Family Woodland Holiday

Make unforgettable memories on a family woodland holiday in our unique haven in the spectacular Wicklow wilderness.

As your children finally go off and about and make new friends at the Forest Camp, you get to have some well deserved me time with the only thing on your todo list being rest, recuperation and rekindling relationships. We’ve created a refundable deposit should restrictions apply. We are also a registered Stay and Spend venue – so tax credits back to you! 

All You Need

Everything is included leaving you time to chill out, feast on delicious healthy meals, hike, meditate, or enjoy a yoga class whilst you rejuvenate without having to worry about entertaining the smallies.

The youngsters will get a big welcome from our experienced childcare staff and woodland outdoor adventure. They’re experts at building confidence while having lots of fun.

We know from personal experience that family breaks can be stressful. Experience something altogether different in this everything included family woodland holiday, accommodating only a small group of families in a luxury venue, giving you space to unwind.

Forest Camp is suitable for children of 5 and older to join. Younger children are welcome but will need a parent to supervise.

Local babysitters’ numbers are available if you wish to book them.

Here is a little more of what we have to offer

Event Details

  • Start Date: Tuesday 27th October 2020
  • End Date: Friday 30th October 2020
  • Time: 12:22 - 12:22
  • Duration: 4 Days/ 3 Nights


Tuesday 27th October

10 am – Check-in

10:30 a.m Forest camp at The escape with a picnic – Woodland Arts and Crafts

11:00 – 12:30 a.m Yoga for the grown-ups 

13:00-14:00 Hike with packed lunch

14:00 Get back and clean up – kids back with parents

Free time – Massage, beauty treatments available (extra charge)

18:00 – Dinner

18:30 – 20:30 Kids film with minders/ Adult Free time 


Wednesday 28th October 

08:30 a.m  Breakfast

10:00 a.m  Forest camp with a picnic – Woodland clay sculptures, forest cooking skills

10:30 a.m  Hike with picnic

14:00 p.m  Kid collection

Free time – Massage available

18:00 p.m  Dinner

18:30 – 20.30 p.m – Kids film with minders/ Adult Free time 

Thursday 29th – Family day

8:30-9:30 a.m  Breakfast

10:30 – 11:45 a.m  Family yoga 

12:00 p.m  Family Forest walk and picnic

3:00 p.m  Free time to mingle with all your new friends

6:00 p.m Dinner

7:00 p.m Halloween dress-up, fire pit, storytelling, disco

Friday 30th

8:30-9:30 a.m  Breakfast

11:00 a.m  Checkout


What's Included

Pretty much all you need:

  • 3 nights stay in family rooms
  • 3 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches + packed lunches
  • Forest camp at The escape from 10-2:00 for 2 days for children 5 and older
  • 3 evening meals
  • Yoga classes
  • Guided Hikes



Make new family friends surrounded by nature

No need to cook or clean!

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
  • they come back sooooo happy and fulfilled. It’s amazing!


We are a Stay and Spend registered venue – See here for your tax credit

Deposit – Refundable should we have to close due to government restrictions €100

Per Room €579 One adult and one child 

Extra adult – €395

Per extra child – €195

For children under 5 not attending forest school – €129  (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

Lisa Wilkinson

Lisa is queenbee of The elbowroom in Dublin and The elbowroom escape in Wicklow. She is the proverbial Duracell Bunny, teacher, potter, gardener, baker, health enthusiast and passionate foodie. But first and foremost, proud mother to two fabulous children.

The elbowroom escape is also Lisa's home and she can be often spotted knee-deep in some kind of muck, hosting retreats, writing or brewing a variety of concoctions in her cabin.

She built her pottery studio after studying in Dublin and has been focusing on throwing the tableware for the kitchens and guests at The escape.


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