Airfield House and Farm
Lambs at Airfield © William Murphy
Kids love nothing more than farms and farm animals, and what better place for them to explore than an actual working farm. Airfield is the only working farm left within Dublin's city boundary and the owners aim to connect people of all ages to nature through farming and gardening, and to instill a respect and love for the natural environment. The sheep, horses, goats and pigs will provide endless entertainment for young ones and, with plenty of space to run around and activities for children to get involved in, parents will enjoy themselves too.
The farm has learning programmes for primary school children, secondary school children, and adults. Children participate in seasonal activities and help tend to and feed the animals (they may even be lucky enough to witness a lamb being born!). The adult courses teach sustainable living skills like how to cultivate a vegetable garden, how to keep chickens, and how to make one's own cosmetics. The Airfield House and Car Museum are also great to explore and there is a lovely little cafe on the premises as well. Airfield hosts art exhibitions and the like for entertainment and many visitors come just for the pleasure of a stroll around the farm.
Address: Overend Way, Dundrum.
Telephone: +353 1 969 6666
Opening times: September to June: Monday to Sunday 9.30am-5pm July and August: Monday to Sunday 9.30am-6pm
Admission: €10 adults; €5 children. Concessions available