Busy Barn Mini Farm


Busy Barn Mini Farm is a family run children’s farm just outside the beautiful village of Dunmore East, only 15 minutes drive from Waterford City and Tramore. 

It provides a fun, educational and great value day out for adults and children alike, whatever the weather. Busy Barn Mini Farm has lots to keep the kids occupied – meet the animals, have fun outside, or discover the indoor play area.  

We have a bright and airy café selling homemade cakes and light lunches. We have indoor and outdoor eating areas, and lots of space to run off some energy.

We can’t wait to meet you!

The Cullinane Family


No matter what the weather enjoy the soft play area for kids up to age 12.

We have large climbing frames, ball pools, slides and lots more. 

The entire kids area is covered in foam flooring for comfort.
We have a separate area for under fours to ensure safe play for all ages.


We are delighted to introduce our new outdoor covered Baby Barn. Full of small slides, low climbing equipment and even a fire truck and school bus! Suitable for under fours.


The outdoor areas at Busy Barn Mini Farm are as exciting as the indoor area! 

Our animals and birds in our mini farm are very excited to meet you all! We have a pony, pigs, sheep, goats and Terrance the Turkey likes to show off to visitors. Our ducks and geese will have a great chat with you as you pass by!

We also have an outdoor eating area where the adults can relax with a cuppa, and something nice to eat, from our café while the kids play.

Our rabbits often have little baby bunnies they like to show off too!

There’s lots to play on: swings, slides, climbing frame and a sand pit. We have little tractors and cars to pedal around in

We also have an outdoor eating area where the adults can relax with a cuppa, and something nice to eat, from our café while the kids play.

Food & Drink

Relax in our cosy and colourful Wren’s Nest Café next to the indoor soft play with a lovely cup of coffee or tea. Enjoy our delicious homemade cakes, snacks, Morelli ice cream and light lunches. We have indoor and outdoor eating areas.


Birthday PARTIES, groups & schools


We offer two hour Birthday Party packages all year round which include entry to the mini farm and indoor and outdoor play areas, kid’s meal, popcorn, and unlimited cordial for each child.

The package also includes an Ice Cream Birthday Cake and free pass gift for the birthday child. 

Please note we can’t allow any birthday cakes or food to be brought in for food safety reasons. Thank you for your understanding. 

To download PARTY INVITATIONS to print for your guests CLICK HERE.

Party Package Booking T&C’s: Party packages MUST be prebooked in advance and are subject to a €50 non-refundable, non-transferrable deposit. The remaining balance must be paid on the day of the party.



We offer school tour packages which include private use of the mini farm and indoor and outdoor play areas. Please note minimum number for school tours is 20 children.

Package 1 €10 per child – bring your own packed lunch

Package 2 €15 per child includes hot lunch,  juice and slushee. (Gluten free options available)

Teachers are free and can enjoy complimentary tea and scones! 



If you have a group or club who would like to have a party we offer exclusive use of Busy Barn for parties of more than 15 children.

Your group can enjoy entry to the mini farm and indoor and outdoor play areas, kid’s meal, popcorn, and unlimited cordial for each child.

Price is €15 per child for two hour session 6pm-8pm. 

One adult must stay for every 5 children booked. Children must be aged 10 and under.

opening hours

Open every saturday & sunday 10AM – 5PM

29th June – 7th July: Open 10am – 5pm

8th -12th July: 1.30pm -5pm (Open at later time to facilitate summer camps) 

13th July -14th JulyOpen 10am – 5pm

15th -19th July: 1.30pm -5pm (Open at later time to facilitate summer camps) 

20th July – 23rd of August: Open 10am – 5pm

No booking required. Maximum 2 hour stay.

PLEASE NOTE: We will be closed for annual leave from the Friday 23rd of August  until Saturday the 21st of September 2024.


ENTRY FEE (For 2 hour slot):

Mini Farm, Indoor & Outdoor Play

Children age 1-12    €10
Children age 13-16    €6

Family of 3 children   €27
Family of 4 children   €36

Adults    FREE



8th-12th July 2024

15th-19th July 2024

Activities include:

  • Mini Farm – feed the animals
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Outdoor playground
  • Outdoor games
  • Indoor soft play
  • Baking & pizza making

Morning snack and hot or cold lunch is provided plus unlimited drinks.

If your child has special dietary needs they may bring their own lunch. Please contact us to advise.   


Week Camp = 5 days (9.30am – 1.30pm) €125 per child

We may also have some spaces on a day basis at €30 per day (9.30am-1.30pm).


PLEASE NOTE: Numbers are limited so early booking advised by calling Catherine on 086 108 6959


Tel; +353 (0)861086959


Busy Barn Mini Farm,

Leperstown Cross,

X91 D525,

Co. Waterford

 Tel: +353 (0)86 108 6959

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