The Barn at Castle Ward

Spend an afternoon in The Barn and you won't be disappointed © National Trust, Castle Ward

Spend an afternoon in The Barn and you won't be disappointed

Keep the children occupied on your visit with our Barn in the farmyard. This interactive play area provides both indoor and outdoor fun.

Playing on the ground floor

Children can enjoy John Deere, Ford and Rally junior tractors, trailers and frontloaders. Tractors are various sizes to match all ages.

There's room to pedal around both indoors and outdoors, so these can be enjoyed whatever the weather. With a sandpit, digger and a table duck pond outside, the ground floor will keep children occupied for hours.

Fun on the first floor

Kids can dress up as farmyard animals, play farm board-games, enjoy playdough fun and farm machinery.

  • Children can get involved in supervised crafts 2 - 4pm during school holidays or complete a farmyard trail. Every time a farmyard trail is completed, they will get collectable Furry Farm Animal. 

The first floor is perfect for adults who want to relax. You can enjoy refreshments from the coffee shop while keeping an eye on the children.

Meet our farmyard animals

Don’t forget to come and say hello to our farmyard animals. We have geese, ducks, chickens, goats, donkeys and pigs. All our animals love to see visitors.

Opening times

  • Saturday and Sunday 11 -4
  • daily during school holidays 10 - 5

The Barn is available for early years and foundation educational groups. Contact the Education centre on 028 4488 1204 or email us.