About the site
Sleeping bag/ blanket/duvet, pillow - if you wish. (we have a small number of all-weather sleeping bags available for hire if required)
Extra warm clothes/ Beanie hat/ water proofs.
Towel and something to swim in, should the weather be warm and the river inviting.
Personal basic first aid kit.
Midge/ insect repellent
Head torch/ torch
Hot water bottle (if required)
Phone charge/battery bank.
You need to think about breakfast, lunch, evening meal and campfire snacks - Don't forget the marshmallows!! We can offer a catering package (e.g. evening meal/ BBQ and breakfast with teas and coffees). This will need to be booked in advance. Please contact Ed on 0877866734 for any details. If you want to cook yourselves, bring your camping gas cooker and utensils. It's always handy to have a small gas cooker and kettle for boiling water quickly for hot drinks or pot noodles! We also have bucket BBQs available for hire €10
Drinking water. You need to bring your own supply or you can buy 5-litre containers in the Centra Supermarket in Rathdrum village.
Wood for burning, if you're thinking of lighting up a fire. Note that, collecting wood from the forest is not a viable option for the local fauna & flora and is therefore not allowed. There are bags of logs available on site for €10 but must be pre-booked.
There are plenty of places to eat locally and some will actually deliver your order onsite!
Have a look at this Google Map link, it should bring you right to our gate. A67A294
Accommodation in our Tipis, Tree Tents or Hammock & Pop Up Tents.
Catering facilities available (must be pre-booked).
No electricity or running water.
Eco-friendly, modern, composting toilets.
Outdoor communal firepits with cooking area and log seating
Bucket BBQs available for hire including some charcoal for €10
There is a Centra supermarket in the village of Rathdrum for additional supplied (i.e. food, campfire treats etc..)
Train from Connolly station to Rathdrum then taxi from train station is a 7-8 minute drive. We often use Glendalough Taxis for taxi or minibus. There is no direct bus route but many busses go to Wicklow and you can transfer to Rathdrum or Glendalough which is also a short taxi ride from our site.
Yes. Contact Ed for further information.
Check in from 2pm and check out is 12.30. Please note our gates are locked at 9pm.
Make sure you have enough spare warm clothes, especially for night time. The children are usually happy to have free play when the weather is good, making mud pies, roasting marshmallows or having a paddle in the river with their parents – so the appropriate clothing is what’s most important. For the evening or if the weather is not so good, some books or board games are great to have for a family night in the tipi. If they play an instrument, why not bring it along for the sing-song around the camp fire.
There are plenty of things to do once you get here. We have a beautiful loop walk around the site which will bring you through the forest and along by the river then up to our tree tent and hammock camping area. This spot was used to film scenes from the popular TV series, Vikings, who left behind some beautiful tree carvings.
The pebble beach is very popular to sit and while away some time, listening to the sounds of nature all around. If you are feeling a bit adventurous and weather permitting, you may even enjoy a dip in the Avonmore river.
The site is situated in a privately owned woodland, exclusively used by Tipi Adventures, ensuring an uninterrupted nature experience, away from our ‘busy’ world. The minute you step foot into the grounds, you will be struck by the natural beauty of the area and an aura of peace will descend upon you. Our wilderness site is perfect for those who want to get back to nature, take time out from our busy lives and have a real grounding experience.
We also offer a variety of courses, workshops & activities. Click here for more info
Yes, free Private on site parking is available.
Please note that last minute cancellations are not a thing we enjoy. Refer to the terms and conditions to find out more about refunds and cancellations.
Hints & tips
Great day with the family in the Wicklow woodlands. The views are stunning and the surroundings very relaxing. The boys 11 and 9 loved it and learned so much from Ed and Matthew who were not only very patient with the kids they made learning fun. It was very enjoyable day and I would highly recommend families to experience this beautiful part of Ireland. We will definitely go for a second visit this summer.