Summer Fun At National Park

Summer Fun At National Park

20th Jun 2016

There are plenty of fun activities taking place at the Irish National Stud & Gardens this summer. Every Wednesday and Sunday during July and August, there will be free pony rides and face-painting. These activities are scheduled for 11:00am until 12:30pm and 2:00pm until 3:30pm.

We are delighted to be teaming up with The Irish Fairy Door Company this year to bring you a magical Fairy Trail through our gardens and wooded area. Fairies, including Derby, who helps with all our horses, have descended upon the Irish National Stud & Gardens and are looking forward to meeting our visitors. Children will be given a map to help them locate the fairies who have taken up residency here.


Visitors can also enjoy the regular attractions including the very beautiful Japanese Gardens and the serene and spiritual St. Fiachra’s Garden. The six ‘Living Legends’, Beef Or Salmon, Hardy Eustace, Hurricane Fly, Kicking King, Moscow Flyer and Rite Of Passage, can be seen in their paddock every day enjoying their retirement from racing. Our newly refurbished restaurant offers delicious homemade baked goods and wholesome lunches.

Tickets can be purchased on arrival but to avail of discounted rates, book online here

Opening Times:
Monday – Sunday (including Bank Holidays) 9:00am – 6:00pm
Last Admission 5:00pm

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  1. blank Sonya. says:

    Hi, went today with my 4 year old having read the article above and while we loved our visit as usual, we were disappointed that pony rides only start on Wed 5th.

    1. blank masteraccess says:

      We’re sorry you missed the pony rides this year, but do come back again in the holidays. Dates are always up on the website in advance if that helps. A season ticket is great value too and allows you to come at any time with various privileges during the season. Happy Holidays!

  2. blank Jackie Behan says:

    Are Pony Rides available every day ? We will be visiting on Monday August 7th and we were hoping kids could ride a pony

    1. blank masteraccess says:

      Sorry we missed your visit but hope you had a great day. Pony rides are Wednesdays and Sundays throughout the summer holidays so come back and see us soon.