cildren eat healthy galway
cildren eat healthy galway

Recommendation for healthy eating out & fun for all the family

If you're looking for a great family fun day out, I can highly recommend the Burren Nature Sanctuary. Its located just outside the picturesque village of Kinvara, Co Galway, along the Wild Atlantic Way. 
They make huge effort providing great, healthy food on site in their Sanctuary cafe. Their emphasis is on fresh, seasonal, local, and homemade food. Their healthy children's menu is packed full of  'hidden' vegetables in the pizza, pasta and soups. An example is their savoury scone (shown below) which includes spinach and cheese. I particularly like their ‘no fryer, no fizzy pop’ policy. While there's no chips on the menu, there's lots of other tasty alternatives that kids will enjoy, as well as sweet things. 
Burren Nature sanctuary scones & bread
Of course the big attraction for kids is the different play spaces, from  the indoor play area (including soft play) to the outdoor adventure playground (including sand pit and zip line). There's also opportunities to hunt for the fairy houses in the native Hazel Woodland or meet and feed the farm pets, including donkeys, pigs and sheep.
They're open February to December 10am – 6pm daily. 
Find them on Facebook or their website is
Fees include all day access or you can just stop by the cafe itself for breakfast, lunch, coffee or cake.
Please note that  I did not receive any gain from the Burren Nature Sanctuary for writing this.
The above information is general only and does not apply to everyone. If you’re looking for personalised, healthy eating support and advice for your child, why not consider booking a consultation with me? Email me at
Expert help is available in Galway City or by Skype (throughout Ireland)

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colette reynolds

BA (Psych), MSc (Health Psych), PhD (Health Promotion), Member of AHPI, BTEC (Nutrition & Health Coaching), IINH Certified

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