After I don’t know how many times hearing “Are we there yet mama?” we arrived at Rathwood to go on the Little Bo Peep Train. The event involved helping Little Bo Peep find her lost sheep called Seamus by hopping on the Rathwood Express and searching in the forest for him. I have been to a few of the Rathwood Experiences in the past but never to the Little Bo Peep event so even I was looking forward to it.
When you arrive you check in, get a sticker with your name on it (kids only) and hang out in the waiting area for the Rathwood Express to arrive. The kids were having great fun here dancing around to the nursery rhymes playing in the background. As soon as Little Bo Peep arrived my little girl in awe of her and was literally walking in her footprints. We then all got on the train and headed off to look for clues hinting at where Seamus is.
On the way there we stopped at a barn and got off the train to look at some tiny lambs which the kids seemed to love. We then ended up at goose island to feed the geese. They went around and gave all the kids some stale bread to throw in to them. The reward for helping find Seamus was a lovely little lamb soft toy to take home. With lambs in hand we headed back to the main entrance with Little Bo Peep, Seamus and the Fox on board the train for a photo opportunity before going our separate ways.
Included with the event ticket was a cupcake voucher for the restaurant for each of the children. I happened to have a small sample and they were delicious.
The Little Bo Peep experience lasted about 35 minutes as opposed to an hour. I think this was due to the fact that we were on a very empty train so didn’t need to stop at each location for too long. Regardless of the time both kids had a great time. I think the little guy would have gone around in the train all day. He is a bit train crazy.
The price for tickets is €4 for adults, €7 for children and 0 – 12 months are free. The Little Bo Peep Rathwood Express ends on the 26th of February. You can check out their other events or book the Little Bo Peep Train by going to the Rathwood website here.
Disclaimer – I was given complimentary tickets from Rathwood for the Little Bo Peep Train in return for a review post. As always all opinions are my own and honest.