Things to do at Airfield Estate

Take a look at all the activities and events taking place at Airfield Estate in Dundrum.

Here are the daily activities for August at Airfield Estate

  • 10 am – Egg collection at hen houses
  • 10.30 am – Jersey Heard Milking & Tasting in the farmyard
  • 11 am – Calf feeding in the farmyard
  • 11.30 am – Family House Tour
  • 12.30 pm & 2 pm – Storytelling in the house
  • 2.30 pm – Heritage House Tour
  • 3.30 pm – Animal Feeding
  • 4 pm – Curious Kids Activities

Forest School Paint MakingWe’re excited to bring you a 6 week hands-on Forest School kicking off in September where your little one can learn Forest School techniques with two fantastic practitioners Fiona and Rebecca. Throughout the 6 weeks, they will guide the lucky forest schoolers through activities such as shelter building, learning knots to make cool things with ropes, using tools to make wooden crafts, foraging, flora and fauna identification, forest art and games!

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What to expect at Airfield EstateYoung Farmers classes will bring the world of farming to life for the animal loving kids! We have a series of 4 classes in 2018 where children from 8-12 will get hands-on experience working with some of our farm animals including the calves and the donkeys.

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Our Young Chef cookery classes for 8-12 year olds will run four times during the year with seasonal menus and take-home recipes. Children will explore our food gardens and harvest their own ingredients for the different dishes they produce.

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Halloween Kids CampsOur action-packed Halloween camps are back and filled with exciting explorations, experiments and some Halloween spooks from the 30th October – 2nd November! Our education team will be guiding campers through our fun-filled camp programmes. There are 2 camps to choose from this mid-term for children age 5-8.

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Festival of Food SquareWe’ve expanded our Festival of Food for 2018 to include an extended food village, natural beauty area, food demonstrations, music stage, craft brewery, botanical beverages, gardening zone, family foraging and much more!

Open 9.30 am – 5 pm – Free Entry for All and last admission at 4 pm

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Afternoon Tea at Airfield EstateRelax & enjoy Afternoon Garden Tea in the majestic Airfield House – Summer is the perfect time to experience the walled gardens as the flowers bloom in all their glory. Next events taking place on Sunday 26th August, 30th September, 14th October & 11th November

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airfield activatesEveryone is welcome for our weekly 3K walk – Walks take place at 9.30am on Monday mornings.
Enjoy a fast pace walk around Airfield Estate with Grainne Kelliher to get your week off to a positive start. This is a free activity, and the more the merrier!

 

When: Monday mornings at 9.30am (excluding Bank Holidays)

Meeting point: Meet at the ticket kiosk

Details:

  • On arrival please sign in at the ticket kiosk.
  • You will be greeted by an Airfield staff member and they will guide you on a brisk walk of the estate.
  • They will guide you from the sign in point around the estate and back to the exit point.
  • Please note airfield activates does not run on Bank Holidays.

GardeningSet in the beautiful surrounds of Airfield Estate, this Gardening Course will guide you through the gardening season, teaching you how to make the most of your garden by growing your own vegetables, flowers and fruits. Each month we will focus part of the class on a particular garden task that the tutor deems to be key to a successful month. .

Cost €40  Dates: 18th August, 20th October

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bee hive at Airfield EstateEver wondered about Bee Keeping and learning the basic skills to get started on a new journey to becoming a beekeeper? Join our 2-day class with local bee man Brian O’Toole from Leinster Honey.

Cost €80 Date: 1st & 2nd September

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Fermentation ClassLuke Matthews, the Culinary Lead at Overends Kitchen will host a Fermentation Masterclass on Thursday, September 20th

Throughout the masterclass Luke will go through the processes and approach he takes in the preservation and fermentation of seasonal ingredients from our farm and garden.

Cost: €50 Date 20th September

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First Aid course at Airfield EstateParents First Aid is Ireland’s fastest growing first aid course offering a 2-hour practical training course specially designed for Parents and Carers of Children. In this hands-on session, you will learn life-saving techniques from our highly qualified and experienced first aid training professionals.

Cost: €40 Date: 16th October

 

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