Over the past 10 years we’ve been to many Christmas experiences around Ireland and further afield, most years we do more than one experience over the festive season. We’ve been to Causey Farm Christmas Experience many times and each year it gets better & better this year we were invited down and I have to say they’ve outdone themselves.
Causey Farm is located in between Kells & Athboy in Co Meath about 40 minutes drive from Dublin or if like us you live near Athy it’s roughly an hour and a half drive. If you’re not driving you can take a Busáras bus to Kells & hop in a local taxi for the 5 mile journey to the farm.
What is Causey Farm?
It’s a family run farm that’s still owned and run by the Murtagh Family descendants of the local Kings/Chieftains of Co Meath. Today they are kings of their craft with three generations of the Murtagh family pitching in to make the farm a wonderful warm welcoming environment for young and old alike.
There’s always something to do on Causey Farm no matter the season, during the summer you can take the children on a Farm Experience day where you can milk a cow, paint a mural, participate in a bodhrán workshop, cut turf or just go bog jumping (how fun does that sound?!). They’ve lots of events and experiences to choose from on their website www.causey.ie. They even host hen parties and run the award winning Farmafobia in October; we haven’t been brave enough to visit that yet!
What’s Causey Christmas Experience really like?
Honestly?! It’s fantastic, as I said we’ve been a few times over the years but this year was the best so far. It’s billed as an hour and a half experience that guides you around the farm, where you’ll visit lots of places like the post office, the control centre, the elves bedroom and their workshop complete with lots of toys. Along the way you’ll get to meet a few farm animals, some you’re used to seeing on farms in Ireland others well let’s just say he had the hump all day! So be sure to bring comfy footwear, willies if you have them and wrap up warm.
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It’s the first Christmas Experience we’ve been to that not only are you encouraged to take photos on the way around but they advise you to ask any elf to take a family photo of you, they’ll be happy to oblige. The only exception to this is when you’re with Santa; they’ve a professional photographer on hand to snap that special shot.
Adults: €14, Children aged 2-12: €22, Toddlers aged 12-23 months: €8 & Babies 0-11 months are free of charge.
We were invited so our trip was complimentary, it would have cost is €138 as we’re a family of 2 adults & 5 children. I feel this is a very fair price for the experience and the quality of the toys the children receive from Santa for those reasons we will be visiting again in the coming years.
Have you been to Causey Christmas Experience? What did you think?
(Edited to add:
Huge thanks for all the messages about
our typo in the fifth paragraph,
no idea how it slipped past both
of us but we laughed so hard that it's staying!)