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Rathwood

Rath, Tullow, Ireland
+353 59 915 6285
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Teddy bears picnic

Magical my daughter loved it so much was full of excitement from start to finish staff are very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Norrie H
via mobile
Teddy Bear Picnic Disappointment

The children, 10 & 7 started excited and ended very disappointed. It was due to start at 2. We were... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Rhiannon C
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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.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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Rath, Tullow, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Magical my daughter loved it so much was full of excitement from start to finish staff are very helpful and friendly hoping to go to the fairy event in sept would definitely recommend this place

Thank Norrie H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The children, 10 & 7 started excited and ended very disappointed. It was due to start at 2. We were ushered into a room decorated with bunting and left there for 20 minutes as we could see the Bears and Goldilocks in the distance. She...More

1  Thank Rhiannon C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fabulous walks, attractions for children, animals, super maze for all, terrific chocolate workshop and a great restaurant are all part of this great experience. We intend going back again. We're glad we found this great place.

Thank 2603KEV
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here last week for the Teddy Bears Picnic. The kids loved it. Would highly recommend although if your kids are very into arts and crafts (as mine are) maybe its worth managing expectations about the teddy-bear making element - mine thought they'd be...More

Thank margot77
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have being here before years ago and came back to go on the teddy bear picnic its was amazing, the service was wonderfull, so much to do here could spend the hole day there. Wonderfull shops resturant, playground, garden centre, maze,forest walk way etc cant...More

Thank vincent555
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot this . Just came across it spent the day there. Great shopping area . And food hall . Great value . Lots to do with the family

Thank steven c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came across this lovely garden centre while out for a drive it has a playarea for children a chocolate garden where adults and children canmake chocolate ornaments it has a show called teddybears picnic it is very popular and well supported and children get gifts...More

Thank mmmcork
Rathwood, Public Relations Manager at Rathwood, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your great rating and lovely review

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was recommended by locals and we were very grateful for the tip. It is also dog friendly with lovely forest walks, lake and restaurant outdoor eating area and conservatory in case of showers. There's a big maze - 3 euros each though - and...More

Thank MariC66
Rathwood, Public Relations Manager at Rathwood, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the great rating and lovely review, we are glad that you enjoyed your trip to Rathwood

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently visited Rathwood in Tullow, Co Carlow, to look for some garden furniture. During our visit all the staff were very helpful in explaining the various different types of furniture. We finally settled on a good quality Rattan Cube set. We ordered on Monday and...More

Thank smcgee162
Rathwood, Public Relations Manager at Rathwood, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your great rating and detailed review. We look forward to welcoming you to Rathwood again soon.

Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Great place no matter what the weather is! We stayed in Tullow recently and made two trips to Rathwood during our visit. On our first visit we joined the Teddy Bears Picnic. It was a miserable rainy day but the picnic was a fantastic way...More

1  Thank Annadoc
Rathwood, Public Relations Manager at Rathwood, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Anna for your great rating and lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you to Rathwood in the future

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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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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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