Slieve Aughty Centre announce Spring Family Festival 2017

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Loughrea EasterSlieve Aughty Centre announce Spring Family Festival 2017

Celebrate the Easter holidays and springtime with the annual Spring Festival at Slieve Aughty Centre Loughrea.

Join the Slieve Aughty Centre for their annual Spring Family Festival, from Saturday 8th April – Friday 21st April, 2017.

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 miss the best activity is the Easter bunny hunt. Especially for the season, Slieve Aughty Centre turn their 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.

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 delicious pancakes while you’re here?

Keep an eye on the Slieve Aughty Centre 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.

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