It’s not every day that you arrive at a farm decorated with thousands of twinkling lights, meet Santa and his deer Dancer and Prancer, or see a crib with a live cow and donkey, except of course when you visit Ireland’s Lapland at Glendeer Pet Farm.
Glendeer Pet Farm is located just outside Athlone off the M6 (Tuam/Monksland Exit 13, follow Drum signs ).
Ireland’s Lapland has something for everyone, young and old alike. The children get their little bag of food to feed the animals as they make their way over to see Santa, have a chat with him receive a gift. And adults can treat themselves to fresh coffee/tea and homemade snacks in the warm surroundings of the cosy coffee shop.
There is plenty to entertain the kids with the indoor skywalk play area with lots of slides and bridges so Glendeer is perfect even on those wet or snowy days, just remember to wrap up warm!
New this year is the indoor soft play toddler area - follow the trail through the winter wonderland to the new secret sand pit.
This year Santa arrives by sleigh on Saturday November 30 at 5pm and will be at the farm every evening until December 23. Special rates for groups of 20 and over are catered for by appointment during the day.
Admission: Adults €8, children €16 (includes visit to Santa and gift )
Opening times for Ireland’s Lapland: Monday to Friday 4-7pm and Saturday and Sunday 3-7pm.
Tickets can be purchased on arrival.
For more information log on to www.glendeerpetfarm.ie or call (090 ) 6437147.