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

Ardmore Open Farm and Mini Zoo

Ardmore Open Farm and Mini Zoo  is located minutes from the seaside village of Ardmore, Co. Waterford and is beautifully situated overlooking Whiting Bay.

Set on 16 acres with many rare breeds of animals and a large indoor play centre.  Our animals vary from miniature species to the extremely large, some of which have not been seen in this country before.

Family discounts available.

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

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

Indoors we 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 sand pit
  • Mechanical diggers & go karts (additional cost)
  • Café with seating up to 90 people, homemade cooked food
  • Outdoor picnic areas

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

Opening times:

  • Monday - Thursday Closed
  • Friday 11 - 4pm
  • Saturday 11 - 5pm
  • Sunday 12 - 5.30pm

Admission Times:

  • Adults €9.95
  • Children €9.95
  • Children under 2 years Free
  • 2 Adults + 2 Children €37.00
  • 2 Adults + 3 Children €45.00
  • 2 Adults + 4 Children €52.00


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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