Toy Soldier Factory

Toy Soldier Factory, Macroom

Toy Soldier Factory
4.5
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
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. Covid19: From June 7th 2021 you will be able to book your very own table in our New huge workshop area. This will give you peace of mind knowing you and your family are safe. Due to government guidelines with social distancing, there will be a limited number of tables available, so book your table today. 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 Decoration and our infamous Irish Heroes, Michael Collins, Padraig Pearse, etc... Open Monday to Friday.
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1-2 hours
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Mags h
1 contribution
A worthy 5*
Sep 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 28 September 2020
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Mary M
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 30 September 2020
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Michelle M
Cork, Ireland34 contributions
Fantastic Return visit
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 7 September 2020
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Mary M
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 23 September 2020
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Jason
County Dublin, Ireland5 contributions
Great family experience.
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 7 August 2020
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Mary M
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 23 September 2020
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osullivandebby
Duleek, Ireland62 contributions
Fantastic day out
Visited the toy soldier factory with 2 young children. The staff were really helpful showing the children how the models were made and then giving instructions on how to complete the painting. The children are now hooked having bought some model moulds to make at home. It was extremely interesting and very different to what they would normally do on a day out. Enjoyed by all and we will definitely return when we’re in the area again.
Written 3 August 2020
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Mary M
Hi and thank you for taking the time to write this review. We're are thrilled you all enjoyed your day with us. We give a live demonstration showing how a Tin Soldier is made and we always get a positive renounce to it. Thanking you again for your feedback on your trip to us. Regards Mary Moynihan
Written 23 September 2020
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Mary M
1 contribution
Excellent with great customer service
Jul 2020 • Family
Great day out for kids and adults. We all had a great day out. Our kids 8 and 7 are now hooked on model making. A lovely hobby for them both.
Written 7 July 2020
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Mary M
Hi, That's great news that you kids are enjoying model making at home. It beats screens any day. Please make when you visit us again for them to bring their masterpieces with them. Thank you so much for putting up this review, we really do appreciate it. Happy home casting from all the staff at the Toy Soldier Factory. Mary Moynihan Manager
Written 23 September 2020
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jaimebrownlie
Canberra, Australia21 contributions
Don’t trust google maps until your close
Jan 2020 • Family
This is my second time visiting. This time I took my son with me who thought it was amazing. It was great to see the Waterloo display especially after visiting Paris and hearing all about the Napoleonic period. It will be a shame when it goes back to Germany but hopefully they have new displays organised. If you take young boys expect to end up buying a casting kit and bunch of moulds.

If you are travelling from anywhere other then Killarney or Cork don’t trust google maps, it will take you through all the little back roads unnecessarily. I would suggest getting to Killarney or Cork then use google maps.
Written 16 January 2020
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Deirdre C
6 contributions
Great way to spend an afternoon for all the family
Oct 2019
My husband and I and our two boys spent a very enjoyable afternoon making and painting models and viewing the Waterloo exhibit.
We all loved it and even bought some kits to bring some of the fun home.
Couldn't recommend it highly enough for people of all ages.
Written 29 October 2019
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Mary M
Ahh! Deirdre thank you so much for your lovely review. Its comments and 5-star reviews like yours that make it a joy to work here. Our Make & Paint workshops have become very popular. Happy casting and painting at home. Hope to see you all soon
Written 19 December 2019
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Kerry M
4 contributions
Fun souvenir
Oct 2019 • Couples
We saw the signs and stopped in on a whim. After driving for a while on tiny backgrounds, we pulled in and my husband says, “I know this place!” If you’re into miniature soldiers, war gaming, etc. then you’ll love this place. We were able to make our own leprechaun miniatures, including assembling the molds, pouring the metal, and painting them. Mine is hideous, but I’m a terrible painter. So we left with two Irish souvenirs that we made with our own hands to commemorate an experience on our trip, Better than some imported googah any day. If you can’t stand to look at your monstrosity. You can also purchase a nice version created by the painters there.
Written 10 October 2019
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Mary M
Hi Kerry, thank you for your 5-star review. We're over the moon you both enjoyed making and painting your very own leprechauns. The leprechaun workshop is quite new and it's great to get positive feedback. Enjoy your Irish souvenirs and we hope to see you on your next visit to Ireland.
Written 19 December 2019
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liambF1198YH
Cork, Ireland14 contributions
Happy campers from Down Under
Sep 2019 • Family
Visited with family who were on holiday from Australia. We got to meet many of the team, with our host Mary being ever so charming and delightful, showing us around the factory, and giving us its history since 1976. We were treated to casting demonstrations, and the factory shop also has a wonderful array of goods including casting kits for beginners and experts, pewter mugs and hip flasks, and beautifully finished chess sets.

Our highlight was the Battle of Waterloo exhibition which was on show during our visit (due to leave in November so catch it while you can). Just shows the creativity that a skilled modeler can create from what comes out of this facility.

Will certainly be bringing more guests here, highly recommended.

Written 24 September 2019
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Mary M
Hi Liam, thank you for your 5star rating. It's great to get positive reviews, it means we are doing something right. Customer service is so important to us. We're delighted you enjoy the "Battle of Waterloo" exhibit. It's amazing to see peoples jaw drop when they see the size of the diorama. Hope to see you on your next visit to Ireland.
Written 19 December 2019
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Jim Duffy
1 contribution
Great fun and worth the side trip
Sep 2019
We recommend this place to anyone traveling to Ireland. The cost is reasonable and the staff is friendly and helpful.
Written 24 September 2019
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