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The Enchanted Fairy & Elf Festival at Rathwood, Tullow, Co Carlow

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th September 2017


Dust off your fairy wings and fancy dress costumes and join us us to raise €30,000 in one weekend for Sensational Kids by supporting The Enchanted Fairy & Elf Festival at Rathwood.

Join us for a very special event to raise funds for very special children!


  • Pre-booked Ticket Only event with designated time slots and limited numbers to ensure an enjoyable experience for all
  • Allocated Times especially for families who have children with additional needs
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  • Fairies & Elves of all ages will begin the festival by decorating your very own fairy house which is yours to take home with you. There ‘s one for all fairy & elf folks from the age of 1 to 101!
  • Continue the journey with a train ride accompanied by some very special guests into The Enchanted Fairy & Elf Forest where we will stop off for some fun and games along the way.
  • To add to the atmosphere, you are invited to dress up in fairy & elf costumes, wear some fairy wings or come along dressed in your favourite fancy dress costume
  • Enjoy the festivities in The Enchanted Fairy & Elf Festival Area where you can meet and greet some fairies and elves, including The Tooth Fairy


  • Visit the Maze of Ireland which is included in your ticket price
  • Roam free and take a walk to the Deer Park and around the Rathwood Forest Walks complete with Fairy Door Trail, Dodie Tree, Wishing Seat, Worry Tree. The Rathwood Forest Walks are very easy trails, suitable for walkers of all ages and abilities.The walk trail to the lake is wheelchair accessible. Free map available at reception.
  • Have fun in the onsite playground.
  • Enjoy the onsite 300 seater Rathwood Restaurant and cash in your free hot chocolate voucher
Rathwood Train


€13 per person for those aged 1 to 101!




  • Wooden fairy house for every ticket holder to take home worth €5


  • Train Ride Trail with lots of surprises and characters along the way


  • Admission into The Maze of Ireland worth €3 per person


  • Free hot chocolate voucher worth €2 for the onsite restaurant with each ticket


  • Teacups Merry Go Round


  • Free onsite car parking




  • This is a ticketed only event and tickets must be purchased online in advance


  • Babies under 12 months are free of charge


  • A limited number of Wheelchair accessible tickets are available during ALL time slots and can be booked online


  • Dedicated Special Needs Times are at 9am and 9.30am each day with reduced numbers and quieter music in the festival area


  • We advise early booking to avoid disappointment


We support with children of all abilities, including those with additional needs, by providing vital affordable and accessible Early Intervention & Assessment services, such as speech & language and occupational therapy.

Last year we took 725 children from around Ireland off public waiting lists into our early intervention services, saving families €102,623 in speech & language and occupational therapy fees. Since opening our doors at our child development centre, over 4,000+ children have benefited from our intervention services.

Charley Jones


ALL proceeds from this event will be donated to Sensational Kids. We would like to thank you for your kind support and thank all the team at Rathwood for partnering with us to provide this very special event which will make a difference to the lives of thousands of children with additional needs.

Your support for this fundraising event will help us continue and expand our essential early intervention services for children of all ages and all abilities, by positively impacting their physicial, mental, social, emotional and sensory needs.

Learn more about us in this short video

Pictured at Sensational Kids Enchanted Fairy & Elf Festival at Palmerstown House Estate, Johnstown on Sunday September 11th was fairy prize winner Georgia Kate Sheehy, Newbridge with the Kildare Rose Maedhbh O' Sullivan
Pictured at Sensational Kids Enchanted Fairy & Elf Festival at Palmerstown House Estate, Johnstown on Sunday September 11th was best dressed prize winner Robert Gleeson from Newbridge.



Sensational Day for a Sensational charity! All the children looked fabulous dressed in fairy, elf and all of the other costumes.  Spectacular!
A. Keane

Fantastic day! the kids and the adults loved it, well done & I hope you raised loads, looking forward to the next one. S. Devanney.

Thank you all so much for the most amazing day, it was just brilliant!! A.Curran

Thanks to all the wonderful fairies young and old. It was a fantastic day L.Byrne

Amazing event well done to all involved. Kids already asking about next year! L. Denieffe Brennan