Santa’s Workshop at Aillwee Cave
Santa’s Workshop at Aillwee Cave takes place on select dates throughout late November and the month of December.
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 guide 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 grownups 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.
A visit to Santa’s Workshop at Aillwee really is a unique, thrilling and fun-filled day out for every generation of your family.
Sensory Day in Santa’s Workshop – Thursday 6th December:
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 Thursday 6th December, Santa will attempt to slow down the pace around the workshop. This way, children with sensory challenges and autism can join in in the fun and festivities.
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.
Tickets include entry and activities.
Find out more or buy tickets here: www.aillweecave.ie
The event takes place at Aillwee Cave, less than 30 minutes drive from Doolin Village – easily reached by car, bus or taxi.
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