Calling on Fairies of all Ages…..Fly to Rathwood for a Magical Day Out while Supporting Children with Special Needs!

Fairies and elves of all ages are invited to the Sensational Kids Enchanted Fairy and Elf Festival on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September in the fabulous surroundings of Rathwood, a leisure, shopping and entertainment centre just outside Tullow in County Carlow.

Dust off your fairy wings and fancy dress costumes to help the charity Sensational Kids, located in Kildare Town and Clonakilty, Co. Cork to raise €30,000 in one weekend to raise funds for children with special needs including Autism, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Down Syndrome and Mental Health Difficulties.

The Enchanted Fairy & Elf Festival combines the magic of Sensational Kids and the quality of Rathwood’s facilities and talented staff. 

Fairies & Elves of all ages will enjoy the following:

  • Decorating a wooden Fairy House which can be taken home followed by a Train Ride through the Enchanted Forest, stopping off for some fun and games in the Fairy Barn.
  • There will be time to enjoy The Enchanted Fairy & Elf Festival Area, where you can meet and greet lots of fairies and elves including the Tooth Fairy and enjoy great carnival games, face painting, entertainers, characters in amazing costumes and lots more.
  • Afterwards at your leisure, you can enjoy a visit to the onsite Maze of Ireland, the Deer Park and Rathwood Woodland Walk complete with Fairy Door Trail, Dodie Tree, Wishing Seat, Worry Tree and lots more. The Woodland Walk is suitable for buggies and walkers of all ages and abilities. The walk to the lake is wheelchair accessible. Free map available at reception. Then enjoy a free hot chocolate in the Rathwood Restaurant with adjacent playground.

Dedicated times for children with special needs are available at 9am and 9.30am each day with reduced numbers and quieter music in the festival area. A limited number of Wheelchair accessible tickets are available during ALL time slots

There is huge demand for tickets to this special event, so early booking is advised!  Pre-booking is essential. Tickets for this popular event are available from 12 noon on Wednesday June 7th at  Tickets are priced at €13 per person, children under one year are free.

Karen Leigh, CEO of Sensational Kids said “We are incredibly grateful to our sponsors and supporters. Thank you to Rathwood our main sponsor for hosting our Fairy & Elf Festival Weekend and for helping us to make our Festival so magical for families.”

October 30, 2023 — Chisom Onwukwe

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