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Rathwood's School Tours 2020

We would love to host you & your pupils at Rathwood for your School Tour 2020. Rathwood is the perfect destination for a fun-filled day out with restaurant, cafe, Playcentre, woodland walks, department store & much much more! Its also a great location for schools, giving children the chance to enjoy being active & experience the countryside. Please find a selection of seven school tour packages below; each can be done individually or in conjunction with one another. We require a 20% deposit to secure school bookings.To book please call Brenda on: 059 9156285

Event Packages:

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Teddy Bears Picnic - Duration 1 Hour Cost €10 per Child Age Range 4-12 Years


Children will get to meet Goldilocks & the 3 Bears. Enjoy a train journey into our woodlands. Make their very own bear to bring home in our Teddy Bear Factory. Enjoy a picnic supplied by us , which includes a cookie, piece of fruit, & bottled water. They will also receive a free tub of delicious ice cream. Full access to out outdoor playarea is also included.

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Fossetts Circus 12th of June 11am - Duration 1 hour 30 Mins Cost €12 per child.


Step into the magic world of Fossetts Circus for a school tour with a difference featuring the very best in international circus acts. Throughout the show Irelands favourite clown our very own "otto" will bring his special brand of magic (and mayhem) to the show. Our Rathwood Express Train will take you straight to Fossetts Big Top located in Rathwoods Foxes Park

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The Ark - Indoor Playcentre - Duration 1 hour Cost €3 Age Range: 0-9 years.


The Ark Indoor Playcentre is a state-of-the-art play facility for children. We have plenty to keep your children entertained while getting great exercise at the same time ! Adult can relax in the style & comfort of The Woodshed Cafe with barista coffee & free wifi. Our friendly staff mean you are assured of a warm welcome in a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere thats enjoyable for all.

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Rathwood Express Train - Duration 20 minutes Cost €3 Age Range : All Ages


Rathwood Express train is the perfect activity for all ages, both young & old . The train runs through the woodlands & around our Animal Park so everyone gets a chance to see our ducks, geese & deer. You'll even have an opportunity to feed the ducks & geese.

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Educational Packages

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The Maze of Ireland - Duration 30 Minutes Cost €3 Age 7-12 years


Rathwood Maze of Ireland is planted in the shape of Ireland. Each county is built to scale & has a marker to indicate the county town & river flowing through it. Each child will be given a maze challenge where we will divide the class into teams with the objective of learning the countries of Ireland. Fun team building exercise but educational at the same

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Chocolate Garden Mould Making - Packages starting from €15 per child


We have also partnered with our neighbours The Chocolate Garden of Ireland to bring you some funfilled tour packages. For these packages we require a €100 deposit to secure booking. These workshops are both fun & educational each child will get to make their very own chocolate figure to take home.

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Rathgall Hillfort - Free of Charge Max. bus size 30


Rathgall Hillfort was a site of quite exceptional importance in the centuries - spanning the birth of Christ. The variety of structural information that excavation concentration of artifact evidence from the site has not been matched elsewhere in the country. Rathgall is a short bus journey from Rathwood.

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OUTDOOR PLAYGROUND


Our Playground has swings and slides to cater for all ages. It is conveniently located beside our MerryTree Restaurant. Outdoor seating is also available so you can supervise the kids while relaxing and enjoying a cup of coffee.

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RATHWOOD FUNFAIR- Suitable for all ages. €3 per child, purchased on the day


Our Funfair will be onsite for the entire school tour season. Rides to suit all age ranges, including Hook-A-Duck and Carousel.

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THE MERRYTREE RESTAURANT


You can add a meal in our Restaurant for €5 extra, which will either be: Nuggets & Chips or Sausage & Chips. Free Tea/Coffee for Teachers Our MerryTree restaurant uses the finest quality ingredients sourced locally, creating wholesome dishes for you to enjoy

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WOODSHED CAFE


When we first came up with the idea of The Ark Indoor Playcentre we felt it was important to design a cafe that was both stylish & comfortable to facilitate all visitors both young & old. It had to be a place everyone would want to spend time - with food you would want to come back for, time after time The Wood Shed Cafe is located inside our Ark Indoor Playcentre.

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Maze of Ireland