Ballycross Apple Farm
A great place to take a rural country walk.
A visit to Ballycross Apple is a visit to a REAL working farm, unlike other open farms that are purpose built. The Farm and its buildings date back to 1863. Ballycross Apple Farm is based in Bridgetown Co. Wexford, It has been called a 'Hidden Treasure' and with our beautiful stone courtyard, horses heads bowing in and out of their stables, the chirping of birds and the wafting smell of home baked waffles and crêpes, it is a perfect place to enjoy an afternoon with your family.
Ballycross Apple Farm has over 5 kilometres of farm trails. You can explore the unspoilt beauty of the Irish country side. The trails take you along canal banks and river banks , through wild vegetations and marshes. Explore natural pathways formed by our animals or man made paths that meander through apple orchards and at halloween our pumpkin patch. Children can use their imagination as they explore and find the many handbuilt bridges along our trails. All our trails have a character of their own and each has its own level of difficulty from leaf and bark paths to rugged terrain where tree roots rise up from the ground and weave there way to the trees which create a beautiful canopy as you enjoy the fresh clean air. Walks along the river and through the marsh area are full of wild flowers and fauna and if you are lucky you may see some mink or kingfisher birds. Depending on the time of year ,you'll find wild blue bells and primroses in spring, along with apple blossom where you'll feel as if you have entered a fairytale world. Summer brings yellow wild lilies and other wild flowers, along with wild blackberries to pick and eat along your journey, The end of summer brings sloe trees laden with fruit (you only need a cereal bowl full to make some sloe gin) and of course our orchards are full of apples. On to Halloween and the pumpkin patch is full and ready for picking. So get your walking boots or wellies depending on the time of year and come join us and enjoy our farm!
Also enjoy our freshly prepared food, farm produce shop, gift & craft shop along with many other activities, such as animal feeding, tractors for kids to ride , pony rides, apple crate maze etc.
Ballycross Apple Farm is just a 70 minutes from Waterford City and is less than 90 minutes from Kilkenny City.