The Barretstown Big Picnic

Join us on Sunday 16th July!

Big Picnic 2023

Big Picnic 2023

The Barretstown Big Picnic is back! Taking place on Sunday 16th July, we will be opening the gates of Barretstown Camp to the public, to join us for a magical open day. Throughout the day we will be running all our usual activities, and we will have a bunch of special guests helping us to make the day extra special.

The Barretstown Big Picnic Open Day takes place Sunday 16th July, 11.00am - 4.30pm.

Join us for a very special day

The Big Picnic gives families and supporters the rare opportunity to experience the Barretstown Magic for themselves and see what the camp has to offer. It also gives parents, and friends the chance to reconnect with their own childhood through the fun activities.

The Big Picnic is set to be an action-packed day of serious fun activities. Fossett’s Circus will perform three live shows for attendees (booking essential) and you can find more details below.

Our Big Picnic Activities

Our Big Picnic Activities

- Canoeing
- Archery
- Face painting
- Dancing
- Giant games
- Mini golf ...and lots more!

All activities are free, with the exception of the circus which must also be booked.

Fosset's Circus

Fosset's Circus

We will also have Fosset's Circus with us at the open day, helping to spread some of the magic! If you would like to attend the circus while at the Big Picnic, please click the link below to register, as there are limited spaces available.

Fossett's Circus Tickets
Still have questions?

Still have questions?

We would be delighted to answer any questions that you might have. Please get in touch by emailing on the below link or calling us on 045 864115

Get in touch

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Is the Big Picnic free to attend?

Coming to the Barretstown Big Picnic is free-of-charge, with the exception of the circus and food. Parking and all activities (besides the circus) are provided for free. No booking is required to attend the Big Picnic, simply show up on the day! Please note, booking is required in advance for the circus.

Are pets allowed?

With the exception of service animals, no pets/animals are allowed onsite

Will food & drink be available?

Food& drink will be available for purchase at the Barretstown Dining Hall, as well as from a number of vendors in the courtyard.

How do I get to Barretstown?

Barretstown is located in Co. Kildare, near to Ballymore Eustace. Our Eircode is W91RDX6. Entry to Barretstown will be through the main entrance (A large green iron gate, with a wooded avenue behind it). Click here for Google Maps to the entrance gate.

The Barretstown Big Picnic is generously sponsored by Brady Family. ...

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