The Three Towers are putting on a Great Easter Festival!
Family Easter Festival 2015
Join us over Easter and capture the joy of spring!
There’s lots to do for young and old during the popular spring festival. Arts and crafts, family games and leisurely walks are all on offer plus more. During your visit take a look at the hand made goodies in the gift shop and stop by at the restaurant to sample some delicious Easter treats. Adults can even enjoy a cuppa or a glass of wine while the children play.
Open daily 12 – 6pm, entry is €5 per child and includes:
~Visit the Enchanted Forest on foot (or take a pony to the gates and back for €10 per child)
~Visit the craft room to make and do
~Pet the ponies and other animals
~Spend quality time playing family games
~Play on the swing set in the playground
Of course, the best activity is the Easter bunny hunt. Especially for the season, we turn our ordinary walking trail into a treasure trail with clues to help you find the elusive Easter bunny. Children can go on the hunt on horse back for €15 each.
For more information call us on 090 9745 246 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Adults go free!
Tralee Bay Wetlands
Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre is equipped with not only scenic views from the 20metre Viewing and Observation Tower but also with full visitor facilities, including the Lakeside Café and Bistro, An Interactive Wildlife Exhibition, Guided Nature Boat Tours, Bird Hides, and for the more energetic the light Watersports and Activity Lake!
Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre, Ballyard, Tralee, Co Kerry
Tel: +353 66 7126700
BlueBerry Hill Activity Farm Kerry
As I was making my way from Tralee to Cork I had decided to fit in a visit to the area of Sneem Co Kerry, having heard much about it from a 1980’s band trip my sister had made in her late teens. The memory of her ‘I love Sneem’ hat stays with me to this day!
Not since the beautiful drive through Leitrim and Sligo had I experienced such incredible vistas and landscapes. Seriously folks, if you have never driven through the ‘Cork and Kerry Mountains’ a la Thin Lizzy then now is the time to do so – (well maybe in the spring..)
I had arranged to visit the very cute sounding Blueberry Hill Farm, an activity farm where visitors get to interact with a number of farm animals including goats, pigs, cows, geese, hens and more.
Sigi and Yvonne met me upon my arrival and we began our interactive tour with a bit of bottle feeding the goats! What fun! I can imagine the squeals of excitement that children would make from the enjoyment of being able to literally touch and feed the animals.
A Way of Life!
Chatting with Sigi it became apparent that this is more than a way to make a living – this is their way of life. Indeed Sigi and Yvonne decided to sell their house and travel around Europe before discovering and falling in love with Sneem and have worked hard building Blueberry Hill Farm from scratch.
The farm has goats, piglets, a beautiful cow (it’s rare I call cows beautiful trust me) and lots of very amusing fowl – (see the dinnertime video below to see what I mean) which visitors get to meet, touch and feed whilst Sigi explains a bit about them and promotes choosing free range meat over intensively farmed animals reared for meat only.
Candlemaking & Scone Making Fun!
The farm also has a very cool barn which is the venue for a spot of candlemaking where children from a very young age to adults all get to make a lovely keepsake that will actually be useful – a candle! Sigi and Yvonne originally had a candle making business where they created beautiful mutli coloured and multi shaped candles which they sold at markets and to craft shops throughout Ireland and it was from this business that they were able to finance the purchase of the land many years ago.
There is a choice of tours and the full tour includes the preparation of scones where the children are shown how butter is made and they use the buttermilk and cream on the scones which are devoured afterwards!
Blueberry Hill Farm also offer lot’s of workshops throughout the year for adults interested in self sufficiency.
Self Sufficiency Workshops
One in particular that really interested me was the Home Dairy workshop where you can learn to transform milk into delicious yoghurt, soft cheeses, hard cheeses and real butter. This workshop will give you knowledge and skills which you can put into practice at home afterwards. They also offer Blacksmithing and Candle Making for adults.
Unique Hen & Stag Events!
Blueberry hill farm have some great ideas for Hen and Stag parties looking for something a little unusual – for eg the hens can create a beautiful horseshoe shaped ‘Good Luck’ candle with engravings on it which the bride can have at her wedding, whilst the stags can build a raft to sail across the lake in order to find the hidden whiskey! Or vice versa! no gender stereotypes here- many stags enjoy getting the groom to experience married life earlier by learning how to prepare and bake scones – pink apron supplied!
A freshly prepared lunch using their own homegrown organic veg and salads is included in the hen and stag packages.
Pre booking is essential for blueberry farm tours and events and they are open all year round so do give them a call on 087 3647371 to avoid disappointment!
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Dinnertime for those naughty Geese: