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Rathwood

Rath, Tullow, Ireland
+353 59 915 6285
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Teddy Bear Picnic

My child loved this place, the train was fab. My child got her own Teddy and snacks to take to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
carr10
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Worth the trip!

Always very busy & you can understand why. Nice way to spend an afternoon - great shops, very good... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
PaulD1
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Wicklow, Ireland
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Rathwood is one of the most popular visitor attractions in Ireland with charming activities that everyone from Grandparents to Grandchildren can enjoy together; free children’s playground, Express train, woodland walks, birds of prey centre and restaurant as well as an array of shops. There is something for everybody. Rathwood, is particularly famous for its Express Train which takes you around the extensive forest grounds, watch out for the deer and sheep along the way and see if you can spot their newly born offspring. It even has a little stop off at the pond to allow you to feed the ducks and geese with food provided by the Train driver. In addition, Rathwood offers attractions such as the Falconry, which is an outdoor educational Bird of Prey Centre where eagles, hawks, falcons and owls from around the world can be seen on display; free Forest walks, with two easy trails that the whole family can enjoy; free children’s playground; cookery classes for both adults and children; deer park and much, much more. Furthermore they house an excellent restaurant which offers an array of delicious lunch dishes and tempting home baking. They are famous for their scrumptious chocolate mud pie and double layered pavlova and all Rathwood's cakes are baked daily by their talented Pastry Chef Margaret, who has been with them for over 18 years. Special diets eg coeliacs are catered for with a delicious selection of gluten free meals and treats. Rathwood hosts a number of special seasonal events throughout the year and advance booking is highly recommended eg The Santa Train - Ireland’s most popular Santa visit with magic and interactive fun with Santa, Mrs Claus and the Elves. The Rathwood Centre in addition to their attraction host an array of shops for you, your family, home and garden. Rathwood has something for the whole family that will make you want to return time and time again.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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Rath, Tullow, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My child loved this place, the train was fab. My child got her own Teddy and snacks to take to the picnic. What a lovely attraction. This is a must see

Thank carr10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always very busy & you can understand why. Nice way to spend an afternoon - great shops, very good restaurant. The maze is good but Santa's train (or Halloween train, depending on when you go) is a must do with young kids. Staff are excellent.

Thank PaulD1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I will start this review by stating that I would give it zero stars if possible. We booked this trip last week as a day out for our children during the mid term break. After travelling almost an hour and a half from Dublin, and...More

1  Thank Denise M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely couple of hours strolling around Rathwood and its really nice set of woodland trails. The nature walk is only 600 metres or so but there are two more marked trails, one of 2.5km and the other was 6km I think. At this...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Great activities for kids and year round a train running New walking/running circuit open to all too Great food in Restaurant

Thank Joni F
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We had an excellent day out today at Rathwood. We had never been before, just heard about it. Shops are really nice, restaurant is great, my son loved the playground and we had a fantastic time at their 'Alice out of wonderland' event. The actors...More

Thank Sbyrne79
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Went up here for a bit of a stroll unfortunately it lashed rain but we hid in the restaurant and had some very pleasant cheese cake and coffee. There is lots of plants in the garden centre and ornaments for the garden et cetera a...More

Thank Alan F
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Ive visited rathwood twice now for the kids events and both times my child and myself and partner really enjoyed the experience however i just feel like the activities are a little rushed. A little more time in each area would've been nice. Also in...More

Thank Jessicalouise89
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Spent a fab morning here at the Fairy and Elf festival which was fantastic. Staff were incredible, so kind to the family. Lovely train ride and great story acted out. The children loved the teacups. Looking forward to returning

Thank JenK105
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Covered all bases , kept five childern happy for over three hours , they have got it right good value, safe and clean.

Thank Rory G
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JessOus
9 April 2017|
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Response from Rathwood | Property representative |
Hi Jess, Yes there are picnic benches located at the entrance to the woods in the lower car park
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edel m
3 September 2015|
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Response from 2Deedal | Reviewed this property |
Hi My kids are 10 and 6 and this is our second year going. My friend goes every year and she had a 16 year who never misses it. I really found it enjoyable last year the Elves make everyone laugh. I Hope when my 10... More
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