Irelands Lapland at Glendeer Pet Farm

Curryroe, Drum, Athlone, Westmeath

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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.  

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

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.

Glendeer is perfect even on those wet or snowy days with plenty to entertain the kids including the INDOOR slide area, the soft play toddler area and if you follow the trail through the Winter Wonderland you will find the secret sand pit. Just remember to wrap up warm!

We don’t provide a Santa photo but bring along your phone or camera and Santa’s helper will take a family picture for you. This year Santa arrives by sleigh on Sat 1stDec at 5pm & will be at the farm every day until the 23rd Dec. Special rates for groups of 20 & over, catered for by appointment during the day (school groups etc).


Admission: Adults € 8, Children € 16 (includes visit to Santa & gift), Babies under 18 months are free unless they want a gift from Santa then it is €8.

Opening times: Mon to Fri 4pm – 7pm, Sat & Sun 12pm – 7pm.

Booking is required at You can choose your arrival time and when you get here you will receive a numbered ticket for visiting Santa, while you are waiting you can feed the animals including Dancer and Prancer, look around all the Christmas scenes and let the kids play, when it’s your turn to visit Santa you will be called by number, so you won’t be queuing for long.

Glendeer Pet Farm is located just outside Athlone off the M6 (Tuam/Monksland Exit 13, follow Drum signs) and has all facilities undercover.

For more info visit, find us on and Google maps or contact us on 090 6437147. Glendeer Pet Farm, Curryroe, Drum, Athlone, N37HY39.

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