The Newbridge House Farm

Remember the importance of hand washing for all after visiting and please supervise children when they wash their hands. 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.

 

The Courtyard

The fine, square cobbled courtyard adjoining the house was designed by Robert Mack, and built about 1790 after the completion of the main house. The very pleasant  set of buildings surrounding the courtyard include: Blacksmiths Forge, Horse Stables, Threshing Barn, Weigh House, Hay Barn, Fowl Houses, Pig Sty, Chicken House, Slaughter House, Swill House, Bull Pen, Bleaching Yard, The Vinery.

The Paddock

Shetland and Connemara ponies are often found grazing here, along with donkeys. There is also a pond home to ducks and geese, though the goats occasionally stop by.

The Pastures

Continuing along from the paddock, a small herd of prize winning Kerry Cows can be seen, along with a flock of Jacob Sheep and Irish Draught Horses, which was the backbone of the transport and agriculture industry.

Newbridge House and Farm School Tours

Newbridge House and Farm is the perfect spot to host your 2019 primary school tour. Over 300 years old, the Georgian mansion is full of secrets and stories which the dedicated tour guides are waiting to share with your class, while the traditional farm – home to pigs, goats, ducks, horses, donkeys, chicks and much more – features a brand new interpretive experience which we are excited to share with young visitors.

Newbridge Experience
Guided House Tour, Farm Experience – €5.50 per pupil – 3.5 hours
Please note: tour times include a one hour break for lunch/snacks

Add a Visit to Malahide Castle and Gardens

Explore 800-year-old Malahide Castle with a guided tour designed especially for primary school students. See the rooms where the Lords and Ladies of Malahide have lived for hundreds of years, hear tales of battles and banquets, and learn more about the infamous Malahide Castle ghosts! Then head outside for plenty of fresh air on the fun woodland Fairy Trail, or see how many of the 20 different species of butterfly your pupils can spot in the only Butterfly House in the Republic of Ireland.

Enjoy the best of both Malahide and Newbridge with this unique combo experience.

Nature Explorers
Malahide Castle Butterfly House & Newbridge Farm Experience – €8.50 per pupil – 4 hours (does not include transfer time between sites)
Please note: tour times include a one hour break for lunch/snacks

Add a Treat Kit!

We’re working with The Coach House Cafe to offer special snack pack to your pupils to enjoy on their break. These will be ready-made for you to collect on the morning of your tour. If you’d like to add these to your school tour, please let our reservations team know at the time of booking.

School Treat Kits
Water/juice + popcorn/crisps + muffin – €5.50 per pupil

Book Your School Tour

For more information and book your tour, contact our dedicated reservations team on 061 711222.

Download a PDF with all our School Tour info here: Malahide and Newbridge School Tours 2019 WEB

Please note: final numbers for all tours and treat kits must be confirmed three days in advance of the tour date. Cancellations or changes made after this point will be non-refundable. Although we will endeavour to accommodate late arrivals, this may not always be possible and we ask schools to arrive on time for their allocated slots.