Ardmore Open Farm and Mini Zoo Ballykilmurry, Ardmore, Co. Waterford Waterford Zoos and Pet Farms

Ardmore Open Farm and Mini Zoo


Set on 16 acres, Ardmore Open Farm and Mini Zoo have many rare breeds of animals and a large indoor play centre.

The animals vary from miniature species to extremely large, some of which have not been seen in this country before.

They are located minutes from the seaside village of Ardmore, Co. Waterford, and are beautifully situated overlooking Whiting Bay.

Family discounts available.

Open since June 2013, this farm has built up a strong reputation with visitors with many people visiting on a regular basis.

The farm is set on 16 acres with an abundance of animals to see on your walk around the farm and they also have an indoor small animal section with a large bird aviary, lemurs, chipmunks, rabbits, chinchillas, guinea pigs etc. Outside the animals vary from small to very large.

Indoors they have a large 3 tier play centre and separate toddler area so children can enjoy it no matter what the weather.

Other facilities include

  • Outdoor playground
  • Zip line
  • Soccer pitch
  • Indoor sandpit
  • Mechanical diggers & go-karts (additional cost)
  • Café with seating up to 90 people, homemade cooked food
  • Outdoor picnic areas

They specialise in birthday parties, school tours, communions and confirmations.

Ardmore Open Farm and Mini Zoo Opening Times

  • Daily 11am to 5.30pm

Admission Times

  • Adults €12.50
  • Children €12.50
  • Children under 2 years Free
  • 2 Adults + 2 Children €48.00
  • 2 Adults + 3 Children €59.00
  • 2 Adults + 4 Children €70.00


From Dungarvan follow the N25 signposted Youghal, continue to Kielys Cross Pub turn left, continue for approx 8 miles to Ardmore Village, at Quinns shop turn right, the open farm is 2.5 miles out on the right. From Youghal take the main turn off for Ardmore Village the farm is less than 1 mile down this road on the left.

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