Family Day Out

Powerscourt Gardens is a favourite with adults and children alike.

Families will enjoy the sublime blend of formal gardens, sweeping terraces, statues and ornamental lakes with secret hollows, rambling walks and over 200 variations of trees and shrubs.

Powerscourt Gardens can be described as a ‘Secret Garden’ for children as there are so many hidden treasures and areas of the gardens to explore.

Children will be awed by the unique Pets’ Cemetery where the much loved pets of the Wingfield and Slazenger families now rest. They will delight in the range of animals and there headstones tell a story about each such as ‘Eugenie’ the Jersey cow who had 17 calves and produced over 100,000 gallons of milk!

Explore the Japanese Garden and discover something truly special. Children can play among the secret grottos, and explore the many pathways and bridges that run through this beautiful garden. This  garden gives the visitor a sense of being somewhere tropical with its wonderful collection of Japanese plants and flowers and trees.

Tower Valley will be another area of the garden to capture a child’s imagination with fantastic woodland walks and Pepperpot Tower. They can explore the woodlands on their way to the Pepperpot Tower and re-enact fairytales and soldier stories when there. At its base, the Tower is decorated with canons some of which were used in historic events such as the Spanish Armada and the Battle of the Boyne.

Inside we have the Avoca Terrace Café where they can available some cookies and milk, ice-cream or a hot chocolate as a treat!

Children can also visit the audio visual exhibition in Powerscourt House to listen to tales of raging battles, the tragic fire which brought Powerscourt House to the ground and learn of the exciting work that brought Powerscourt back to life! Learn how the gardens were designed by the famous landscape architect Daniel Robertson.

Powerscourt Estate

*COVID Update – April 2021* 

Further to the government announcements, the Powerscourt Estate team is pleased to inform you  that from Monday 12th April we will be able to welcome visitors from the rest of County Wicklow, and those living within 20km of Powerscourt Estate.

In line with the latest Government guidelines, we can welcome back visitors and annual members to enjoy the Gardens, Waterfall and Riverwalk (members only). The Garden Pavilion is also open for essential retail. The Golf Club will reopen to members from the 26th April.

During April the Gardens are open from 9.30 to 17.30 and the Waterfall from 10.30 to 17.30, with last admission 30 minutes before close.

The Avoca Food Hall is open 7 days a week (9.30 am – 5.30 pm). Avoca Outdoor Hatch is open for takeaway coffee, toasted sandwiches & treats 7 days a week (10.00 am – 4.00 pm). Avoca Pizza Van in the Courtyard is open Fridays, Saturday & Sundays from 12 noon – 3.30 pm.

The following facilities will remain closed for the duration of the latest restrictions.

Avoca Café Restaurant
Avoca Retail (Visit avoca.com for details)
The Design Loft
Neptune by Global Village
Powerscourt Hotel
Powerscourt Distillery
Cool Planet Experience

To keep you and our staff safe we continue to facilitate social distancing, hand sanitizing and other safety measures.

Further updates will follow in the coming weeks as guidelines are adjusted.

Best wishes, ⁠⁠

Powerscourt Management⁠