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Santa Experience Dublin, Limerick & Cork

The award winning and original Santa Experience returns to Limerick, Cork & Dublin City for Christmas.

Over the past 7 years The Santa Experience in association with Dunnes Stores has provided children and adults alike with a magical journey to Santa’s House.

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Traveling through 4 fun filled festive rooms meeting elves, reindeer, polar bears and maybe even getting to ride in Santa’s Sleigh on your way to meet the big man himself.

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One of the keys attractions besides the post office, sleigh and Santa’s log cabin is the option to book ahead to secure a specific time (within 30mins) and date. This allows people to plan their day and get the date they want.

A professional photographer is on site to capture that magical moment. All photographs come in a professional 8×10 format with black silver trim card frame and are available immediately afterwards for purchase. A digital option is also in the form of a Santa USB stick where you can have all of your photos to print as you want. The digital package also includes one printed photo.

 

The quality is fantastic and it provides families with a timeless memento. You choose and collect your photos immediately after your journey through the Santa Experience.

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Venues

  • Dunnes Stores, Ilac Centre, Dublin 1
  • Dunnes Stores, Patrick Street, Cork
  • Jetland Shopping Centre, Ennis Road, Limerick

 

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Admission

  • Children €10 (incl. gift)
  • Adult €3 (no gift)

Photos

  • €12 for first photo
  • €6 for each additional copy
  • USB digital package €30

 

Booking for Santa Experience

Book online now at www.santaexperience.ie

See us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheSantaExperience/
Santa Experience won Best Santa in Dublin
Santa Experience Cork won “Best Santa in Cork” .
Santa Experience also won “Best Santa in Ireland”
Website:    www.santaexperience.ie

County:   Dublin, Cork & Limerick

Address:   Ilac Centre Dublin, Jetland Shopping Centre Limerick City and Dunnes Stores, Patrick Street, Cork

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Tayto Park Meath

1st December – 23rd December

Santa Experience 2017 – BOOK NOW!

It may seem early, but it’s about this time of year that Santa Claus starts making his list . A little bit of the North Pole will be coming to Tayto Park, and Santa is hoping to see all of you there in plenty of time to tell him what you would like for Christmas.

 

What’s included in the price:

Tayto Park Entry
Each family will meet Santa individually and each child will get a special gift
Entry To the Eagles Nest Adventure Zone * 8 Activities – Please see full list below
Experience the 5D Christmas movie
Hop on board the train to visit Santa’s Grotto
Enjoy Christmas themed arts/crafts and face painting

Pre-booking is essential as there is limited availability. 

Prices:

Children under 3 – €14 | Children over 3 – €28 | Adults – €14

Members Prices: (All members must be named on the Membership Card)

Children under 3 – €14 | Children over 3 – €22 | Adults – Free

The following attractions In the Eagles Nest  will be open and included in the price -The Leap Frogs, Climbing Wall,Steam Train ,Honey Pot Bears, Ferris Wheel, Grand Carousel, Rocking Tug, Shot Tower & Jumpers.

The Eagle Sky Adventure Zone will be closed during the Santa Experience

During the month of December entrance and Santa Visits allow unlimited rides on the above attractions Please note : may be subject to weight, height or weather restrictions

 

December Prices at Tayto Park: Adult/Child not visiting Santa – €14 entry & wristband | Wristband for Members – €8

Please note: The Eagle Sky Adventure Zone will be closed during the Santa Experience

 
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Tayto Park
Kilbrew
Ashbourne
Co.Meath
Tel : Web :  www.taytopark.ie

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Beauty and the Beast The Helix Dublin

TheatreworX Productions return to The Helix this Christmas for yet another Christmas Panto success with their hilarious adaptation of Beauty and the Beast.

Each year they go bigger and better than the year before – which may be one of the reasons they’re consistently referred to as “The Best Panto in Dublin”.

Due to last year’s success they will have a sensory friendly production of the pantomime. Adapted performances will take place (Dates TBC) which include no sudden noises or bangs, softer and brighter lighting, and music at a suitable level. There will be no flashing merchandise available in the venue during these times.

