It might seem like we are only just recovering from Christmas but for many families, February midterm is upon us. It can be a tricky time of the year to find ways to entertain the little ones. The evenings are still short, and the camp options are limited. But all across the country there are activities galore. So if you are stuck for ideas, look no further. We have selected some or our favourite events below or for a full listing check out InspireMe.ie.
In the always entertaining Collins Barracks there is a Jurassic Skies Art workshop. We all know children who can list off impressive names of dinosaurs. And now they can learn all about the Jurassic Archaeopteryx who roamed the earth 150 million years ago. And when the learning is over, you even get to design your own prehistoric figure. Advanced booking is required as this is sure to be a popular event.
The Chester Beatty Library is one of the hidden delights in Dublin City. It is always worth keeping an eye on their programme of events as they cater for kids of all ages. And this midterm is no different with their Fashion is Art workshops on February 19th. During this Kimono-inspired workshop, Ally Nolan will bring teens through a course in fashion design. Younger teens are up in the morning while older teens start their creations after lunch. And if in years to come one of their creations ends up on a red carpet at the Oscars, your children will have you to thank. Find out more here.
Meanwhile in Galway City there is a fantastic free tour for families on Thursday 21st at 12pm. This family friendly museum is situated in Spanish Arch right in the centre of the city. Children aged 8+ are encouraged to bring their own questions and a curious mind as they will be introduced to the delights of the museum collection. All details are here.
And while you are in the West why not check out the ever popular Brigit’s Garden just outside the city. The award winning Celtic Gardens are a paradise for children to explore. There is a discovery trail, a natural playground, fairy fort and crannog. And afterwards delicious treats in the Garden Café.
Green Fingered Fun
In Bruff, Co. Limerick on February 23rd there will be an amazing gardening workshop taking place in Rockbarton Garden Centre. Curious minds will learn where our food comes from and learn the skills to grown some of their own food. And best of all, they will get to bring home seeds sown and ready for the summer. Find out more here.
And also in Limerick, Nature Detectives will be taking place in Ballyhoura on Thursday 21st. For children from 5-12, this event will introduce them to the wonders of the woodlands. And with a worksheet to complete, they are guaranteed to have so much fun, See here for all the details.
Lots more Family Friendly Things to Do Around Ireland this Midterm
But this is only a small selection of the fantastic events happening all over the country. To find out what’s on near you visit InspireMe.ie. And of course don’t forget to sign up to get reminders of these great events.
Finally all details were correct at time of publication. But please check with local organisers before you travel.