Blessington Farm is a fun day out for kids and adults alike. It is especially fun over the fall period. We went the week before Halloween and while it was busy it is a large farm so we had no issues with waiting or crowding.
During fall they have loads of pumpkins and a pumpkin patch available for families to take photos. The set ups are very cute and the whole place is very family friendly. You can purchase pumpkins to take home and the kids love nothing more than pulling them along in the provided carts.
The attractions include play parks for the kids to burn off energy. They are very innovative and provide fun for kids of all ages. The slides, and climbing areas are awesome. Along with the go – karts and sand attractions. There is also a train that goes around the farm, we did not do that this time. But the people on it seemed to be having a great time.
There are lots of animals available for visitors to get up close and personal with. The goats and dog area allow you to go in and pet them. There are a few huge tortoises and for an additional fee you can feed the giraffes and go into the bird cage where loads of birds will eat out of your hand and land on you. Our kids did want to go into the bird cage, and we did have to wait a while to get in, but even with the farm being busy it was not a long wait.
My son (10) is obsessed with gems and fossils. The farms sells bags of dirt filled with gems and fossils and had a cute area that the kids can clean them. This was a huge it!
You are welcome to bring your own food and drinks. Picnic tables are available throughout the facility, and some a close to where your children can play. There are also food trucks and bottles of water available in the gift shop (this is where you also can purchase the tickets for feeding the birds and the giraffe).
Fishing is available in a small pond near the entrance, one of our party caught a huge catfish while we were there! I believe that you have to bring your own equipment for this.
The facilities are port-a-loos but they are clean and well kept, and while it was crowded the weekend we were there we had no issues with cleanliness or having to wait.
This was not our first trip to Blessington Farm. We have been a few times in the past, and while the Fall festivals are fun we have also enjoyed fruit picking (strawberries) and flower picking at other times of year.
Overall, we had a great day out and will be returning. Our party had kids from age 6-15 and they were all entertained. You can find other reviews and ideas for days out at http://www.clairethomphotography.com/blog.
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And if you would like to visit Blessington Farms website directly you can find it here https://blessingtonfarms.com