Ardmore Open Farm & Mini Zoo

Ardmore Open Farm & Mini Zoo


Be handy when we go away Sandra Curran
Beautiful place very well kept Staff all very friendly
Ardmore local Blaze is representing Waterford in the final of the Nose Of Tralee competition. Voting runs until the 27th and you can vote once a day once its confirmed by email. Vote via Nose of Tralee competition website or link is on my page. Please support your Waterford Nose Blaze!
Great fun lots to do perfect for all ages and fab food to keep the aulds happy ๐Ÿ‘
We had our Preschool tour here yesterday...all I can say is that we had a great time, the parents enjoyed the day out with their children. The staff are so kind & welcoming & the animals are only fabulous ...thank you to Michael & Stella for being our guide yesterday..โค๏ธโค๏ธ
Fantastic afternoon seeing Santa at Ardmore Open Farm & Mini Zoo. All the staff couldn't do enough for us & the kids loved it, loads for them to do & great gifts from Santa. Comes highly recommended from us.
Family day out here celebrating our daughters 5th birthday on June 24th sharing a birthday with this beautiful farm ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
Hello! I'll be in Ardmore in May 2018 with my cousin. She loves cows. Any chance of her getting to pet one (or a calf) at your place?
Just voted for you and shared best of luck ๐Ÿ˜Š
Thanks to Steven for a wonderfully afternoon on the farm yesterday you made a little girl very happy and the egg went down a treat
Tom Moore this is a great place for children
Straying in Old Parish past week in case anybody recognises. Very friendly.

Open farm and mini zoo with an indoor play centre. Full cafe facilities with wine license. Between youghal and dungarvan just off n25 Open farm with indoor and outdoor play areas, zip line, go karts, soccer pitch plus much more so come and visit.

Full cafe with wine licence.

Operating as usual

How to see Santa in a pandemic: The 11 best experiences for 2020

"Keeping the Christmas spirit alive, Ardmore Open Farm & Mini Zoo will run their award-winning Winter Wonderland from December 5, and this year will be running overnight stays in their glamping pods โ€” a chance to truly get into the Christmas spirit at Ardmore." ๐ŸŽ„โ„๏ธ From Zoom calls to drive-in grottos, these Santa experiences that will bring plenty of joy this festive season

Wow! ๐Ÿคฉ A huge thank you to everyone who booked today, we are now FULLY BOOKED! Our little elves are having a well-earned rest but will be back at it tomorrow to try and find some additional spaces. Whatever limited spaces that will be made available will strictly be online booking only ๐Ÿ–ฅ

Thank you all again, we really are very humbled ๐Ÿ™

[11/10/20]   We are LIVE!

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BIG news!โš ๏ธ
Santa's technical team of elves have been working very hard and they have informed us that bookings for Winter Wonderland will be opening after lunch TOMORROW! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

In advance of the bookings going live, we would like to make everyone aware that it is anticipated that Covid-19 restrictions will only allow a maximum family group of 6 per visit. If restrictions allow greater numbers we will review the situation again.

Book online tomorrow at


Our bookings are now OPEN for our Glamping Pods during this festive season โ„๏ธโ„๏ธ

Book online โžก๏ธ

Ardmore Open Farm & Mini Zoo's cover photo

We are delighted to announce that our award winning โ„Winter Wonderlandโ„ is going ahead from Friday December 4th. Exact details regarding restrictions are not yet known but visitor numbers will be limited and social distancing measures will be in place.

Excitement is really building and this year we are also doing a special overnight Christmas glamping experience in our pods for families and couples to enjoy. Online booking will open next week but get ready for some Christmas magic โœจ at Ardmore Open Farm & Mini Zoo.

The support shown by you, our very loyal visitors has been unbelievable and as so many have said for the past few months 'Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a visit to Ardmore'.

Ho, Ho, Ho! ๐Ÿคถ๐ŸŽ…โ˜ƒ๏ธ

Otterly delightful scenes in East Cork as new pal pops into town ahead lockdown

Imagine the otter shock bumping into him ๐Ÿ‘€ Smiling locals watched on as he wandered around the town's main street

Grรก agus Solas, from our home to yours.

Lockdown 2.0.

While we might be saddened to be closed for the next 6 weeks, it doesn't take from the joy we've experienced over the past few months.
Day after day, we were blown away by the support shown by everyone - something we're still struggling to put into words. โค๏ธ
We'll never forget the support shown by visitors, friends & the wider community during this past year - thank you! For now, please follow the guidelines & look out for one another. Mind yourself & hopefully we'll see you all in December!

Elderly lemur missing from San Francisco zoo found at a playground

He's back from his adventure! ๐Ÿ˜ An arrest was made after Maki, an endangered animal, was discovered missing Wednesday morning and found Thursday evening

Hard at it ๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿšœ
We're still looking for a name for our new Ted, leave your suggestion below and you'll be in with a chance of winning your very own Open farm mascot ๐Ÿฅ‡! ( and yes, you can leave more than one suggestion!)

