Airfield Estate Farm & Gardens

Airfield Estate in Dublin is a perfect day out with fun for kids and all the family, only a few minutes from Dundrum Town Centre.

Airfield Estate is a working farm and is based on the traditional farming practices of mixed animal husbandry. The farm is complete with an assortment of sheep, pigs, goats and chickens to name a few and their placid Jersey herd are some of the most beautiful animals you’ll ever see.

The farm and gardens at Airfield is a perfect working example of environmentally sustainable agriculture in Ireland. They encourage visitors to explore, experience farm life up close and even get hands-on.

Daily activities at Airfield Estate

  • 10:00 am – Egg Collection
  • 10:30 am- Jersey Herd Milking
  • 12 pm & 2 pm – The Overend Family Tour
  • 1.30pm – Vintage Car Chat
  • 3 pm – Specimen Tree Tour
  • 3 pm – Meet the farm animals

All of the daily activities are included with your admission ticket, and as a working farm what you see will always be different! Their animals move around regularly.


Spend time together in nature this mid-term break. Discover the importance of soil and its role in sustaining life on our planet at our interactive exhibits at World of Soil and bound along our adventurous Doug the Worm trail this February mid-term.

Follow a trail through their gorgeous farm and gardens, inspired by the beloved Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s bestselling picture book, Superworm. As you and your little ones explore the grounds, keep your eyes open for Doug the worm who is hiding in various locations around the estate. Follow and complete their fun trail sheet together to keep you on track. You’ll have the chance to enjoy a whole heap of fun activities along the way!

From craft sessions to seed planting, there’s something for all the family to enjoy this February mid-term break, all while capturing memories. Join us at World of Soil and dive into the amazing world beneath your feet!

  • Seed planting | weekday (11:30 am – 12:00 pm & 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm) | weekend (11:30 am – 12:00 pm & 2:15 – 2:45 pm)
  • Painting | weekday (2:20 pm – 3:00 pm) | weekend (12:15 am – 12:45 pm & 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm)
  • Soil Scientists | February 17th (11:00 am, 1:00 pm & 2:00 pm) & & February 18th (11:00 am, 1:00 pm & 2:00 pm)

New at Airfield

World of Soil at Airfield Estate

Visit the World of Soil, a new permanent visitor experience at Airfield Estate which is now open to the public. World of Soil is a hands on interactive experience, housed in a series of domes, focused on soil, and how important it is to our planet.

At World of Soil where you can explore the fascinating world beneath our feet. Discover the importance of soil and its role in sustaining life on our planet. From the tiniest microorganisms to the complex ecosystems that rely on them, the soil is the foundation of our natural world.

The interactive exhibits at Word of Soil will take you on a journey through the layers of soil, from its formation to its uses in agriculture and beyond. You’ll learn about the different types of soil and their unique properties, and how they are affected by human activity and climate change.

With hands-on activities and engaging displays, the World of Soil Exhibition is a fun and educational experience for all ages. Come and discover the secrets of the soil and the vital role it plays in our world.

World of Soil Exhibition entry is included with all tickets! Book now and join in on this exciting adventure into the World of Soil – open from 20th May!

Airfield Events

There is always something different to see and do at Airfield and as the seasons change so do their events.
Find out what is going on at Airfield

Airfield Farmers Market

Airfield Estate’s Farmers market offers produce ranging from locally grown fruit, veg, preserves, chutneys, jams, bread, pastries, meats, fish and much more to sample, enjoy or take home.

When you visit the Airfield Farmers Market space you can enjoy the food on offer and even sit to take in the atmosphere!

Dogs are welcome to visit the market!

Open every Friday & Saturday from 9 am – 2:30 pm with free entry.

There’s plenty of bike parking available and limited car parking is on a first-come first-served basis.

Airfield Overends Kitchen

Overends Kitchen is a place where you can connect land and table, farmer and eater in an environment that is casual and engaging. The dining experience at Airfield is inspired by the visionary Overend Sisters and the 38-acre farm that they entrusted to the Airfield Estate to produce honest, great-tasting food.

Every menu is designed around the weekly harvest and produce from the garden and farm teams in Airfield Estate.

Overends Kitchen was voted Dublin’s best sustainable restaurant by the Restaurant Association of Ireland!

Enjoy amazing McCabe’s coffee and teas along with freshly baked items such as bread, pastry, cakes, and cookies, as well as breakfast, brunch and lunch. All utilising the fresh produce from the farm.

The Overend Family

There are many stories and original artefacts from the Airfield Estate’s benefactors, Letitia and Naomi Overend, all of which can be discovered in a wonderful interactive Heritage Experience.

Car Museum at Airfield House

If you love cars you will adore the Car Museum at Airfield House, with the Overend’s family cars. Letitia and Naomi Overend shared a love of cars and with their father Trevor and took part in rallies across Ireland well into their old age.

Letitia was most famous for her 1927 Rolls Royce, which is now pride of place in the Vintage Car Garage alongside Naomi’s 1936 Austin Tickford and their mother, Lily’s, 1920’s Peugeot Quadrilette, lovingly nicknamed ‘The Flea’.

Airfield School Tours

The Airfield School tour is fun packed with learning and adventure! Tailoring the tour to your class, their age and specific needs, we interact with all elements of the estate. From the gardens to the farm as well as the woodlands and play areas, your students are bound to have a fantastic time in the open air, learning about their food and where it comes from.

Keeping group sizes small, our education team will bring the students on a two-hour adventure on the farm, meeting all the animals, plants and nature that make Airfield Estate a very special place. With activities like bug hunts, pond dipping and seed sowing, never mind the fun play zones, your students will have a great day and go home tired after having all the fun on the farm.

To enquire about your school tour, fill in Airfield’s School Tour Form and they will be in touch!

Airfield Admission

  • Adult €12
  • Senior (65+)   €9
  • Student    €9
  • Youth (18-25)  €9
  • Children (Under 18) €6.50
  • 3 and Under are FREE
  • Carers – Free
  • Additional children on reduced rate €5

Tickets are available online or at the gate

Airfield Opening Times –

Open Wednesday – Sunday and bank holidays.

April – June: 9:30 am – 5 pm
July & August: 9:30 am – 6 pm (open 7 days)
September: 9:30 am – 5 pm
October – December: 9:30 am –

Please check here for the latest opening times

How To Get To Airfield House Dundrum

By Car
M50 Southbound: Take Exit 13, continue through the roundabouts for Dundrum till you pass TESCO, the road dips & you pass straight on through a junction. As the road rises & swings round to the right stay right. Airfield is on the right.

M50 Northbound: Take the exit for Dundrum, at the second crossroads turn right. The road runs fairly straight before swinging to the left. Airfield is on the left just past the bend.

From City Centre: Via Ranelagh, Clonskeagh, Goatstown, straight on through the Goat Grill junction and take the left at the second crossroads (set of traffic lights). The road runs fairly straight before swinging to the left. Airfield is on the left just past the bend.

Bus Stops / Routes
75 and 86 stop outside Airfield
48A, 44 and 44B stop at Dundrum Village
11 and 11B stop at The Goat Grill

Take the Sandyford “Green” Line to Balally Station. When you get out of the station turn right, follow the Wyckham bypass up the hill swinging around to the right. Airfield is just ahead about 150 meters. It’s a quick walk and one well worth making!