Friday 16 September 2016

Things to do in Dublin: Airfield Estate

I've been meaning to visit Airfield Estate for ages but never got around to it until recently. I'm pretty bad I have to say when it comes to leaving the city centre and frankly taking the Luas to Ballaly feels like lots of effort but I'm so glad I made it there.

Mr. FFID and I had a guest from Cork with us last weekend and we told him we would bring him on a little adventure to... Airfield. Mr. C was a little hungover but he had no choice but to follow us. We actually visited Airfield on the last day of their food festival but I'm sure it's a wonderful place to visit all year round so I've decided to blog about it.

It's a 38 acre working farm that's open to the public and where you can visit ornemental gardens, kitchen gardens and the farmyard.

The entrance was free during the festival but it's usually €10 per adult and they also have student, senior and child discounts. There are different activities on the farm that you can attend depending on the time of the day, such as egg collection at the hen houses, tour of the Airfield House, animal feeding, Jersey herd milking and much more.

They have lots of animals (pigs, sheep, chickens...) which is great if you have children, but also fun for adults. I think it's the kind of place that people need to visit to remember where food comes from.

It certainly reminded me a bit of my time in Ballymaloe Cookery School and also gave me major garden envy. I would definitely go back there and I might go to their restaurant next time as they use a variety of products from their farm and from the gardens.

They also have courses (for children and adults) and different activities that can be found on their website.

If like me, you're a city dweller that needs a little escape without having to go too far from Dublin city centre, you might want to check out Airfield. It's the perfect Sunday afternoon activity!

Airfield Estate
Overend Way
Dublin 14
Airfield Estate's website