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Burren Nature Sanctuary & Cafe

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Cloonasee, Kinvara, Co. Galway | Cloonasee, Kinvara H91 PTK7, Ireland
+353 91 637 444
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Great playground

Great playground and cafe was nice serving simple food. Burren Sanctuary walk was informative and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
U123
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Wexford, Ireland
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Good but pricey!

Visited on a Sunday afternoon. We are season ticket holders so price of admission is very... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
Apanua
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Galway, Ireland
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Set on a 50 acre organic farm, Burren Nature Sanctuary is a nature lovers paradise and a wonderful introduction to the magical Burren landscape, flora and fauna. The mile-long nature trail meanders through Burren habitats of karst limestone, ancient hazel and ash woodland and the organic wild flower meadow, home to majority of Ireland's butterflies. Stroll through the hedgerows of native Irish trees lining he ancient green road (boreen) in the footsteps of our ancestors who once led their their animals to the rare tidal disappearing lake (turlough). Visit the Botany Bubble which houses the National Collection of Burren flora where seasonal Alpine, Mediterranean, Arctic and tropical plants grow alongside native Irish wildflowers. Meet Cookie the donkey and Frisky the feral Burren mountain goat. Relax in the Sanctuary Café and Waterfall Tea Garden enjoy fresh, local, seasonal food, good coffee, healthy children's menu: no fizz, no fry, hidden vegetables!
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Cloonasee, Kinvara, Co. Galway | Cloonasee, Kinvara H91 PTK7, Ireland
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+353 91 637 444
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"indoor and outdoor play areas"
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"fairy forest"
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"fairy doors"
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"great for young children"
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"plant life"
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"both adults and children"
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"story boards"
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"scones"
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"great family day"
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"flora and fauna"
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"great morning"
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"enjoyable visit"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great playground and cafe was nice serving simple food. Burren Sanctuary walk was informative and not too long to get around

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Visited on a Sunday afternoon. We are season ticket holders so price of admission is very reasonable, however, found the cafe quite overpriced for what it is. €9.50 for a panini & very small salad. Our kids do love it here but can’t help be...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our trip here in super sunshine last Saturday It is a very child friendly face with fun guaranteed

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Myself and my sister visited the cafe at tbe Burren Nature Sanctionary. The food was excellent quality and absolutely delicious. We had the feta tart and their signature spinach scone; both were superb! I would recommend this as a great place for both adults and...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2017

The Burren is an amazing place, it is unique in its flora and fauna and the sanctuary has protected this place perfectly.

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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Ok for under 5, Expensive to charge adults going into a play centre come on😡 we only go for the little people. Food is good but to go to s place that charges to go in then to buy food☹️More

Thank Jannette W
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Mary B, Guest Relations Manager at Burren Nature Sanctuary & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Dear Janette Thank your for your feedback. I am sorry that you did not experience the full extent of what Burren Nature Sanctuary has to offer on your recent visit. Our admission ticket allows all day access to Burren Nature Sanctuary looped nature trail through...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Hi. My family of two adults and 3 children visited your play area today. We explained that we were going to purchase food and just wanted to visit the play area and not the whole walk. I was disgusted that you charged the two adults...More

Thank Cathal R
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Mary B, Public Relations Manager at Burren Nature Sanctuary & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Hello Cathal R, Thank your for your feedback. I am sorry that you did not experience the full extent of what Burren Nature Sanctuary has to offer on your recent visit. Our admission ticket allows all day access to Burren Nature Sanctuary looped nature trail...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

We recently visited, for the first time, with our two kids and we had a great day out. There's a lovely walk around the sanctuary, which includes a fairy trail. There's a good indoor play area and a brilliant outdoor playground. We had a bite...More

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Mary B, Manager at Burren Nature Sanctuary & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

We all greatly appreciate your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Our menu is reduced until March in keeping with our waste policy but we commit to having local fresh products on our reduced winter menu- Fresh savoury and berry scones. 2...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

The place is very well set out, and has varied activities and distractions for little ones. We ate in the cafe, and what a pleasant surprise it was. Really well-conceived and imaginative dishes, albeit simple. We went for the veggie options - a delight of...More

Thank Emmesss
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful day here with family. Weather not great however children had a ball in outside adventure area. They particularly loved the digging machine in the sand. They then moved on to the animals to help feed them and pet them. We ended up...More

Thank Mary M
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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
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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.
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