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Christmas Festival Comments 2017-08-21T13:49:36+00:00

“We took our niece to visit Santa on the 8th of December and from beginning to end our visit was lovely. Santa was perfect in every way. There was no rush and he took a great time of interest in her. The elves are brilliant. Everything from the moment we arrived was perfect. Would definitely recommend your event centre. The only recommendation I would make is ‘change nothing’.”

Santa was brilliant and the storytelling magic. Thank you for a lovely experience. The staff were so friendly and obviously enjoyed what they were doing.

It was a great day out, the kids really enjoyed the pony rides and the girls had great patience with all the children. The pancakes were delicious. Great day all around for adults and kids alike. Highly recommended.

“Fabulous and magical experience. Santa was by far the best we ever seen. Beautiful magical family experience, one we all cherish. Also fantastic value for money.”

Santa is excellent, he’s the real thing. The whole experience is brilliant, the lack of commercialism is what makes the whole day so special. Third visit and will be back next year.

We had a great time at the festival. There is a lovely Christmas feel to the centre with plenty to keep all occupied. Santa was the highlight. The best Santa we have seen yet.

Amazing. Absolutely beautiful. Being outdoors for a lot of it, the kids love the reindeer ponies, I love the campfires. It’s a real little festival, so much to do. My daughter keeps asking, “Can we stay here a little bit longer?” It’s a really nice touch asking the kiddies to do maneuvers on the ponies instead of just leading them around the ring. You obviously care! Fantastic value for money and really enjoyable. Thank you.

It was a magical experience. The children really enjoyed it. There is so much to do, you could easily spend a few hours here. It was recommended to me by a work colleague and I would tell other people as it can be hard to find some place that creates such an atmosphere.

Santa is excellent. Very patient and friendly. This is our 2nd year here with very small children (1 & 2) and they are not scared and very confident because Santa gives them time to settle. Love pancakes! Magical experience for children, parents and grandparents. See you next year!

Santa Claus absolutely fantastic at his job and hit the nail on the head with his advice. He wasn’t rushing us and it was great to be able to take a photo without being charged. The open fires outside created a lovely atmosphere and the design of the wooden decorations must have come from some very skilled people. Arts and crafts and hot chocolate and pancakes a lovely bonus!!

The storytelling had my 2 little girls transported to a place of magic. Santa Claus is the nicest we have met – definitely the real Santa. We loved the arts and crafts – there was nothing rushed and it was so much fun.snow queen and cat Riding the horse was so exciting for my horse-mad youngest. Pancakes and hot chocolate amazing. What made it special – the people who met us at each spot. The Snow Queen should be on stage – such a way with children.

Horses and animals were best enjoyed. The costumes and variety of activities were wonderful. It is a great experience to come to. It’s wonderful. The kids say it could be better if we could stay forever.

Visit Santa Galway

A most amazing day. Far superior to Bunratty. Wonderful attention to detail, great service and congratulations on a new wonderful experience for County Galway.

It was amazing. Magical. We will definitely be back. Love the music playing in the background. All the staff were so friendly and genuinely seemed happy and that made the experience even better. Love the idea that price includes everything (no hidden extras).

The whole experience was great. The added extras ie pony rides, hot chocolate and pancakes make it a very special day. Santa is fab and really puts the kids at ease. My son spent all year talking about him after last year. I think it will be the same for this year!

Would highly recommend it to friends and will come again next year. My 5 year old loves horses and so really enjoyed the pony rides etc but still plenty to do for her 8 year old brother. They loved the arts and crafts and the pancakes! shepherds_by_stablesExcellent value for money – a great Christmas day out. Thank you very much!We had an absolutely magical time, it was so delightful. Grandad loved the pancakes, the kids loved the pancakes and pony rides. Santa was real they said. Absolutely brilliant. Characters brilliant. Thanks to all. Truly the spirit of Christmas.

What a magical experience! The highlight for my 4 year old son was visiting Santa in his little house, the build up walking up the path and the elf answering the door. After that he had a pony ride, which was great because he didn’t just sit there he got to learn something. The day was made especially magic because of the snow. Being able to escape from the cold was great – the food and hot drinks were excellent. Thank you.

I love it here, the atmosphere is great, the people working here are friendly. It appears that so much thought has gone into everything. Well done, super job.

The setting and the atmosphere. The puppet show was fab. The horses and the way they were kept and dressed. The snow and the Snow Queen, Santa – loved everything! Of course, the staff are very helpful and friendly. Beats the Ailwee Caves. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

Further Testimonials

“Having done visits to Santa for 13 years now, this has been the most relaxed visit ever. Really enjoyed it and would highly recommend it. Thank you. Loved the pancakes and apple crumble.”

“This is our first Christmas at Slieve Aughty and I have already recommended it to friends! Words that come to mind are magical and such a wonderful place – even though our son is only 18 months old, we already know that Slieve Aughty is going to be a part of our Christmas tradition every year! Our son loved the horses most.”

“This is our fifth year. We love it! Always come back with friends and family.”

“My advice to others would be to have plenty of time as there’s so much to do. Staff are fantastic and sooo friendly. Puppet show was really enjoyable and very well done. Very impressed! Thanks and Merry Christmas.”

“Brilliant time. Especially liked the pancakes and arts and crafts. I’ll definitely tell others to go next year.”

“Wonderful!! Fantastic. Magical for grown ups as well as kids. The food is magnificent. Such a warm and welcoming place. Thank you for a wonderful day.”

“Wonderful experience. Very friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Staff very welcoming and helpful. Arts and crafts are a huge hit with our children. Loved the food. And Santa was the real Santa. They also loved the Snow Queen and animals. Thank you.”

“Thanks for making Santa Claus and winter wonderland come true for our girls. Their faces are bright and shiny with delight. Everyone very helpful and nice and the horse rides are a wonderful bonus. Food is spot on and a lovely thought for the parents. Really lovely, lots of fun.”

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