Greenan Maze

Greenan Maze, Rathdrum: Hours, Address, Greenan Maze Reviews: 4.5/5

Greenan Maze
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Farms
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Greenan Maze is a family run open farm and visitor attraction. Located in a beautiful part of the Wicklow mountains, 6 Km from Rathdrum and an hour south of Dublin. Suitable for all ages. Includes: Celtic Maze (half an acre), Solstice Maze, three traditional farming museums, wild nature walks and wildlife haven, fairy tree trail, treasure hunts, farm animals and crafts & takeaway coffee shop. Open seasonally April to Sept, closed Oct to March. Tours by arrangement. See website for more details.
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Derek M
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Family
My kids picked out Greenan Maze and we went not knowing what to expect and it turned out to be a fantastic 3 hours. Great for the kids to burn off some energy and the staff are so friendly.
We started off our visit with a coffee and scone with cream and jam which was very reasonable and beautiful. From there we followed the kids nature hike and fairy door hunt around the maze and surrounding area which was great entertainment.
We got up close with, pigs, geese (they do bite), turkeys, baby lambs and we got to feed a pony some grass and Handsome the peacock was extremely friendly and ate food from our hands.
The farm museum was a great glimpse into our past and how our ancestors farmed and the old house was beautiful.
The maze is alot more tricky than you think and great fun racing to see who could win.
Written April 14, 2022
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Thank you so much for taking the time to make your review and for that positive feedback. Much appreciated- Anita & Will Wheeler
Written May 31, 2022
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Littledippy F
733 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
Staying in Laragh and decided we wanted to do something different. Looked this place up and our only worry was that our pup couldn’t come, but they allow small dogs:-) arrived at opening tome 10am what a lovely set up! You get a treasure map when you pay (€8 for adults) they do family offers too. The start is a maze! Harder than it looks! But fun. Then we went and seen all the animals . Piglets where my favourite . Could watch them all day. The there is a “nature walk” it’s stunning . Takes you round in a big loop. Not too far so it’s not a big walk. Around this walk is loads of “fairy houses”! Kids would love it but as a adult I must say I enjoyed it too! There is toilets at the beginning of the animals .. clean and tidy. Now some people below mentioned it being hard for peaks etc and I would agree but it is do -able. We spent 2 hours here but I would say if you’ve kids and you choose to go to the coffee shop it would take longer for sure.
Written July 25, 2020
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Thank you so much for your detailed review. We are a small family farm and we all work hard to give our visitors a great day out. We appreciate your feedback and are delighted that you found the farm and had a fun day out.
Written July 27, 2020
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Yvonne Walsh
30 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
Great walkways here , we were a family of 2 adults and 3 children. Sanitizers were everywhere and staff wore masks. Lots of walking . Maze was a bit tight with crutches so it be a bit tight with buggies too. Excellent place for smaller children and dogs allowed. Had a lady sanitising the door handles on toilets and toilets after every use, was very impressed and would definitely return.
Written July 15, 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to make a review and for your positive feedback. Much appreciated from all the staff at Greenan Maze.
Written July 27, 2020
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Leela V
2 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Before I start on the animals I would like to say that the mazes are great fun and the cafe food was delicious. Any staff we met were very friendly. We couldn't fault any of that.
The open farm however was a different story.
You can see which enclosures were planned and which were thrown up afterwards. These extra enclosures are all considerably smaller. Yes, they may just have a couple of birds in but they are potentially spending their whole lives in this space and they really need to be able to move around.
The enclosures are not secure, no padlocks anywhere so any adult or child can let themselves in.
In a mixed chicken enclosure we could see two with large patches of feather loss on their back. One had a healing scab to go along with it.
There is a rooster in an enclosure so tiny and with no hiding areas. He has a mesh coop but there are no covered areas in it where he can hide away from people.
The call ducks were the worst. They had a house where they would be able to hide from view but the house was closed so they couldn't get in. They had two tiny ponds which are too small to swim in. These ponds are the only source of drinking water and the water was completely green and undrinkable.
I worked in a zoo for years before leaving to work for an animal rescue and rehabilitation company. In a zoo, there are certain standards to meet for the animals. It's hard work meeting these standards but these tiny lives are the keepers responsibility so it's heartbreaking to see open farms don't work the same way.
The five freedoms are a basic description of animal care in captivity and unfortunately a lot of the animals here are only being provided with some of them.
