The veg garden is full of stuff. The walled garden is a picture.
2 months ago
Beautiful way to spend an afternoon with my 1 year old. Relaxing and intruging for both parents and children. Wonderful facility to have in a large built up area. Good value for what it cost also. We spent 2.5 hours there and could have stayed for longer. Tip is to bring your own food. Lots of picnic tables and at weekends it seems lots of queues for food and it is not cheap.
The gardens are lovely and fantastically well maintained, however I was expecting much more from the farm section which was disappointing. There were very few animals and all were too far away for any meaningful interaction with the children. The €12 entrance fee per adult is high and I doubt we’ll be back as a result. Unfortunately the takeaway coffee was cold and our pastries were somewhat stale.
3 months ago
Beautiful grounds. Very pleasant to walk around
The real lure though are the animals, and there were precious few on the day we arrived. Most out at the front entrance before you even pay. A shame because it was a beautiful day, so not quite sure why they were hidden away.
I'd note the animals (that we did see), looked very well cared for.
Definitely more needs to be done about the visibility of the animals if you wish to charge €24 for two adults and a toddler.
You'd get 90% of the experience from nearby Marley park for free, or there's a lovely petting zoo up at the Hazel House cafe in Tibradden. All the Hazel House wants is for you to buy a cup of coffee to see the animals.
I'd be prepared to give it another try, to support care for the animals. If it's better the next time I'd give an improved review.
As always, we had an extremely pleasant and enjoyable time at Airfield. This is a place where you can unwind, take in the country-side, yet still be quite close to the city. Annual membership is a must for locals to the area.