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Airfield Estate Experience & Summer Events

Postby Airfield Estate » Fri Oct 16, 2015 4:32 pm

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Welcome to Airfield
Airfield is a charitable organisation established by the Overend Family in 1974 for educational and recreational purposes.
Our 38 acre working farm, gardens, café and heritage experience offer visitors a wonderful opportunity to enjoy and learn about food, farming and the natural world in a natural and relaxed environment.

Heritage and Garage
There are many stories to hear and tell about our benefactors, Letitia and Naomi Overend all of which can be discovered in a wonderful interactive Heritage Experience in their family home.

Farm and Woodlands
Our farmers, are on hand throughout the day to help guide you through the workings of the farm, from daily milkings, to egg collecting, mucking out and feeding.

Gardens
Both Letitia and Naomi were very successful gardeners and were actively involved in planning, planting and caring for flowers, fruit and vegetables.

Re: The Airfield Estate Experience

Postby Sabbi » Sat Oct 17, 2015 11:32 am

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It's such a gorgeous place, really worth a visit!

Re: The Airfield Estate Experience

Postby admin » Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:11 am

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Airfield Estate is a fabulous farm and garden centre in Dundrum, with fairy mounds, higgledy piggledy walkways, loads of space to run around and gorgeous flowers and scenery.
Perfect family picnic destination! We loved it when we visited.

For more see: http://www.airfield.ie/

Here are some pics of how we got on there!

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Re: The Airfield Estate Experience & Events

Postby remeneerb » Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:35 am

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We visited Airfield for the first time yesterday and had a great day out - highly recommended if you're stuck for something to do over the Easter break. The park is like a hidden oasis in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Dundrum and we were given a handy map to guide us around. It's much bigger than you would expect and it's so well presented, with little signs explaining everything from the flowers to the trees and the animals. Apart from the magnificent gardens, there is also mini-farm, a playground for kids and there are fun lawn games too. It's well worth visiting the house where the owners lived all their life. It's so interesting to read about the family, the Overends, they have done a superb job of giving us background into the lives of the 2 wealthy but generous sisters with photos, artefacts, stories and they even have their 3 old cars on display! Well worth a day out and be sure to visit the Overends Cafe for a bit to eat - simply delicious :)

Re: The Airfield Estate Experience & Events

Postby admin » Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:38 am

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If you haven't been to Airfield yet, we highly recommend it. Its such a beautiful place with loads to see and do.

You can even pack a picnic and make a day of it. Its really fab!!!

Re: Airfield Estate Experience & Summer Events

Postby Airfield Estate » Fri May 19, 2017 11:34 am

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For summer activities we have:

  • Egg collecting at 10am, followed by milking of the Jersey cows in the farmyard at 10.30am
  • Milk tasting and feeding the animals
  • Guided tours of the house and walk through gardens at 11.30am and 2.30pm.
  • Animal feeding at 3.30pm
  • Classic old fashioned Lawn Games for the whole family to enjoy like Egg & Spoon races, Sack races, XOs, Hoop games, Skittles and lots of others
  • Naturescape – interactive play area for 4-12 year old visitors with a 27m zip wire, tractor tyres, balance beams and woodland hideouts.
  • Grey Barn which is a specially designed indoors/outdoors play area for our little visitors from 0-4 years with play market stalls, cooking stations and thatched cottage.
  • Drop-in Kids Nature and Food Craft Clubs from 12-3.00pm every other Saturday starting from 3rd June
  • Garden trail map – for enthusiastic gardeners who want to know what plants go where in the garden.

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Re: Airfield Estate Experience & Summer Events

Postby Airfield Estate » Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:25 pm

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Airfield is a charitable trust, set up by the Overend family in 1974. The 38 acre Estate, located in Dundrum, Dublin, incorporates a working farm, food and ornamental gardens, an interactive heritage experience in the original family home, vintage cars, a restaurant which uses seasonal farm & garden produce and a children’s ‘naturescape’ play area complete with zip-line, all set in a beautiful natural environment.

Airfield’s mission is to ‘inspire people to refresh their connection with food and the land it comes from’. We get you hooked through our daily activities which include egg collection from our Rhode Island Red and Legbar Hens, Milking our Jersey Cows, Farm Animal Feeding, Garden and Craft Workshops. We also bring you behind the scenes on our farm and gardens and celebrate our harvest with you through our Woolapalooza Sheep Festival in May and our Festival of Food in Sept

Summer activities as follows: The link is http://www.airfield.ie/whats-on/

  • Drop in Craft Clubs - from 12-3 pm most Saturdays, kids can enjoy and learn about bees, birds, seed planting, the food they eat and plenty more. Each session will have a different theme.
  • The Airfield Drawing Wall- a place for budding young artists to show their creativity and record their visit to Airfield - open daily
  • Daily Craft Activities- available every day from 11-3 pm (July and August) fun and creative outlet for kids to enjoy
  • Old Fashioned Lawn Games- remember sack races, X&Os, egg and spoon races? Let the kids explore a whole new world of gaming!
  • Daily Farm Activities- kids love to play farmer and can join in daily egg collection, milking and animal feeding
  • House Tours- run twice daily (Wednesday to Sunday) with a kids dress up tour at 11.30 am each day
  • Airfield Activates- A free guided 3K walk of the estate every Monday morning at 9.30 am (excluding Bank holidays)
  • Pop – up dining (paid) events:
    • Beats in the Barn - Saturday 24th June - A celebration of summer produce, fun music and dancing
    • Afternoon Tea - Sunday 23rd July - A lovely occasion to share with the very special people in your life.

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