Mid-term Family Forest Escape

Make unforgettable memories in our unique haven for families in the spectacular Wicklow wilderness.

As your children make new friends with forest school fun, you get to have some well deserved me time with the only thing on your todo list being rest, recuperation and rekindling relationships.

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 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 holiday” accommodating only a small group of families in a luxury venue, giving you space to unwind.

Forest school is only suitable for children of 5 and older to join. Younger children are welcome but will need a parent to supervise them during the day. Local babysitters numbers are available if you wish to book them.

Event Details

  • Start Date: Monday 20th February 2017
  • End Date: Thursday 23rd February 2017
  • Time: 10:00
  • Duration: 3 Nights


Monday 20th February

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

10:30 – 11:45 a.m Yoga

12:00 Hike with packed lunch

3:00 Get back and clean up

3:00 Kid collection

Free time – Therapy available on tables in dining room – two at a time rubs – extra cost.

6:00 Dinner

7:00 Kids film / Adult Free time 

Tuesday 21st 

08:30 a.m  Breakfast

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

10:30 a.m  Yoga

12:00 p.m Hike with packed lunch

14:00 p.m  Get back and clean up and veg out – hot tub will be ready for the day

15:00 p.m  Kid collection

Free time – Massage available

18:00 p.m  Dinner

19:00 p.m  More hot tub time

Wednesday 22nd – 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 Kids film/family disco

Thursday 23rd

8:30-9:30 a.m  Breakfast

11:00 a.m  Checkout


What's Included

3 nights stay in family rooms

3 breakfasts

3 lunches + packed lunches

Forest camp from 10-3:00 for 2 days for children 5 and older

3 evening meals

Yoga classes

Guided Hikes

A hot tub evening



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!


Per Room €370 One adult and one child 

Extra adult – €205

Per extra child – €125

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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