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If you’re looking to learn something new about Ireland’s Celtic heritage and mythology, then let the breathtaking Brigit’s Garden take you on a magical journey into its very heart. There’s plenty to do and see in this spectacular 11-acre Celtic garden, set across wildflower meadows and native woodland. It’s family-friendly fun, with something to inspire, educate and entertain everyone.
As well as a magnificent garden to explore, Brigit's Garden features an ancient ring fort (fairy fort), a nature trail, thatched roundhouse and crannog, and the largest calendar sundial in Ireland. In addition, there’s a discovery trail designed especially for children, and a natural playground to keep even the most energetic small ones busy.
Each of the gardens are designed to represent a different season and tells its own ancient Celtic story. To make your visit even more engaging and interactive, there are regular tours with experienced guides available. They are well worth researching and booking in advance.
The gardens also engage with issues around climate change, with displays on the sustainable use of energy and eco-friendly playhouses where children can explore and learn about green living. The recently designed interactive sun trail means you can interact with some of the park’s sustainable living features, from trying your hand at the water pump that fuels the fountains to lighting up the lochán using hydropower.
Brigit’s Garden also features a wonderful café, so if you’re making a day of your visit you definitely don’t have to worry about going hungry. The focus is on high quality, locally sourced and seasonal fresh food. There are some great snack options as well as healthy full meals. The café also works hard to cater for special dietary requirements, with plenty of gluten-free and vegan options available.
Brigit’s Garden is great for a family holiday. It’s packed with activities to keep the kids busy and grownups will enjoy the beautiful garden (and some of the adventure activities too!). When you’re visiting Brigit’s Garden as a family, you want to make sure that your hotel is just right for you too. There are plenty of family-friendly hotels in the area and in the nearby town of Oughterard as well.
Keep the kids occupied at the hotel by browsing through the range of options with in-house swimming pools. The kids can make a splash while you take a little time out to relax. Or for quality time in the hotel, look for hotels with television in the rooms and free Wi-Fi so you can curl up and enjoy some quality time watching a film together, tired from your full day out.
A day at Brigit’s Garden may give you a real taste of the outdoors. If after wandering the gardens and enjoying the scenery, you still fancy being among the greenery, there are lots of rural hotel options to choose from.