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Rathwood: Santa Train 2018

13.12.2018: We book a ticket going to see Rathwood santa village. We never when somewhere else far... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Stella P
Enjoyable but go earlier

Very enjoyable, my two 4 yr olds loved it. We booked the 4.30pm slot to get the most out of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tracy P
Dublin, Ireland
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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 yesterday

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
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Reviewed yesterday

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
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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
Thank jenirl
Reviewed 3 days ago

Booked this back in September and based on the difficulty to get availability I was expecting a lot, but was very disappointed. Positives: Staff very polite and entering, Santa gifts very of good quality and age appropriate. Cafe on site was very good. Negatives: Mrs...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank wayned81
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We brought our granddaughter to the Santa expierence here at Rathwood today . We had purchased the tickets in October as it was advised. Very well organised Santa train very good and staff very good at the entertainment of the young children. We went back...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Michael D
Reviewed 5 days ago

13.12.2018: We book a ticket going to see Rathwood santa village. We never when somewhere else far away except staying within city centre. But this year we want to make something different for the kids. The ticket cost 2 adult and 3 kids is €84.99...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Stella P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We travelled from Dublin for the Christmas experience. Asked to arrive 30 minutes before the event begins. Would not recommend this for younger children as the holding room had nothing to entertain the kids, after we went into mrs claus school room, funny in parts...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank breathny
Reviewed 5 days ago

Unfortunately my experience with this company has not been good. I booked the Santa Train experience quite a while ago, and my daughter was looking forward to going, when we experienced a serious family illness which meant that it was impossible to attend. I rang...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank johnmadden1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very enjoyable, my two 4 yr olds loved it. We booked the 4.30pm slot to get the most out of the lights etc but tbh it's such a long drive and while lovely the lights weren't spectacular so an earlier slot would be fine, plus...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tracy P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked very last minute, so didn't really know what to expect. We have twin girls nearly 2. What a disappointing morning. We were all families with very young kids as it was school time. Standing in the station we had to learn a dance to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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December 16, 2018|
Response from EddieW654 | Reviewed this property |
Don’t know, my visit was in summer. Check their website I’m sure all deals are on there.
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