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Scary Mary’s Blog

Hello all!

I and everyone here at Wooly Ward’s Farm want to say a huge thank you to all our friends and visitors. 2016 was a momentous year as we had 20,000 visitors to our farm and 30,000 visitors to our Mobile Farm.

As we have so many families wishing to visit the farm, we now find ourselves in the position where we need to upgrade many facilities to give customers a better experience and to accommodate an even larger number. I’m afraid our little 300 year old farm wasn’t expecting such numbers!

For this reason, 2017 will be our year of reviewing and planning so we will not be hosting birthday parties or school tours here at the farm. I know this will disappoint many but hopefully we will see you again in 2018 for your party or school tour. I won’t know what to do with my weekends but my seven children are all very excited at the thought of spending more family time together.

However, we will be running the ever popular big events at the farm – Easter in April, the annual Teddy Bears Picnic in July, and our Halloween Extravaganza in October! We will update you with dates next month.

Of course we are still running our fabulous Mobile Farm! Our adorable animals are so excited to leave Wooly Ward’s Farm, and visit you for a change, at home or at work! Bookings are now fully open for hiring the Mobile Farm which is geared up and ready to go for any special occasion.

Wooly Ward’s Farm can’t wait to see all the Momma bears, Poppa bears and kiddie bears, and neither can all our cute critters!

See u all soon, love Scary Mary

Don’t forget the farm reopens on Monday the 21st of March!

Wooly Ward’s Farm Easter tours commence on Monday the 21st of March. Tours depart at 2.30pm, 3.00pm, 3.30pm & 4.00pm.

Activities include tour of the farm, Pony Rides, Arts & Crafts,  Fairy Wood Walk,  Scary Mary’s House, Animal Petting Shed, Thomas the Tank Engine and Cupcake Decorating. Duration of tour is one hour and refreshments are included afterwards.

Children – €10.00, Adults – €6.00 and under 2’s.  All activities are included in admission price.

We are also running our Easter Extravaganza:

Easter Extravaganza: Gates open Wednesday 23rd – Monday 28th March from 2.30-5pm . Activities include Easter Show – “Easter Bunnies Great Escape”, Easter Egg Hunt, Live Lambing & the Animal Maternity Ward. Usual favourites such as Bouncy Castle, Thomas the Tank Engine & Reptiles are back again this year!


Dont forget to book in for our Easter Camp aswell!

This year Wooly Ward’s Farm is launching its new “Animal” Easter Camp. Each day will themed around a different animal,  Monday – The Furries, Tuesday – Poultry, Wednesday – Goats, Pigs & Sheep, Thursday – Reptiles & Friday – Ponies, Donkeys & Llamas.

Camp will run from 10-2pm each day. Children will learn how to care for the animals, engage in practical animal handling  as well arts & crafts, cookery & outdoor fun.

Small numbers in each group. Group One : 6-7yrs, Group Two : 8-9yrs & Group Three : 10-12yrs.

Camp One runs from Monday 21st-Friday 25th March. Price €125.00 (first child), €115 (second child), €100 (third child).

Camp Two runs from Tuesday 29th – Friday 1st April. Price: €100 (first child), €95 (second child), €90 (third child).


A great day in NUI Galway!

We made our annual visit to NUI Galway yesterday for their Charity Cake Sale and Pet Farm Visit. The students loved all of the animals especially Chili and the baby bunnies!

Only 2 days to go!

Only 2 days to go until we open the gates for a full week of Halloween fun! We are all busy carving pumpkins and decorating the farm. Tickets are nearly booked out so book now!

Pumpkin Harvesting well underway in Fingal

It’s that time of year again when families nationwide are planning to decorate their homes with a pumpkin.

But for farmer Denise Buckley in Lispopple Swords, the yard is full of over 2000 newly harvested pumpkins ready to be delivered to Wooly Ward’s Farm for pumpkin carving over Halloween.

Denise is one of only two growers in North County Dublin who plant acres of pumpkins each year. This year the harvest is plentiful with the pumpkins having a great size. Denise puts it down to the mild weather conditions we have had over the growing season.

Just down the road from Denise, Mary Ward & her family (who happens to be a cousin of Denise’s husband) runs Wooly Ward’s Farm.

Wooly Ward’s Farm opened up in 2011 & offers visitors young & old guided activity tours of the farm throughout the year. Thousands of visitors have come in through the gates this year for school tours & days out & they are now expecting in the region of 5000 visitors over the week of Halloween.

