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10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Farm Entry (Adult or Child) €10
Courteencurragh, Gorey, County Wexford, Ireland
Keep Calm and Love Animals
Kia Ora Mini farm is a family run open farm in Gorey, Co. Wexford which opened for business in 1991.
The name Kia Ora came from a visit to family and friends many years ago in New Zealand by Paddy & Maura. Everywhere they looked were the words “Kia Ora”. “Kia Ora” is an expression in the Māori language, and simply means “hello” or “welcome”. Literally translated it has a meaning of “be well or healthy”.
Maura & Paddy felt very welcome on their visit and the warmth and friendliness of the people of New Zealand and the green landscape meant it felt like it was a home away from home. When it came to choosing a name Kia Ora Mini Farm felt right and we hope that you feel very welcome on your visit.
In the last number of years, the day-to-day running of the farm has been taken over by Padraig O’Donohoe, or Podge as he is affectionately known to all, with the help of his wife Evelyn who deals with the admin, accounts and marketing.View Map
Hybrid Power System build to provide grid power assist during these peaks demands and also supply emergency back up power.
Crazy Football is more than a game; it's an exhilarating experience designed to hone your skills.
Sit up and enjoy a ride in a real fire truck and sing along with the driver!
The Maze is a popular and safe entertainment for all ages.
The karts are now on a gravel track with lots of space for all the family to enjoy.
Education on where our produce comes from is extremely important and you would be surprised how many children answer that milk comes from a Supermarket.
Designed to be safe and educational, they encourage hand to eye coordination in a fun and exciting way.
At the heart of the farm is of course the animals and with a great selection to choose from, there is always a favourite for everyone.
Birthdays and Parties
Be the talk of the playground with the best birthday party – ever! Pick an activity, even combine one or two, and we’ll arrange everything for youenquire now
Schools and Groups
Planning a ‘Back to School’ adventure for your class? Treat your pupils to a mega mix of education and excitement at Kia Ora Mini Farm!enquire now
What People Are Saying About Us!
Will definitely return again!!
As the title says, simply fantastic. I visited with my autistic brother who is 29 and my 3 children aged 13,8 and 5. To say that everyone of them left with a huge smile on their faces is an understatement. From the second you walk through the door you are made to feel welcome, the staff are very friendly and welcoming. The overall layout is very good and there is so much to do, whether it’s feeding the animals, petting rabbits, go karts, crazy football and not to forget the fire engine that takes you round the farm. The children can’t stop speaking about their visit and can’t wait to tell their friends about it at school tomorrow. Will definitely return again!!
Andrew Stratton, Tripadvisor 13 March 2016
This trip was brilliant
We took a 53 seater bus full of kids to Kia Ora farm last summer for a summer project. This trip was brilliant from the moment we arrived till we left. The venue felt so safe been fully enclosed .the shop was great for goodies and a cuppa tea .The kids were kept going all day with loads to do from the farm part to the kart rides to the football pitch to the to the rides on the engine!! Fab place and hopefully our project will be back down again this year..
Mary Immaculate Inchicore Summer Project, Facebook Review
Best wishes for you from BRAZIL!
GENIAL! Had a super nice day down there with some friends! Children had lots of fun and the adults loads of! Attractions are incredible and the animals are well treated! Just love it! Best wishes for you from BRAZIL!
Jessica Kayamoir, Facebook Review
Big thumbs up from all here.
Were in Courtown on holidays with family, we were up from Kerry. Brilliant day at Kia Ora , children really loved the place. Mini diggers went down a treat with young ones. Kia Ora is certainly the best pet farm we have visited, so much to do and resonably priced for the full day. Anyone in the area should check it out, nicely placed between Gorey and Courtown, just off the motorway. Big thumbs up from all here.”
Magical festive fun
Well what a magical festive fun filled afternoon we had, 18 autistic special needs children and all the staff in Kia ora managed to capture the heart of them all !!! From the wonderful Santa visit to the fun bus to the maze to the magical lights along with free hot chocolate from mrs Claus (the lady maura) we had such a brilliant time, would highly recommend this place for group visits only 1hr 20 mins from dublin, friendly safe relaxing entertainment your kids will be running back, brilliant !!! Thank you Maura, padraig and all the staff . From the Tallaght autism group xxx