Beyond The trees Avondale

Avondale, Rathdrum, Wicklow, A67 P303

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Discover Ireland's exciting world class visitor destination, Beyond the trees Avondale in Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow. 

Journey through the forest and high above the canopy of the trees, experience this unique 1.3km treetop walk in Avondale Forest Park. Discover multiple activity stations and enjoy the immersive learning opportunities along the way, interweaved with stories of the historic Avondale Estate.

We cater for all groups including special interest groups, corporate, school tours, TY groups, active retirement, Irish and international tour groups.

There is something to appeal to groups of all generations. From arrival, our visitor journey has been thoughtfully designed to be accessible to everyone.

The Treetop Walk culminates at the spectacular Viewing Tower, 38m high above the forest floor with panoramic 360-degree views of the Wicklow Mountains, the Vale of Avoca and the Avonmore River. To complete this innovative experience, whizz back down the tower via the gigantic 90m spiral slide (optional).

At Home with the Parnell's, features a fascinating guided tour of the beautifully renovated, historic 18th Century Avondale House that celebrates the heritage of the Parnell family. Hear all about the life and times of Charles Stewart Parnell, and the formidable women in his family.

It will also introduce you to the champion of trees Samuel Hayes and give you a taste of life when Avondale was a pioneering forestry school.

Multiple 45-minute tours available every day; for prices and tour times of Avondale House, please visit: Beyond the Trees Avondale

Enjoy a taste of Wicklow at the contemporary Seed Café, where our culinary team design seasonally inspired menus from local produce.

The view from the Seed Café extends out onto the picturesque Walled Garden. From here, experience the adventurous children’s playground, the stimulating sensory garden in the courtyard and discover and abundance of forest walking trails.

The Seed Cafe has a reserved area to accommodate pre-booked groups. From here, visitors can enjoy a complimentary self-guided visit to the Coillte Pavilion where they will learn all about the evolution of forestry in Ireland along with Coillte's work throughout the past, the present and the plans for the future.

Visitors will also explore the themes of forestry for climate, for nature, for wood and for people and how the sector can contribute to our sustainable future and climate action.

Opening Times: Daily

Times vary throughout the year, depending on daylight hours, see website Opening Hours | Beyond the Trees Avondale | County Wicklow

Admission Prices for the Treetop Walk & Viewing Tower Experience or Avondale House Guided Tour:

  • €15.00 per adult
  • €12 child (4-17 years)
  • Concession €13.00
  • Family (1A +3C) €25.00
  • Family (2A+3C) €40.00
  • Carpark €5 entry fee per car
  • Treetop Walk slide (€2.00 optional)


Bookable in advance online Beyond The Trees Avondale

Group rates and bookings: Groups | Beyond the Trees Avondale

Beyond the Trees Avondale is a unique visitor destination suitable for all ages. The Treetop Walk, Viewing Tower and Avondale House are all buggy and wheelchair accessible. U18’s must be accompanied by an adult. U6’s must be accompanied by an adult on the 90m Spiral Slide.

Latitude: 52.9118311

Longitude: -6.2246258