Carlow – Rancho Reilly’s Magical Christmas Experience!

"Visit Santa at Rancho Reilly"

Christmas At Rancho Reilly 2016

Christmas at Rancho Reilly Pet Farm & Activity Centre on the Springhill Road in Carlow is a truly magical and fun experience for all the family. The farm comes alive with a wonderful festive atmosphere and the scent of pine and log burning stoves fill the air.

When you arrive you will firstly be taken into the Elves Workshop where the bubbly Elves will help you make a special decoration for your tree, paint your face like Rudolph and then make sure you have fun letting Santa know you are on the way to see him! Then it’s time to jump on board the Rancho Reilly Magical Musical Christmas Carriage! Grab an instrument, play and sing along to your hearts content as you enjoy your trip over to Santa’s Log Cabins where Santa and some of his Elves and Reindeer will be waiting for you!

While waiting your turn to see the big man himself you get to pet the small animals, write Santa a little note and have a peek inside his bedroom!  Then after no time at all it’s time to go in to see the big man himself, “Santa”

Santa will take his time chatting to the children before giving them a gift.  When you’ve said goodbye to Santa go make a wish at the Magic Wishing Well.  Jump into Santa’s Sleigh for some fun photos, poke your head through the Photo board for some more! Don’t forget to say Hi to the Reindeer ‘Glimmer’ & ‘Shimmer’ too!

Next you go into the Hot Chocolate Cabin where you can have some Hot Chocolate with marshmallows & cookies (tea/coffee available for the older kids!!)
The whole experience will take at least one hour.

Family Fun Tip:-

Christmas at Rancho Reilly can only be booked online this year and you need to book early to avoid disappointment as some  times are booking out fast.

Magical Christmas Experience Information

Venue:- Rancho Reilly Pet Farm & Children’s Activity Centre, Springhill Road, Carlow

Classification :- Family Christmas Event / All Ages

Dates/Time:- 8 December – 23 December / First Trip starts Saturday 8 December at 17.00 and every half hour until last trip at 18.30

  • Trips on  18,  21, 22 and 23 December
  • Last trip time is 18.30 each day

Admission: –

  • Children – €15 (over 1 year),
  • €6 (under 1 year)
  • Adult – €6
Online Booking:- You can book on line here through our booking link directly to the Christmas At Rancho Reilly ticket sales (small booking fee of €1)

Group Bookings – Morning Times offered, Call  – 087 7701181

Directions To The Farm:- See the Google map at top of page


Rancho Reilly’s Santa is the best!!!  Most fun I’ve had in years (don’t know what that says about me!) but honestly….. What a great night… fun, games, decorations, wishing stones, wishing wells, reindeer, magical musical bus!!! Cannot recommend it enough.

Thanks so much for a fantastic Santa trip this evening!  As always your staff were so friendly & helpful & it made the whole experience magical for all of us! The place looks brilliant & there’s nothing like the smell of Christmas trees & the glow of a warm fire to put a smile on your face.. Mollie’s decoration is in pride of place on our Christmas tree now & will be for many years to come!

We had a brilliant trip to see Santa at Rancho Reillys, best Santa experience from the past 8 years! We had 7 very happy children and 4 happy adults :) Many thanks for such a great day, we will be back next year! Happy Christmas.




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