The summer holidays are a great time to immerse your family in nature. Airfield Estate in Dundrum is a working urban farm with a gardens, a restaurant, children’s play areas and woodlands that is ideal for a family day out.
Your family can get involved in all the aspects of the farm from egg collection to milking the cows and feeding the animals including Jersey cows, sheep, pigs, goats and donkeys. Learn all about the environment in Naturescape, an interactive play area in the woods.
Meet with the gardeners and take a tour of the Ornamental Gardens, the Bee Garden and the food gardens that supply the Overends restaurant with fresh seasonal produce. The restaurant is open for breakfast, brunch and lunch so you can relax after your day’s activities with a meal created from the produce on the estate.
Throughout the summer Airfield will host a series of classes for kids celebrating food, farming and the natural world including Young Farmer’s, Gardeners and Chefs Cookery Classes, each tailored to be fun and educational for your little ones. They will also be running week long kids camps through July and August: a Forest Camp, Art Camp and the Airfield Experience.
There’s plenty of fun for adults at Airfield too with workshops and cookery courses running for the rest of the summer. Try your hand at making natural cosmetics, willow baskets and a range of foods including cheese, yoghurt and kefir. Airfield also run a Garden Basics class for adults with learning difficulties.
Visit Airfield Estate for a unique urban farm experience that will reconnect you with your surroundings.
Airfield Estate is open in June 9.30am to 5pm, July 9.30am to 7pm and August 9.30am to 7pm. Admission is €10 per adult and €5 for children, under threes go free.