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Explore Wicklow This Summer

Wicklow is full of amazing experiences and at East Coast FM, our aim is to let you know about as many as we can!

Find out about some of the Garden County’s best places to visit, eat and enjoy!

With Summer here, there’s never been a better time to get out and explore our magnificent county.

  • Ireland’s longest slide – 90 metre slide, operates daily (weather permitting).

    The Treetop Walk and Viewing Tower – a 1.4 metre walkway through the forest and a collection of the finest trees in Ireland. You can learn interesting details about the famous ones that were planted by Samuel Hayes over 300 years ago.

     Avondale House guided tours – ‘At Home with the Parnell’s’, enjoy 30 minute and 1 - hour tours available daily. Step back into Avondale House that was home to the Parnell family and get a taste of life on a 19th century country estate

     The Seed Café, a contemporary, bright and spacious café located in the Visitor Centre overlooking the Walled garden. 

    Childrens adventure playground – suitable for children up to 12 years of age.

    Pizzeria – open all day, every day, home baked fresh pizzas served with a tantalising assortment of toppings.

    Range of fun-filled activities throughout the summer months – this is a destination experience with lots of fun and interesting activities to keep the whole family entertained for the whole day. Ample car parking.

    Visit www.beyondthetreesavondale.com to plan your next visit.

  • Killruddery near Bray in Co. Wicklow is a sustainable, bio-diverse country estate. The Heritage Killruddery Yard is a space to shop, eat, make and celebrate the seasonal bounty of the land. Open year round.

    With much to do on the estate; including visiting our Historic Gardens, take a house tour, take part in our extensive programme of events, including concerts, theatre, Supper Club and more.

    Also on the estate: tree top climbs with Squirrel Scramble, events with Alive Outside or creative workshops with Me and the Moon and a Saturday Farm Market.

    Come for an hour, stay for the day! www.Killruddery.com 


  • Mermaid Arts Centre is Wicklow's creative engine-room. With a theatre, gallery, cinema, café and a lively programme of events to enjoy and participate in, we're a home for artists and artistic communities to create, connect and make memories.

    Visit us at www.mermaidartscentre.ie to find out what's going on!

  • Pavilion Theatre was built in 2000 as a municipal theatre for the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown area. It has since grown and established itself as a cultural hive of activity and entertainment for thousands of visitors each year.

    We offer an exciting and diverse programme of events to entertain audiences from all over Ireland and the world.

    Our dedicated team make every effort to ensure a high standard of art and culture is presented at Pavilion Theatre, from international theatre, cinema, dance and music companies, as well as the best of local and national professional and amateur companies.

    Find out what's on this summer by visiting www.paviliontheatre.ie


  • Summerhill House Hotel is a beautiful period house where glamour and the countryside blend in one of Ireland’s prettiest villages. Our location in the cosy village of Enniskerry is a gloriously refreshing antidote to city living or stressful lives. Reconnect with family and friends. Lose track of time as you breathe in clean air, stride for miles through nature walks on your doorstep, stargaze under big skies, and, most importantly – relax, with a dose of the finest Wicklow hospitality.

    “Come and Stay with us”. All our room rates include a luxurious breakfast to start your day in the best possible way. Spa packages are available for a relaxing retreat in the heart of Wicklow.

     Visit summerhillhousehotel.com 



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