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Toy Soldier Factory

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Address: 1 Kilnamartyra Village, Macroom, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 26 40222
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Come and see the ONLY Toy Soldier Factory in Europe.

Free admission to our...

Come and see the ONLY Toy Soldier Factory in Europe.

Free admission to our visitor center and factory.

"Make & Paint Workshops" try your hand at casting a figure and painting it. Suitable for kids 7+ and adults of all ages.

Our showroom is full of a lot more than just toy soldiers i.e. the Worlds Largest Model Battle Scene which houses 15,000 hand cast and hand painted figures, 8 x 4 meters in size, of the Battle at Waterloo completed by just one customer Andre Rudolf and it took him 8 years to finish, we also have the largest range of Lord of the Rings Miniatures, connoisseur chess sets, fairies, fridge magnets, Christmas Decoration and our infamous Irish Heroes, Michael Collins, Padraig Pearse, e.t.c.

Coach tours are welcome if pre-booked. Open 7 days a week.

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A gem of a place

Enjoyed a visit to this factory very friendly staff. We were a family of mixed ages from 4, to 12 which they catered for all ages! They demonstrated how to do the models and then... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Caroline F
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Dublin, Ireland
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this place and I found it very pricey. We couldn't do the factory as everyone was on lunch.

Thank uggelsome
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a visit to this factory very friendly staff. We were a family of mixed ages from 4, to 12 which they catered for all ages! They demonstrated how to do the models and then got to make our own mold and handpaint them. They even have toys to keep the toddlers amused and could get a coffee!! Overall would... More 

Thank Caroline F
West Hartford, Connecticut
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488 reviews
166 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Our son spotted a flier for this at our hotel so we decided to stop on our way to Killarney. It is a few miles off of N22 but worth the detour. We did not have a booking but they were able to fit us in to make some figures. Everyone enjoyed it (ages 12 and 9). They have figures... More 

Thank Int_Bus_Travel
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We saw the sign for this toy soldier factory on the side of the road and decided to check it out. It's a few minutes off the main road with lots of signs directing you there. It was definitely worthwhile stopping! We were given a demonstration by Mary where she showed us and explained exactly how the figures were made... More 

Thank TheLyonsFam
1 review
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

I brought my 9 year old nephew. He loved it. We hadn't booked it but did receive a warm welcome all the same. It's a hidden gem really. He received a little tutorial on how to make his own toy soldier and then had the opportunity to make one himself. There are different characters to choose from such as soldier... More 

Thank Orna H
Cromer, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I visited with my 7 and 9 year old kids on the way back to Dublin. Was a great way to end our weekend in West Cork. Both kids cast and painted items - my daughter their newest item - an elf. My son choose a soldier on horseback. They loved it and asked me to promise a stop each... More 

Thank Hepzaba
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4 reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Great morning distraction from all technology chance for kids to learn traditional craft. Staff couldn't have been more helpful. Book online before midday kids get half price. Made fairy , fairy door and elf wonderful experience

Thank Denise D
Ballinasloe, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We enjoyed the day so much, the workshop for kids is extremely interactive and cost wise it is very reasonable. Mary and staff were fantastic and i would highly recommend the factory for a day out.

Thank 789Laura
Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017

great experience - I had 2 kids almost 4 and they loved painting angels and fairies and a fairy door. Staff very helpful and kids set up at their station and left to do what they wanted to do independently

Thank lor20162016
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Today me and my girlfriend came to the factory because it was on our way back to Dublin. We were on a 5 day trip and saw it in a brochure so why not drop by. The staff was very welcoming and gave a demonstration of the model making and explained everything in detail. We could wander around and see... More 

Thank David F

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