Set on a 50 acre organic site of wildflower meadows, fairy woodlands, limestone and a disappearing lake, Burren Nature Sanctuary is an ideal introduction to the biodiversity of the Burren.
Situated just outside the picturesque village of Kinvara along the Wild Atlantic Way Burren Nature Sanctuary is a hidden gem as you travel from Galway or Dublin to the Cliffs of Moher.
Visit the Botany Bubble home to the National Living Collection of Burren flora in season which showcases the unique and diverse Burren geology and flora where Alpine, Mediterranean, Arctic and tropical plants grow alongside native Irish wildflowers.
The audio walking guide really brings the landscape to life. Discover fossils from ancient tropical seas in the limestone rocks formed over millions of years. Identify seasonal wild flowers growing in the spaces between the rocks. Stroll along the boreen, a grassy track lined with native Irish trees all the way to the turlough and unusual freshwater lake that disappears into limestone caves in time with the tides.
Find the fairy houses in the hazel woodland, meet the farm pets: Burren mountain goats, donkeys, guinea pigs and rabbits. Solve the Bird Box Treasure Hunt or try the Burren Challenge Adventure play with zip wire, the indoor giant slide or soft-play area for toddlers.
Connect with nature, yourself and each other in the peace and tranquillity of this ancient landscape. Relax in the Sanctuary Café, enjoy freshly baked scones, tasty pizza and artisan coffee. Browse the Avoca gift shop, local crafts.