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Family Farm

Friday, 21 May 2010

It’s officially Ireland’s smallest farm but it’s set to become the most popular as Dublin Zoo opened the gates to reveal Family Farm, an acre of fun that represents an island of farming. Bringing a lot of country to a little part of Dublin’s city centre, Family Farm is a joint venture that Dublin Zoo and Agri Aware have been working on for the past two years.

The main attraction is naturally, the new animals: the new beef cow and calf, the ewe with her four little lambs, the weaner and Tamworth Pigs, pygmy goats as well as geese and hens. There is even a dairy cow, which can be seen getting milked on the farm everyday!

She isn’t the only milking cow on the farm though! The life sized model cow that children can milk themselves is just one of the fixtures on the farm that promotes active learning. A playground full of model animals also captures children’s imagination.

There will also be a new farmhouse school which will be a hub of learning, children can learn about agriculture in the classroom during their school tours and then just step outside to experience it for themselves. Children will get the opportunity to become mini-farmers by helping plant their own vegetables and learn about the importance of Irish hedgerow plus much more! 

Family Farm is now open and will be a fun and unforgettable experience for children of all ages






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