Toy Soldier Factory

Toy Soldier Factory, Macroom

Toy Soldier Factory
4.5
Visitor Centres • Lessons & Workshops • Factory Outlets
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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
Saturday
10:00 - 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. 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. 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 Saturday.
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David J
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Sep 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 24 September 2021
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Jane C
Cork, Ireland21 contributions
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 16 August 2021
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Mary M
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 18 August 2021
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daisycurragh
Clonakilty, Ireland36 contributions
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 2 August 2021
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Paul O Toole
5 contributions
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 8 July 2021
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Mags h
1 contribution
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, Ireland35 contributions
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
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, Ireland74 contributions
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
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
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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