Hi Folks,

We are hoping to open the farm for the 2021 season on the Saturday the 29th of May as long as the COVID restrictions allow, for May and June we will be open on a weekend only basis, with two sessions daily.
Saturday and Sunday;
Morning session 10.30am to 1.30pm and the afternoon session 2pm to 5pm.

Terms and Conditions:
• Pre Booking Only (Tickets are now on sale, click the red book now button or scroll further down this page to see the options!)
• Please arrive at the specific day and time of your booking with a copy of your booking confirmation and ticket, these can be on your phone or printed out.
• Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
• Please comply with all directions from our staff and signage.
• Takeaway teas, coffees, snacks, soft drinks and ice creams are available from our coffee shop.
• Visitors should note that our blue barrel and horse and carriage rides are available at a limited capacity per spin.
• To keep everyone safe, we cannot facilitate cuddling with the animals at this time
• We cannot facilitate amendments to booking dates/times.

We are looking forward to seeing you for our 2021 season,
Stay safe folks, chat soon,
Henry and Liz


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Red Mountain Open Farm got its name from the Red Mountain, which is the hill between the Farm and Donore Village. It is believed by some researchers that the colour of the sunrise on the morning of the Winter Solstice was the original inspiration for the name of the hill over which that sunrise occurs when viewed from Newgrange. The hill is called Red Mountain.

Located just five minutes from the Newgrange Monument the Open Farm boasts the most extensive indoor facilities of all open farms in Ireland. We believe these indoor facilities are important given the unpredictable nature of our Irish weather. We have blended a range of indoor and outdoor facilities, so no matter what the weather may bring, there is lots to enjoy...

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Daily Activities

We have the Largest indoor Facility available on any Open Farm in Ireland so you can enjoy your visit whatever the weather.

At Red Mountain Open Farm you can enjoy the following:

  • Play Areas – Indoors and Outdoors
  • Picnic Facilities – Indoors and Outdoors
  • Animal Enclosures – Indoors and Outdoors
  • Cuddle Rabbits
  • Blue Barrel Express
  • Pedal Tractors & didi cars
  • Play in our sandpits
  • Horse & Carriage Ride
  • Country Farm Walks
  • Teas Coffees, Soft Drinks etc
  • Ample Parking for Cars and Coaches

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Easter

Our Easter Event @ Red Mountain Open Farm will run from:

Saturday 4th of April to Sunday 19th of April daily 11am to 5pm including Bank Holiday Monday, Sundays 1pm to 5pm.

CLOSED MONDAY 6TH OF APRIL

With plenty of activities in our large open barns so regardless of the weather, you’re guaranteed to have a good time!

Participate in our annual Easter Treasure Hunt! This Treasure Hunt is exclusively on Saturday the 11th of April, Sunday the 12th of April and Monday the 13th of April. The Treasure hunt runs all day and every child gets a prize!

  • See our day old chicks.
  • Cuddle the rabbits.
  • Visit our farmyard friends.
  • Play in our indoor/outdoor play areas.
  • Play in our sandpits.
  • Drive our toy tractors.
  • All for €8 per child and €8 per adult.
  • Families of 4 or more people is €7 per person.

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School Tours

Here at Red Mountain Open Farm we offer schools a fun learning experience. Our exceptional facilities ensure that pupils will learn much about our animals, our farm and the country side.

A typical visit to Red Mountain Open Farm includes the following:

  • On arrival you will be greeted by your guide.
  • Meet your farm yard friends, the Pigs, Donkey, Goats, Lambs, Rabbits, Geese, Hens Chickens, Turkeys and others.
  • Play shed
  • Lunch break
  • Ride on the Blue Express or Tractor and Carriage Ride
  • Guided farm walk
  • Red Mountain play areas

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Opening Times & Prices 2021

Spring Season
Spring Season (01.05.2021 - 30.06.2021)
Open Weekends only,
Saturday and Sunday morning session 10.30am to 1.30pm and afternoon session 2pm to 5pm.
Summer Season
Summer Season (30.06.2021 - 29.08.2021)
Open Tuesday to Sunday,
Morning session 10.30am to 1.30pm and afternoon session 2pm to 5pm.
Closed Mondays
Autumn Season
Autumn Season (01.09.2021 - 26.09.2021)
September, Open Weekends only,
Saturday and Sunday morning session 10.30am to 1.30pm and afternoon 2pm to 5pm.
Bank Holidays
Bank Holidays
Open each Bank Holiday Monday, Morning session from 10.30am to 1.30pm and afternoon session 2pm to 5pm.
Halloween Event
Halloween Event (24.10.2020 - 01.11.2020)
11am - 5pm Daily. Sunday 1pm – 5pm.
Christmas Experience
Christmas Experience (05.12.2020 - 20.12.2020)
Open Saturdays & Sundays only, 11am – 5pm

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Directions

  • From Dublin:
    Take the M1 north and exit at junction 9. Follow the signs for Newgrange Monument through the village of Donore. After the Newgrange Monument take the first left turn (at the railings on the right), and then take the first right.
  • From Dundalk:
    Take the M1 south and exit at junction 9. Follow the signs for Newgrange Monument through the village of Donore. After the Newgrange Monument take the first left turn (at the railings on the right), and then take the first right.
  • From Dublin, Navan, Slane via the N2:
    Follow the signs for Newgrange Monument (2 km south of Slane). Take the fourth turn to the right opposite railings on the left, then take the first right.
  • From Drogheda:
    Take the Donore Road into the village of Donore and follow signs for Newgrange Monument. After the Newgrange Monument take the first left turn (at the railings on the right) and then take the first right.
  • Postcode:
    A92 TN59

Country Code

All visitors to the countryside are asked to always follow the Country Code:

  • Be Safe – Plan Ahead – Follow Open Farm signs
  • Be Prepared for the Unexpected!
  • Leave Gates and Property as you find them.
  • If you see an open gate which obviously should be closed, please close it.
  • Protect Animals, Birds, Plants and Trees.
  • Take your Litter Home.
  • Be considerate to other people.

Christmas

 

The Christmas Experience @ Red Mountain Open Farm:

Dates to be announced!

To book simply go to our book now page. Your booking time is only for your visit to Santa, you are welcome to stay at Red Mountain as long as you wish to enjoy all the activities.

All Christmas activities are under one roof, so regardless of the weather , you’re guaranteed to have a good time!

  • Visit Santa’s Sitting Room
  • Visit Santa’s Bedroom
  • Visit the Elves Workshop
  • Make a wish in Santa’s wishing well
  • Visit the live nativity scene
  • Write and post your letter to Santa in Santa’s giant post box
  • Visit all your farm yard friends
  • Play in our large indoor sand pit
  • Ride around on peddle tractors
  • Play in our large indoor play area
  • All for €7 per child and €7 per adult
  • Under 12 months go free

 

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Halloween

Dates to be announced!

A visit to our Halloween event includes:

  • Play in the Halloween barn.
  • Cuddle the rabbits.
  • Visit our farmyard friends.
  • Take your photo in the witches’ den.
  • Play in our indoor/outdoor play areas.
  • Play in our sandpits.
  • Drive our toy tractors.
  • Take a spin on the Ghost Carriage if you dare! *
  • Hop in to the blue barrel express. *
  • Hop on the horse and carriage* (weekends only)
  • Tickets available for €2.50 *

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