Written August 29, 2021
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Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for your feedback and observations about the poultry on our farm. I grew up on the farm and care very much about all our animals and put huge amounts of time into their welfare. All our staff care greatly about our animals. Our animals are like personalities on the farm and we all know their different characteristics and quirky traits. I would like to address a couple of points you made. The rooster in the small enclosure was a temporary measure. The reason for this was that he had scratched and de-feathered the backs of two of our hens. This can happen when you have an over exuberant young Rooster and it is obviously important to separate them so he doesn’t do them any more harm. You also mentioned observing these two hens. Please be assured I was taking good care of them while they healed , they are now healthy and fully recovered on the farm, they are called Buff Orpington’s and are my favourite hens to be honest. For the record, all my poultry are moved to different housing with spacious pens in the Winter to give the summer pens a rest. In relation to our Call ducks, their pond water is changed very regularly. I can’t understand why their door would have been shut however, so I take responsibility for that, it must have been an unusual mistake. Please rest assured it is always open and they have fresh food and water inside. I also take on board your suggestion that we should put padlocks on the gates of the pens. I was probably being too trusting in presuming people would never go inside to interfere or let the animals out. From now on, we shall do that and we really appreciate your constructive ideas. I’m glad you enjoyed the rest of your visit. Take Care. Will Wheeler
Written April 1, 2022
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Kirstie M
Dublin136 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
We had a really nice trip to here on the bank holiday. It’s great that you can bring the dog too. A few animals and the fairy trail to keep the four year old amused was great (as was the solstice maze). We didn’t do the main maze due to the young kids. A few more staff around the place and to clean the toilets a bit more would have been good - the farm museum bits were good but lacked a little animation. The signs around the nature walk and animals were lovely too.
Written August 3, 2020
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Thank you so much for your review. We are a small family farm and we all work hard to give our visitors a good day out. We appreciate your feedback and will take all your recommendations on board.
Written September 3, 2020
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gpck2015
County Westmeath, Ireland4 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
Had a really nice afternoon yesterday. The maze is great fun for kids (9&7). We loved the fairy walk and farm animals. The toilet facilities are really inadequate though with only 1 gents and 1 ladies toilet and quite long queues. Really took from the experience.
Written July 24, 2020
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Glad to hear you had a nice afternoon. We are sorry that there were queues at the toilet facilities. We will endeavour to fix this issue in future. Many thanks from all the staff at Greenan Maze
Written July 27, 2020
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tpbel
Belfast, UK456 contributions
Jun 2022
We had the most lovely morning in this park. The highlight was the nature walk looking for fairy doors (with a 5 year old). We saw pheasants and ducks and many interesting plants and trees. The weather was beautiful which helped. Then we had coffee and a go in the play park after checking out the animals. The maze is just growing again after replanting but was still a good time. Really recommend a visit if you young kids to entertain.
Written June 5, 2022
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Thank you for taking the time to make a review - your feedback is much appreciated- and we are delighted you enjoyed your day! Rgds Anita
Written June 9, 2022
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Linn-Finn
Kilmessan, Ireland30 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
What a super place to go with the kids! A really cool maze, lovely farm museum and a stunning walk through woodlands looking for fairy doors. To top it off delicious apple pies and oat berry pies with cream. For €30 we thought it was worth it!
Written August 18, 2021
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sandy97125
Gorey, Ireland13 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
Greenan maze is a wonderful place to visit no matter your age , I visited this with two seniors and and children both loved this experience. There is a variety of things to look at or do, you can first tackle the maze or spectate your family and friends attempting to get to the centre. There is a nature walk which includes fairy doors scattered about in the scenery which is wonderful for younger kids. In Greenan maze you can see a variety of farm animals such as donkeys , pigs , geese , horses etc..., There is on site tea rooms and Picnic benches so you can sit down and enjoy a hot cup of coffee or tea . Would totally recommend this location for a day out.
Written July 4, 2018
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Thank you so much for your lovely positive comments and for taking the time to review our family farm. Much appreciated - Anita Wheeler Greenan Maze
Written July 5, 2018
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Agata L
Dunlavin, Ireland50 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
Lovely place for family and friends. We loved it. Nice atmosphere, friendly staff. Tea rooms- delicious homemade cakes and nice coffee ☕️, there was BBQ from 12-4 pm so we were lucky 🙂, children enjoyed the treasure hunt, the maze and the farm animals as well as museums. Affordable prices (especially family ticket)👍
Written August 6, 2018
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Thank you so much for your lovely review. Your positive comments and feedback are really appreciated. Glad you enjoyed the BBQ. Regards, Anita Wheeler Greenan Maze
Written September 25, 2018
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Greenan Maze is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM