Where do I check in ?
If you are on a Sleep Over, please check in at the Hotel Reception first and then you will be directed to where the Sleep Over Trail will be starting this year in the hotel.

If you are booked in for a Festive Meal & Santa Visit, please check in at the Information Desk in the hotel lobby.

What time will my room be ready at if I am on a Sleep Over?

Check-in time for your Sleep Over room is from 3.30pm. If your trail is before 3.45pm, please do leave your bags in your car and we will check you in directly after you Sleep Over Trail.

What time do I have to depart at the day after my Sleep Over?

You must depart your room at 11am so that we can clean and sanitise your room for the next guest

Do I need a ticket for a baby?
Yes, all children and babies regardless of age must have a ticket. The baby will receive a present from Santa and can take part in both our Santa Magical Trail experiences (Festive Meal + Santa Visit and Sleep Over).

How do I get to the Clanard Court Hotel?
Click here for driving directions.

Is there parking?
Yes, there is ample free car parking with 250 free car spaces and 4 disabled spaces.

I drive an electric car, where can I charge it?

We have a fast charger and two overnight charging stations,you will need to download the EasyGo.ie app to use these.

How long is Santa’s Magical Sleep Over Trail?
Santa’s Magical Sleep Over Trail 2022 lasts approximately 60 minutes. Your Start Time will be stated on your booking confirmation. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your Trail time.

How long is the Festive Meal & Santa Visit experience?

This will be 2 hours in duration to include both your meal together (in the hotel’s ballroom) and then over to Santa’s Craftsy Workshop with visit to Santa in his Log Cabin afterwards (both in the ballroom’s adjacent garden).

What do I need to bring with me?
You will need: your printed ticket or confirmation of your booking, smartphone email confirmation is sufficient
Dress appropriately (this is both an indoor and outdoor event).

Are the 2022 Sleep Over Trail and The Santa Visit experiences indoors or outdoors?

  • The Sleep Over’s Magical Trail event is mostly covered and the majority of it is indoors. Only a few minutes will be needed to go from hut to hut (which are situated outside round the back of the hotel, close to one a other) and then around car park to see Santa at the side of the hotel, there is then a short outdoor walk back into the hotel after your Santa Visit;
  • For the Festive Meal & Santa Visit, you will be nearly always indoors.

How will the 2022 Santa’s Magical Sleep Over experience differ to previous years if I have previously (prior to 2020)?

We have adapted and modified this experience to what we have had in place in previous years (pre Covid) and the 2022 experience will continue to be similar to last year’s experience. The main differences versus the pre Covid experience are:

  • The Sleep Over’s Magical Trail 2022 will begin inside the hotel from a starting point that accesses a one way Trail experience in our large outdoor back patio area, which will be covered. This event will include Arts n Crafts activities and visits to our trail huts, including our Rudolph’s Reindeer Room, Cringle’s Kitchen, Elves Bedroom,Santa’s Magical Carriage & Santa’s Log Cabin. Willy Wonka will be there to help too with all his yummy chocolate treats! Our Sleigh will be available for the Festive Photos too;
  • Trail registration/starting point and the elves evening entertainment will be inside the hotel;
  • There will be no Santa’s Farm, but the Alpacas will be out and dying to see you;
  • Gift unwrapping will be in the coziness of your Sleep Over bedrooms.

I entered details incorrectly when I made a booking, how do I change them?
To make any changes to your booking, please go to the ‘Manage Booking’ page on our website and have your booking confirmation number ready

Will a professional photo be taken with Santa?
The Festive Photo is a photo taken in a sleigh set-up in the hotel with a festive background behind. However, you are welcome to bring your camera to take your own photo with Santa on the day.

What do I do if I don’t like the gift my child receives?
All our presents are age/gender appropriate and chosen with care to appeal to the broader tastes of each particular age group. Unfortunately, it is not possible to change your gift unless one of the elves get it wrong and accidently give an age inappropriate gift to your child.

What happens if I am late arriving?
We cannot guarantee that you will be able go on the trail unless we have received cancellations from trail times after you arrive. We will do our best to reschedule you to the last trail of the day.

Do I need to pre-book or can I just buy tickets when I arrive?

Yes – everything must be pre-booked via our booking system calendar.

What do I do if my ticket receipt has not been emailed to me?
Tickets will automatically be emailed to the address you entered upon payment of your tickets. Tickets must be paid for at time of booking. Please email smt@clanardcourt.ie if you encounter problems.

My printer is not working, how do I print off my ticket?
Take note of your booking confirmation number or keep your email on your smartphone and you can present this on arrival.

What time is Dinner for The Sleep Over?

All Sleep Over Trails go into dinner at the same time this year, 7pm dinner call and dinner service at 7.15pm. Your meal choices will be taken at check-in to free up our elf helper team in order to entertain you to the max at dinner time!

I need to add an extra child/adult in with our family. How can I do this?
To make any changes to your booking, go to the ‘Manage Booking‘ page on this website, otherwise contact smt@clanardcourt.ie

Can I get a refund if I find out, after I book, that we cannot come on that day because someone is sick/working?
Bookings are non-refundable (see full Cancellation Policy here), however if for health reasons or in some other cases, you cannot attend, please contact us directly and we may be able to transfer your booking to another date/time, subject to availability.

Your Refund can either be in the form of a Clanard Court Hotel Voucher for the full value of your booking OR a Monetary Refund less a €30 Admin Fee for the Sleep Over and less a €20 Admin Fee for the Festive Meal & Santa Visit. These Admin Fees are purely to cover our costs of getting you this far with your booking!

Can I receive a refund due to adverse weather conditions?
No, sorry you cannot receive a refund due to adverse weather conditions, unless Management cancels these events on the day for health & safety reasons. In this case, you will be offered an alternative date or, failing that, a full refund.

Why is there a booking fee?
The booking fee covers charges that are levied on us and pay for credit/debit card processing services, the installation and maintenance of computer hardware and software and all other costs associated with the ticket transaction.

Are pets allowed?
No, strictly only guide dogs