Event Details

Bring your kids or grandkids to visit Santa at our headquarters in Cork and help raise money for Irish Guide Dogs this Christmas.

Meet Santa & Mrs. Paws and our special rein-dogs at our Christmas open weekends.

You can visit Santa’s Grotto, meet our dogs, browse our Christmas Shop and even buy your Christmas tree too!

The centre is open from 12pm to 4pm on the following weekends: Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th December, Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th December.

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Autism Friendly Grotto

On Saturday 30th November we will be hosting our Autism Friendly Grotto.

Learn more about the  Autism Friendly Grotto

Santa Information

When you arrive please check in at the desk in our reception area and you will then go through to the activity centre before your visit to Santa.

Remember to bring a camera or phone and Santa’s helper will take a photo for you.  Our PAWsome dogs will be only to happy to pose for a family photo.

Each child will get a selection box. If you have a special gift you would like them to receive from Santa, pass it to us discreetly at check in and one of our elves will bring it to the Grotto.

Please note there is no parking on site; stewards at the gate will direct you to parking close by.  Disabled parking is available.

Christmas trees are available on site from 30th November and our shop selling cards, calendars and gift items will also be open.

To prevent any risk of an outbreak of kennel cough we cannot allow any other dogs in to the Training Centre.

Event Location

Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind
Model Farm Road

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