24th November 2017 – 21st January 2018

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Helix Dublin

DCU
Collins Avenue
Glasnevin
Dublin 9
Tel: +353 1 7007000
Web : http://www.thehelix.ie

the ark dublin

The Ark Dublin Tracks in the Snow

Tracks in the Snow – The Henry Girls
1 Dec – 30 Dec 2017

Back by popular demand this Christmas, follow the heavenly harmonies of The Henry Girls into an enchanting world of winter!

From sparkling icicles to wolves in the forest, the joy of sledding at high speed or the wonder of the Aurora Borealis on a frosty night, discover the magic and mysteries of the festive season.

And just what did make those tracks in the snow? Find out as the band’s playful humour and trademark folk and trad melodies celebrate some of the things we love to see and do when the world turns white.

Tracks in the Snow was commissioned and produced by The Ark as part of our work to create high-quality live music experiences crafted especially for young audiences. The show premiered at The Ark in Dec 2015.

 

Tickets

Public: €12/€9*.
Member discounts apply.

Schools: €5 or €4.50 Early Bird (if booked by 27 Oct).
To make a schools booking, please use our schools booking form or call 016707788

Dates & Times

Weekends & Holidays
Every Saturday 2-30 Dec & Sun 17, Thu 28 & Fri 29 Dec @ 2pm & 4pm

School Days
1-21 Dec (Tue-Fri) @ 10.15am & 12.15pm

Relaxed Performances
Thu 7 Dec @ 10.15am & 12.15pm & Sun 17 Dec @ 2pm

A relaxed performance information pack is available here, which may assist your child to prepare for the performance.

Touch Tour
Fri 29 Dec @ 1.15pm – Free with tickets for the 2pm show.

Age Range & Duration

Ages 4+
Approx 50 mins

About The Henry Girls…

The Henry Girls are three sisters from Co Donegal. Their music is infused with the rich cultural heritage of their native Donegal but with a transatlantic flavour.

Their shimmering harmonies and delicate musicianship have been revered since their early days but in the last number of years they have been renowned for their songwriting skills also. They have successfully learned to interweave their traditional roots with contemporary elements, earning them both commercial success and spectacular critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. They are renowned for their captivating, heartwarming and often moving live performances. Those fortunate enough to have seen them perform live onstage will all agree with the sentiments of The Irish Times who simply described the experience as ʻa joy’.

The sisters have toured and collaborated on various other music projects,most noably Mary Black, Imelda May, Clannad, Sharon Shannon, The Hothouse Flowers, Donal Lunny, Altan and Dervish. They were nominated for an IFTA for Best Original Score on award-winning children’s film ʻA Shine of Rainbows’.

Find out more about the band at www.thehenrygirls.com

The Ark
A Different Experience Every Visit
11a Eustace St,
Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Tel : 01 6707788
Email : boxoffice@ark.ie
Web : ark.ie

The Ark is a unique, purpose-built cultural centre in the heart of Dublin’s Temple Bar, where children aged 2 -12 can explore theatre, music, literature, art, film, dance and more. Our programme of world class performances, exhibitions and creative workshops changes every few weeks, so expect a different experience every visit.

Killarney Sleigh Rides Kerry

Killarney Sleigh Rides Kerry

**Updated 2017 details coming soon**

Town Sleigh Ride

Take a Sleigh Ride through the streets of Killarney with sleigh bells jingling. As you travel along see the town with its glittering lights and festive displays.

Why not make your Santa visit at Christmas Island extra special with a sleigh ride from his office!!! A fun and exciting way for all to enjoy the sights, sounds and magic of Christmas in Killarney.

Flat rate for 1-4 Passengers €20.00 per sleigh

Extra passengers (5th and subsequent passengers) €3.00 PP

Each Sleigh can hold up to 10 people, A max of 2 sleighs per time slot.

eg. if booking 11 (2 Sleighs )  then it will be €40 for the first 8 people then €3.00pp there after.

Prebooking is advised to guarantee your time.

