Derby Festival Celebrations

Derby Festival Celebrations

17th Jun 2019

The highlight of the racing calendar is upon us and to celebrate the Derby Festival the Irish National Stud & Gardens will host its on celebrations on Sunday the 30th of June.

This fun packed day will start from 10 o’clock till 2 o’clock.

We’ll be asking our resident ponies Prince & Bertie to don their saddles and bridles to offer FREE pony rides to all our little visitors. Face painting obligatory whilst you wait!

There will also be workshops, giant games and other fun activities. 




All the regular attractions are available including an opportunity to meet the Living Legends team, take the fairy trail route through St Fiachra’s or walk along the stepping stones in the Japanese Gardens for hours of outdoor fun. This is also a lovely time to meet some of our frolicking foals in their paddock. 

This is a full day out so allow 4/5 hours to really make the most of it.  Our cafe will be serving seasonal recipes along with the usual cakes and treats and of course, we cannot forget the ice-cream.

All events are included in the admission prices. Event suited to a younger audience.






The celebrations will also see the launch of the Derby Legends Walk. The Derby Legends Walk will launch at 2 pm starting at the business entrance to the Irish National Stud and travelling 1 mile 4 furlongs through the town of Kildare. The walk will highlight the historic legends of the Derby and is sure to be a great day out. The walk is free with some special characters joining us on the launch day. For more information contact us on +35345521617 or email [email protected] 

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