Woolapalooza at Airfield, Dundrum

Airfield Springs Into May Bank Holiday With ‘Woolapalooza Weekend’ of Family Fun

Woolapalooza at Airfield 2

I had the pleasure of visiting Airfield lots of times last Summer after it re-opened and I am sure this Summer will be no different!

Airfield has so much to offer. Once you step through the gates you forget that most of us associate Dundrum with a shopping centre and a place of high commercial activity, when only metres up the road is this outstanding working farm. There you will also find a milking parlour and dairy, ornamental gardens, and a wonderful interactive heritage experience relating to the Overend sisters, who placed the estate in trust many years ago, with the foresight to maintain over 30 acres of land in the centre of Dundrum.

They are kicking off the season with a bang over the Bank holiday weekend with their “Woolapalooza Wekend of Family Fun”. Some of the sheep and lamb inspired events on offer on Sunday 3rd/Monday 4th of May include:

*Sheep dog trials in the Fairy Field with Farmer Dennis Birchall

*Sheep shearing with Airfield’s shearer Rodney

*Climb into a massive woolly jumper in The Sunken Garden and have your photo taken

*Get your dancing shoes on and join one of the Ceilis in the Green Barn.

Continuing the celebration of our favourite farmyard friends, over at the Hive visitors can marvel at the art of giant loom weaving; spinning demonstrations will magically turn fleece to wool; and the fabulous gang from Winnie’s Wool Wagon will be on helping little ones learn how to knit and even using the biggest knitting needles you’ll ever see!

Tickets are priced the same as regular entry to Airfield – adults €10, children €5, seniors and students €8 – visit www.airfield.ie

And don’t forget to keep up to date with what’s happening at Airfield by following @airfielddundrum or www.facebook.com/airfielddublin

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