If you’re looking for the perfect place to spend a day out in Donegal, Oakfield Park is a wonderful place to escape with family and friends. Located in Raphoe in east Donegal, Oakfield Park is one of the county’s best loved outdoor attractions and has everything you need to plan the perfect outdoor adventure.
The grounds at Oakfield Park includes a host of sites for families, couples and friends to explore including walled gardens, ponds, lakes, an outdoor playground, a hedge maze, heritage trees and sculptures. Children can make a wish at Oakfield Park’s Faerie tree, while navigating their way through the extensive walks and trails and garden lovers can enjoy guided tours of the upper gardens.
Weave your way through the park’s gardens along 4.5km of narrow-gauge track on Oakfield Park’s diesel and steam trains, the ‘Duchess of Difflin’ and ‘The Earl of Oakfield’. The train operate passenger trips around the grounds, which is a magical way to explore the park’s gardens as the train passes through flower meadows, beautiful woodlands, willow tunnels, oak circles, boardwalks, heritage trees, a wooden causeway and sparking streams and lakes.
After a day exploring the parklands, visitors can refuel in Buffers Restaurant which is open daily and returning with a delicious new menu created with produce from the park’s gardens, and a special menu for vegans.
Oakfield Park is open from April to September and one the park’s annual highlight events, Oakfest, will return in 2022 with an exciting line-up of musicians. Other family friendly events to look out for during the summer season include Teddy Bear’s Picnic, Steam Sundays and Garden Tours. Whether you’re on a group tour, a gardening excursion or a Wild Atlantic Way adventure, Oakfield Park is the perfect place to spend a magical day in Donegal.
For April, May & September Oakfield Park is open Wednesday to Sunday from 12pm to 6pm and open every day in June, July and August. Visit oakfieldpark.com or call +353 (0) 74 91 73922.
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