SENSORY AND NATURAL
PLAY GARDEN

Our Natural Play and Sensory Garden was developed to encourage both children and adults to engage with and enjoy the world around us. We were delighted that our garden was included in Kerry County Council wonderful publication “Parks, Gardens, and Woodlands of Kerry”. This is their very eloquent description of our garden. “Sandy Feet Farm is a family-run open farm where visitors can enjoy feeding the various rare breed animals, exploring the farm, playing in the playground or taking a tractor and trailer ride. Enjoy the newly developed sensory garden - the perfume, the sounds, the colours and the textures. The sensory gardens at Sandy Feet Farm offers visitors a concentration of different experiences which appeal to the senses – sight, hearing, smell, touch and taste, and is designed to both calm and stimulate. Vibrant colourful flowers, scented plants and edible leaves are interspersed with living willow archways and structures, where the relaxing sound of wind chimes can be heard. There are a number of benches to just sit and relax and an area of hardscape with varying styles and textures, that leads to a circular feature that contains Tibetan singing bowls which produce sounds to invoke relaxation and reduce stress. For the young and young at heart, there are tactile play kitchens for making mud-cakes, a water pump as well as insect and bird houses which have been placed around the garden to encourage butterflies, bees, wasps, ladybirds and other insects to make Sandy Feet Farm their home”. Check out the other wonderful natural treasures in our beautiful county!! http://docstore.kerrycoco.ie/KCCWebsite/tourism/parks.pdf

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