Santa Claus has been taking up his annual residence at Aillwee Cave in Ballyvaughan especially to meet children and their families since The Millennium. He works very hard as he prepares this unique event.
Along with Mrs Claus and his team of happy Elves, Santa ensures a very special personalised visit for each child. He arranges lots of exciting entertainment for all the family which continues right throughout each day. There is face painting, a puppet show and lots of carnival entertainment to be enjoyed.
Santa Elves are waiting with their LISTS of the boys and girls visiting every day. They will guided everyone along the cave passageways singing Christmas Carols all the way. Santa Claus with his helper will meet and chat with each child and of course have a present for everyone. Mrs Claus is there to greet the grownup with a glass of Hot Punch and a Mince Pie.
Santa’s train is available for rides all day long which will take you to visit the Birds of Prey Centre. There you will enjoy a complimentary visit to meet a Snowy Owl or a Happy Harris Hawk!!! Scheduled half hour flying displays are at 11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm for your enjoyment. At The Birds of Prey Centre, Santa’s helper have prepared and stocked the Ultimate Christmas Shop with wonderful gift ideas for all.
Our Farm Shop elves can also make up a festive hamper jam packed to include all sorts of foodie treats with our own Award Winning Burren Gold Farmhouse Cheese as the centre piece.
A visit to Santa’s Workshop at Aillwee really is a unique, thrilling, fun filled day out for every generation of your family.
Sensory Day in Santa’s Workshop @ Aillwee Cave
During this year’s workshop, Santa and his elves are hosting a day for children with autism and other sensory challenges. This will not only be for the children but also their friends and families to enjoy at Aillwee Cave.
On Thurday December 6th, Santa will attempt to slow down the pace around the workshop. This way children with sensory challenges and autism can join in the fun and festivities. We hope to create a safe and happy environment to enjoy with their friends and families.
Santa will of course still be visited in his workshop, deep in the cave by everyone as always. In hopes to create a relaxing space for the children, softer lighting and music will be played alongside an area with beanbags and bubbles. The carnival rides will also be set at a slower and quieter pace. This day also includes a trip to the Birds of Prey Centre located on site.
If there are any further questions or concerns, they can be answered individually over the phone.