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Less than a sleigh ride away

Wednesday, 20th November, 2019 4:28pm

Well you don’t have to go to Lapland to get the most out of the season. This year, why not take a trip to Santa’s Enchanted Farm at Tír na Sí?

The farm features a wide array of rehomed animals, a play area, a farmhouse restaurant, and this year, an outdoor Christmas market with lots of warm and tasty treats.

The farm will also feature an indoor experience, where little ones can take part and help Mrs Claus and the elves find the magic of Christmas, before meeting Santa Claus himself, and choosing a special gift.

And that’s just a taste of the magic. Children will have the chance to search the Mystical Maze for the snowman, and travel the Enchanted Way aboard the Polar Elves Express.

Santa’s Enchanted Farm is a brand new interactive magical Christmas Experience at Tír na Sí Farm, located just off the M8 at Junction 17, ten minutes from the Jack Lynch Tunnel. Tír na Sí is a working farm and home to a wide range of animals, and a restaurant featuring homemade produce direct from the farm.

Santa’s Enchanted Farm kicks off on Friday 6 December and tickets are selling fast. The festive event will run each Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, and also on Monday 23 December, for the final day of the season.

Tír na Sí Farm will also holding a specific ASD only day on Thursday 19 December. As a family destination, Tír na Sí Farm are eager to ensure all visiting children experience the magic of Christmas at Santa’s Enchanted Farm, including children on the autism spectrum. Tír na Sí Farm have engaged with established and respected people with expertise in this area. As such, their group leaders are ASD trained and all the elves are ASD friendly and have been coached on how to interact with the children.

On 19 December, Tír na Sí Farm are making adjustments to the Santa Experience. The indoor space will be opened into one area rather than individual rooms and elves will be at stations, so children can approach and interact at their own initiative. There will also have a quiet sensory area, low lighting, and music will also be at a low volume.

Tickets are priced €18.50 per child and €9 per adult, and available from You can also find Tír na SI Farm on Facebook and Instagram.

Now in business over 9 years, the Tír na Sí Farm is a popular destination for birthday parties, school tours, holiday camps, communions, confirmations and family days out. They also host community and active retired group packages.

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