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I needed more time!

I visited Rathwood with a large group; we had lunch in the Merry Tree restaurant then had some free... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Edmonton, Alberta
Loved the Ireland Maze

We had a fabulous afternoon in Rathwood. The Sun was shining, the Maze was quiet, and the shops had... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2018
Laurence 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...more
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

I visited Rathwood with a large group; we had lunch in the Merry Tree restaurant then had some free time to browse. I was amazed at the depth and breadth of retail options and could have spent quite a lot more time there. I wish...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2018

We had a fabulous afternoon in Rathwood. The Sun was shining, the Maze was quiet, and the shops had a good buzz of activity without being hectic

Thank Laurence C
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Rathwood has something for everyone...all types of shopping from homeware,books,shoes,accessories,kitchenware,jewelery,candles clothes...also has a Beauty Salon!! SO much to keep the kids entertained too....train rides,maze,beautiful walks in woodland and open spaces,lake,duck feeding.Then up to the Coffee shop for food where there is an open air playground...More

Thank shelleyCork_ireland
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Attended the Teddy Bear's Picnic today. Lovely day out. Children loved the train trip into the forrest and making the bears at the teddy bear factory. Lots of fun on the train and a good sing song on the way back to the picnic area....More

Thank Helen20
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

having done this picnic last year with grandchildren and loved every minute we decided to go back this year as special treat before our grandson starts school for first time Firstly Goldilocks had brown hair tied back ok we could get over that and children...More

1  Thank Mary O
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Amazing day for kids and adults ! Couldn’t believe the value for money ! Cover price included interactive show Train ride, teddy ears, picnic and not to mention teddy bear making class which included great quality bear ! A real must ! Thank you !

Thank Mrsbertieboots
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Lovely visit here again. Lunch in the restaurant followed by a walk in the grounds. Plenty of activities to keep the younger ones happy. Well worth a visit even if it's just to get a coffee!! There are plenty of gifts on offer, clothes shops...More

Thank 1971gill
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Visited here on Saturday, if gardening is not your thing, there are plenty of shops to browse around. A beautiful restaurant, where we enjoyed a bottle of organic wine, so relaxing....There are loads to keep small kids entertained, and the maze was fun for all...More

Thank oliviad240
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

There is so much on offer here to keep everyone in a family happy. A nice restaurant, a playground, beautiful walks through forest, a train, maze, shopping and garden centre. We had a very busy afternoon here and my kids were delighted. We went on...More

Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Came here with the intention of visiting the birds of prey centre, which is listed in the description, but we were told it hasn’t been here in years. Needless to say driving 45 mins to be let down like this is really disappointing and really...More

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7 September 2018|
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Response from Annesophie1989 | Reviewed this property |
The day time train is for the teddybear picnic, the night time train rides are in December for the Christmas season. Both are lovely and child friendly.
Marcella N
18 June 2018|
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Response from toughtalker | Reviewed this property |
Hi there unfortunately I did not have any kids so not sure however I would very much believe that the cost of making a bear would be extra
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