Discover a world of learning by doing at Airfield Estate with classes and activities for both children and adults throughout the year.
Farmers Market at Airfield Estate
Airfield Estate's Farmers market is now open on Saturday and Sundays.
Produce ranging from locally grown fruit, veg, preserves, chutneys, jams, bread, pastries, meats, fish and much more are on offer to sample, enjoy or take home.
Saturday: 9.30 am - 2.30 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 2 pm
Free Market Entry & Parking
Airfield Estate - vegetable plants, Jersey milk, organic fruit and vegetables, bread, cheese, pastries and a range of Irish produce
Sustainable Seafood Ireland - locally sourced fresh seafood
Scarlet Olive Co. - olives, hummus, charcuterie, olive oil, cheese
Organic Delights - organic fruit and vegetables (Saturday Only)
Goode Food Co. - Irish and seasonal fruit, vegetables, eggs and preserves
Sugarloaf Bakery - breads and pastries
Mcloughlin Butchers - fresh meat (Saturday Only)
Horse Box Coffee Kiosk - barista hot drinks, soft beverages and treats
We ask that you follow government guidelines for visiting
Afternoon Tea at Home
Enjoy Afternoon Tea from Overends Kitchen at home.
Afternoon tea for two with homemade condiments, fresh handmade bakes & sweets, Estate rare breed pork & organic goods from our gardens.
Tea for 2 - €40
Mini Raisin Scones
Mini Plain Scones
with Irish Strawberry Jam, Whipped Cream and Farmhouse butter
McCabe’s coffee éclair
Airfield redcurrant sponge
Carrot cake slice, cardamom buttercream
Mini cookie sambo
Hegarty’s Cheddar and Beet Chutney
Oxford Sandy Black Pork & Piccalilli
Goatsbridge Trout , Cream Cheese and Chive
Cucumber, Fresh Mayo & Estate Herbs
Included are a selection of Solaris herbal teas along with edible flowers from the Estate for decoration.
Unfortunately Due to the limited number of staff in the kitchen adaptions and substitutions of the menu are not available.
Orders now open for collection on any Saturday or Sunday in August from 12 pm - 1 pm.
Or you could gift a voucher for someone special to enjoy afternoon tea at a time that suits them.
Young Chef at Home
If you've a little one at home who loves to create tasty treats in the kitchen this is the class for them!
Sunday 9th August - Sweet, Sour and Savoury
Strawberry Lemonade Muffins and a Savoury snack
Tickle your taste buds and learn about the 5 different types of flavours your tongue can detect.
Have your muffin tin at the ready as we make strawberry lemonade muffins and some savoury cheesy snacks.
This is an interactive workshop so there will be an opportunity for Q & A throughout and at the end.
Appropriate for ages 8-12, requires adult supervision and assistance
Equipment required: muffin tin, sharp knife for chopping, grater, rolling pin, baking tray, oven gloves and access to an oven
This is an online course where participants supply their own equipment and ingredients and attend the workshop by Zoom webinar. An ingredients list will be sent in advance of the workshop date.
Ticket Cost: €10 per class
Time: 10 am - 11 am
ISNA Plant Fair
Airfield Estate will host its now annual Plant Fair, run in conjunction with the Irish Specialist Nursery Association on Sunday 16th August
Featuring the best of Ireland’s independent Nurseries the Fair will give gardeners a chance to source the rare, the unusual, the new and most importantly, the best garden-worthy plants for the 2020 Season.
Trees, shrubs, perennials, herbs and exotics along with garden paraphernalia will all be on sale. The growers will be present and will be more than happy to share their knowledge regarding the plants on sale.
Admission tickets can be purchased on arrival at the ticket kiosk, €6 per adult and €5 per child.
The plant fair will take place on the front lawn section of Airfield Estate, allowing for social distancing for both stall holders and visitors.
Afternoon Garden Tea
Treat yourself or someone special to a stunning Afternoon Garden Tea served in Airfield House. Our homemade sweet and savoury treats are seasonally inspired and created by our culinary team from ingredients grown on the Estate.
You can also enjoy a post-tea stroll through the walled garden and explore our organic food gardens where some of the ingredients are grown.
Dates: 23rd August & 27th September 2020
Tickets are €35 per person/ €32 Annual Pass holder (add a glass of Prosecco for €7)
- Afternoon Tea is set in the Overend House, you will be greeted at the entrance by the ticket desk on your arrival.
- Please ensure you have your booking information with you.
- Everyone attending Afternoon Tea requires a ticket as the tables are pre-set according to your booking and ticket selection and space is limited.
- Please note that with COVID-19 precautions in place, seating will be spread out across the Airfield House, we may not be able to accommodate window or group seating requests but we will do our best.
- Group bookings should be from the same household, we can accommodate bookings for tables of 2 or 4 as stated in the ticket options.
Fermentation Drinks Workshop
Fermentation is high on the trend stakes, and so it should be as fermented products have many excellent benefits such as healthy digestion, improved immunity and balanced hormones.
During this workshop, we will introduce you to methods of fermentation, the fermentation process, the nutritional content of fermented products as well as creating great-tasting drinks such as kombucha and Ginger Beer.
