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Beyond the Trees, Avondale

Updated: Nov 1, 2023

Journey beyond the trees at Avondale Forest Park, a special place where visionary and inspirational people have sown the seeds of Ireland’s future and where unique and memorable experiences are created.

Please note pre-booking is required for weekends and bank holidays throughout the summer. Book at

Uncover the story of Avondale House, where Irish forestry began and where one of Ireland’s greatest statemen, Charles Stewart Parnell, was born. Enjoy forest park trails or take a leisurely stroll through the walled gardens. Explore the Coillte Pavilion and learn about the essential role forests play in all our futures, or just take some time out in the Seed Café. There’s something for everyone at Avondale, and we can’t wait to see you.

The Forest Park provides a network of trails for walking and family cycling of varying lengths. Keep an eye out for the Park wildlife including red squirrels, foxes, hedgehogs, and a wide variety of birds including woodpeckers.

Parking: Carpark onsite – take note of seasonal opening times as you enter as the gate will automatically lock at closing time (€5 per car)

Toilets: Public toilet block onsite. Accessible toilets are available.

Picnic Site: Tables are provided near the trailheads with BBQ grills.

Children’s playground onsite.

Avocdale Forest Park, Email:

Co Wicklow Phone: 0404 46111

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