Irene Dairy Farm is a full working dairy farm with a herd of 120 Friesland cows.
Friesland cows originate from the Dutch provinces of North Holland and Friesland, and are known as the world’s highest-production dairy animals. Easily recognizable by their distinctive black and white markings, they are renowned for their outstanding milk production – hence why we choose to farm with them.
Being a working dairy farm, you might notice a few other farm animals when you visit. Our roosters love to greet you as you explore along our pathways and often you will come across a hen directing her chickens to the nearest shady spot. Our beautiful resident swans glide along our small dams making for gorgeous photo backgrounds and one of our favourite attractions are the calves in the barn where you and your children can interact with them, just watch out for their sticky tongues!
Other sightings of which we are always excited to hear about are monkeys along the lower end of our farm and squirrels scurrying from tree to tree.
As an added attraction, we also provide guests with the opportunity to view our cows being milked. Our special viewing gallery, open between 14h00 and 15h30 every day, provides a unique experience and one that our younger visitors enjoy the most. After that, you can pop into The Dairy Shop to pick up a fresh bottle of milk to enjoy at home.
A stroll around our farm after breakfast or lunch will leave you feeling like you are in the countryside. You won’t get much closer to being on the farm whilst still in the city to this – it’s blissful.
Please note that as with any place of work, we have some out of bounds areas so please respect our closed farm gates and no entry signs, not only to allow for the farm workers to ensure the working day runs smoothly but also for your own safety.
IMPORTANT – PLEASE NOTE:
Irene Dairy Farm is a cashless environment. All major credit and debit cards are accepted. Only food and beverages purchased at The Dairy Shop or Restaurants may be consumed on the farm.