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Rathwood

Rath, Tullow, Ireland
+353 59 915 6285
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Wet day drive

Came across this lovely garden centre while out for a drive it has a playarea for children a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
mmmcork
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Cork, Ireland
via mobile
Lovely garden centre with tasteful shops and restaurant

This was recommended by locals and we were very grateful for the tip. It is also dog friendly with... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
MariC66
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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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Rath, Tullow, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Came across this lovely garden centre while out for a drive it has a playarea for children a chocolate garden where adults and children canmake chocolate ornaments it has a show called teddybears picnic it is very popular and well supported and children get gifts...More

Thank mmmcork
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was recommended by locals and we were very grateful for the tip. It is also dog friendly with lovely forest walks, lake and restaurant outdoor eating area and conservatory in case of showers. There's a big maze - 3 euros each though - and...More

Thank MariC66
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently visited Rathwood in Tullow, Co Carlow, to look for some garden furniture. During our visit all the staff were very helpful in explaining the various different types of furniture. We finally settled on a good quality Rattan Cube set. We ordered on Monday and...More

Thank smcgee162
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place no matter what the weather is! We stayed in Tullow recently and made two trips to Rathwood during our visit. On our first visit we joined the Teddy Bears Picnic. It was a miserable rainy day but the picnic was a fantastic way...More

Thank Annadoc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited rathwood 5 times for the santa train and once for the halloween train and it never fails it brings us to carlow every year and my son loves it. It has amazing garden and household items and a little playground for the...More

Thank Natalie M
Rathwood, Public Relations Manager at Rathwood, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks Natalie for your great rating and review. We look forward to welcoming you to Rathwood for your next visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely place to visit. We just stopped to have a quick visit and cup of tea. The shop is lovely. The food in the restaurant looked lovely. Would love to have had more time to look around.

Thank alila60
Rathwood, Public Relations Manager at Rathwood, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the great rating and review, we hope you can visit again soon when you have more time

Reviewed 9 June 2017

Do yourself a favour and never ever order anything from this company to be delivered - I was told blatant untruths about expected delivery dates and then about a refund being issued. Awful.

Thank Wigantravellers
Rathwood, Public Relations Manager at Rathwood, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We apologise for any inconvenience caused due to this delivery date mix up. We trust that the matter has now been settled to your satisfaction .

Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

The waitress in Mount Woseley told us about this little gem and it didn't disappoint. Amazing shopping experience and the receptionist charged my phone and minded our shopping bags while we had an amazing lunch. Can't wait to return.

Thank Jennifer G
Rathwood, Public Relations Manager at Rathwood, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Jennifer for the great rating and review, glad to hear you enjoyed your trip and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Rathwood is a great place to take a long walk through the forest and drop into the restaurant for a great selection of food or just for a quiet coffee. A small variety of shopping available including gardening and home & clothing. Offers santa train...More

Thank lanzarote75
Rathwood, Public Relations Manager at Rathwood, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Many thanks for the lovely review,your kind words of appreciation will be passed to our team.

Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful place- grounds stunning. The museum is so interesting and well done- you would need hours to get through it all properly. We did the egg hunt there and it was brilliant. Lovely cadburys egg for each child at end. Cafe and gift...More

Thank trifle
Rathwood, Public Relations Manager at Rathwood, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Thanks a lot for the lovely review. Your kind words of appreciation mean a lot to the Rathwood team.

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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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edel m
3 September 2015|
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Response from 2Deedal | Reviewed this property |
Hi My kids are 10 and 6 and this is our second year going. My friend goes every year and she had a 16 year who never misses it. I really found it enjoyable last year the Elves make everyone laugh. I Hope when my 10... More
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