Visit Santa and his real, live deer, Dancer and Prancer, at Ireland’s Lapland, Glendeer Pet Farm

Its not everyday that you arrive at a farm decorated with thousands of twinkling lights, meet Santa & his deer Dancer & Prancer or see a crib with a live cow & donkey, except of course when you visit Ireland’s Lapland at Glendeer Pet Farm.  Glendeer Pet Farm, which is located just outside Athlone off the M6 (Tuam/Monksland Exit 13, follow Drum signs) has all facilities undercover.

            Ireland’s Lapland has something for everyone, young & old alike. The children get their little bag of food to feed the animals as they make their way over to see Santa, have a chat with him & receive a gift & adults can treat themselves to fresh coffee/cappucino & homemade snacks in the warm surroundings of the cosy coffee shop.

            There is plenty to entertain the kids with the INDOOR skywalk play area with lots of slides & bridges so Glendeer is perfect even on those wet or snowy days, just remember to wrap up warm!

Don’t forget to bring along a camera so you can take plenty of memorable pictures of your lapland experience. This year Santa arrives by sleigh on Saturday 3rd Dec at 5pm & will be at the farm every evening until the 23rd December. Special rates for groups of 20 & over, catered for by appointment during the day.

            Admission: Adults € 8, Children € 16 (includes visit to Santa & gift). Opening times for Ireland’s Lapland : Mon to Fri 4pm – 7pm, Saturday & Sunday 3pm – 7pm. There is no need to pre-book tickets, they can be purchased on arrival. It is a queuing sytem for Santa, but it moves quite quickly & children can feed the animals while they wait. No one will be turned away!

            There is lots of fun to be had in the indoor soft play toddler area and follow the trail through the Winter Wonderland to the secret sand pit.

For more info. or directions to Ireland’s Lapland @ Glendeer Pet Farm, Curryroe, Drum, Athlone visit, find us on or contact us on 090 6437147.