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

Announcing the Big Toddle Event at Wooly Ward’s Farm in aid of Barnardo’s

Announcing the Big Toddle Event at Wooly Ward’s Farm in aid of Barnardo’s.

Come along to the Big Toddle for Barnardos at Wooly Ward’s Farm on Saturday the 9th of July from 12.00-3.00pm.

Toddle through the Fairy Wood, dare to wall over the Wonky Bridge to Scary Mary’s House, and continue in around the farm where you will get to meet some of the animals enroute. Come early to take part in the Big Toddle craft activities or stay a little longer and enjoy the pony rides, travel on Thomas the Tank Engine and get up close with the animals in the petting shed.

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Come along to the Superhero Event this weekend!

On Saturday the 28th and Sunday the 29th of May Wooly Ward’s Farm will be hosting a Superhero Event for all your little Superheroes to get their official qualification!

The event runs from 2-5pm.

Activities include:

  • Superhero Challenges and recieve a certificate
  • Make your own Superhero mask
  • Meet the Woolie Superheros
  • Bouncy Castles
  • Watch our Summer Show
  • Superhero Cookies

All visitors will go home with a personalised certificate of training from Scary Mary and the team at Wooly Ward’s!

Don’t forget to come along in your Superhero Costumes!

Tickets are onsale now!

Watch Triptesters Ruby and Amber’s Visit to the Farm

Ruby and Amber the Triptesters from Swipe TV came to Wooly Ward’s Farm during the Summer to rate the farm. Check put what they thought in the video below!

http://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/swipe-tv-30003271/10500251/

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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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