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Burren Nature Sanctuary & Cafe

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Cloonasee | Cloonasee, Kinvara, Ireland
+353 91 637 444
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The Burren is an amazing place, it is unique in its flora and fauna and the sanctuary has protected... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
KatieSarahAlice
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Alexandria Bay, New York
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Ok for under 5, Expensive to charge adults going into a play centre come on😡 we only go for the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jannette W
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Set on a 50 acre organic farm, Burren Nature Sanctuary is a nature lovers paradise and a wonderful introduction to the magical Burren landscape, flora and fauna. The mile-long nature trail meanders through Burren habitats of karst limestone, ancient hazel and ash woodland and the organic wild flower meadow, home to majority of Ireland's butterflies. Stroll through the hedgerows of native Irish trees lining he ancient green road (boreen) in the footsteps of our ancestors who once led their their animals to the rare tidal disappearing lake (turlough). Visit the Botany Bubble which houses the National Collection of Burren flora where seasonal Alpine, Mediterranean, Arctic and tropical plants grow alongside native Irish wildflowers. Meet Cookie the donkey and Frisky the feral Burren mountain goat. Relax in the Sanctuary Café and Waterfall Tea Garden enjoy fresh, local, seasonal food, good coffee, healthy children's menu: no fizz, no fry, hidden vegetables!
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Cloonasee | Cloonasee, Kinvara, Ireland
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+353 91 637 444
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Burren is an amazing place, it is unique in its flora and fauna and the sanctuary has protected this place perfectly.

Thank KatieSarahAlice
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok for under 5, Expensive to charge adults going into a play centre come on😡 we only go for the little people. Food is good but to go to s place that charges to go in then to buy food☹️More

Thank Jannette W
Mary B, Guest Relations Manager at Burren Nature Sanctuary & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Janette Thank your for your feedback. I am sorry that you did not experience the full extent of what Burren Nature Sanctuary has to offer on your recent visit. Our admission ticket allows all day access to Burren Nature Sanctuary looped nature trail through...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hi. My family of two adults and 3 children visited your play area today. We explained that we were going to purchase food and just wanted to visit the play area and not the whole walk. I was disgusted that you charged the two adults...More

Thank Cathal R
Mary B, Public Relations Manager at Burren Nature Sanctuary & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Cathal R, Thank your for your feedback. I am sorry that you did not experience the full extent of what Burren Nature Sanctuary has to offer on your recent visit. Our admission ticket allows all day access to Burren Nature Sanctuary looped nature trail...More

Reviewed 17 October 2017

We recently visited, for the first time, with our two kids and we had a great day out. There's a lovely walk around the sanctuary, which includes a fairy trail. There's a good indoor play area and a brilliant outdoor playground. We had a bite...More

Thank phiggs97
Mary B, Manager at Burren Nature Sanctuary & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

We all greatly appreciate your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Our menu is reduced until March in keeping with our waste policy but we commit to having local fresh products on our reduced winter menu- Fresh savoury and berry scones. 2...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017

The place is very well set out, and has varied activities and distractions for little ones. We ate in the cafe, and what a pleasant surprise it was. Really well-conceived and imaginative dishes, albeit simple. We went for the veggie options - a delight of...More

Thank Emmesss
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful day here with family. Weather not great however children had a ball in outside adventure area. They particularly loved the digging machine in the sand. They then moved on to the animals to help feed them and pet them. We ended up...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 21 August 2017

As stated in the title of my review, I am a bit conflicted on this one. The place was nice. The staff were polite and pleasant. Signage as professionally done. Quite high tech in security access and in general. It ostensibly was what it said...More

Thank Eugene B
Mary B, Manager at Burren Nature Sanctuary & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Dear Eugene, We were very disappointed to get a two star review as we have 99 five star reviews, 28 four star reviews and only 3 two star reviews, but we do appreciate the feed back all the same! We are a little confused as...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Despite visiting with a very little one (not yet 1 year) we all had a ball. Price of admission very reasonable and staff were very welcoming and helpful on arrival. The facilities could not be faulted and are very safe for younger kids with magnetic...More

Thank Keith H
Mary B, Manager at Burren Nature Sanctuary & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thank you for your kind review

Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

From the outset, I should say that this place is geared to young children - that's their target audience - even to the point that kids' tickets cost more than adults (but neither cost very much). That's not to say that adults wouldn't enjoy it...More

Thank Catherine B
Mary B, Manager at Burren Nature Sanctuary & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thank you for a lovely review

Reviewed 1 August 2017

Having visited for the first time in a long time last month I can recommend this location for anyone with Children. There are animals, play grounds inside and outside, interesting little points along a short or longer walk. The Fairy Glen and the youngsters searching...More

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Mary B, Manager at Burren Nature Sanctuary & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thank you its great to get such a lovely thoughtful review

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Jeff H
25 June 2017|
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Response from Mary B | Property representative |
Hi Jeff Yes good dogs on a short lead with a waste bag are allowed on the nature walk and in the waterfall garden! Please be mindful of children and animals and please don't visit the barn (small furry pets) Thank you
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Alan O
5 August 2016|
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Response from Louise G | Reviewed this property |
There is also a family day pass for 2 adults and 3 children for €35.
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