Santa's Workshop at Aillwee Cave
Stay At The Lady Gregory Hotel
Santa’s Workshop at Aillwee Cave will not be hosted in 2022.
Ailwee Cave, in the Burren in Co Clare, is a great place to visit any time of year, but Christmas is very special. Located just 40 minutes from the Burren, stay with us at the family-friendly Lady Gregory Hotel.
Santa’s Workshop at Aillwee Cave
While children go down through narrow passages deep into the earth, guided by elves, to meet Santa and see his busy workshops, Mrs Claus, ever hospitable, is standing by to welcome the adults with mulled wine and mince pies. Afterwards the Santa Train will whisk you away to the Birds of Prey Centre where the winter highlight is the resident Snowy Owl.
The visitor centre and cave are beautifully decorated for the festive season and there are enough things to do for you to spend a good half day or more, particularly good face painting, a carnival, puppet shows, Santa’s post office etc. The staff go out of their way to ensure that every child has a wonderful time and the whole event is extremely well organised. It’s been running since the start of the 2000s and has become a Christmas tradition for many families in the locality as well as further afield.
Please Note: Tickets for Santa’s Workshop at Aillwee Cave must be booked separately – Pre-Booking is essential to avoid dissapointment
Make a Night of it
After a wonderful festive day of fun and games at Santa’a Workshop at Aillwee Cave, return to the Lady Gregory Hotel located just 40 minutes from Aillwee Cave and make it an extra special family trip this festive season. Each of our family rooms boasts one double bed and two single beds with en-suite facilities and comfortably sleeps, 2 adults and 2 children. Cots are available subject to demand, prior booking is required to avoid disappointment. Each family room is complete with fresh crisp linen and fluffy pillow-topped mattresses to ensure a restful sleep. Our guestrooms are equipped with a TV and free WIFI if you wish to browse the internet or download a movie or cartoons straight to your phone, tablet or laptop. Enjoy complimentary access to our state of the art Swan Leisure Club for all the family. Kids can splash their way around our 18-metre swimming pool or avail of our separate kid’s pool for our little VIP guests. Enjoy a delicious family dining experience in our Jack B Yeats Bar where our dedicated team of staff will take care of you and your family’s needs.
A warm festive welcome awaits you and your family here at the Lady Gregory Hotel.
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