There will be a maximum of 10 participants on the class and there will be 2m distance between groups/participants.
You can wear your own face covers if you wish but we will also provide masks.
Date: Thursday 27th August
Time:7 pm - 9 pm
Ticket: €40 with annual pass discount available
Do you have a budding chef who loves to help out in the kitchen? If so, then our children's cookery classes might be right up their street! Set in our new Inspiration Kitchen, with a stunning backdrop of our organic kitchen garden, our cookery school is the perfect place to learn and enjoy new culinary experiences.
Classes are suitable for 10-12 year olds. The children will work at their own individual stations and the children will be able to take home their creations.
A portion of this workshop is spent outside and includes a 5 minute outdoor walk to our kitchen classroom, so please ensure your child is wearing appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather.
Children attending must follow instructions regarding kitchen safety and social distancing.
Please note there are no exchanges or refunds once tickets are purchased.
Time: 10 am -11.45 am
Tickets: €25/ €23 Annual Pass Holders
30th August - Bento Box Fun
6th September - Lunchbox Ideas
27th September - Afterschool snacks
4th October - Autumn Snacks
18th October - Halloween Harvest
8th November - Perfect Pies
22nd November - Winter Warmers
6th December - Christmas Treats
13th December - Christmas Favourites
Forest School Weekend Sessions
Airfield weekend Forest School Course with Forest School teachers Ailbhe Smith and Eliya Lavine who are both trained Forest School practitioners and members of the Irish Forest School Association.
“Come join us for a very special series of Forest School sessions where we will explore the Airfield woodlands, play games, learn practical skills and give the experiences to our senses that cannot be recreated indoors.”
Some of the activities include shelter building, learning knots so we can make cool things with ropes, using tools to make wood crafts, foraging, flora and fauna identification, forest art and games.
The course will follow the ethos and principles of Forest School learning. Some of the benefits of forest school include improving self-esteem and confidence, improved physical skills and increased concentration and motivation for learning.
To find out more visit www.irishforestschoolassociation.ie.
This is a hands-on, practical course immersed in nature where over the course of 6 sessions we will build upon new skills learned each week.
While it is possible to purchase and attend individual sessions, it is recommended that a child would attend all 6 sessions to develop the skills necessary for the more advanced activities and gain the maximum benefit from this course.
Sunday 13th, 20th & 27th September & 4th, 11th & 18th October
Time: 10am – 12.30pm for 6-9 year olds.
Cost: €20 per workshop (€17 for Airfield Estate Annual Pass Holders)
Buy all 6 sessions for €105, SAVE €17.50*. *Discount applies to full-priced tickets only.
Time: 10am – 12.30pm for 6-9 year olds.
Are you interested in keeping bees and producing your own honey, but don’t know where to start?
Join local beekeeper Brian O’Toole from Wildacres for our two-day weekend workshop, giving an introduction to the fascinating world of bees and beekeeping.
Learn all about the lifecycle of the honeybee, getting started and managing a hive of bees through the different seasons, extracting your own honey and the different types of honey you can produce. The workshop will also give an introduction to our fascinating wild bees and other wild pollinators and the plants that they rely on for nectar and pollen.
On one of the days as part of the workshop, you will get the opportunity to visit the Airfield Apiary and see inside one of our beehives.
This workshop will take place at Airfield Estate, and all government advice will be followed during the event.
Time: 10 am -1.30 pm
Two Day Workshop: 19th & 20th September
Tickets: €95/ €90 for annual pass holders
Autumnal Floral Structures
This demonstration will focus on providing skills to suspend seasonal branches, seedheads and grasses. Vivienne from Number Ten will advise on appropriate structures, scale and form, selection of appropriate foliage and seedheads, fresh and dried, water requirements, tying and wiring using foliage and blooms selected from Airfield Estate’s fields, herbaceous and cutting beds. This class will give you insight into how to make sustainable choices, give guidance about conditioning and preparation and the creative arrangement of foliage and blooms for seasonal decoration.
Attendees will begin the demonstration with a walk about of Airfield Estate’s garden where Vivienne will give advice on the cutting of material, you’ll be provided with an A4 instruction leaflet outlining quantities/types of foliage, blooms and materials required to make the demonstrated arrangement at home. A Q+A session will conclude the demonstration.
Time: 10 am - 12.30 pm
Tickets: €40/ €35 for Annual Pass Holders
Wild Food: Foraging Workshop
Wild Food: Introduction to Foraging Workshop
Foraging involves searching for, identifying and collecting naturally occurring, wild food. On this introductory workshop, you will explore the hedgerows in Airfield Estate to learn how to identify wild plants and forage for wild food.
Our guide, Fiona, will take you around the Estate showing you how to sustainably harvest what you find and give you some tips on what to look out for at different times of the year, you will also use what you have foraged to prepare some herbal brews. We will be outdoors for the duration of the workshop so please dress appropriately.
You can wear your own face masks.
Face masks will also be available.
Date: 11th October 2020
Time: 10 am - 12.30 pm
Tickets: €30/ €27 for annual pass holders