Park Sleigh Ride

Enjoy a Sleigh ride through Killarney National Park, departing from Christmas Island, where Santa & his elves take up residence this year.

What a wonderful festive way to see the snow-capped mountains and picturesque parklands. Ramble through the deer parks onto Ross Castle.

For children and adults alike this is a perfect way to celebrate the charm and beauty of Christmas in Killarney.

Flat rate for 1-4 Passengers €40.00

Extra passengers (5th and subsequent passengers) €5.00 PP

Prebooking is advised to guarantee your time. Visit web site for more details…

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Santa's Grotto at Ardgillan Castle Dublin

Santas Grotto at Ardgillan Castle Dublin

**Updated 2017 details coming soon**

Santas Grotto at Ardgillan Castle Dublin

Visit Santa Claus and his Elves at Ardgillan Castle in Balbriggan, North Dublin for 11 dates this December.

The beautiful Ardgillan Castle will host this fantastic event and this year there will be a VICTORIAN THEME. Visitors will be greeted by the Castle’s very own Butler who will explain to them what Christmas was like many years ago. There will also be a display showing the types of gifts the children would have had at Christmas back then. And outside the entrance to the Castle you will be able to view a Period Carriage – Santa is travelling in style this year!

Inside the Castle there will be plenty to entertain the children while they wait to enter the Grotto. Apart from the friendly Elves there will also be a MAGICIAN and rumour has it that Rudolf the Reindeer will be around to say hello.

Children will be able to post their letter to the North Pole via our special post box and they can colour in a drawing for Santa if they wish.

Tickets:

  • €17 per the first child to include a photo and €12 for each additional child.
  • Adults are free of charge.
  • Time slots must be booked in advance via our website.
  • Time slots will have limited availability.
  • Additional photos may be ordered on the day
  • Event is suitable for children up to 12 years

Tours start every 15 minutes from 10.30am – 3.30pm on the following dates:

December 3rd / 4th        December 10th / 11th         December 17th – 23rd

 

Tea/Coffee and food is available for purchase at the Castle Tea Rooms

Entrance to the event is via the main doors of the Castle facing the sea. 

For more information contact Activity Nation on 01 8557113 or by email tickets@santasgrottoardgillan.com

Santa’s Grotto Ardgillan Castle Dublin

Address: Ardgillan Castle, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin.
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Festive Workshops at Festina Lente Wicklow

**Updated 2017 details coming soon**

Festive Workshops & Children’s Christmas Fun 2016

festive workshopsThere are a few days before Christmas where parents may still need to do shopping, do their big food shop or check in with Santa that he is ready for Christmas Eve so why not drop your kids to Festina Lente!

 

We are running Festive Themed Workshops for Children on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th December 2016 where kids will do festive arts and crafts.

 

The festive workshops will run from 11am-3pm on these days under the supervision of our Garda vetted staff.  We cater for aged 5 years old and up, children who are younger will need to have a parent or guardian stay with them.

The cost is €25 per child for each workshop.

Places are limited to 12 children per day so book now so you don’t get disappointed!

Festina Lente Equestrian Centre offers equine centred activities to people of all ages, backgrounds, learning abilities and interests. Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced rider Festina Lente Equestrian Centre has something for everybody.

Click here to book and pay online.   Please let Andrea know if your child requires extra supports.

Festive Workshops at Festina Lente Wicklow

Contact Andrea on 0877373703 or email andrea@festinalente.ie if you have any queries!

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Christmas Athenry Heritage Centre Galway

**Updated 2017 details coming soon**

Christmas Athenry Heritage Centre Galway

Experience the magic of Christmas in the award winning Athenry Heritage Centre and discover a place full of exciting activities that sparkles with the joys of Christmas.

Unwrap a world of treats and delights in a magical place for all the family to enjoy. Enter the woods and get creative with traditional Viking longhouse craft’s, visit the Christmas bakery and plant you colourful spring bulbs. Make your reindeer treats for Rudolph or fill a sweet herb basket for your tree plus there’s face painting too. The centre is a place that is nautical and nice, with a Neverland experience which will thrill the young and the young at heart.

