An acre of fun representing an island of farming in Ireland!
Swinging open the gates to a new era in Irish farming in May 2010, Family Farm is a purpose built interactive acre that represents modern Irish farm life. Established on the grounds of Dublin Zoo's 'Pet corner', this redeveloped area of educational fun is a must-see feature of Dublin Zoo and is integral to communicating the importance of Irish agriculture to over 1 million visitors each year. The development of Family Farm was supported by theIFA,Bord Bia, FBD, IFACand Dublin Zoo. At Family Farm, visitors of all ages can learn about farm animals, food origin and quality. In the farmyard itself, visitors learn about a host of Irish farm animals from cows to chickens, whilst in the Farmhouse classroom,Ireland's agricultural history comes to life in the Farm's heritage exhibition.
Family Farm's resident teacher Johnny hosts an array of educational modules in the farmhouse classroom such as Food from the Farm and Earth Alive and many more for Pre-school, Primary and Second Level students.