Spring Festival Galway


2017 Spring Festival Dates:  Saturday 8th April – Friday 21st April

Join us any day during the Easter holidays and capture the joy of spring at the Spring Festival Galway !

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Spring is a lovely time at the centre as it seems to coincide with warmer weather, emerging flowers  and longer days that inspire us to shake out the dust of winter and get busy. There are plenty of animals around to visit, or you can go for a ride on one of our friendly horses or ponies (from €10 for lead reins for children ages 5 and up!). Take a short walk to the Enchanted Forest and see if you can spot any fairy folk. Step into The Three Towers Organic Kitchen and fill your senses with the scent of fresh, home-made cooking, or simply grab a hot coffee or tea and sit outside in the garden. The kids can make a Spring craft to bring home, and the whole family can try out a silly “spring” wardrobe and take some family photos.

Don’t forget to enter our Christmas Festival Contest and win a family pass to the best Santa event in Galway or make a contribution to the Centre for Environmental Living and Training as part of the Easter Monday Charity Ride.

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Of course, the best activity is the Easter bunny hunt. Especially for the season, we turn our ordinary walking trail into a treasure trail with clues to help you find the elusive Easter bunny. Children can go on the hunt on horse back for €15 each. Fun and creative for all. Keep an eye on our upcoming events for more information about activities offered on specific days throughout the festival weeks, such as the Easter Sunday charity ride, organic gardening demonstrations, Easter pony camp and Easter cooking workshops.

Open 12 to 6 daily, entry is €5 per person and includes
  • Follow the Easter bunny trail to the Enchanted Forest on foot (or take a pony to the gates and
    back for €10 per child)
  • Visit the craft room to make and do
  • Pet the ponies and other animals
  • Spend quality time playing family games
  • Play on the swing set in the playground

The cafe will be open daily. Why not try some of our delicious pancakes while you’re here?

Spring Festival Ireland Slieve Aughty Centre

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