Santa Grotto Experience

Santa Grotto Experience 2019

Each year, the big man in the red suit jets into this special little corner of County Clare and we are delighted to say this year is no exception! What you will get:
  • Personal visit with Santa Claus and gift.
  • Full day access to the Christmas village at Bunratty Folk Park
  • Ms Claus in the Golden Vale cottage preparing treats and making sure Santa’s suit is washed and ironed for his big trip.
  • Polar Express Train
  • Ice Rink*
  • Complimentary glass mulled wine and mince pies for adults
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*Optional for an additional fee at checkout when booking a Santa Grotto Experience

Santa Grotto Experience

This Christmas, experience a winter wonderland of magical, festive atmosphere with Santa at Bunratty Folk Park.

As the excitment builds to meet Santa we have lots of games and treats to keep young minds active as they wait for their name to be called....then it’s into Santa’s Grotto to meet the jolly man himself, Santa Claus!

Take a spin in the Polar Express train, get active at Santa’s Little Helpers workshops and don’t forget about the fabulous Puppet Show

Also, Mrs. Claus will be in her kitchen preparing for Santa’s big trip, making sure that his clothes are washed and he has plenty of food. Join in and listen to the Folk Park story teller as he recalls colourful tales of Christmas long ago.

The adults aren’t forgotten about, with a complimentary glass of mulled wine and mince pies awaiting Mummy and Daddy in Corry’s Pub.

Dont forget to collect your memory keeper – your photo with Santa*

*Optional for additional fee


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Your Christmas Experience Includes:

  • Personal visit with Santa Claus and gift
  • Full day access of the Christmas village at Bunratty Folk Park
  • Mrs Claus in the Golden Vale cottage preparing treats and making sure Santa’s suit is washed and ironed for his big trip
  • Polar Express Train rides
  • Ice Rink*
  • Traditional Carousel Rides
  • Puppet Shows
  • Magic Shows
  • Traditional Christmas Tales with our Resident Seanchaí
  • Meet Christmas Characters on the Village Street
  • Bouncy Castles
  • Toddler Play Area
  • Souvenir Photo of Santa Visit*
  • Festive Themed Shops
*Optional for additional fee

**More activities to be announced – Watch this space!**

 

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Tips for attending Christmas

In order to make the most of your Christmas at Bunratty experience we recommend you arrive early in order to enjoy all the entertainment and experiences on offer.

Your ticket includes full day admission to the attraction. Should your allocated Santa slot be after 6pm we recommend you arrive early to avail of all the entertainment on offer prior to closing time. The park closes at 8.30pm sharply on dates the Christmas experience is in operation.



Free car parking is available adjacent to attraction.

Dining options are available on site.

 
Frequently Asked Questions

Christmas Opening Hours

Please note Christmas experience commences at 4pm on weekdays, 12noon at weekends
*Denotes dates Christmas experience is not in operation
  • Friday  22nd November – 9am-8.30pm (last admission to folk park 7pm)
  • Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th November – 9am-8.30pm (last admission to folk park 7pm)
  • Monday 25th- Wednesday 27th November – 9am-5.30pm* (last admission to folk park 4.30pm)
  • Friday 29th November to Sunday 1st December – 9am-8.30pm (last admission to folk park 7pm)
  • Monday 2nd December –Wednesday  4th December – 9am-5.30pm*(last admission to folk park 4.30pm)
  • Thursday 5th-Sunday 8th December – 9am-8.30pm (last admission to folk park 7pm)
  • Monday 9th to Wednesday 11th December -9am-5.30pm* (last admission to folk park 4.30pm)
  • Thursday 12th – Sunday 22nd December – 9am-8.30pm (last admission to folk park 7pm)
  • Monday 23rd December – 9am-6pm (last admission to folk park 4.30pm)
 
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Membership

Shannon Heritage is constantly looking at ways to enhance our customer experiences with value adding products and services.

We are delighted to offer our customers an Annual Membership programme that offers many benefits to users. 

Both cards offer special admission rates to all Shannon Heritage day visitor attractions and evening entertainments in Counties: Clare, Limerick, Galway and Dublin. 

Members can also avail of discounts on all purchases at Shannon Heritage operated Tea Rooms and Gift Shops.


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