July Family Forest Summer Escape

Make lifelong memories with your family at The elbowroom escape, Co Wicklow this summer 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 you time to rest, relax and recharge your batteries. You can simply do nothing and put your feet up or take part in guided hikes,  infuse your holiday with yoga, or even enjoy a hot-tub.

Our 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 9th July 2018
  • End Date: Thursday 12th July 2018
  • Time: 17:00
  • Duration: 3 Nights


Monday 9th July
17:00 Arrive, explore your new home and unpack
18:30 Delicious dinner and introductions

Tuesday 10th July
08:30 Breakfast
10:00 Drop kids off to Forest school with their packed lunch
10:30 – 13:30 Guided Hike for the adults
13:30 Lunch and time to relax in the peaceful gardens before the kids arrive back
15:00 Kid collection by parents
Free time – Have fun playing games with the kids, Relax with a book or get some much-needed sleep
17:00 Kids take a dip and play in the ‘warm’ hot tub
18:30 Dinner
19:30 Relax under the stars in the hot tub

Wednesday 11th July
08:30 Breakfast
10:00 Drop the kids off to forest school with their packed lunch
11:00 – 12:30 Hatha Yoga class for the adults
13:00 Lunch and chillaxing, or take yourself off for a ramble in the woods. Deep tissue Massages available on request
15:00 Kid collection
Free time – Take a family stroll through the woods or just chill on the giant bean bags
18:00 Dinner
19:00 Fun-filled Family disco and party games

Thursday 12th July – Family Day
8:30 Breakfast
10:30 – 13:00  – Family Forest Fun! Lets all hit the forest to hunt for bugs, build shelters, swing from ropes, laugh and play.
13:30 Farewell Lunch made on an open fire


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 fun for Parents and kids.

Yoga classes

Guided Hike

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).


Amanda Marren

As manager of the elbowroom escape, Amanda loves spending her time between the bustling city of Dublin and the breathtaking views and tranquillity of the Wicklow hills. She welcomes everyone to the escape with open arms, giving herself the task of ensuring everyone who comes through the doors has a wonderful and relaxing time, taking away great memories and feeling ready to take on the world again.

Having come from the corporate world, and through her love for travel and wellness, Amanda took up yoga,  training in India to become a teacher and is now working towards her 500-hour certificate. She is also a nutritional coach and is delighted to combine her two loves - Good healthy food and yoga as her career


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