Carlow – The Chocolate Garden of Ireland

" The Chocolate Garden of Ireland Workshops"

 The Chocolate Garden of Ireland

The Chocolate Garden of Ireland is a working chocolate and ice cream factory making fine handmade luxury chocolates and premium ice cream located in Rath, Tullow, Co. Carlow.

Chocoholics looking for a real treat should visit The Chocolate Garden of Ireland, a paradise for chocolate lovers. Everyone is a kid when it comes to delicious chocolate and this venue  is loved by all ages – a great venue for a themed birthday parties, family parties, school tours and pre-school groups.  Workshops, Parties and all groups must be pre booked.

Outside workshop times, chocolate mould making is available daily on a walk in basis.  Customers can enjoy making and decorating their own chocolate product mould, while enjoying a complimentary ice cream as they wait for the mould to set.

Delicious award-winning coffee, ice cream and chocolate is served in the coffee shop on site and if youlike hot chocolate –  this is quite simply the best!

Any trip to the Chocolate Garden is guaranteed to please, whether you participate in a workshop or quite simply enjoy coffee, chocolates and some fabulous tasting ice cream at your leisure, while kids of all ages can enjoy the trim trail, slides, sandpit and Wendy house in the play areas.

The Chocolate Garden Workshops

The Chocolate Garden of Ireland offers chocolate workshops suited to all ages (school-going up) – a thoroughly enjoyable hour and forty minutes.

You can look forward to learning about all things chocolate and ice cream; enjoy demonstrations, tastings and hands-on work with chocolate.

Make your own chocolate product and get to keep the mould.

Family Fun Tip:- 

If the Chocolate Workshop times don’t suit you, then ask about the shorter Mould Making session and enjoy an ice cream for only €10 per person and suitable for all ages! Ask in the shop for details or give them a call on 059-6481999 Skype 059-6481999 . No booking required and it’s available up to 4.30pm daily!

The Chocolate Garden Parties

The Chocolate Garden of Ireland can host your birthday party or special family event.

Birthday Parties last two hours, include a chocolate-making session, party games with prizes and hot food. Children get their goodie bag to take home

They can also enhance your party elsewhere with one of their spectacular chocolate fountains or ice cream cart.

For more information, please contact us on 0596481999 or email us on [email protected]

All the hassle taken out of your party planning for you!

Family Fun Tip:- Ideal from ages 6-11 yrs incl., minimum size party for 10 kids.

Booking Online

Workshops must be booked in advance.

You can book online here through our booking link directly to the The Chocolate Garden ticket sale

The Chocolate Garden Opening Times:

  • Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.,
  • Sunday 1-6
  • Bank Holidays 2 – 6 p.m.

The Chocolate Garden Admission

No charge to café / shop.

Chocolate Mould-making Session €10 (includes an ice cream, 30-40 mins).

Workshops must be pre-booked. €13.50 per person.

Family of 4 is €50.00 with additional family members at €12.50 per person

Booking  by phone +353(0)59 6481999

Booking Online here through our booking link directly to the The Chocolate Garden ticket sale

School Tours

This Award-winning Chocolate & Ice Cream Factory opens its door to your school to share with you the delights of quality chocolate – relish samples of different grades of premium chocolate, enjoy a demo of how different chocolate products are made, see and smell what a cocoa bean is actually like.. and make and decorate a chocolate figure to take home, complete with and safe inside its mould. Plenty of fun, facts and figures for all.

Workshop suited to all ages, however, ages 6+ years get more out of it. For TY / LCVP, they can accommodate a Questions and Answers Session at the end at no extra charge.

  • Fun & Educational Interactive Chocolate Workshop (duration 1hr 40 mins)
  • Free Play Area (Trim Trail, Slide Tower, Wendy House, Sand Pit)
  • Covered Outdoor Picnic Area
  • Complimentary Tea/Coffee for Teachers/Driver
  • Group Rate €11 (>15)

Directions To The Chocolate Garden

On the R725 between Tullow and Shillelagh, 5 km from Tullow; next door to Rathwood.



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