Our unnamed Ted having fun yesterday. Thanks for the suggested names so far, when we reach 200 entries we'll pick a winner. So keep liking, sharing and he'll have a name soon ๐Ÿ™Œ

Happy Sunday! It's a nice day in Ardmore, a perfect day for a visit ๐ŸŒค๏ธ

*Giveaway! *
We've added a new Teddy to our collection ๐Ÿ˜ He's busy getting to know the neighbours, but we're still looking for a name for him ๐Ÿค”
๐Ÿ‘‡ Comment & let us know what you think he should be called - you'll be in with a chance to win a Teddy!

[10/07/20]   ๐Ÿ“ฃ Hey you, yes you!
Good news ๐Ÿ™Œ
We'll still be open this weekend, the only difference is the indoor seating and play area will be closed.
Luckily we have a outdoor covered dining area & our cafe will be operating as a takeaway ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ

[10/07/20]   Update

We will open as normal during weekends starting at 11am Friday morning. Due to recent Level 3 restrictions imposed, our restaurant will remain open for takeaway and outdoor dining only. Our indoor play centre will close for the duration of the Level 3 restrictions. All other facilities and outdoor activities will open as normal. Please be mindful of current Government recommendations when travelling to visit us. See you all soon.

Pre-book your visit online at

Good luck to Katie tonight, who's taking part in the Miss Cork competition! From all of us here at the Open Farm ๐Ÿ™Œ

Sure what else would you be doing on a lovely Autumn ๐Ÿ‚ morning...only a bit of sunbathing ๐Ÿ– ๐ŸŒž

When you match outfits with the photographer ๐Ÿ˜†

๐Ÿ‚ With the summer season coming to an end, we want to say a massive THANK YOU to all our visitors - we're completely overwhelmed with all the support we've received!
We hope you all stay well, and continue to support & look after each other. ๐Ÿ’™
We've now changed to our Autumn hours & you can book your visit on our website

Our off season pass is now available - anyone with a Spring 2020 pass can phone us on 024 87600 to discuss.
The current number restrictions apply to the indoor area only, allocated time in the play centre is limited to 30 mins to allow for COVID 19 cleaning.
Pre-booking your trip to the mini zoo & open farm is essential, you can do so by phoning 024 - 87600.

๐Ÿ“ฃ Announcement time: The Christmas magic is coming back! ๐ŸŽ…

" Draw me like one of your barn owls, Don" ๐Ÿ‘€


๐Ÿ“Œ We've just had one pod become available for tonight ๐Ÿ“Œ
Our pod sleeps four and the rate is โ‚ฌ140.

If you fancy a last minute getaway, visit

We will be open as normal today from 11am. Bring the rain gear and wellies and have great fun in some "muddy puddles" or our indoor soft play area.

Swimming with Jellyfish at Ballyquin ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐ŸŠโ€โ™€๏ธ

Training up the next generation ๐Ÿ˜†

Crane at Ardmore Open Farm & Mini Zoo

Not much of a stretch left in the evenings so come along and make the most of the last of the school holidays โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿšธ

Book your visit ๐Ÿ‘‰

[08/05/20]   ๐Ÿ“Visitors Update๐Ÿ“

In line with updated Government advice, from Monday 10th August it will be mandatory to wear a face mask / covering in our indoor areas at the farm.

These areas will be our:

๐ŸŸฃAdmission area.
๐ŸŸฃIndoor play centre and cafe area.
๐ŸŸฃSmall animal room.

Children under the age of 13 or any person with certain health conditions or any physical or mental illness or disability are not required to wear them.

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๐ŸŒŸ Just a little Bank Holiday weekend update! ๐ŸŒŸ

Pre-booking your visit will be essential for this weekend as we have received a high volume of bookings already and to avoid any disappointment, visit our website ๐Ÿ’ป and book your slot in advance.

We look forward to welcoming you all and hope everyone has a great Bank Holiday weekend! ๐Ÿ˜˜

Ardmore Glamping Pods

Last minute cancellation โฌ‡๏ธ

๐Ÿ“ŒLast minute cancellation๐Ÿ“Œ
We have one pod available for tonight. Sleeps 4. Reduced rate of โ‚ฌ120. Send us a PM to book.

๐ŸŒŸSummer Camp๐ŸŒŸ

Due to numerous requests from parents we will now be running another week of Summer Camp from August 10th - August 14th. PM us or phone 024/87600 to book your space.

Little baby pygmy goats ๐Ÿ just kidding around ๐Ÿ˜œ

Eyes are the window to the soul ๐Ÿ‘

Book your visit โฌ‡๏ธ
๐Ÿ“ธ Luke Hitchman

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[07/18/20]   ๐Ÿฆ†Sunday Update๐Ÿฆ†

Visitors will be required to pre-book online prior to arrival tomorrow. No tickets will be available upon arrival to the farm so please ensure you have pre-booked to avoid disappointment.

Looking forward to meeting you all ๐ŸŒˆ
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General information

Take Ardmore road from Youghal and we are 1 mile on the left.From dungarvan come into Ardmore village take right at quinns shop and 2.5 miles on the right or continue through Grange pass the church and take the road to Ardmore and we are 1 mile on the left. Tel:024 87600
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