Ardmore Open Farm
and Mini Zoo

A first for Open Farms in Ireland, are two mechanical diggers that were imported all the way from Sweden. Children can test their machinery skills in our custom-built sandpit with raised decking area. The diggers are operated by three levers and the children can swivel the machine and move the arm to dig and construct as they wish. The diggers are a firm favourite with mechanically minded children of all ages. There’s always plenty of digging, scooping, lifting and constructing to be done at Ardmore Open Farm!

Please note a reasonable extra charge applies to this attraction.

Ardmore Farm & Mini Zoo


  • 15 acre farm and mini zoo walk

  • Over 250 animals including many exotic species

  • Indoor bird aviary and small animal area

  • Walk through duck pond

  • Dedicated petting times throughout the day

  • Full restaurant facilities serving delicious homemade food

  • Baby changing facilities

  • Wheelchair friendly

  • Outdoor picnic area (picnics welcome)

  • Restaurant seating area for up to 60 people

  • Party seating for 48 children

  • Covered karting area

  • Large indoor, three tier soft play area

  • Single storey toddler soft play area

  • Football skills area

  • Coach and car parking

  • Treasure hunt area (seasonal)

  • Large outdoor maze

  • Pedal go-kart track

  • Mechanical diggers

  • Indoor sand play area

  • Large outdoor playground

  • Zip wire

  • Soccer pitch

  • Toy tractor area

  • Barrel train ride (seasonal)

  • Table tennis and pool table facilities