Newbridge House Playground: Donabate, Dublin

Soren had a friend sleep over for two nights so we wanted to take advantage of the dry weather between the winter storms we’re having in Ireland.  Plus getting them outside and running around, Soren gets to use his new football and soccer balls.  We decide to head back to Newbridge House to use the playground there.   Again, like last time, we didn’t bother with the entry to the house nor the farm, but will do that around Spring/Easter time when the baby animals are born.  I just learned that they offer an annual membership €70 which gives two adults & two children (under 18) unlimited entry to the farm.   You get a membership card with your family photo on it, but you can add additional adults for 20 and children for 15.   This is perfect for young families in that area, who might want to visit several times a year.  For us, it doesn’t make any sense as our kids are in the school and we’d probably visit the farm once this coming year.

It is an awesome playground – with a good mix of equipment for both little and big kids.  And while big, the fenced in gate makes it feel more secure. If you have different aged kids who are running around, you often times have trouble watching them all.  i.e. Malahide playground, while we love it, is so big in that respect that if you have a little one, there is no way you can watch your big one on the zip line. 

Afterwards, we headed up to Howth to have a drink at the Abbey Tavern – only it was so full we had to settle for a drink in the new pub, The Harbor Pub.  

If you want to visit:

Newbridge House & Farm

Hearse Road, Donabate – 01 843 6534

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