If you are looking for something a little different to do this Mother’s Day then why not take the family for a day out to Killruddery House and Gardens in Bray, Co. Wicklow. Killruddery House and Gardens is one of Ireland’s hidden gems with lovely tea rooms, beautiful gardens and guided tours of the house. And if you visit this April 3rd, Killruddery Tea Rooms will have something special for every mum who visits.
The Killruddery Tea Rooms, housed in the delightful Ornamental Octagonal Dairy will be serving a complementary glass of chilled Prosecco and raspberries to each Mum who visits and enjoy the beautiful gardens free of charge. These are the oIdest in Ireland stiIl surviving in their original 17th century unique style together with 18th and 19th century additions.
Often described as a wonderful place to escape for a great day out, Killruddery has been home to the Brabazon Family (the Earls of Meath) since 1618. Conveniently located on the outskirts of Dublin city, it’s your opportunity to take a break from the hectic schedule that comes with family life.
There’s so much to see and explore at Killruddery. Nature has never been more relaxing with leisurely walks in one of Ireland’s most renowned gardens, filled with beautiful planting and wooded areas, water features and distinctive outdoor “rooms”. A delightful Tea Room and guided tours (by appointment) of one of Ireland’s Great Historic Houses are just some of the other treats on offer.
The newly released programme of events has everything from Falconry to Bees, the Dawn Chorus to outdoor concerts, picnic and kids events to an Easter Egg Hunt and the launch of the Walled Garden. Mums, Dads, Kids and everyone who enjoys relaxing outdoors will have lots to do.
Killruddery Gardens ; April 2011 Weekends only, 9.30am-5pm; May to September, daily 9.30am – 5pm, October Weekends only, 9.30am-5pm
Killruddery House ; Guided tours, open July, August, September, daily, 1pm – 5pm. Or by Appointment for groups throughout the year.
House (Guided Tours) & Visit to Gardens
Adult €10, Concession €8,Child (3-12 years) €3, Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) €20, Group (20+people, by appointment only) €8 per person
Adult, €6, Concession €5, Child (3-12 years) Free, Group (20+people) €5 per person