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Went to see Santa it was a very wet day but Rathwood tried their very best to make it good... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2019
John O
Waterford, Ireland
via mobile

I have to say i enjoyed my experience of santa at rathwood,all the staff were very friendly and i... read more

Reviewed December 19, 2018
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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 5 days ago via mobile

This is second time calling to rathwood and it's still 5 star. The avengers trail was wonderful for all of the sipdermen and hulks there. The shops have so much to choose from. Restaurants was beautiful too. U could spend the day there and can't...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was staying in a nearby hotel and decided to take a trip to Rathwood after reading about it online. We were greeted warmly at reception and given details about all the different amenities and things to do at Rathwood. We first went to the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

Went to see Santa it was a very wet day but Rathwood tried their very best to make it good especially for the children.must say we enjoyed it. There was some crowd there.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank John O
Reviewed December 21, 2018 via mobile

This was just fantastic! Santa,Mrs Claus and all their hyper Elves made us laugh out loud from start to finish. I had never been here before but I'll be going back again in summer to walk the maze and shop. On arrival the whole place...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 20, 2018

I had never been to the Santa Experience before. We arrived early so we checked in, got a hot Chocolate in the Restaurant with a coffee and scone for mammy and daddy. The shop is beautiful. So many lovely things to look at. Very Christmassy....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Carmel F
Reviewed December 20, 2018

When to see Santa on Friday evening for 7 p.m. So disappointed with the event. Given that the tickets go on sell in September with weekend slots go very quickly my expectations were high. Mrs Clause was really very very bad, she had a microphone...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 19, 2018 via mobile

I have to say i enjoyed my experience of santa at rathwood,all the staff were very friendly and i would recommend

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank brendan75
Reviewed December 18, 2018

We arrived having heard great things about the Santa experience but it went downhill quite quickly. The train itself is ok but nothing very magical about it. The elves in the sorting office were so annoying and rude. They just shouted at each other and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Seiko_11
Reviewed December 18, 2018

It saddens me to write this review as I have brought my son to see Santa here before and he loved it but it seems the standard has dropped big time or maybe it was just a bad day but it seemed a bit of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ken1112015
Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

Totally unsuitable for young children (<4years). As far as I recall there was no age recommendation on the booking page. They were bored at the Mrs Claus section because they didn't understand the jokes or spelling contest. Sorting office wasn't much better. After a long...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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December 16, 2018|
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Response from Tracy P | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so but there might be the option of including it, if so I didn't see it when I was booking so you might have to book separately
September 7, 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
June 18, 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