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

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!

Scary Mary & her family would like to thank everyone who visited the farm over the past week & enjoyed the Halloween Experience. We had as much fun as much fun as everyone else & hope to see you back next year! Now its time for sleep!!

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!

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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!

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