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Airfield Estate, Dundrum: A magical family day out with a difference

Airfield Estate, Dundrum: A magical family day out with a difference

Airfield Estate Family Day Out
Airfield is Ireland's largest urban farm and food gardens and it's fabulous!
On our recent visit we discovered a farmyard, milking parlour, a milking Jersey herd, as well as sheep, pigs, chickens and donkeys. There are magnificent gardens, a Rolls Royce and vintage cars on display, indoor and outdoor play areas and a cafe serving supplies from the farm, gardens and orchards. A heritage centre in the original family home tells the story of Aerfield's original owners, the Overend family, who put Airfield into trust in 1974.
 
 
About Airfield
Airfield is Ireland’s largest urban farm and food gardens experience designed to inspire people to reconnect with food and the land it comes from. The 38 acre estate includes a working farm and dairy, food gardens and food production tunnels that supply the destination restaurant, Overends, ornamental gardens, a state of the art interactive heritage centre, a display garage for the Rolls Royce and vintage cars, and educational facilities. Airfield is a charitable organisation established by Letitia and Naomi Overend, daughters of Trevor and Lily, in 1974 as a place of recreation and education.
 
Airfield is a place where visitors can reflect, be replenished and celebrate the connection between people and nature through the farm, gardens and natural environment. It has a captivating annual schedule of fun filled family events celebrating food, farming and the natural world through performances, tours, storytelling and workshops. It also hosts a range of schools and educational programmes specially designed for everyone from pre-schoolers through to senior school students. Activities are self-funded so all entrance fees help Airfield to live on as a resource for visitors’ enjoyment today, and for future generations.
 
To cater for its younger visitors Airfield Estate has a number of play areas. The Grey Barn, a soft play area for 0-4 year old children, is an imaginative space for budding little ones to take on the role of being a farmer, a gardener or chef at Airfield. Naturescape, the latest addition to the estate, is a new interactive play area for mini-adventurers (4-12 year olds) located in the woodland walk area containing a zip wire, balance beams, climbing structure and willow tunnel.
 
What’s on at Airfield
There is always something different to see and do at Airfield and as the seasons change so check out their calendar of events which changes throughout the year. It's a captivating annual schedule of fun filled family events celebrating food, farming and the natural world through performances, tours, storytelling and workshops. 
 
Their next big event coming up at Airfield Estate is their new food festival on the weekend of 12th and 13th September.
The festival will offer a wonderful array of Irish artisan food and drink producers, speakers, demonstrations, free workshops, tastings, scarecrow building, a tea room, kid’s zone and chill-out area so there’s lots of fun activities for all the family.
 
For further information log onto www.airfield.ie