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“Past 4 or 5 and it would be boring.”

Red Mountain Open Farm
Ranked #7 of 7 things to do in Donore
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Owner description: Red Mountain Open Farm is a new, great and affordable day out. Open all year round it is the ideal destination for family outings, Birthday and Hen parties, fun and educational tours, for corporate team building and company days. Special needs groups and youth clubs also find the Open Farm ideal. Each visiting Group is catered for separately and we invite groups to speak to us in advance, to discuss their individual needs, likes and dislikes. Additionally, we have special seasonal celebrations at Halloween, Christmas, Patrick’s Day, Easter, May Day and Summer Camps. Watch our site for details of upcoming events.
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Drove up from Dublin yesterday to bring our 2.5 year old son here yesterday and he had a ball. All in all it cost about 25 quid and we got 2 hours out of it. So we thought it was good value for money.
It's really only suited to younger kids though. IMO, he'd get bored of it a lot easier if he was past 4 or 5.
He liked the sleeping santa, the horse trap ride, the barrell ride. Think his favourite part was feeding the donkeys, ponys, goats in the area near the car park. There's long grass that you can use nearby that the animals seem to like. Took us ages to get him away from this!

Thank Ian H
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

We had a deal rush voucher for a family of 5, the weather was great. Red mountain farm wasn't ... It basically consists of a 2 filthy animal displays a couple of sheds with dated swings /climbing frames and kids cars/tractors and another couple of sheds with hay stacks that were made into the worst maze I've set eyes on. The sandpit shed consists of a gravel type sand and was so dusty that my kids found it hard to breathe in. We then ventured to the playground which is basically a field with a few swings, one climbing frame and a bloke who drives a tractor and charges you €2.50 a child to pull them around in home made cars made out of blue barrels. Oh and also a horse and cart which is an extra €2.00 per person to also be brought around the same field. I actually considered asking for a refund, but seeing as it only cost us €10, I let it go. So people save your money and pay a visit to Newbridge in donabate. Stay clear of this complete shambles

5  Thank Fatherof3-1975
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

We had a GroupOn voucher for the Red Mountain Open Farm so it was very cheap. Bit of a trek to find it but kids had a great day. The gorgeous weather helped as we were able to sit in the picnic area and let the 3 little ones (4 & 2 x 5yrs) go between the sand pit and the various swings and slides. The were just the right number of people there so it wasn't too busy. Kids loved the horse and cart trip around the farm and my 5yr son was deligthed to sit at the front and hold the horse's reins. Worth bringing a picnic if weather good.

Thank GermanyVisiting
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

This is a shambles... really is. Not that cheap in either. One unisex toilet. Ques for the toilet and its a bit filthy.

They have a horse and cart that brings the kids around a field!! Then they have a tractor that drives around the field with barrells on the back that the kids can sit in. They charge you for this also. It's quite dangerous to other kids playing in the sand pit or those that are queing for their turn in the "barrell". It could easily knock someone down.
There are a few swings and seesaws in the field. I defo wont be going back and I would advise people not to waste their money on this trip. Waste of petrol to be honest.
They advertise for hen parties and birthday parties.... can't ever imagine going to a childs party there.. It stinks and as for a hen party.. if I had to go to a hen's there I would be devastated.
Oh and you have to carry your childs buggy's up steps to get in and out. On this occasion I had a double buggy. Not ideal.

4  Thank Louisecatherine24
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

Had a great day at red mountain
the kids had a fun day
pinca area super best one so far from all other farms been at
may need somethinks for
older kids 10+
also need some farm machines for kids to climb into

2  Thank jsbr123
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