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Address: Rath, Tullow, Ireland
Phone Number: 059 9156285
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Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: Rathwood is one of the most popular visitor attractions in Ireland with...
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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Visited for the goldilocks and 3 bears train ride. very well organised, characters were great at entertaining the kids and interacted well kids loved it and got a little picnic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Travelled last Friday to the teddy bears picnic with my almost four year old daughter and it was such a fabulous day, despite the horrible Irish summer we're having!!! In advance of going, I had looked for reviews but couldn't find any specific to this event so I hope this helps others. The whole day was enjoyable from start to... More 

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smithboro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

had a great time visiting goldilocks and the tree beers with my grandson, very well orgainised , everyone was so friendly ,

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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Today we arrived at Rathwood for the Teddy Bears Picnic. What a treat our children received. Goldilocks was great with the children and worked hard to get the adults involved. The 3 Bears were very funny. I love the hidden humour! They posed for pictures and made sure they got around to all the children and even had time to... More 

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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Visited for the goldilocks and 3 bears train ride. very well organised, characters were great at entertaining the kids and interacted well kids loved it and got a little picnic bag with drink 2 pieces of fruit and a cookie .my opiniom would be its for 2 and older so they can partake and get involved over all a lovely... More 

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Drimoleague, Ireland
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

When we went the place was full of families with young children. Not a place to go if you looking for peace and quiet. The walk through the woods was lovely though.

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County Carlow, Ireland
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We just returned from the Teddy bear picnic with friends. Throughly enjoyable experience for the children and adults too. Staff were great fun and seemed to enjoy their jobs. Children loved it, highly recommend this experience and will return again.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Teddy bears picnic great!, worth a go. Train ride a bit of fun. Cafe v nice, staff lovely, forest walk lovely

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waterford
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We brought two kids- a 2 and a 3 year old to the teddy bears picnic in June, it was a great day. The whole thing was so well organised. Goldilocks and the three bears were brilliant and interacted well with the kids. The train was great. They got to make a teddy bear each which were actually great quality... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

play parks were good for the centre, has the birds a prey bit step 20 euro for family of 4, only 3 we sheds of birds , had a walk in forest and also a few we animals , still a nice day out !

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We took our 6-yr-old to Rathwood for the Teddy Bears Picnic and I have to say that it exceeded our expectations. The train ride was great fun, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears who rode along with us kept everyone well entertained. First stop was Mammy Bear's Teddy Factory where every child got to make and keep their own teddy... More 

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Additional Information about Rathwood

Address: Rath, Tullow, Ireland
Phone Number: 059 9156285
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Carlow  >  Tullow
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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