Plan a trip to the Chocolate Garden of Ireland, a family-run business on the Carlow/Wicklow border. Paradise for those with a sweet tooth, try several types of chocolate including luxury spreads, handmade bars and swirls sticks and lollipops.
Head to Chocolate Garden of Ireland for one of their one hour and forty minutes experiences which are extremely popular thanks to entertaining demonstrations, tastings and hands-on chocolate making. You can keep the mould from your chocolate treat so you can recreate it at home and all the chocolate is gluten-free, welcome news for anyone with a gluten intolerance.
Book in advance to enjoy an ice-cream making experience and after, drop into the boutique café for a warming hot chocolate while the kids check out the play area. Since it was established in 2001, the Chocolate Garden of Ireland has won several awards and it’s the perfect family day out.
- Learn how to make ice-cream.
- Pick up some chocolate treats to take home.
- Book in for a delicious afternoon tea.
- Enjoy a hot chocolate in the on-site café.
- All workshops and parties must be pre-booked.
After your visit to the Chocolate Garden, drop into nearby Rathwood where you can hop on the Rathwood Express Train and see the deer and pheasants. Make some time to feed the resident ducks and geese, sure to be a hit with the kids.