Mary (known as Scary Mary at the farm) is looking forward to a fun packed Halloween Experience this year. “Apart from pumpkin carving, we have Owls from Newgrange Falconry, Reptiles, The House of Horrors, The Fuineamh Drum that was at Electric Picnic, our pantomime show – The Terrible Toothache staring Dracula & the three Witches – Mena, Mina & Mo and of course chocolate apple decorating as well”

Denise also supplies the 2000 apples needed for the chocolate apples & Scary Mary is delighted that she can guarantee her visitors home grown local produce from her cousins farm!


The Halloween Countdown Has Begun

Wooly Ward’s Farm is delighted to launch the 2015 Halloween Spectacular on the farm! Scary Mary will be opening the gates on the 24th, 25th, 26th, 28th, 29th, 30th and 31st of October and she can’t wait to see everyone in their fancy dress!

Preparation has already begun for Halloween on Wooly Ward’s Farm. The pumpkins are growing in the field, the apples are nearly ready to be harvested and the owls and reptiles are pampering themselves getting ready for a busy week next month.

Come and Decorate Pumpkins, make Chocolate Apples, play the Fuinneamh Drum, visit the Owls, hold the Reptiles, brave the House of Horrors and enjoy our own original Halloween Show. Of course everyone’s favourite activities will be there such as pony rides, rides on Thomas the Tank Engine, the Petting Shed, playtime on the Tractor slide and more!

Warm up in  the Cackling Cafe with a hot tea/coffee and a slice of homemade cake or scones. Lots of treats available for the little monsters also!

We advise booking early to avoid disappointment. To book, choose your date below and follow the instructions. We are all so excited for our Halloween Spectacular this year, and we hope you are too!


Wooly Ward’s Harvest Festival this September!

Wooly Ward’s Farm is delighted to announce our Harvest Festival on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th of September. Decorating chocolate apples, Animal Olympics, Having a go at our Wellie Throwing Competition, a Magic Show and even Balloon Animals are just some of the activities available on the day. Not forgetting the Pony Rides, Thomas the Tank Engine, Animal Petting and the Reptiles which will all be there as usual!

The kids can go to arts and crafts and make mini scarecrows among lots of other activities! Tea/Coffee and Cakes will be available from the Farm House and the picnic area will be set up if you want to bring along your own picnic.

Gates open from 2pm – 5pm. To avoid disappointment we advise you book in advance by clicking below. Tickets are €12 for kids and €6 for adults. Hope to see you all there!”

Fairytale Summer Party THIS WEEKEND!

We’re all very busy on the farm this week preparing for this weekend’s Fairytale Summer Party. Last year the Fairytale Party was the most popular summer event and this year it’s looking to be the same! We have all of our usual activities along with Disney Karaoke, the Princess & Pirate Salon, Story Telling, our own Peter Panimal show and much more!

We have our princess dresses, prince charming suits & pirate outfits and we’re all very excited! Tea/Coffee and Home made Cakes will be available from the Farm House and the picnic area will be set up if you want to bring along your own picnic.

The event runs from 2-5pm. We recommend booking online by clicking the button below.

Looking forward to seeing all the little princesses, princes and pirates this weekend!

Fairytale Summer Finale 22nd & 23rd of August

What better way to finish off the Summer Holidays than with a trip to our Fairytale Summer Finale on the 22nd & 23rd fo August. Bring your little Princes, Princesses and Pirates to join the activities such as Disney Karaoke, Visiting the Princess and Pirate Salon, Making Fairy wands and Price Charming Masks, Watch out Summer Show, Listen to Story Telling and meet your favourite Fairytale Characters. Not forgetting the Pony Rides, Bouncy Castles, Thomas the Tank Engine, Animal Petting and the Reptiles which will all be there as usual!

Tea/Coffee and Home made Cakes will be available from the Farm House and the picnic area will be set up if you want to bring along your own picnic.

Gates open from 2pm – 5pm. To avoid disappointment we advise you book online by clicking below. Tickets are €12 for kids and €6 for adults. We can’t wait to meet all the Princes & Princesses!

You’re invited to our 4th Birthday Party this weekend!!!

It’s our 4th birthday party, and you’re all invited! Come to Wooly Ward’s Farm this Saturday and Sunday 20th and 21st of June from 2-5pm and help us celebrate four years of entertaining and educating!!! There will be so many fun activities such as a magic show, bouncy castle, pony rides, arts and crafts, cookie decorating and so much more. We can’t wait to see you all!

To book just click upcoming events on our homepage or call 0873676787