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Burren Nature Sanctuary & Cafe

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Open Now: 10:00 - 18:00
Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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Great way to spend a couple hours with the kids

Great place to enjoy a nice nature walk and pet animals. The coffee was great and the staff was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lorie H
Grantsville, Utah
Indoor and outdoor fun animals fairies walks

Absolutely lovely place 35 euro for family of 5 fabulous staff animal handling and feeding fairy... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
vivienne m
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Set on a 50 acre organic farm, Burren Nature Sanctuary is a nature lovers paradise; a wonderful introduction to the magical Burren landscape, flora and fauna. Mile-long nature trail meanders through Burren habitats of karst limestone, ancient hazel...more
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Cloonasee, Kinvara, Co. Galway | Cloonasee, Kinvara H91 PTK7, Ireland
+353 91 637 444
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great place to enjoy a nice nature walk and pet animals. The coffee was great and the staff was friendly and welcoming.

Thank Lorie H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely lovely place 35 euro for family of 5 fabulous staff animal handling and feeding fairy stories playgrounds and scenic walk and exploring cafe has beautiful food and so child friendly

Thank vivienne m
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

I have been here on a few occasions, but feel that €10 per child and €5 for an adult is rather expensive when you are bringing a few kids! I would consider membership but i live a little too far away to justify this. I...More

Thank Nicola D
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

As parents of two young boys the BNS ticks all the boxes when it comes to play areas, fairy trails, short or long walks along with healthy food (no fizz no fry policy). Safe walks for adventures children to draw out a new story everytime....More

Thank glundon
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Have been here in the past and have left a 5* review, however this occassion I was very disappointed. Went midweek. No guided fairy walk this time as only done on weeekends? Why, its the same entrance fee What we got this time was a...More

Thank Hackers123
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Every member of staff was polite and helpful. They made a good day even better. Would definitely go back.

1  Thank Karen L
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

I first visited here with my family 2 years ago and was absolutely blown away! A fantastic place, friendly staff and lots to see and do. This visit though was at best abysmal. Firstly I Believe that I was overcharged on entry. The price list...More

Thank killersnffc
Reviewed 7 July 2018

We have enjoyed the amenities here with children, on many occasions, and this time, passing through Kinvara, we stopped for the coffee. This Tom Tom coffee is easily the best, west of the Shannon. Put a hunk of delicious carrot cake with this, served with...More

Thank Rita M M
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

We visited here today with our two small sons. The site is geared towards smaller children. I would say children aged 10 and younger. There is a walk around the perimeter of the site. You can take a buggy but you would need help in...More

Thank bandd2812
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

While the majority of the activities here were geared toward much younger children, we all enjoyed the one-mile Nature Trail which took us through several different Burren habitats. The walk was pretty and peaceful and also had informative markers along the way.

1  Thank shell904
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Jeff H
25 June 2017|
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Response from Mary B | Property representative |
Hi Jeff Yes good dogs on a short lead with a waste bag are allowed on the nature walk and in the waterfall garden! Please be mindful of children and animals and please don't visit the barn (small furry pets) Thank you
Alan O
5 August 2016|
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Response from Louise G | Reviewed this property |
There is also a family day pass for 2 adults and 3 children for €35.