Easter Family Escape; Forest School, Hiking & Yoga


Make lifelong memories with your family at The elbowroom escape, Co Wicklow this Easter at our very special ‘escape’. We are offering space to unwind, eat good wholesome meals and get back to nature.

Children will take part in Forest School during the daytime – leaving adults time to rest, relax and recharge the batteries. The elbowroom escape offers hiking, yoga and space to meditate, or even enjoy a hot-tub.

The Forest School is run by the very experienced team at Earth Force Education who not only teach youngsters about nature awareness but also help build confidence, inspire outdoor pursuits and all while creating an atmosphere of fun. Included in the Forest Camp outdoor games and crafts, bushcraft skills like shelter building and fire making.

The dinner table becomes a place to reunite, enjoy food and share stories about the day’s events before turning in for a night of peaceful sleep.
Family bliss, now that’s a holiday escape.



Event Details

  • Start Date: Monday 17th April 2017
  • End Date: Thursday 20th April 2017
  • Duration: 3 Nights


Monday 17th April

17:00 Arrive, explore your new home and unpack

18:00 Delicious dinner followed by a welcome drink and introductions


Tuesday 18th April

08:30 a.m  Breakfast

10:00 a.m Drop off to forest school with picnic

10:30 – 13:00  Guided Hike followed by lunch

13:30 Yoga class

15:00 Kid collection by parents

Free time – Relax with a book, get some much-needed sleep or book in a deep tissue massage (€60 per person booking in advance required).

18:00 p.m  Dinner

19:00 p.m Relax under the stars in the hot tub

Wednesday 19th April

08:30 a.m  Breakfast

10:00 a.m  Drop off to forest school with picnic

10:30 – 12:30 Hike followed by lunch 

13:30 Yoga class

15:00 p.m  Kid collection

Free time – Take a family stroll through the woods or just chill on the giant bean bags  

6:00 p.m Dinner

7:00 p.m Kids film/family disco


Thursday 20th April – Family Day

8:30-9:30 a.m  Breakfast

10:30 – 13:00  Family Forest Camp – This time parents join in! Learn some outdoor skills together, laugh and play.

13:30 p.m  Farewell Lunch




What's Included

3 nights stay in family rooms

3 breakfasts, 3 lunches / packed lunches for the kids and 3 evening meals – All food is wholesome vegetarian cooking.

Forest camp from 10-3:00 for 2 days for children 5 and older and 1 day Family Forest camp for Parents and kids.

Yoga classes

Guided Hikes

A hot tub evening

Family disco


Make new family friends surrounded by nature


Entertained and nurtured children

More about forest school:

  • learn about nature and protecting it
  • foraging and fire making to make forest food and drinks
  • learn social skills to mind each other and be compassionate to themselves
  • build confidence
  • play games
  • build and make stuff from nature
  • return home happy and fulfilled. It’s amazing!


Per Room – €400 – One adult and one child 

Extra adult – €180

Per extra child – €120

For children under 5 not attending forest school – €75 (childminding available with private sitters locally – we can supply numbers).


Bev Porrino

My first experience of yoga was in the early 90's and falls somewhere between the realm of amusement and humiliation. I was about 25 years old, a runner and cyclist and like most of people, I initially went to yoga to become more flexible. As an athlete I was result driven and competitive and as yoga encompasses neither of these traits, I veritably suffered.

Back in those days Jane Fonda headbands and neon lycra were compulsory, and as a dedicated fashionista, my leggings clashed with the linen-clad yogi-hippies who remained oblivious to my pain as they quietly breathed and effortlessly stood on their heads. I'm glad I kept on going back because that little deviation from my norm eventually led to some amazing life changes and I became a teacher of yoga.

Going back a little further, I qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1987 and some years later I was Operations Manager in a busy Social Work department. Yoga and fitness helped me to manage my stress. In the summer of 1999, a conversation over a pizza and a beer brought about an incredible life change that wasn't exactly planned.  I changed my career and moved to Amsterdam. I taught yoga and fitness classes, designed in-house training and education programmes for a chain of gyms and eventually went on to open Amstel Yoga Lounge.

In 2012, I relocated to Dublin. I'm a yoga teacher, a writer and a Be Activated -Neuromuscular Activation Practitioner and I truly love my work.

Be Strong Stretched & Activated Bx

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