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At Burren Nature Sanctuary & Cafe in Kinvara, Co. Galway we have lots of things for a family day out with a fun filled calendar of seasonal events and daily activities.

For autumn / winter we are open Friday, Saturday, Sunday with daily activities  to suit all ages includes animal handling, fairy woodland walks, guided walks through Burren features of shattered limestone, ancient woodland and wildflower meadow and much more.

We invite our younger visitors to dress up in fairy wings for a magical walk through the hazel woodland, look out for the fairy doors and find out who lives there!

For botany enthusiasts, meet at the Botany Bubble for an introduction to the unique and diverse Burren flora and find out how to become a citizen scientist!  Or join in a guided walk led by one of our expert Burren guides.

Join Emilia the micro pig as she leads us on a fun walk around the Burren nature trail. Meet and feed the friendly farm pets.

All activities are included in admission fee. Stay for the day!

You can always simply relax in the Sanctuary Cafe and if you are looking for birthday parties with a difference we have a fully supervised and catered children's birthday party package in the tipi.

Spooky Wooky Experience at Burren Nature Sanctuary at Halloween is great fun for all the family

Online Booking now open , available dates:

Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October 2017

Saturday 28, Sunday 29, Monday 30, Tuesday 31 October 2017

1-5pm daily 

Story telling for under 4s 12 noon.

Visit the Ghostbusters haunted house if you dare!

Spooky Wooky is included in admission prices-

with all day entry from 10-6


Seasonal Events at Burren Nature Sanctuary

Our annual Spooky Wooky experience over the October Bank Holiday weekend is great fun for all the family.

Santa's on His Way is a magical day out, meeting Mrs Claus in her kitchen and all the friendly elves in Santa's workshop.  

Over the Easter holidays Chicken Run will keep the whole family entertained chasing the giant chicken around the Burren nature trail.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page and website for booking details for seasonal events at Burren Nature Sanctuary

Past Event - Taste the Burren Food Trail Series:

Herb Walk with Frisky the Burren Goat Saturday 3 June 2017 at 2pm €20 per person

Burren Nature Sanctuary is a proud member of the Burren Ecotourism Network and Burren Food Trail.  As part of the Burren Food Trail Taste the Burren Series we will have a Herb Walk with Frisky the Burren Goat on Saturday 3 June 2017.


Event Details:

Enjoy a walk along the Burren Nature Sanctuary trail led by Frisky the Burren goat.  See what wild plans are in season as we attempt to identify they herbs Frisky likes to graze on such as wood sage, sorrel, wild thyme and chickweed.  As we stroll through the hazel woodland, around the wildflower meadow and up the boreen, we share stories of traditional recipes and remedies from hedgerow herbs.  Rest in the hand crafted shelters along the walk and listen to the bird song.


At the Botany Bubble get hands on making a wild herb pesto to enjoy with with freshly baked savoury scones served with a seaweed salad garnish and local Burren Gold cheese.

€20 per person we will be running more of these events throughout the summer