Have farmyard fun at Castle Ward, County Down

Family visiting the farmyard at Castle Ward, Northern Ireland with a girl stroking a chicken
Family visiting the farmyard at Castle Ward National Trust Images / John Millar

Children can drive a tractor at Castle Ward. Yes, you heard us right – children in charge of tractors.

Not the full-sized, diesel-chugging type; but junior pedal tractors, trailers and frontloads are all available at our barn. There’s room to pedal around both indoors and outdoors so they can be enjoyed whatever the weather.

Also at the barn kids can dress up as farmyard animals and play farm board-games. There is a toy farm and lots of animal pictures to colour in.

* The barn is open Saturday and Sunday from 11am-4pm, and daily during school holidays from 10am-5pm