March Madness!

Hello All!

Scary Mary here…

We have been so busy on the Wooly Farm especially now that winter is over. I am so excited that spring has finally arrived! It’s definitely one of my favourite times of the year as there is so much happening and even more to look forward to.

The double-headed snowdrops have started to appear and this is always a sign that new life is soon to come. These gorgeous flowers have been growing on the farm for over 350 years in the same spot!

Many of the animals have smelt spring in the air too, and have been busy having their babies. The Geese have been laying their eggs, and we are delighted that our black Zwartble 2 year old sheep – Spot has just had two lovely new born lambs. Lambs are so resilient; they just get up, feed from their mother and go! New chicks have arrived as well, so it’s been an absolute feast of cuteness around here.

Now that it is new-born season at the farm, bookings for mobile birthday parties are filling up fast, so don’t forget to organise a special Wooly Wards experience for your party with our mobile farm!

In other news we are all busy preparing for our big Easter event, and have started laying down some lines and rhymes for our Easter show in the animal theatre.  Come to the Easter Extravaganza at the Wooly Farm and you will get to see all the newborn cuties and enjoy a fabulous show from our amazing staff.

That’s all for now folks, talk soon!

Love Scary Mary.

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

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!

We are now open every Saturday and Sunday for Activity Farm Tours!

Tours depart at 2.30pm & 3.30p,

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.

Scary Mary’s Blog

Hello to Everyone & a belated New Year

We are looking forward to a busy year with lots of events both on the farm & bringing the Mobile Farm to many venues. The exciting news this week is that on February 1st we will be launching our latest themed event on the farm ‘’The Easter Extravaganza’’ running from March 23rd – March 28th. More news to come on that soon.

We are also announcing the first Wooly Ward’s Easter Camp during the holidays. If your child loves animals, this is the camp for them. Animal Care, Cookery, Arts & Crafts & Outdoor Pursuits will be some of the activities covered. Camps run the week of March 21st & March 29th.

All the animals are doing well – it’s a difficult time of year for them with the weather conditions, so well done to all of the animal care team who mind them so well. Tilly, Mary Kate, Ashley and Alphie were all scanned pregnant last week. We are so looking forward to baby kid goats soon. Lincoln our 3yr old sheep is going to have twins as is Socks who is on her first pregnancy.

Oscar the hedgehog is just back from his holidays with Vivian his partner so fingers crossed there will be new spikes very soon!!

The hens are starting to lay eggs again & the ducks are busy at it too. I have to say I love a duck egg at breakfast. We have three nursing bunnies at the moment with Bambie mothering a massive ten babies’ and I thought I was bad with seven!

Well done to team members Callum, Luke & Sean who passed their Theory Test last week & begun their driving lessons under the Wooly Driving Licence Programme.

A Happy Birthday to all of the Birthday Boys & Girls celebrating this week.

Keep Smiling.

Scary Mary.

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/

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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