Young Waterford GAA fans will have a 'furry' good time at the GAA Museum's Teidí Tour as they get the chance to make their very own sports bear at the GAA Museum, followed by a guided tour of Croke Park stadium with their cuddly friend.
The bear making workshop and a family friendly tour of Croke Park is the perfect day out for families with young children, as they get to learn about the history and culture of the GAA while also having fun making their new furry friend.
The Teidí Tour starts with a workshop in Cú Chulainn's Den where each child will get to select their bear skin, stuff their bear, find a bear heart, give their new furry friend a name, and get a 'bear-th' cert! Then they'll get to dress their new bear in its own GAA Museum training kit. After that, it's time to get exploring as families and teddies will head off on a family friendly tour of Croke Park stadium, including a visit to the dressing rooms and the chance to walk pitch-side. Don't forget to snap photos of your new teddy exploring the stadium!
For those looking for more adventure, access to the GAA Museum is also included, following the tour. Here, young and old can learn fun facts about the GAA and Croke Park and test their own hurling and football skills in the interactive games zone. Children and teddies can follow the Junior Explorer trail through the exhibitions and find clues along the way!
Teidí Tours are specially designed for children ages 3 and over, and each child ticket (€30) includes a 16-inch bear to make and take home, plus a bear training kit. Adult tickets are €9, and senior tickets are €6. Tours begin on the June bank holiday weekend and will run on select weekends throughout the summer.
Tickets are limited so book online in advance to avoid disappointment. Please note that this experience is not suitable for children under 3 years of age, and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Both the GAA Museum and Croke Park Stadium Tour are fully accessible for people with disabilities, and there are toilet and baby changing facilities on site if your little ones and their new teddies are feeling peckish, head for the Blackthorn Café which is open daily serving hot lunches, sandwiches, pastries, snacks and more. Why not welcome your new furry friend to the family with a Teddy Bear's picnic, as outdoor picnic table seating is available. There is free on-site parking adjacent to the GAA Museum for cars/buses in the Cusack Stand Car Park. Access to the Museum is via St. Joseph's Avenue (off Clonliffe Road).
Visit crokepark.ie/teidi-tours for more information or to book tickets.