Easter at Airfield Estate – Fun for Families 

Easter at Airfield Estate is going to be about bunnies, birds, lambs and fun things for family days out. Meet the newborn lambs, chickens and learn all about birds and their nesting habits.

Easter at Airfield Estate – fun for families 

This Easter, Dublin’s only working Urban Farm, Airfield Estate, in Dundrum, will have a variety of events of children and families. They include a Junior Natural Treasures Trail Sheet, felt workshop and guided walks.

Easter is all about, Birds, Nesting and Chicks, offering families the opportunity to learn in a relaxed and hands-on environment. The activity with bird egg ID and guided woodland bird habitat walks will be on (April 13, 14, 20 and 21).  

After that, you can grab a mouth-watering bite in the family friendly Overends Kitchen with their new family roast and child friendly menus. Or try Jersey milky lattes and baked delights hot off the racks at Airfield’s new Farm Shop and Café.  The Overends Kitchen serves breakfast and lunch with a new retail area, a Farmers Market. 

Throughout the Easter break children can pick up a free collectable activity trail sheet created to introduce junior visitors to aspects of birdlife. Moreover, the Easter Bunny will be visiting on Easter Sunday with treats.

But don’t miss a chance to get creative with felter and visual artist Niki Collier who practices the traditional textile craft of felting using sustainable materials. On Thursday, 21 April, Niki will host a workshop (pre-booking essential) to create a felted stained-glass bird.

Meet the farm animals at Airfield Estate

Explore the 38-acre estate and take part in the daily Farmyard Activities including egg collection and Jersey herd milking. Meet the new arrivals – Airfield’s Jersey calves and lambs will be skipping in the fields.

Get down and dirty with a garden tour and catch the fascinating display of Vintage Farm Machinery. Take a stroll around the ornamental and organic food gardens, and pick up some practical tips along the way. Drop by and say hello to Conal and Carroll, Airfields precious rescue donkeys.   

History of the Overend Family

In addition, you can discover the history of Airfield Estate and the Overend family heritage on display in Airfield House. Visit the pop-up exhibition Airfield: A Woman’s World. It showcases a century of farming, with photographs, letters, and original clothing. You can learn about their prize-winning Jersey herd, vintage cars and their much-loved Victorian toys and books. 

Easter events Airfield Estate are from Saturday 9 April – Sunday 24 April from 09.30am – 5.00pm.

Joan Scales
Joan Scales
Award-winning journalist, Joan has been writing about travel and tourism for many years principally for The Irish Times and lately for travel2ireland. Joan has appeared many times on television and radio talking about the business of travel and all its component strands. She is also a public speaker and has appeared at many international conventions and conferences.

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