Beyond the Trees Avondale


Discover Ireland's exciting world class visitor experience at Beyond the Trees Avondale and venture upwards on the 1.4km treetop walk in Avondale Forest Park, County Wicklow. Journey through the forest at Avondale, County Wicklow, and above a canopy of trees. The treetop walk culminates at the spectacular Viewing Tower, 38m above the forest floor with panoramic 360 degree views of the Wicklow Mountains and the Vale of Avoca. To complete this innovative experience, you have the option to whizz back down the tower via the gigantic 90m spiral slide. The spiral boardwalk of the Viewing Tower rises at a gentle angle, making it fully accessible for wheelchair users and families with prams or a children's buggy. At Home with the Parnells, features a newly imagined guided tour of the historic 18th century Avondale House that celebrates the heritage of the Parnell family. Hear all about the life and times of Charles Stewart Parnell, and the formidable women in his family. Enjoy a taste of Wicklow at the Seed Café, stroll through the Walled Garden, visit the Coillte Pavilion and explore the forest trails.

Current opening times

Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM


  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Nature & Wildlife
  • Parks
  • Mature visitors
  • Nature Lovers
  • Adventure Seekers
  • Solo Visitors
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Food On Site
  • Toilets
  • Guide Dogs Welcomed
  • Car Parking Available
  • Credit Card Accepted
  • Paid Visit
  • Paper Ticket Accepted
  • Families
  • Friends
  • Kids
Book a visit to Ireland’s first fully accessible (1.4km) Treetop Walk and Tower taking you to the very heart of Avondale Forest Park.

  • Slide optional extra (€2 per slide), note there may be long queues at busy times.
  • Opening of the slide subject to weather & safety conditions (closed in wet or humid weather).
  • Children must be supervised at all times
  • Carers go free, carer ticket only available at reception on arrival
No dogs are permitted on the treetop walk & tower, with the exception of assistance dogs. Dogs on a lead are welcome within the Forest Park & Walled Garden.

Contact details

  • Forest Park
  • Avondale
  • Rathdrum
  • Ireland