Fun, fun, fun at Graune

Graune Pet Farm and Play Centre, located between Ballyhaunis and Cloonfad, is the ideal location for a school tour, birthday party, or family day out. With a host of activities to educate and entertain, the farm and play centre will have your children wanting to go back again and again after a full day of fun.

Open Easter Bank Holiday weekend on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, April 3, 4, and 5, Graune is a perfect spot for an Easter family day. Easter goodie bags are laid on for every child with treats including mini eggs. Normal opening hours apply all weekend from 12 noon to 6pm.

Graune is a fantastic venue for either a birthday or school day out. The benefit of Graune for tours and parties is that there is a host of both indoor and outdoor activities for all, so whatever the weather you can have a great day out. It is a full day’s activities in one place - farm tour, indoor play area with bouncing castles and slides, sand shed, outdoor playground, and football pitch. It is a day that is both educational and recreational. With newborns arriving daily on the farm children of all ages will be enthralled with the baby lambs, chicks, puppies, foals, and kittens.

School tours

Normally the school tours consist of a guided tour of the farm which usually takes about an hour. Here you will visit the horses, lama, emu, ducks, sheep, and donkeys. You will also get to visit all the animals inside the stables. At the end of the tour the children get to feed the ducks which is a great thrill. Deer have been added to the ever expanding line up of interesting animals to visit.

After the tour the children then proceed to the indoor play area for bouncing castles and slides. The children usually have an hour in the indoor play area and then they break for lunch. Children can bring their own or lunch can be served in the restaurant, and for only €4 extra the children can enjoy a delicious lunch of sausages and chips or chicken nuggets and chips, with a juice drink. There are complimentary refreshments laid on for the teachers with the group.

After lunch it's outside to the playground, play sand, and football pitch for some fresh air and fun games.

Children are supervised at all times in each area of the farm and play centre. For school groups under 50 the cost per child for the full day is only €13 per child and only €12 per child for children in groups over 50.

Birthday parties

Graune is also an ideal place for birthday parties. The Graune birthday experience lasts a minimum of three hours so is really great value considering the number of activities on offer and the time your children get to experience all the joys of the farm and play centre. The party schedule is more flexible and usually is a mix of fun in the play centre with bouncing castles and slides, outdoor activities in the playground, sand play, or football pitch and of course a visit of the farm to see all the animals.

Now is a great time to visit with new arrivals on a daily basis with lambs, chicks, puppies, kittens, foals, etc, all on display. If the weather is inclement then the animals can still be visited in the indoor stable area. So a great day will be had regardless of weather conditions. The party package includes a party bag for every child and a voucher for a complimentary return visit courtesy of Graune Pet Farm for the birthday boy or girl. There is also a lunch for each child of chicken nuggets or sausages and chips with a juice drink. Adults can attend the party free. The party package works out at a very reasonable €15 per child and there are discounts for parties in excess of 20 children.

So whether you are a school looking for the ideal one stop school tour trip that is both fun and educational, a parent looking to take the stress away from an upcoming party, or a family looking for a great day out over the Easter holidays then a trip to Graune Pet Farm and Play Centre is a not to be missed experience. For more information contact Graune Pet Farm and Play Centre, Ballyhaunis, telephone 094 963 3980 or 086 385 6015, log onto www.graunepetfarmandplaycentre.ie

 

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