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Review of Glendeer Pet Farm

Glendeer Pet Farm
Ranked #2 of 25 things to do in Athlone
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Animal interaction at it's best. See all the funny antics of our friendly animals, you will get to feed, pet and even hold some of them. Over 50 species of animals to see, an 1850s cottage, a nature walk and fairy trail, a large outdoor and indoor play area and a soft play toddler area, so there is something for eeryone. Lots to do throughout the year: Summer season runs from March to Sept (please check our website for exact dates), Easter Egg Hunts Easter Sat, Sun and Mon at 3pm, Halloween Spooktastic Event during the mid term break, and foe the month of December the farm is transfered into Ireland's Lapland.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

we took our playschool here for the day , the staff were so good with the children , they explained everything really well to the children , The children used the playground to which is nice and secure and the children were able to run about with no worries. The children all had a great time. Thank you from caltra playschool.

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Kevinaoc, Manager at Glendeer Pet Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much Caltra Playschool, delighted they had a good day out

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"feed the animals"
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"play area"
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"obstacle course"
in 15 reviews
"fairy doors"
in 9 reviews
"guinea pigs"
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"coffee shop"
in 10 reviews
"farm animals"
in 5 reviews
"sand pit"
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"kids love"
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"few hours"
in 13 reviews
"all ages"
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"great variety of animals"
in 3 reviews
"zip wire"
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"decorated for halloween"
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"visit santa"
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

My experience was positive. I enjoyed walking around feeding the animals. My only concern would be for the puppies. Nothing happened when I was there but the area is unsupervised so I worry that parents may leave their children alone and hurt one of the puppies.
Still a great place to go

Thank Pooky28
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Kevinaoc, Manager at Glendeer Pet Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

So glad you enjoyed your visit. The puppies are usually supervised and if they are not it is only on quiet days and we watch them on CCTV cameras from the coffee shop. Thanks so much for your concern though we really appreciate it.

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

We had stayed in Athlone and as a surprise for our granddaughter who was with us, we stopped by.She was surprised as we didn't tell her and we were all delighted we did.

Thank Ken C
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We visited on 3 April 2017. My husband and I visited with 2 of our two children aged 14 and 10. We were given a bag of food for the animals when we got our tickets. We had just left the reception/café area when it began to rain heavily. We were glad that they had the walkway covered from the weather. It quickly cleared and we enjoyed feeding goats, lambs etc. It had parrots, monkeys, goats, lambs, emus, puppies, guinea pigs, rabbits, hens, chicks etc. The children loved holding the puppies and feeding the animals. They also enjoyed the obstacle course and the 10 year old enjoyed the outdoor play area as well as the indoor play areas. They had some animals inside to enjoy even if it was raining. They had sand in one area of a shed with little diggers, sand buckets and spades to play with. They also had a fairy trail which I felt had room to improve on compared to other fairy trails we have visited.

Thank 2012TeresaS
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

What a fabulous way to spend a day with young children.
Pet farm.
Play areas. Indoor and outdoor.
Fairy Forest walk.
Sand pit.
Coffee shop.
Toilets.
Gravel walkways....no mucky shoes.
Handle the animals.
Great fun.
Junction 13. Off the M6.
10 min. West from Athlone.
Will definitely go back.

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