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Rathwood

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Rath, Tullow, Ireland
+353 59 915 6285
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Great family day out

We visited rathwood for Cinderella’s tea party. It’s was brilliant the kids loved it. We had some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Trim25
via mobile
Great area for outdoor activities

The paths at the back of the garden centre are used for the 5km park run so good for walking... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
DDF14
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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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Rath, Tullow, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited rathwood for Cinderella’s tea party. It’s was brilliant the kids loved it. We had some fabulous food in the restaurant. I found it to be good value for money. And will definitely be back to do some of the walks.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The paths at the back of the garden centre are used for the 5km park run so good for walking, cycling and running. Loose gravel mostly. Different length routes. Picturesque. Can feed geese at geese loins. Saw wild deer. Finish activities with food or drink...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went with friends and our kids . They loved it , it was very well organized & lasted around an hour . Well worth it for next year . Our kids were 10 & 8 . My 10 year old was just boarding on...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There’s a lot to do at Rathwood for all, a trip on the Easter Egg hunt, teddies bears picnic, the garden centre and a large amount of gift and shopping. A day out. The restaurant is nicely laid out and the food orders are taken...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely visit Browsing shops & had a Great Lunch followed by great dessert !! Great value for money & relaxed atmosphere

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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

The food in the restaurant was delicious but the shop was very similar to other up market home stores such as Avoca and Meadows and burn with slightly less variety for that reason I think it is over rated

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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Rathwood is a charming place to visit, all year round. It has great shopping. Lots for the kids to do, a really awesome restaurant, the staff are friendly and helpful.

Thank Anthony S
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Staying close by for the weekend so we decided to take the kids and visit this place as we had heard a lot about it. There was plenty to do for the kids and adults alike with great shops, albeit expensive, good playground and a...More

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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic experience! Thank you Pat and staff been going there for twenty years. Never been disappointed.. Eugene

Thank Eugenecan
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

Having had a really good visit last year, we were left disappointed after this years visit. It felt a lot more rushed this year. Story time with Mrs Clause wasn't done as well as it was last year (script, storyline and execution were not as...More

Thank TheIrishWanderer
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galwaygirl27
31 March 2018|
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Response from mollieNorthEast | Reviewed this property |
I have only been in it once and as far as I remember the shops plus restaurant area are all on the flat. We did go for a walk round outside with the kids but I cant remember if it would be accessible for people with... More
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galwaygirl27
31 March 2018|
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Response from SmokeyBrennan | Reviewed this property |
yes I saw ramps & it's Airy & spacious Also lovely place to walk around
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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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