Facilities & Activities
We are Fáilte Ireland Covid Safety Charter approved – so you can rest assured that we have rigorous practices in place for your safety. Tables and chairs are sanitised between use and high-contact surfaces are regularly cleaned
Book in for one of our Chocolate Mould-making Sessions… Chocolate Making is followed by a serving of our outstanding traditional ice cream and you get to take home your lovely chocolate creation, complete with its mould. Price €12 pp. Enjoyed by all ages; mininum age 3 years.
Book your place online, or call us on 059 6481999.
Café & Ice Cream Parlour & Shop
Our Café, Ice Cream Parlour and Play Area are open for your enjoyment and we invite you to indulge in our many delicious treats, all made in-house. All our Chocolates are gluten free, as are some varieties of our Ice Cream (from prepacked freezer, not scoop counter).
Along with our wide range of delicious treats on display for you to choose from, you can also “Build your own Gift Hamper” – choose from our extensive range of chocolate and confectionery products, add some select wine, local award-winning cheese and relish – and we will gift wrap it for you. We also have a wide range of quick select – gift hampers which can be delivered by courier or collected, available online.
Our outdoor play area is spacious yet well contained for you to keep an eye on your little ones while you enjoy your coffee under our covered terrace – a great place for refuge should the weather change.
With/without Chocolate Mould-making is available with advance booking. Gift Vouchers are available online, or you can call our office to book yourself in (T. 059 6481999). Chocolate themed afternoon tea will delight all your senses – delicious, decadent and will make you feel very pampered indeed!
Chocolate Workshop €15.00 pp
Duration 1 hour 40 mins
(suspended temporarily, summer 2020)
This is a voucher for a gift if you wish to book your place now for a specific date/time, click here; alternatively proceed to buy a gift voucher golden ticket, the date for which can be booked later. Please note busy periods such as Easter and Christmas require advance booking to avoid disappointment. Please note seasonal closure 24 Dec – 31 Jan incl. No workshops during this time.
A Taste of Chocolate Making Golden Ticket voucher €250 for two
3 hours duration. Enjoy learning the background of cocoa and chocolate making, make your very own moulded product with mould to take home; relish samples of various grades of chocolates and flavours, and get hands-on, making fillings and chocolates for yourself to take home. This workshop is suitable for those with a passion for chocolate and wanting a more in-depth knowledge and experience of chocolate making.
Introduction to Chocolate Making Course €120
3½ Hours hands-on work and training (shared session but very limited attendance). This course is suitable for those with a keen interest in cooking or who are planning to work with quality chocolate and make their own products. Participants will learn about tempering chocolate, making ganaches filling, piping chocolates, making moulded chocolates, rolled chocolates and hollow figures. Participants will receive advice on presenting and storing chocolates and on avoiding common problems with chocolate-making.
We are located in a beautiful part of Co. Wicklow, close to the Carlow border. We encourage you to explore the many beauty spots and amenities in the area:
Rath Forest (next door), Rathgall Hillfort (5 min. Drive), Altamont Gardens (15 min drive), Ducketts Grove (15mins), Delta Sensory Gardens in Carlow (20 mins), Brownshill Dolmen (20 mins), Avondale Forest Park in Rathdrum (40 mins), Russborough House 50 mins, Glendalough (1 hour), and, of course, we are located next door to Rathwood (Retail Outlet, events, maze, train).
Distance by car to various towns: Gorey 40 mins, Wicklow Town 1 hr, Carlow 20-25 mins, Blessington 45 mins, Port Laoise 1 hr, Kildare Town. M50 N7 Exit 1 hr, Waterford City 1hr 10mins, Kilkenny 45 mins, Wexford 1 hr.