The slide is great fun but it is not the main experience at the Treetop Walk and Viewing Tower – we invite visitors to enjoy their journey along the walkway and immerse themselves in nature.
Enjoy the scenery, the information and activity stations along the way, the amazing trees and landscape that you are passing through and vantage points never gazed from before.
The top of the Viewing Tower provides wonderful vistas over the Wicklow Mountains and the Vale of Avoca so please take time to enjoy these before deciding whether you want to use the slide or not.
The slide is an optional extra experience on the Treetop Walk and Viewing Tower at Beyond the Trees Avondale.
- There is a €2.00 additional charge per go on the slide – this is payable at the entrance to the slide only.
- Kids under 6 years old must slide accompanied by an adult.
- Due to the huge popularity of the slide in our opening summer season there are long queues (over 2 hours) at peak times
- In wet or humid conditions the slide needs to close for health and safety reasons. This is because people can get stuck in the slide when it is wet or go so fast that it becomes unsafe.
- It is not possible to book the slide in advance for several reasons:
- Only a certain number of people per hour can go down the slide – this varies according to the number of factors and cannot be precisely determined. The number of people who can slide on any given day is considerably less than the number who can visit the Treetop Walk & Viewing Tower
- The slide may have to close at any stage due to weather conditions.
- Remember to collect your mat at the 2nd level of the tower and bring it to the top with you – there may be a wait to collect your mat at busy times.
- Consider whether the slide is right for you and your party given the popularity and wait times that may apply.
- If you do want to use the slide we advise to consider visiting midweek and arrive early in the day, when queues have not built up.
Bearing all of the above in mind a trip on Ireland’s longest slide is a thrilling experience so for those who choose to slide get ready for some serious excitement.