So come along and meet Santa, Mrs. Clause and the friendly Elves for a Christmas to remember in a place for the young and young at heart.

This year, the centre provides a unique babies and toddler time of 10:30am-12:00pm. The Christmas Winter Wonderland commences on the 3rd & 4th December and every weekend until Sunday 18th December. No booking required.

The doors are open from 12:00pm and last admission is 5:30pm, no pre booking is necessary.

Admission is:

  • €15.00 per child,
  • €10.00 under two’s
  • €2.00 per adult

Athenry Heritage Centre Galway

St. Mary’s
The Square
Athenry
Co. Galway
T: +353 (0)91 844661
Email : info@athenryheritagecentre.com
Web : www.athenryheritagecentre.com

Christmas at Ladyrath Lane Meath

Christmas at Ladyrath Lane Meath

Enter our enchanted walkway and guided by the fairy queen make your way through the trees, looking out for fairies along the way.

* Find your very own Santa hat made for you, hanging from the trees and a candy cane to enjoy.
* Then you will enter ‘Mission Control’ and see Santa’s computer database of all the houses and addresses from all over the planet, here our silly Professor Doc will tell you lots of fun facts about Santas Epic journey around the world every year.
* Next is the Elves workshop where you will see lots of toys ready to be sent to sleepy boys and girls. Play with a few and maybe help with some wrapping and stacking. Keep an eye out for any lazy elves sleeping on the job!
* Mrs Claus will invite you into her cosy house for a chat but she’ll need a hand to do some chores during this busy time of year, then settle down for a Christmas poem with her.
* In Ladyrath Lane Post Office, you will see all the letters from the boys and girls and our friendly postmistress will help you check santas naughty or nice list to find your name!
* Outside in our little covered ‘village’ see our little goats (fluffy, spikes and robert) and our rabbits (misty and custard) looking for a pet and a cuddle AND  Santas sleigh all spick and span and ready for the children to jump aboard for some pictures!. (pictures can be taken anywhere in Ladyrath Lane) oh and our drinks stall with hot chocolates and mulled wine!
*Finally your visit to Santa, where he’ll chat to the children and all the family and give a gift to the boys and girls!

* Feel free to enjoy the cosy, quirky coffee shop and bouncy castle!

Ladyrath Lane

Ladyrath
Wilkinstown
Navan
Meath
Tel : 046 9055740
Email : ladyrathlane@gmail.com
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The Forest Train Wicklow

The Forest Train Wicklow

Take a magical trip on The Forest Train Wicklow to visit Santa and his hardworking (and some not so hardworking) elves in his workshop, deep in the forest. Santa and his Elves are delighted to be back in Avondale Forest Park this Christmas.

Experience the winter wonderland as The Forest Train rambles through the breath-taking mature forest park. Keep an eye out for Noodle the lazy Elf who is running late for work! Stop off at his house and see if you can help the other elves wake him up. But, please don’t let Santa know.

When the train reaches its secret destination deep in the forest, Noodle will lead all the families into the workshop. The elves are waiting to meet all the children and there will be plenty of fun, songs and dancing while you wait to see Santa.

From his office, overlooking the workshop floor, each family will be called to see Santa individually.

Santa is working away in his office , he is checking his big book and you better watch out; he knows something about everyone, young and old! After meeting Santa every child will receive a wooden themed gift and can get a special photo taken with the big man in red.

After your Santa visit, there will be lots to do in the magnificent Christmas Barn.  There will be a very special story-time, taking place each hour.  The Barn will have a seated area where beverages and refreshments will be available.

There will be a carnival theme in The Barn with carnival stalls to prove your skills. We are very excited to say the Electric Zoo animals will be back to join the festive and fun atmosphere for all to enjoy.

This Christmas, find magic deep in the forest.

The Forest Train Wicklow

BOOK NOWThe Forest Train Experience will take approx. 1 hour

Cost:
Children €15
Adults €10
Babies (0-12 months) €5
*Every child receives a gift*

The Forest Train,
Avondale Forest Park, Rathdrum, County Wicklow

Email: info@theforesttrain.ie

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