Newbridge House and Farm


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Newbridge House and Farm is multi faceted and ever changing.  From the gently undulating wild flower meadows of the Park to the stately grandeur of the Georgian Mansion, Newbridge Demesne truely is an experience for all ages and in all seasons.  Families adore the 18th century working Farm and state of the art Adventure Playground, rounding off their visit with homemade treats in the Courtyard Tearooms.  Enter the Farm via its 18th century cobbled courtyard and visit a vast array of animals ranging from the Shetland and Connemara ponies of the paddock, to the piglets, goats and baby chicks of the farmyard. We have over 100,000 visitors every ye ar and the Farm is very popular with families. We are one of the few working farms where children can see pigs, and many other animals, reared in an environment where they can move about freely and express normal patterns of behaviour. We are very committed to the highest standards of animal welfare and to the preservation of many Irish and indeed rare breeds

Santa At Newbridge House and Farm

Santa's Christmas HQ as per usual will be Newbridge House and Farm in Donabate, Co. Dublin. Its a big responsibility as his elves can be very demanding but the team at Newbridge House are looking forward to welcoming the great man himself, his elves and of course Rudolph and his fellow reindeer. A big thank you to the deer in the Deer Park who will accommodate their Arctic cousins in the Deer Park.

This year all the girls and boys can visit Santa in the gorgeous surroundings of Newbridge House, see the reindeer in the Deer Park (check website/reception on arrival for times when the farmers will feed them) and visit the beautiful living crib in the 18th century Courtyard. During your visit to Santa’s elves will take you behind the scenes in the House and show you where Santa answers your letters, eats with the elves etc. and there will be plenty of advise on caring for flying reindeer, successful letter writing, food for Santa and reindeer etc.

The House will be sumptuously decorated by Chelsea and Bloom awarding winning floral designer Christopher White.

Dates/Times:- SANTA VISITS AVAILABLE ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS ON THE DAY ONLY, please arrive early to avoid disappointment and be prepared to visit the Farm, Crib, Deer Park, Playground etc before you visit Santa. We recommend leaving buggies in the car if at all possible before Santa visit as waiting room gets v crowded. Get your ticket first and go to toilet etc before tour.

•Weekends in December (6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th & 21st) 22nd & 23rd December - 11.00 - 15.00
•Christmas Eve - 11.00 - 13.00
•Santa feeds the reindeer on Christmas Eve at the Deer Park at 14.00

Admission: -

•Children €15 (includes visit to Santa, themed tour of House and a gift from Santa) additional children after that €10 per head.
•Toddler €5 (if gift required), accompanying adult with toddler €5 (toddler is two years old or under)
•One adult admitted free to Santa and the Farm with every paying child visiting Santa (adults with toddlers €5 each), additional adults €5 to Santa, House and Farm


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1st October to 31st March guided tours of the House are by appointment only tuesday to friday and at 12pm, 2pm and 3pm on weekends and Bank Holidays. Guided tours are not available 25th to 31st of October inclusive and weekends in December and 22nd-24th December inclusive. Newbridge House and Farm closes from wednesday December 24th 2014 to Saturday 3rd of January 2015


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Summer Opening Hours 1st of April to 30th of September - seven days a week 10am-5pm.  For tours of House ask at Reception when you arrive or book at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by telephone at 01-8436534.  Last tour of House 4pm and last entry to Farm 5pm (though we recommend you try to get up earlier than that to have enough time visit the Farm).



Admission Price for Newbridge Traditional Farm

 Adult: €5.00
Senior Citizens and Students: €4.00
Children(under 12): €4.00
Children 2 or under are free

Family (2 Adults + 2 Children): €14.00


Additional children with a family €3

 Group Rates (10 or more):
Adult: €4.50
Senior Citizen and Student: €3.50
Children (under 12): €3.50

Admission Price for Newbridge House:

Adults: €7.00    
Senior Citizens and Students €6.00 
Children under 12 €4.00             
Family: (2 adults & 2 Children €20.00) 

Group Rates (10 or more):
Adults €5.50
Senior Citizens and Students €4.50 
Children under 12 €3.00

Remember the importance of hand washing after visiting the Farm and please supervise children when they wash.  If you are pregnant or could be pregnant please do not touch the animals. We so want all our visitors to have a positive, fun and educational visit whilst still maintaining the highest standards of health and safety. We are very proud of Newbridge Farm as a working farm promoting compassionate farming methods and respect for all animals and sustainable biodiversity. Thank you for your support and we look forward to welcoming you to Newbridge Demesne.







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