Family Days Out Around Enniskerry

Steal away to the picture-perfect Enniskerry village and stay at your very own country house, nestled in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains.

Cool planet

The Cool Planet Experience will bring you on an exciting and emotive journey of climate change discovery! Come with your friends and family and discover what climate change is all about. Through immersion, gaming, competition and more, experience the highs and lows of our changing climate whilst discovering the exciting innovations and solutions that you can embrace to solve the problem.

Powerscourt House & Gardens

Powerscourt is one of the world’s great gardens and is located 20km south of Dublin City Centre. Set against the backdrop of the great Sugarloaf Mountain, Powerscourt is stunning in every season. From the ornate Italian Gardens, to the formal walks of the Rose and Kitchen Gardens

Powerscourt Waterfall

Set at the foot of the Wicklow Mountains, Powerscourt Waterfall is Ireland’s highest at 121m (398ft.) and is 5km from Powerscourt Estate and Gardens. As you drive from the gate lodge towards the Waterfall you are surrounded by Beech, Oak, Larch and Pine trees, some of which were planted over 200 years ago. Look out for the Giant Redwoods, which are native to Northern California and grow up to 80m high.

Crone Woods Trail

Located less the Crone Wood is a popular choice for many families and hill walkers. The forest has many trails to explore, this route takes you high onto the flanks of Maulin and access to the open mountains

Sally Gap

On the road to Sally Gap, there are spectacular views of the surrounding blanket bog and the Wicklow Mountains. Sally Gap is one of two east-to-west passes across the Wicklow Mountains. Sally Gaps is a cross-road that leads you North to Dublin, West to Blessington, South to Glendalough or East to Roundwood.

Ski Club Ireland

The Ski Club of Ireland is based in Kilternan, on the border between Dublin & Wicklow, where it operates the National Snowsports Centre for Ireland. The Club is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion and development of skiing and snowboarding through the provision of classes and training facilities for all standards of skier or snowboarder, from complete beginner to expert

Coolakay Agricultural Museum

The Coolakay Agriculture Museum is a representation of Irelands farming heritage. It shows the evolution of Irish farm like from the early 18th century up to the present day. On display at the museum is a collection of farm implements and machinery dating back to the early 1700’s which is of fascinating interest as the implements give a wonderful and accurate historical account of country life in Ireland.

Glencullen Adventure Trails

15 downhill trails ranging in increasing technical difficulty from intermediate to expert and a pedal-up track.The scenic walking trails are free to use, they lead to Ticknock and the Dublin/Wicklow Mountain Way. They start at the GAP kitchen (Run by Gary Eustace & crew) with burgers so succulent you would have to see to believe. Along the route is the ancient ‘Giant’s Grave’, a 4000-year megalithic wedge tomb that is said to be the most intact of its kind.

Hillwalk Tours

An award-winning tour operator, Hillwalk Tours offers self-guided walking tours in the Wicklow Mountains. You can choose to walk the traditional Wicklow Way trail or you can also choose from a number of spectacular loop walks, one of which starts from Glendalough and runs into the Glenealo Valley and over the Spinc ridge in the heart of Wicklow

Avoca Powerscourt House

One of Ireland’s leading retail experiences in one of Ireland’s greatest houses founded at 1741, looking down across one of Europe’s great gardens, that’s Avoca at Powerscourt House, Enniskerry, Co Wicklow. Spread over several interconnecting rooms and backing out onto a wide terrace café, this is another jewel in the Avoca crown.

Avoca Kilmacanogue

Set in the grounds of the old Jameson (of whiskey fame) estate, surrounded by ancient trees and rolling gardens, the Avoca store at Kilmacanogue is simply Ireland’s best retail & food experience.

The Sugarloaf Trail

Great Sugar Loaf Mountain dominates the skyline as you drive south from Dublin into Wicklow. This unique mountains stands apart from the rest of the upland and is instantly recognisable by its conical shape.

Glen of the Downs Nature Reserve

Glen of The Downs Nature Reserve is also known as Bellevue. The Reserve is the finest example of oak wood of its type close to Dublin. It is largely Sessile Oak with an understorey of Holly and a dense carpet of Woodrush, Bilberry and Heather. The woods abound in birdlife and 21 breeding species have been recorded here.

Djouce Woods Trail

This route provides a shorter / easier option to the Deerpark Djouce route. The route can be started in either of the car parks on the Long Hill but the lower car park is the most popular. Views of Powerscourt Waterfall, Sugarloaf, and Wicklow Mountains all await you on this pleasant walk.