Killarney Sleigh Rides Kerry

Killarney Sleigh Rides Kerry

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…

Killarney sleigh rides

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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Santa's Grotto at Ardgillan Castle Dublin

Santas Grotto at Ardgillan Castle Dublin

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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Santas Grotto at Ardgillan Castle Dublin

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Aladdin The Helix Dublin

Helix Dublin

helix dublinNo festive season is complete without a trip to The Helix Panto!

TheatreworX Productions return to The Helix this Christmas for yet another panto success with their hilarious adaptation of Aladdin.

A mystical genie, a flying carpet and an old lamp, a beautiful princess, irresistible baddies and an exotic trip to the Far East. It could only be the magical and much loved pantomime, Aladdin!

 Join the heroic but hopelessly romantic Aladdin and all the gang for the adventure of a lifetime in the Far East in this year’s fun-filled panto- guaranteed to enthrall the whole family

25th November 2016 – 22nd January 2017

Due to last year’s success we will have a sensory friendly production of the pantomime. Adapted performances will take place on Thursday 8th December at 6pm 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.

Reviews :

  • “The Theatreworx panto that runs each year in The Helix consistently tops them all for sheer fun and sparkle” Sunday Business Post (Jack and the Beanstalk 2015/16)
  • “Everything is awesome about this panto” Metro Herald (Cinderella 2014/15)
  • “Of the pantomimes I’ve seen this season, the Helix’s is the best” Sunday Times (Sleeping Beauty 2013/14)

     Book Now

    Helix Dublin

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

 

 

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Festive Workshops at Festina Lente Wicklow

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!

santa experience dublin cork limerick

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.

santa experience

Travelling 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.

 

The Santa Experience has proved to be very popular with over 16,000 children visiting us in 2015!

santa experience

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

Dates/Times

  • 25th November to 23rd December 2016
  • 12pm to 6pm

santa experience

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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Christmas Athenry Heritage Centre Galway

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

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Belvedere House Westmeath

GREEN SANTA AT BELVEDERE HOUSE GARDENS & PARK, MULLINGAR.

Getting ready for Green Santa – 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th & 18th December. Booking on 0449349060

Treat your children to a magical Christmas experience with Green Santa at Belvedere House Westmeath.  He will proceed to his magical grotto where children will travel through the enchanted wardrobe to see him

Green Santa has a message for Children everywhere; Christmas is not just about toys, there are other gifts that are far more important. Children will visit Green Santa in his magical grotto and will receive natural gifts. Green Santa will help the children pot up seasonal native Irish trees which the children can plant in their gardens at home. The tree grows alongside the child at home and can be a lifetime memory of that special visit to Green Santa at Belvedere. Wildflower seed shakers for attracting fairies and flutter bys into your garden and old fashioned Victorian Candy are other Green Santa treats

This is an activity based Santa experience suitable for children over 18 months old and upwards.

2 Adults go free with each family booking and families can enjoy the splendor of Belvedere Estate after their visit to Green Santabelvedere housePrices are as follows:

€12 for 1st Child  & €10 for each additional children (over 18 months old).

Infants (up to 18 months old) –  Free with older children
(no potted tree but Santa will give seed shakers and candy with parents permission)

2 Adults go free with each Green Santa booking – additional adults charged at normal admission rate of €8 each.

(All Green Santa Bookings include entry to the House Gardens Park and Playgrounds and  Belvedere House will be decorated in a Victorian Christmas style with décor from the grounds of the estate).

Times Available:  Half hourly slots from 12 noon until 5pm

Treat your children to a magical Christmas experience with Green Santa at Belvedere House.

Booking is advised on (044) 9349060 or Book on line

Belvedere House
Mullingar
Co. Westmeath
Tel : +353 (0)44 9349060
Email : info@belvedere-house.ie
Web : www.belvedere-house.ie

 

 

christmas wonderland birr castle offaly

Christmas Wonderland Birr Castle Offaly

CHRISTMAS AT BIRR CASTLE December 10,11,17,18

We are delighted to announce that Santa Claus will arrive at Birr Castle on 10 December 2016. We welcome you to visit Santa, Mrs Claus and the busy Elves in the magical surroundings of Birr Castle on one of our December dates 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th.Visitors will meet Santa Claus in the beautiful surroundings of Birr Castle while Mrs Claus tells some festive stories in the library and a trail with the Elves through the magical gardens will lead visitors to meet Santa Claus in the castle

A special gift chosen by Santa Claus will be provided for each child that visits. christmas2015

Bookings every 30 minutes from 12.30 each date
Last timeslot 20.00

Ticket priced at €20 per child
Friends of Birr Castle child special rate €18.00

Tickets priced at €8 per adultThis is a pre-book, pre-paid event. For bookings contact 0579120336

Book your Christmas Wonderland Birr Castle experience now at www.birrcastle.com
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The Award-Winning Gardens of Birr Castle in Ireland and the newly revamped Science Centre are both rich in amazing feats of science and engineering as well as  rare trees and flowers, wonderful wildlife, and walks along peaceful  rivers and the lake. The Parsons family invite you to explore one of the most extraordinary places in Ireland. Created over generations it is an environmental and scientific time capsule.