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: 30th June, 28th July, 25th August, 29th September 2019
Tea is served at: 1:45 pm, 2.15pm & 2.45pm
Tickets are €35 per person/ €32 Annual Pass holder (add a glass of Prosecco for €7)
Children (under 8's) €18.
All attendees must have a ticket
June & July dates will have picnic options available
Is your little one a budding chef or do they love to help out in the kitchen? If so, then our kids’ cookery classes might be right up their street!
Set over 2.5 hours, they’ll begin by exploring what’s growing in the garden and then move indoors to cook up their dish.
Classes are suitable for 8-12 year olds of all abilities and are relaxed, fun and hand’s-on.
Are you interested in keeping bees and having your own honey, but don’t know where to start? Join local beekeeper Brian O’Toole from Leinster Honey for our two-day weekend workshop giving an introduction to the fascinating world of bees. Learn about colonies, the hive structure plus much more! As part of the workshop, we will have a live bee colony on display so you will be able to see up-close inside the colony. Dates: 6th – 7th July 2019 ( SOLD OUT) 20th - 21st July Time: 10 am – 1.30 pm daily Price: €90 / Members price: €82
If you've a young gardener at home, this is the perfect class for them!
Set over 2.5 hours, Young Growers will be hands-on learning of what we grow at Airfield, what’s in season, taste different herbs and fruits whilst getting their hands dirty.
Classes are suitable for 5-8 year olds and offer a are relaxed and fun way to learn about gardening from a young age.
Next class is on 7th July from 10 am - 12.30 pm
Forest campers will spend the week outdoors and develop their connection with the natural world. Using Forest School principles, campers will explore the native areas of Airfield and be trained in new skills like fort building and food foraging. If you know a kid who loves nature and exploring this is the camp for them.
Field to Fork Camp
On our Field to Fork camp, children will spend the week exploring the route that food takes from the farm and garden to the table, and will put their knowledge into practice by cooking some delicious dishes. Our education team will lead campers around the estate so they can discover where milk and meat comes from and what’s growing in our food gardens. They'll encourage campers to taste new foods, use their senses to learn about fruit and vegetables and prepare healthy snacks. Age 5-8 Camp: 17-21 July | 12-16 August Age 8-12 Camp: 19-23 August After Camp Care means your child can stay at Airfield until 5.30 pm! Cost: €75 for 5 days
Explorers Science Camp
Science campers will spend a week taking on the role of a scientist, whilst at the same time, exploring the farm, gardens and natural habitats at Airfield. Perfect for inquisitive little ones, think experiments with crazy concoctions, making rain resistant shelters and building and construction. Camps are suitable for kids from age 5
Campers will spend the week out and about exploring the gardens, farm and natural habitats at Airfield. Camp goers will search for mini-beasts, get to know all the animals, sow seeds and take part in loads of fun activities. This is a fun packed week for kids from 5 and up
Produce Of The Hive
Spend a half day in the company of our Beekeeper Brian O’Toole and learn specifically about different types of Honey that can be produced, the methods of production and all about Honey (Including the recently much publicised Superfood that is Irish Heather Honey ). Get to taste these different Honey types and learn also about the other valuable produce of the Hive, pure Beeswax and medicinal Propolis.
Perfect for animal lovers and outdoor explorers, each class will focus on the farm animals at Airfield. Set over 2.5 hours, Young Farmers will take part in practical learning and understand how all our resident animals are cared for. Classes are suitable for 8-12 year olds of all abilities and are relaxed, fun and hand’s-on.
More Veg Workshop
If you’re looking for some fresh ideas about how to bring more vegetables into your weekly diet, join us for our More Veg Workshop with Luke Matthews. He’ll be showcasing a selection of breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner plates with lots of samples of each for you to try.
September is the perfect time to reflect on the gardening season past and plan for the following season. During this interactive workshop Colm will take you through a tour of Airfields gardens and share with you information on the best performing plants in the gardens. This workshop will also focus on bulb planting and sowing green manures, both essential jobs that are completed in the gardens during the Autumn period.
Love the idea of fermentation but don’t know where to start? Join Luke Matthews for a masterclass on the basic principles of fermentation, the benefits and a selection of examples we make in Overends Kitchen. Bring your own jar and tubberware, as you’ll be teaming up to make some of your own ferment to bring home.