Hello Hello Hello Everyone,
In the run up to Easter, as a mom it’s been great to see so many of kid-centric activities beginning to fill up the upcoming holidays popping up. So as you can imagine when I found out the Rathwood Easter Train was happening, we of course jumped (bunny-hopped?) at the chance. Rathwood is a home and garden centre in Tullow, Co. Carlow. Its almost like my home away from home at this stage as I try to squeeze a visit in when I am home and as we had such a great experience at Christmas time I decided that it was worth taking part in this experience armed with a 15 month old.
So on Sunday, we decided to hop into the car and visit Rathwood to get on board the Easter Express for an ‘egg’citing adventure through the fun filled forest and of course to meet the Easter Bunny and his friends. We had initially booked into for Easter Sunday which is April 1st but requested at the reception if we could change our booking last minute and the girl at the desk was more than happy to do so.
We were told it would entail an hour long event, encompassing an egg hunt, a train ride, meeting the Easter bunny and receiving a chocolate egg and hot chocolate. Our train ran right on time, where we were greeted by the Easter Bunny and the Detective almost like a Sherlock Holmes type who was to help us find the Golden Egg so that we could save Easter and ensure the chocolate was going to be coming. He was so enthusiastic, loud and seemed to really love his job which is always great to see. Whilst we were in the barn, we deposited our eggs in the magical machine, we also played some games, both parents and children participating and the highlight for May was sorting the coloured balls into bins. Once we returned the egg safely from Treasure Island the Easter Bunny kindly gifted each child with an Easter Egg.
Afterwards, we went to the cafe for the free hot-chocolates for the children that came with the ticket. They had an unbelievable cake display so I couldn’t resist treating myself too. The event itself lasted roughly an hour. It was very well organised and paced perfectly for the attention spans of little children. You could easily get several hours out of the trip, however, as there is a lot more to Rathwood than the train.
It was very well organised and paced perfectly for the attention spans of little children. You could easily get several hours out of the trip, however, as there is a lot more to Rathwood than the train. Afterwards, we went to the cafe for the free hot-chocolates for the children that came with the ticket. They always have an unbelievable cake display so I couldn’t resist treating myself too. There is also a garden centre, the beauty boutique and a shopping area that sells everything from furniture to clothes to accessories.
Priced at €10 per child (over 12 months) and €6 per adult I think the Rathwood Easter Train event is great value. The price included the bunny ears, an easter egg, a hot-chocolate and the whole train-adventure. The Easter Train runs from Running March 17th – April 2nd 2018 and you can click here for some more information.
Glam Meets Girl x