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Burren Nature Sanctuary

Kinvara, County Galway, Republic of Ireland

Attraction Information

  • Children's Farms icon Children's Farms
  • Parks and Playgrounds icon Parks and Playgrounds
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas icon Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

Burren Nature Sanctuary is a must to visit if you are in the area, with a mixture of landscapes (including an excellent karst one), friendly farm animals to pet, plus indoor and outdoor play areas, and a magical fairy woodland!

Kids will really enjoy meeting Molly the miniature pony, and Norman the micro pig, plus they get to pet Fluffy the miniature rabbit and Pippin the guinea pig, who has a wicked hair do! They will also get to feed the pet sheep Posy and Snowdrop, Jessie and Bella the pygmy goats, and Jill and Dawn the alpacas.

For outdoor play, you have the sand building site, which includes a sand excavation station and a digger! There is also an adventure playground, which has a double zip wire, an assault course, tower slide, mobilis, and swings!

Indoors, you have Nature Quest soft play activity zone with aerial glide, a 4 lane wavy slid, pollination ball game, twister, and a toddler farm area. Remember to bring your socks!
Then…the fairy wood! Be very quiet, and no talking from the grown ups either, fairies work very hard all night and sleep during the day, and they get cranky if you wake them up, which means no knocking on the tiny fairy doors! If you are good and kind, however, they may grant wishes, and if the kids post a letter in the fairy post box with an email address, they will get a reply from the fairy secretary!

Check online before you visit, as they hold a number of great seasonal events too. Admission price covers all day access including indoor and outdoor play areas, feed the animals, fairy woodland, nature walk, map, exhibition and rock garden.


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Onsite Shop Onsite Shop
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Cloonasee, Kinvara, County Galway, IE


Click here to visit Burren Nature Sanctuary's website
00353 91637444

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 18:00


Kids (4+): €10.00, Adults/Under 4's: €5.00


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