Today, quite by chance I came across this delightful little booklet of upcoming events!
It is stuffed with interesting things to do and at a quick glance my kids (and I ) have already seen about twenty things we would like to do.
The week will run from Monday 11th April to Sunday the 17th. Interesting things that caught our attention at first glance were – Comic art classes, circus skills, breakdancing lessons, learn how to make a paper-mache dog, learn sign language, karate for kids, biotechnology, stone carving, enlisting in a Roman army and learning basic roman military training and my personal favourite – a workshop on learning circus clown techniques!
For all the animal enthusiasts there is a lot going on as well – Blackpool city farm will allow children to experience a rural farmyard in an urban setting (don’t laugh – when we went to Dublin Zoo, my kids were so enthralled with the ducks and farmyard section, it was the highlight of their visit – a passerby would have been forgiven for thinking they had never seen the countryside, lol).
The Cork County Bat Group is teaming up with Cork City Council to offer a fascinating tour of Bats at the Lough, which is home to five of Ireland’s species of bat. For this event, U18’s must be accompanied by an adult – as there is a maximum capacity of 40 people for this event, booking is essential. Contact Mary Barrett on 021-4924104 for more information.
The Animal Roadshow will be available on Thursday the 14th to introduce children to various reptiles and mammals (I believe they will be based at the Community College in Knocknaheeny) otherwise, they are usually based in Millstreet and travel nationwide.
There is simply so much to get involved with and such an interesting line-up – certainly worth the journey up! For more info visit www.corkcity.ie/learningfestival or telephone festival co-ordinator, Tina Neylon on 021-4924527 or on 086-6035552.