River Valley Caravan Park

Redcross, Co. Wicklow, A67 W966, Republic of Ireland

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Peaceful stays
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

This friendly site is situated between Ireland’s eastern coast and its bustling capital, Dublin. Its adults-only section provides peace for those looking for a quiet stay, while in high season there’s a focus on families, with activities including archery and minigolf on offer.

Pitches are spacious and laid out thoughtfully, and the facilities are well kept. There is also a shop onsite which stocks the basics and local pubs in the nearby village that serve good food. 

With its pretty mountainous scenery, Wicklow National Park is just a stone's throw from the site and is perfect for active hill walks or birdwatching. Vibrant Dublin is within easy reach by car or public transport, where you can explore its cobbled streets and Georgian architecture or visit the Guinness Factory. Also Tours available to Micro Brewery, winner of the Best Pale Ale in the world awards just next to the site.

Around and About

Avondale Forest Park, Greystones, Brittas Bay, Clara Lara Fun park, Glendalough, Avoca (Ballykissangel), Micro Brewery, Mount Usher gardens, Powerscourt Gardens, Indoor Pool, Horse riding, Fishing, Windsurfing, Golf.

Things to do on site ...

  • Daytime entertainment (high season)
  • Evening entertainment (high season)
  • Minigolf
  • Playground
  • Tennis

Facilities on site ...

  • Bar
  • Barbecues allowed:: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities -: good
  • Motorhome service point
  • Restaurant
  • Takeaway
  • TV room
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi availability: bar

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Latest arrival time - low: 9:00 PM

Latest arrival time - high: 9:00 PM

Earliest departure time - low: 6:00 AM

Earliest departure time - high: 6:00 AM

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36 miles south of Dublin, 6 1/2 miles south-west of Wicklow. South on N11 from Dublin/Dun Laoghaire (Rosslare/Wexford Rd), by-passing Wicklow town, pass the Beehive and public houses on left then continue for 3 miles/4.8km to Lil Doyles pub (on right). Turn right onto the R754 (take car over speed bumps) signed Redcross and the site is the 2nd caravan park on this road.

Sites key: Overseas Site

Postcode:
A67 W966
Region:
Republic of Ireland touring caravan sites
Distance to Calais: (kms)
0
GPS:
Lat 52.88915 / Lon -6.144576
Michelin map no.
712

Transport links

  • Nearest port: Dublin (60 kms)

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Secret Garden TV signal

I have just returned from River Valley and agree with most of the reviews, but if you need to have TV for a favourite event that you can't bear to miss, be warned! The top terrace in the Secret Garden is a great area but do not use the pitches next to the hedge. The grass between the concrete slabs is very poorly drained, terrestrial TV signal is blocked by a building and satellite signal is blocked by the forty foot high hedge! You can get a satellite signal on the pitches on the side of the road opposite the ones next to the hedge. That apart, a great site!
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A great site with something for everyone, but you do need to drive if you want to explore the area

Our first site in Ireland, and we spent a very pleasant two nights there. We selected an all-service pitch in the adults’ section (The Secret Garden), however the site was also really well set up for families, with lots of activities, mini train rides, foot golf etc - our kids would have loved it there when they were little. It was buzzing with activity when we were there, yet still peaceful in the adults’ area. Showers were €1, and the WiFi was good in the vicinity of the Reception office. Mickey Finn’s pub at the site entrance was very popular, and families tended to enjoy the bar areas. The bistro part of the pub was beautiful, as was the food that they served. The weather was extremely variable - it included sun, rain, wind and hail all in the space of one day! Our only disappointment was that there was no chance of a daytrip to Dublin without having to drive. The site is in quite a remote location and we had hoped we would be able to walk or cycle to catch a bus or train, but this was not the case. Reception told us that a taxi was not really viable either, so we ended up abandoning that plan. Of course none of this was the fault of the site - we just didn’t do our homework properly when we booked - but it’s worth knowing if you are a motorhomer that prefers to set up on site and then walk/cycle while you’re there.
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A bit too quiet

Stayed here wife and I in June 2018 in our caravan in the adults only "secret garden" we had a choice of level and reasonably spacious hard standings. The facility block is large but lacks private washing cubicles and the hot water took ages to arrive. Mid-week in term time the site was quite dead. We would not be drawn to return.

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First trip to Ireland

We went to Ireland the first 2 weeks of August. Both ferry ports Pembroke & Rosslare were friendly, professional & efficient. Irish ferries was a pleasant experience. The camp site was good & clean. The pitch we had was very spacious. The road network was very accessible from the site, however in places the roads are not overly wide off the main road heading to the site. The area is beautiful but not cycle friendly with lots of hills etc. Within the village there are two pubs, one of which sold food & was reasonable, there was also a takeaway & a local store. We caught the train to Dublin on two occasions which was painless. A relatively short drive to Greystones then a direct line straight in to Dublin on a coastal line. The Guinness factory is well worth a visit. There was some nice local attractions including a clean sandy beach, Wicklow historic gaol, Wells House & Greenan Maze. We booked everything through the Caravan Club the service was first class & cost effective, which made going abroad an affordable option.
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A good Irish site

We have stayed at this site 4 times now and despite the weather it remains one of the best. This time was a little 'end of season' so even quieter than usual although most of the facilities were available. It is a shame Irish sites close so early in the year as many of us would continue to use them.
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