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Burren Nature Sanctuary & Cafe

#2 of 10 things to do in Kinvara Features Animals
| Cloonasee, Kinvara, Ireland
+353 91 637 444
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Visited on day with nice weather

Despite visiting with a very little one (not yet 1 year) we all had a ball. Price of admission very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Keith H
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London, England, United Kingdom
via mobile
A most excellent outing

From the outset, I should say that this place is geared to young children - that's their target... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Catherine B
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Shanghai
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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!
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| Cloonasee, Kinvara, Ireland
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+353 91 637 444
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite visiting with a very little one (not yet 1 year) we all had a ball. Price of admission very reasonable and staff were very welcoming and helpful on arrival. The facilities could not be faulted and are very safe for younger kids with magnetic...More

Thank Keith H
Mary B, Manager at Burren Nature Sanctuary & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the outset, I should say that this place is geared to young children - that's their target audience - even to the point that kids' tickets cost more than adults (but neither cost very much). That's not to say that adults wouldn't enjoy it...More

Thank Catherine B
Mary B, Manager at Burren Nature Sanctuary & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for a lovely review

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having visited for the first time in a long time last month I can recommend this location for anyone with Children. There are animals, play grounds inside and outside, interesting little points along a short or longer walk. The Fairy Glen and the youngsters searching...More

1  Thank Tony2Phones
Mary B, Manager at Burren Nature Sanctuary & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you its great to get such a lovely thoughtful review

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited today with our young children. I had read about it and was delighted to finally visit. The staff couldn't have been better. So polite, friendly and helpful. Indoor playcentre was brilliant. Outdoor was good too but not so much for my smallies. Fairy...More

Thank neemie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This really is a little gem. It was very mixed weather but we had a great laugh. A very good indoor play area which was very clean. Great coffee too. The staff are young, polite, well mannered and very efficient. We're going to visit again.

Thank victor b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming to Clare for a few years now and have a few well established haunts. This was our first visit to the Nature Sanctuary and we had a great time. Our children range in age from 5 - 13 and there was...More

Thank toruairc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are so lucky to have such a great facility within a short distance. The indoor slide is great for young children on rainy days. When the sun shines you can be outside and enjoy all the outdoor activities. Of greatest benefit though is the...More

Thank PaschG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visit BNS every time we are in Galway (approx 4 times per year) the children always look forward to it and yet again they had a super afternoon! The place is so clean, the food is delicious and the variety of activities suit all...More

Thank Dorothyaclarke
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hi there Visit the BNS quite regularly and couldn't say enough good about this centre however following 2 recent visits something small irking me - I honestly feel some of the staff in front desk and food section need to try and be more pleasant...More

Thank pinktree
Mary B, Manager at Burren Nature Sanctuary & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Pinktree, Thank you for your review we really appreciate your feedback. We also have comment cards in the cafe there is anything you would like to comment on we will try and address it immediately and appreciate all feedback. I am very sorry for...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely walk (60mins?) with a toddler with a fairy village and animals. The play areas, outdoor and particularly indoor are great. We didn't eat there but the cafe looked really good. Professional and friendly staff.

Thank Eskeemo
Mary B, Manager at Burren Nature Sanctuary & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Eskeemo for your great review.

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Jeff H
25 June 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Jeff, I don't know the answer to your question. The Burren is a large area, with many sites of interest. I would contact the places you plan to visit, with your question.
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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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