9:00am-12:00pm or 9:40-12:40pm, the afternoon slot runs from 1:10-3:50.
Can we pick and choose which activities we do?
Groups in for a full-day do all 8 of our specially designed activities. Groups in for a half-day do 4 of the 8 activities, we carefully select 4 suitable activities for the group and schools can have some input into which activities they choose.