Galway Spring Festival

"Slieve Aughty Centre Easter Spring Festival"

Slieve Aughty Centre Spring Festival 2019

Join Slieve Aughty  any day during the Easter holidays and capture the joy of spring at the Spring Festival Galway!

Slieve Aughty Centre is a family run eco-resort with a luxurious 9 bedroom eco-house, certified organic restaurant, special event facilities, and equestrian centre in East County Galway. “The Slieve Aughty Experience” is a great day out for families which includes farm animals to visit, self-guided walks, self-serve arts and crafts, toddler playground, family games, nature hut and the Enchanted Forest. During school holidays there is even more to do with family festivals.

Spring is a lovely time at the Slieve Aughty 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. 

Take a short walk to the Enchanted Forest and see if you can spot any fairy folk. The Easter bunny leaves his rabbit foot prints along the trail.  You can learn a bit more about the wild rabbits that live around the centre in the nature hut and visit real rabbits at the centre.  Find out who else lives in the forest following the Who Am I? animal cards in the Enchanted Forest.  There are plenty of farm animals around to visit, or you can go for a ride on one of our friendly horses or ponies (from €7.50 for pony rides one way to the Enchanted Forest for children ages 5 and up!).  With more than 2,000 acres of Coillte Forest beside the centre, longer walks and cycling routes are possible for the more adventurous.  Why not hire a donkey and have a picnic by the river?

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, get their face painted, and the whole family can try out a silly “spring” wardrobe and take some family photos.  The playground and go karts are always a big hit too.

Don’t forget to enter our Lazy Days of Summer Contest and win a family pass, pony rides and pancakes for a summer day out, or make a contribution to TIAFI (supporting Syrian refugee women) as part of the Easter Monday Charity Day. Pizza Party Fridays start April 12th and are a great start to any weekend.

Make the festival part of an unforgettable Spring getaway and stay in our cosy family accommodation.  Book a spring family break.

"Slieve Aughty Spring Festival"

  • Pet the bunnies
  • Visit the craft room to make and do
  • Get your face painted
  • Pet the ponies and other farm animals
  • Visit the nature hut
  • Spend quality time playing family games
  • Play on the playground
  • Dress up in a silly costume
  • Go for a walk to the river or native woodlands
  • Stroll through the organic garden



Join Slieve Aughty any day during the Easter holidays and capture the joy of spring!

Easter Bunny Treasure Hunt

The best activity is the Easter bunny treasure hunt. Especially for the season, they turn one of the walking trails into a treasure trail with clues to help you find the elusive Easter bunny!.

Spring Festival Event

Fun and creative for all. Keep an eye out 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.

Easter Spring Festival Event Calendar

Spring Festival Event Information

Venue:- Slieve Aughty Centre in Galway

Classification :- Family Easter Event / All Ages

Dates :-   Saturday 13th March – Sunday 28th April

Time:- 12-6 daily

Cost:- €7.50 entry fee per person. Includes sweet bag for each child

Ponies rides to the Enchanted Forest from €7.50 for children ages 5 and up!

To Find Out More About Slieve Aughty Riding And Activity Centre

For more information or to book the festival or any of the special events, contact 090 9745246 or email [email protected]

"Galway Spring Festival"



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