So let’s kick this off the right way – Kia Ora Mini Farm is absolutely class – and that’s a fact.
We spent last weekend in Courtown on a mini break. Mini breaks rock, get the hell away from the normal every day crap and get the ‘oh hell yeah, I’m away‘ buzz. #sweetness
Let me tell ya, who ever is printing flyers in Wexford must be bleedin minted – they’re everywhere!!! If we picked up 1 flyer we must have picked up 50! From Lavender Garden’s to Pirates Adventures and all the rest. We really wanted the nips to have fun and experience it all but the reality was we were only there for two days/one night so we’ll just have to go back soon.
So what stood out?
Kia Ora Mini Farm stood out immediately. We hadn’t been before but heard all about it. In fact, I read a review by Sinead from Bumbles of Rice a while back which originally put the idea of going into my head and let me tell you it didn’t disappoint.
There’s so much to do. The Nips didn’t know which way to turn! Being older, Nip#1 was especially excited. She’s animal mad and fell in love with the place in seconds, running around like a headless chicken from section to section before she even saw what was in each area!
On a farm, you obviously associate animals and of course they have all the usual there but they also have some very unique animal like lama’s/emu’s/highland cattle just to name a few. At certain times you could feed some of them – which Nip#1 did and thought it was the coolest thing since sliced bread.
Animals aside, you have so many activities to pick from such as….
- The Maze – which is great crack running after your nips
- Go-Karting – in big family size carts with two adults peddling and steering
- Crazy Football – like crazy golf just with footballs
- Fire Engine – all the nips just loved this, especially with the sirens on
- Football pitch
- Basketball nets
- Milk a pretend cow
- Hold & play with rabbits & hamsters
- Use real Mini-Diggers (my personal favourite!!)
- Hybrid Power Station
- Santa Experience
- Birthday Parties
And when you get the munchies, you can chill inside or out with a tea or coffee & a sandwich from their deli. Also don’t forget the ice cream afterwards!
We were very lucky as the sun was splitting the rocks so we really chose a great day to visit. They also allow you to bring a picnic if you prefer which is very unique. Entry fee is a very reasonable €7.50 p/p and you can stay all day if you want.
Run by Padráic & Evelyn, they have been there for nearly 20 year which is brilliant. I love seeing a family run business doing so well and I have to say, we were treated like celebrities from the moment we entered to when we left. It’s fair to say we were dam impressed & will be back soon.
So thank you very much Padráic, Evelyn & Maura (Padráic’s Mum) who works on the till and spotted me first. ‘You’re the daddy blogger fella?‘ she said, ‘I am indeed‘ I said to which she replied, ‘Bloody hell, I thought you were the messiah walking in!!!’ (which of course is because of my big grey beard!).
Have you been? If so what did you think of it? And if you haven’t gone, do yourself a favour and go. Just tell them The Stented Papa told you to go!!!!
DISCLAIMER – I DID NOT RECEIVE ANY PAYMENT FOR THIS REVIEW NOR WAS I ASKED TO WRITE ONE. HOWEVER, ALL COST FOR MY FAMILIES ENTRY WERE WAIVED & I’D LIKE TO SAY A MASSIVE THANK YOU TO PADRÁIC, EVELYN & MAURA FOR THEIR HOSPITALITY.
Photo’s time, enjoy!