Plan Your Visit
Discover over 300 years of Irish history on a guided tour of Newbridge House, head outside meet the animals on our interactive Farmyard Discovery Trail, explore on of the many walks across the Demense, visit the deer park, enjoy a picnic on the grass, let the kids loose in the state-of-the-art playground, and lots more…!
We recommend allowing a minimum of two hours in order to fully enjoy all that Newbridge House and Farm has to offer but with so much to see and do, it’s easy to spend a full or half day here! We look forward to welcoming you very soon.
October 1st to March 31st
*Closed on Mondays*
Guided house tours at 10am, 11am, 2pm and 3pm from Tuesday to Sunday.
April 1st to September 30th
Guided house tours at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm Monday to Sunday.
House tours may be affected by special events at Halloween and Christmas. Please check social media for more information.
Newbridge Farm and Farm Discovery Trail
October 1st to March 31st
Closed on Mondays
Open from 9.30am with last entry at 3.30pm from Tuesday to Sunday.
Farm Shop and Coach House Cafe open daily from 9:30am to 4:30pm
April 1st to September 30th
Open from 9.30am daily with last entry at 5pm.
Farm Shop and Coach House Cafe open daily from 9:30am to 6pm
Please aim to arrive 15 minutes before your booked timeslot to allow time to walk from the carparks and queuing to collect tickets.
We are located a 10 minute drive from Dublin Airport and a 30 minute drive from Dublin city centre. We’re easy to access by public transport too and regularly served by trains and buses from the city.
By car: Follow the signs from the M1 Dublin-Belfast motorway. We’re located just five minutes off the motorway and there’s plenty of free parking on-site.
By train: Take the Dundalk/Drogheda train from the city centre (including from Connolly, Tara Street and Pearse Street train stations) and get off at Donabate. We’re a short walking distance (approx. 15 minutes) from Donabate village and train station. View train timetable.
By bus: Take one of the regular buses from Dublin city centre to Swords (numbers 33, 41 (b)(c) and 43) and then catch the number 33b Go Ahead bus from Swords to Donabate. The bus stop is located at the main park entrance.
You can see a map of where we are on our Location page .
Tickets are available for purchase from our Admissions Desk in the Farm Shop. During the summer months, advance booking online is recommended to ensure you secure your preferred house tour times.
Newbridge House Guided Tour (including access to Farm and Farm Discovery Trail booklet)
Adult €10 | Child €6 | Family from €20
Farm (including Farm Discovery Trail booklet)
Adult €7.50 | Child €5 | Family from €15
Concession rates for students and seniors are also available.
Children under 2 (babes in arms) go free.
Groups are always welcome and group rates are available. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fingal County Council manage and maintain the lush, green parkland surrounding Newbridge House and Farm.
Newbridge Demesne opened as a regional park in 1986, with approximately 370 acres of gently undulating pastureland, woodland walks, a deer park, lime kiln, the ruins of Lanistown Castle, watercourses and pleasure grounds.
The centrepiece of the demesne is Newbridge House and Farm. The park also includes a major children’s playground and sports pitches and plenty of car parking space.
The demense plays host to a range of community events, including the annual Flavours of Fingal County Fair.
Learn more about the demesne and find the park opening hours on the Fingal County Council website.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have a question that we haven’t answered here, please contact us on Facebook or Twitter.
Q. Is the house and farm open every day?
A. The house and farm are closed on Mondays from October to March inclusive. There are also some closures over the Christmas period – these will be posted on our Facebook page at the time.
Q. What time is the first and last tour of the house?
A. From October 1st to March 31st, the first tour is at 10am and the last tour is at 3pm. From April 1st to September 30th, the first tour is at 11am and the last tour at 4pm.
Q. What time does the farm close?
A. The farm is open from 9.30am. Last entry to the farm is at 3.30pm in winter (October to March) and 5pm in summer (April to September).
Q. How much time should we allow to see Newbridge House and Farm?
A. We recommend allowing a minimum of two hours in order to fully enjoy all the site has to offer. The house tour takes approx. 30 minutes.
Q. Are dogs allowed?
A. Dogs are not permitted in the Coach House Café, house or farm. Dogs are allowed in the wider park but must be kept on a lead at all times.
Q. Do you supply wheelchairs?
A. No, we do not. The farm is wheelchair and buggy accessible.
Q. Is there a lift in the house?
A. No, there is no lift access to the house.
Q. Do you have an ATM/cash machine?
A. There is no ATM on-site however card payments are accepted.
Q. What constitutes an adult/student/senior ticket?
A. An adult ticket is for anyone aged over 18 and under 65. Students may be asked for a student card or proof that they are in education. We happily accept international student cards. Senior tickets are for those aged 65 and over.
Q. Is there parking on-site?
A. Yes, we have lots of free car and coach parking available and there are disabled parking spaces allocated in the main car park.
Q. Can I book a group online?
A. Groups of 10+ can be booked by contacting our Reservations Team.
Q. Can I bring a picnic?
A. Absolutely. We have plenty of parkland where you can enjoy your own picnic or pick up some food to go from the Coach House Cafe to eat outdoors.
Q. Is there a playground on-site?
A. Yes! There is a fantastic kids playground tucked into the woodlands less than a five minute walk from the house, near the main car park.
Q. Can I camp or overnight on the grounds?
A. No camping or overnight stays are permitted.
Q. Is it free to visit?
A. The demense and park are free to enter and walk around. However entry to the house and farm is ticketed and there is an entry fee. Concession rates are available for students, seniors and carers. Group rates are also available.
Q. I lost something on my visit. Do you have a lost property section?
A. We do. If you message us on Facebook or Twitter and let us know what you lost, we’ll do our best to reunite you with your items.
Q. What language is the house tour available in?
A. Tours are usually conducted through English. Audio guides are available in Irish, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Mandarin. Tours can be booked in other languages for group visits on request.
Q. Is the house tour suitable for children?
A. Yes, of course! Our guides will make sure that the tour content is tailored for any younger visitors.
Q. Is there somewhere to eat?
A. The Coach House Cafe offers a range of hot and cold, sweet and savoury options to eat in or take away.
Q. When do tickets go on sale for Santa at Newbridge?
A. Tickets for our Christmas Experience go on sale in the autumn, usually end of September/start of October. Keep an eye on our social media channels and Latest News webpage – all the info will be available here once the event is live. Members are given priority advance booking for all events at Newbridge House, including Santa. Learn more about membership.