Ardmore Open Farm & Mini Zoo

Ardmore Open Farm & Mini Zoo


Thank you so much for the wonderful experience today.. It really made my 6 year olds Christmas and with the help of your team the magic is alive and well for another year!.. Plus my 19 year old loved the snake, my one year old loved the snow and Daddy loved his turkey blaa so smiles all round in cork tonight!
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 πŸ‘
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..❀️❀️
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 πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸ˜πŸ˜
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 😊
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

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.

Temporarily closed


Robbie is ready to take flight! πŸ˜†πŸ¦


Brightening up Blue Monday! πŸ’ πŸ’™
πŸ“Έ Luke Hitchman
#bluemonday #lemur #ardmoreopenfarm #waterford #mondayvibes


Look who we bumped into on the Cliff Walk today 😍
Don't forget to leave out some food for the birds during this cold spell, they're depending on it! ❄️



'Tis a night for the fire & Mrs.Browns Boys πŸ‘€πŸ
Eve is settling in well!


Here's to 2021! ✨🎊


✨ As the sun sets on another year, we want to take the time to say a massive thank you to each and everyone of you for supporting us- there were many moments throughout the year where we were genuinely blown away and overwhelmed the support. ✨
We want to wish you all a Happy New Year - here's hoping it's a brighter one, here's to minding ourselves & working together on staying safe.
As we approach Janaury, please look out for one another, it's more important now than ever ✨


Introducing the newest member of the Collins' household: Eve!
Eve is only a week old, and we're bottle feeding her - so the nightfeeds are back 🍼
And yes, she loves her new Teddy! 🐻


No three wise men on Christmas morning but three lovely kid pigmy goats!
Happy Christmas to all πŸŽ…


Another winter wonderland draws to a close. What a fantastic finish to a hard year. We would like to thank each and everyone of you for supporting us, we are so grateful to you all. Happy Christmas and stay safe. Denis, Bridget and family.

[12/22/20]   **Availability**
We have some spaces for this afternoon just become available online.
Book on our website

[12/21/20]   We have some last-minute spaces for this evening just gone up online.

Book at


And to all a good night. Another very busy day and a huge thank you to all our customers, we are truly moved by all the feedback and lovely comments in these trying times πŸŽ…

[12/18/20]   ***Last-minute cancellation*** for 5pm this evening.
Please phone 024/87600 if you would like to book this Winter Wonderland slot.


Due to unprecedented demand and an ever-growing waiting list, limited additional spaces are available for all remaining days. Bookings will be available on our website from 11am this morning.

Please note as our spaces are very limited we will be unable to add any additional persons to these bookings after the booking is confirmed so please only book slots that can accommodate your family group size.


Another busy weekend down, thank you all so much for all the lovely feedback and comments from all our existing and new customers. A few well earned days off for our busy elves before back at it again Wednesday.


This might be an idea for tomorrow πŸ‘€πŸ˜‚
We hope you all enjoy the game! #UpTheDeise


⚠️ Due to a last minute cancellation, we have availability for our Winter Wonderland experience tomorrow at 7.45.
Comment below if you're potentially interested and we will DM you. πŸŽ…πŸŽ„


⭐ Our first weekend done and dusted.
Huge thank you to our loyal and many new customers this year we hoped you enjoyed your experience as much as we loved opening our doors again! ⭐
Looking forward to continuing the Christmas magic over the next few weeks πŸŽ„πŸŽ…




Wow - what a tweet to see this morning! ❀️❀️


Well done Saoirse for inspiring such a worthy initiative 🌟 To donate >> #rtetoyshowappeal


Throwback to this day last year, what a difference a year makes!


The morning commute 🌊

πŸ“Έ: John Kennedy


🎡 Ice Ice baby..... 🎡



Whiting Bay

It was a lovely out there today, we hope you managed to get out and enjoy it! πŸ™Œβ„οΈ


Nothing quite like watching the sunset from the farm πŸ˜πŸ™Œ 14/11/2020

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 β€” a chance to truly get into the Christmas spirit at Ardmore." πŸŽ„β„οΈ From Zoom calls to drive-in grottos, these Santa experiences that will bring plenty of joy this festive season


Wow! 🀩 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 πŸ–₯

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

[11/10/20]   We are LIVE!

Book online at


BIG news!⚠️
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! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

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 ❄️❄️

Book online ➑️


Ardmore Open Farm & Mini Zoo's cover photo


We are delighted to announce that our award winning ❄Winter Wonderland❄ 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 ✨ 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! πŸ€ΆπŸŽ…β˜ƒοΈ 21/10/2020

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

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

Videos (show all)

Whiting Bay
Crane at Ardmore Open Farm & Mini Zoo
🚩 Roll Up, Roll Up 🚩 Ardmore's new carnival, great fun for all the family and better still it's free πŸ₯³
These guys are very excited for our reopening on Friday! πŸ™ƒBook your visitπŸ‘‡πŸ»
Ardmore Cliff Walk
Ardmore Open Farm & Mini Zoo
What a beautiful colourful display to brighten up a dull day!
Time for a little paddle to cool down! πŸ¦πŸ§ŠπŸ–πŸŒž
Hope our donkeys don’t learn how to do this πŸ™„
Arctic Foxes at Ardmore Open Farm & Mini Zoo
It’s a very different Easter here this year but we’re glad to report all the animals are happy and healthy. Happy Easter...




P36 RH66

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

Opening Hours

Friday 11:00 - 16:00
Saturday 11:00 - 17:30
Sunday 12:00 - 17:30