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Family Farm

An acre of fun representing an island of farming in Ireland!

Family Farm, won first place in the European Commission's 'CAP 50 Communication Awards' in Brussels in 2012. Click here to view the Family Farm website.

Swinging open the gates to a new era in Irish farming in May 2010, Family Farm is a purpose built interactive acre that represents modern Irish farm life. Established on the grounds of Dublin Zoo's 'Pet corner', this redeveloped area of educational fun is a must-see feature of Dublin Zoo and is integral to communicating the importance of Irish agriculture to over 1 million visitors each year.

The development of Family Farm was supported by the IFA, Bord Bia, FBD, IFAC and Dublin Zoo. At Family Farm, visitors of all ages can learn about farm animals, food origin and quality. In the farmyard itself, visitors will learn about the animals, from cows to chickens, while in the Farmhouse classroom, Ireland's agricultural history comes to life in the Farm's heritage exhibition, complete with touch screens, photographs and video footage.