Oakfield Park

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

Oakfield Park
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Parks • Gardens
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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 - 21:00
Sunday
11:00 - 18:00
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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.
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Catherine G
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Family
Lovely afternoon out. Dog friendly though said dog not sure of train lol. The park is amazing other worldly in a lovely way. Cafe lovely with covered seating outside. Modern and well kept facilities. Would highly recommend... Give yourself time to enjoy it fully.
Written 21 June 2022
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dwjf123
Dear Dwjf123, thank you for choosing to visit Oakfield Park and thank you for such kind comments. We appreciate the feedback so much and we really hope to welcome you back again sometime soon. Kind regards, Caoimhe
Written 22 June 2022
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MEM557
Wantage, UK20 contributions
May 2022
The train ride round the grounds. The excellent food in the restaurant. We had to go back for some apple and walnut tart as it looked so delicious.
Written 18 June 2022
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Dear Mem557, Thank you for visiting Oakfield Park and thank you for your kind comments. We appreciate them so much. We hope to welcome you back again sometime soon. Kind regards, David
Written 21 June 2022
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Paul
5 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
Visited this magical place with a group from our church. We all loved it - the train ride was fun, the tour of the gardens so interesting and beautiful, and the cafe excellent. The welcoming and friendly staff couldn't have been more helpful. We could have spent much longer there but will definitely return again.
Written 11 June 2022
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Dear B1658BFpaulh, Thank you for choosing to visit Oakfield Park and thank you for your kind comments. We appreciate them so much and we would like to thank you for giving your time to give us some feedback. We hope to welcome you back again sometime soon. Kind regards, David
Written 21 June 2022
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James L
County Londonderry, UK1 contribution
May 2022 • Friends
Excellent both the Park and the tour of the family home and garden. Swans and cygnets. Train was a treat.
Written 28 May 2022
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Dear j_lamberton, I hope you are well. Thank you for taking the time to visit Oakfield Park and for your lovely comments. They are so appreciated. We can't wait to welcome you back again on your next visit. Kind regards, David
Written 3 June 2022
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Killin
Omagh, UK63 contributions
May 2022
As a regular visitor to OP for years I was so disappointed last Sunday to learn I could not visit the upper gardens anymore unless on a guided tour, which I have done before and do not need to repeat. When I go to visit gardens I want the freedom and flexibility to dander around on my own and not ushered along in a group. I paid for a full price ticket but it should only be half the price as I can only see half the gardens. I believe the issue is damage to the gardens, then may I humbly suggest you put on security frim 12 - 5.00pm instead. Its interesting that there's no problem with damage in the lower garden. I was so disappointed with Oakfield nd until they reverse this policy I will not be back.
Written 22 May 2022
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dwjf123
Dear Killin, i hope you're well. Thanks so much for choosing to visit Oakfield Park. Unfortunately at the minute the upper gardens are only open by guided tours however this may change in the future. The cost of entry is to keep our gardens to the highest standard on which we are so well known. We do hope you understand and we hope to welcome you back again sometime soon. Kind regards, Caoimhe
Written 23 May 2022
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Karen B
11 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
I have a seasonal pass for Oakfield Park. It is an amazing park to visit. It is very safe, clean and friendly place for families or anyone to visit. Very peaceful and enjoyable day out. The seasonal ticket is great value for money if you like to walk or get the kids out walking and playing outdoors. The upper garden is open at the weekend via guided tour at 2pm or 4 pm and it is a lovely experience to see the house and gardens. They also have picnic tables to eat outside or you can visit the restaurant and eat indoors or outdoors. The park is also pet friendly.
Written 21 May 2022
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dwjf123
Dear E9557, i hope you are well. Thank you for taking the time to visit Oakfield Park and for your lovely comments. They are so appreciated. We can't wait to welcome you back again on your next visit. Kind regards, David
Written 23 May 2022
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Nuala K
2 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Poor value for €16. Upper garden not open. (Only open weekends for tours) rediculous. Disappointed. All i ask is that they open the upper garden during the week and let visitors go round it themselves.
Written 20 May 2022
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dwjf123
Dear 26nualak, I hope you're well. Thanks so much for choosing to visit Oakfield Park. For over a year now, the upper gardens are open by guided tour so the price and situation you refer to is from 2 years ago. The cost of general entry has not been increased in around 5 years despite huge increases in costs in this time. We know we are one of very few places that haven’t increased prices in this time. We also know that traditionally over 90% of visitors stayed in the lower gardens and are happy to do this rather than face price hikes. The model now is set up to maintain our gardens to the highest possible standard on which we are so well known. The reasons you refer to don’t even cover half of the issues we have faced which include road safety at the public road crossing and insurance issues among many others. We do hope you understand, and we hope to welcome you back again sometime soon. Kind regards, David
Written 23 May 2022
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sean
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Solo
I had visited once before with adult and children family members. That visit was enjoyable. The children liked the maze, the wishing tree and the train. Today I went by myself. I had a lovely walk through the well maintained park. I enjoyed a snack in Buffers served by a very friendly staff member. Oakfield Park is a tranquil and pleasant place to visit
Written 4 May 2022
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Dear Laxurus, I hope you are well. Thank you so much for choosing to visit Oakfield Park and for your kind comments. They are very much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back sometime soon. Kind regards, Caoimhe
Written 16 May 2022
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Carolina F
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Family
Kids enjoyed the place but service very slow. Restaurant said it would be an hour to serve food & then told they ran out of hot food. One girl in an ice cream van serving very slowly, she needed someone else to help with the queue.
Written 16 April 2022
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Dear S7962WPcarolinef, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent trip to Oakfield Park. Thank you for joining us and thanks for your valued feedback. Please note we are very busy since opening however i have taken note of your comments and we will use these to improve for future customers. We hope to welcome you back to Oakfield Park again sometime soon. Kind regards, Caoimhe Marketing & Events Co-Ordinator
Written 4 May 2022
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Patrick C
ST J6 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
A wonderful place. Buffers restaurant is unique and staff are great. My favourite place to visit
Pat
Written 2 April 2022
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Dear PatC875, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent trip to Oakfield Park. Thank you for joining us and thanks for your valued feedback. Your kinds words are very much appreciated. We can't wait to welcome you back to Oakfield Park again sometime soon. Kind regards, Caoimhe Marketing & Events Co-Ordinator
Written 4 May 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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