Family Day Out: Airfield Estate & Farm Dundrum

I have a bucket list of places I want to go to with the kids and Airfield Farm & Estate was one of places on the list. So when we were invited to check the place out a few weeks ago I hopped on the chance. Here’s how we got on.

airfield farm cowsLocation
Airfield farm and estate is situated just beside Dundrum Shopping Centre in Dublin oddly enough, as I’d never expect a farm beside such a built up area but it’s like a different area altogether once you go behind the gates of Airfield.

Opening hours
Mon-Sun (except the usual holidays) from 9.30am to 5 or 6pm depending on the season.

Price
Price in is €10 per adult and €5 per child (under 3’s are free) they also do family tickets or even a membership for the year if you plan on going a lot.

Everyday Schedule of events
Egg Collection 10:00 am
Jersey Cows Milked on the farm 10:30 am
Family House Tour 11:30 am
Heritage House Tour 2:30 pm
Animal Feeding 3:30 pm

Sometimes if they have an event there are extra activities like crafting or gardening for the kids. You can see their whole calendar for the months ahead here, it’s very handy to plan your day out.


Airfield-map

 

Our Day
We went on a Sunday and it was a beautiful day which really made the day even better. We had just missed the egg collection so we went to see the cows being milked. It’s done by machine and there’s a bench for the kids to see it. The kids loved seeing this and afterwards got to taste some milk that had been previously made on the farm by the cows. My 5-year-old LOVES milk so he was in his element 🙂
We also seen the cows getting their feed (milk) which they guzzled.

There are lots of lovely walking trails so we walked through their gardens to a lovely indoor/shed play area for the kids. There was a courtyard just beside that and ‘The Stables Cafe’ where you could get coffee and some other snacks. We brought our own food so sat and had some fruit and sandwiches there with the kids.

Next we went to have a nosy in the house where the Overend family lived. They used to own the estate so there was lot’s of history about the place in their. Me not being a great history lover was more interested in the outside of  the house because there  was lots of lovely tree with big windy branches for the kids to climb. We got some great pictures there and the kids spent ages having fun climbing. Also at the back of the house was lovely gardens that myself and himself sat in on the benches while the kids ran around. Simple pleasures !airfield farm and estate revi

We then went for one last little look around down by the lake, I was too slow so I didn’t get any pictures. On the way back out from there we found little lambs that you could pet and feed them grass through the fence, they were so friendly so the kids really enjoyed that. Further on then they had lots of little play areas in amongst the bushed for the kids including a zipline, balance beams and climbing frames so that was a perfect end to their day.

My little gang
My little gang

Overall we had a fantastic day. Normally when going anywhere with the kids I find it quite stressful as they like to run off in all direction were there are cars or they get bored. This had the perfect amount of things to do and see and the kids couldn’t go too far out of our sight. We stayed for about 3/4 hours so it passes a fair bit of time. We will definitely be going back when we need a nice day out as family. There were lots of couples without kids as it’s ideal for anyone.

Have you been to Airfield Farm & Estate What did you think?
Yaz x

*We were given a free family pass for the purpose of this review but as always all opinions expressed are my own thoughts and experiences.

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