Oakfield Park

Oakfield Park, Raphoe: Hours, Address, Oakfield Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Oakfield Park
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Parks • Gardens
11:00 - 18:00
Monday
11:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 18:00
Thursday
11:00 - 18:00
Friday
11:00 - 18:00
Saturday
11:00 - 18:00
Sunday
11:00 - 18:00
About
Oakfield Park is one of Donegal’s best-loved attractions. Our award-winning gardens and parklands are the perfect place to spend a wonderful day out in Donegal. Whether you’re on a Wild Atlantic Way adventure or a first-time visitor to Donegal, there’s so much to see and explore. Our beautiful landscape of parkland, woodlands, lakes and formal gardens has everything you need to entertain the whole family. Spend hours exploring the grounds at your leisure: from walled gardens to ponds, lakes, a lakeside Nymphaeum, our hedge maze coming soon, heritage trees and sculptures. Children can make a wish at Oakfield Park’s Faerie tree, while navigating their way through adventures on extensive walks and trails. Our crowning glory is a 4.5km narrow gauge railway with a diesel and steam train operating passenger trips daily. This is a magical way to explore the park’s gardens as the train passes through flower meadows, beautiful woodlands, willow tunnels, oak circles and heritage trees.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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Admission tickets
from €11.00
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Anne Y
Dublin, Ireland2 contributions
Great family day out and good for dogs!
We came here on the most rainy of days and had a wonderful day. Everything from the accessibility of the amenities, the walking trail, the train ride was perfect for our two boys and dog. The food in Buffers restaurant was fabulous also. We thoroughly enjoyed our day out. We specifically enjoyed the very relaxed tunes in Buffers. Great playlist.!!! The salads for us and goujons for the kids were delicious. Best day out in ages. Congratulations on a beautiful park.
Written 27 July 2021
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Eire82_13
Dublin, Ireland9 contributions
Great park day out
Jul 2021 • Family
The grounds are in perfect condition and very nicely laid out. There was a bit of a queue for the train ride, but they had them running more frequently so the wait was not too long. There is a nice cafe onsite too with hot dishes for lunch. Plenty of outdoor seating too. Great day out for the family
Written 25 July 2021
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Michelle M
9 contributions
Well worth a visit
A real hidden gem. Lovely walk in grounds (2km). The shade of the young trees much needed as temperature was in mid 20°Cs. Loved the train ride. Lots of nice natural sculptures. Ideal for young children. Cafe for refreshments was good and all staff helpful. Toilets very clean. Well worth a visit.
Written 18 July 2021
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Emmajane135
uk45 contributions
A delight!
Jul 2021 • Couples
Obviously the super weather was a bonus but Oakfield Park really is a delight to visit. There has been no expense spared in visitor amenities & Buffers eatery is great with pleasant staff. All Covid careful.
We walked the grounds & loved them. Such care & interest in planning, planting & design.
Will def return for the guided tour of the gardens.
Is so much here also to intrigue & interest children
Written 16 July 2021
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Sherry L
2 contributions
Will back again
Jul 2021 • Family
Nice to get day out with kids to get train ride. Great service, highly recommended for family to go.
Written 14 July 2021
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David W
1 contribution
Deserves to be more widely known in NI
Jul 2021 • Family
We visited last Saturday from Portstewart and really enjoyed the day out. The garden tour was excellent - made the fantastic gardens even more enjoyable. Then toured the lower estate on the train followed by some lovely ice-cream!
Written 12 July 2021
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Thank you for the lovely review and 5 stars! We really appreciate it and appreciate your visit from the north coast. We’re delighted you enjoyed your visit and ice cream and hope to see you again soon.
Written 13 July 2021
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Gerard F
1 contribution
Great day out
Jul 2021
We (2 adults and 3 kids) had a lovely day out in Oakfield Park. We went to the lower garden, which are immaculate. The kids really enjoyed the maze, the train ride and unsurprisingly the ice cream from the van! We all enjoyed a lovely lunch from the restaurant which was very good value. All in all a great day out and we look forward to coming back.
Written 12 July 2021
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Thanks so much for your kind review. We’re delighted you enjoyed your day and that you will be back soon. We look forward to welcoming you again and to you discovering even more on your next visit!
Written 13 July 2021
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nureman
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
An oasis
The gardens are superb. The level of maintenance and housekeeping was excellent. It truly is a jewel and a credit to the Robinson family. We will be back.
Written 3 July 2021
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Thank you so much! We really appreciate the 5 stars and kind review. It is our primary goal to create exactly what you describe so it’s just so great to hear it from visitors. Thank you again for taking the time to let us know.
Written 7 July 2021
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A_Ui_Mhathuna
2 contributions
What a fantastic day
Jun 2021 • Family
I went to Oakfield park with my 4 and 5 year old boys and in their words it was the best day of our holiday ever! From the start we were met with extremely kind and enthusiastic staff members who couldn't be more helper. My son's played in the playground and explored all Oakfield had to offer for six hours. It was so clean and well looked after. A hidden gem we will definitely be returning to.
Written 1 July 2021
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Thank you so much for your lovely review and for the 5 stars - we really do appreciate it. More so, we are so happy you all had a great 6 hours! It’s so nice to hear the words of your son - he obviously has impeccable taste! Again thank you so much and hope to welcome you again soon!
Written 7 July 2021
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Deirdre C
1 contribution
Terrible Experience.
Jun 2021 • Family
Terrible staff in Buffers. Refused service before 5:30.Rang to enquire how kitchen could be possibly been closed as I could see clearly others outside been served after been refused. Staff clearly very young and inexperienced.
Written 27 June 2021
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This is a very mean and above all, inaccurate review. We received your email and looked into this on CCTV and you weren’t refused service. Cold food / treats continue to be served after hot food ends for the day. The staff are excellent in Buffers and have many years of experience having served thousands of customers. Yes some of the staff are around 20 years old but is that a problem? Isn’t that indicative of most of the hospitality industry? The problem with throwaway comments on hardworking staff is that someone might believe it… Sorry you feel that the entire team of staff are “terrible” but I’m here to back them up on this occasion.
Written 29 June 2021
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  • Sun - Sat 11:00 - 18:00
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