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Leahys Open Farm, County Cork: Hours, Address, Leahys Open Farm Reviews: 4.5/5

Leahys Open Farm
4.5
Speciality Museums • Farms • Game & Entertainment Centres
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10:00 - 18:00
Monday
10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 18:00
Friday
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday
10:00 - 18:00
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
About
We are a family run business. We provide a fun day out for all the family. We have digger rides, petting/feeding times with the animals, adventure trails, climbing frames, maze, go karts, museums, coffee shop and indoor play areas. We cater for birthday parties, school tours, communions, scout groups, company days out and holiday visitors. We are open each day for the summer from 11am to 6pm with pig racing and dog agility on select days (check on Facebook) The petting times at the farm are on each day at 1pm, 3pm and 5pm.
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PhilipinDublin
Dublin, Ireland20 contributions
May 2022 • Family
It’s an open farm they said: you’ll be able to pet a lamb they said….
No it isn’t. The farm (which includes a snake as well as all the animals you’d expect: sheep, goats, rabbits, hamsters, pigs, tiny horses) is about ten percent of all the things to do at Leahy’s. They have ice cream and chocolate making, they have museums, they have playgrounds, a maze, zip wires, proper grown up mini diggers (that little kids can use to dig a gravel pit), the most amazing (and biggest) climbing tower/ slide combo I’ve ever seen.
We made the mistake of only going for the afternoon and we were the last to leave. We could easily stayed all day.
The best bit: every single member of staff (and there are loads) was kind, helpful, child centered and knowledgeable. It was just an all round lovely day.
Go with your family, organize your kids birthday parties there, communions, confirmations, (stags???). Actually no stags, leave it just as it is!!
Was there a fault? Yep, guys your marketing: it should be called something like “Leahy’s open farm and loads of other fun interesting things to do that will definitely last all day experience”. (If you want you can use that new title for free).

WELL DONE!
Written 4 May 2022
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LexiR
Cork, Ireland391 contributions
May 2022 • Family
Was here for a birthday party. All of the kids had a great time. All of the staff were very nice and good with the kids. The new playground is fab, all of the kids loved it. They got to hold a snake, as well as pet and feed a variety of animals. Good food. A lovely time was had by all.
Written 1 May 2022
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noel
Monkstown, Ireland1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Family
Facilities for small ones are super. Zip lines, slides, animals, birds, diggers, barrel. However restaurant took 40 mins for food, staff couldn't cope, got our order completely wrong, food very average. Go to Leahys but run a mile from the restaurant.
Written 20 April 2022
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Ladies8
Clare8 contributions
Apr 2022
Amazing place for kids of all ages. I heard it was a great place to visit but it was fantastic. From the moment we arrived, the boys had fun, fun, fun. A full day enjoyed by all.
Well done to all at Leahy's - Keep it up!
Written 19 April 2022
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Catherina H
5 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
Loved everything, the farm, the museum the animals several play areas, the diggers, barel train, the chocolate factory/ice-cream.
Fantastic day will definitely be back.
Written 21 March 2022
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Sb
1 contribution
Mar 2022 • Family
We went to leahys with 4 kids. Aged 8, 7 and 2 year old twins. We were shocked to discover they no longer offer any family tickets. Each person included 2 year old twins were charged over €11. A cost of €69 for one family is a complete rip off.
Written 19 March 2022
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aislingxo
Cork, Ireland44 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
My boyfriend and I had a lovely day at Leahy’s today - although we don’t have children, I would highly recommend it as a day out for all age groups! The animals were adorable and we really enjoyed the farm museum too. The food in the cafe was delicious as well as their homemade ice cream!
Written 30 January 2022
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TractorMoore
Cork10 contributions
Dec 2021
We had the most wonderful evening visiting Santa at Leahys farm last week. There was so much effort put into making the place so festive & covid friendly & safe. The gifts in the factory shop were excellent & catered for a range of prices & people. Our Santa was exceptional. He was so kids to the kids & so chatty with everyone. Thank You
Written 14 December 2021
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Anon
Dublin, Ireland3 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
We usually go to Ardmore and love the atmosphere and build up of excitement when waiting to see Santa. With Leahys your walking around the farm unsure where or what to do next then you eventually queue for Santa and your waiting 30mins you think your in then your standing around dusty old farm machinery queuing again.No Xmas trees no atmosphere just children getting fed up waiting. When you do eventually get in to Santa you walk through straw bales and before the kids talk to Santa they want to take the picture..so rushed.Such a poor performance for €84 not including picture which was another €8. They want you in and out quickly. The toys we got were missing bits and one train track was broken therefore they can’t play them.I’d really recommend visiting maybe in the summer but for a Santa experience I’d recommend Ardmore open farm.
Written 9 December 2021
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peterodonohoe
Dublin, Ireland201 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Visited in Dec 2021 to see Santa with three kids ages 2, 3 and 6. We had been a few times before when visiting cork but never for Santa.

The experience was a really good one, well organised, always friendly staff.
Santa itself was very good and you got a good 5 minutes with him, he sang a song with them, spoke to each of them and it was really well done despite covid. We got an official photo included in pics and the guy took some on my phone too. The presents were good quality.

There was a nice little Christmas market selling local fare and treats / coffee.

The elf house was good. The kids got to make Christmas decorations.

Mrs Claus was worth a visit too.

The kids also enjoyed the chocolate factory and making their own tractor chocolate lollies and decorating them to take away with them.

It’s an open farm so there is a element of being outdoors and moving between the various things so you could get caught depending on the weather but it’s really well done and the kids enjoyed it.
Written 7 December 2021
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  • Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00