Kia Ora Mini Farm in Gorey has been announced as the Children’s Attraction of the Year 22/23 at the Republic of Ireland Prestige Awards for the second year running.
The Corporate Livewire Prestige Awards recognise small and medium-sized businesses that have proven to be the best in their market over the past 12 months.
All shortlisted companies put forward in the prestige awards are asked to support their nomination with evidence of their work, positive feedback from their clients, information on previous accreditation and recognition as well as highlighting the most outstanding parts of their businesses.
Prestige Awards criteria
The judging panel base their decisions upon areas such as service excellence, quality of the product/ service provided, innovative practices, value, ethical or sustainable methods of working, as well as consistency in performance.
The winners selected are those who can best demonstrate their strengths in these areas.
About Kia Ora Mini Farm
Kia Ora Mini Farm is a family run open farm, established in 1991 by Maura and Paddy O’Donohoe. It is run today by husband-and-wife team Padraig and Evelyn O’Donohoe.
On the farm, children get to interact with, hold and feed animals of the usual farmyard variety and some more exotic such as llamas, emus, alpacas, pot-bellied pigs, chinchillas, parrots, Scottish highland, etc.
It has an onsite coffee shop with mouth-watering home-baking but picnics are also welcome.
The farm is fully wheelchair accessible, has cement paths, toilets, baby changing facilities and so many things to do such as giant buzz-off, under 4 play area, milking cow shed and small animals, pig sty, go-kart track, bird pens, fire engine, basketball, party shed, maze, real diggers, large animals, secure pond, football pitch, basketball hoop, fire engine ride. Some of our facilities include sandpits, a football pitch, a rough rider track and it has a convoy of ride-on tractors.
It also offers free car parking.