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Children's Activities

Children's Activities

The May Fair is a family friendly event and has loads of fun and interesting activities for kids to get them creating and curious. These are drop- off 1 hour workshops so you can explore the Fair while your kids enjoy new crafts and games.

Previous Kids Activities at the Ballymaloe May Fair

The Cool Food School

Join Deirdre from The Cool Food School for a fun, interactive cooking class for kids! Deirdre is an award winning children's food educator, children's cookbook author, social media influencer and lots more! Deirdre brings her unique approach to food to schools and preschools as well as events around the country.

Her children's cookbook, Chop, Cook, Yum was named as one of the best cookbooks of 2022 and Deirdre was named one of the 50 Heroines of the Irish Food and Drink Industry in 2022.

Come along for some tips, cooking fun and yumminess!

Lego Workshops with Brickxx Club

Mountains of Lego, cool ideas and crafty games. Drop your kids with Kathy and her team for an hour of Lego fun. See who can build the tallest tower or the best Fire Station!

Tickets can be pre-purchased following the buy tickets now link. Tickets cost €10 per child and include an hour of supervision and Lego fun!

Art Workshops with Seek & Bloom

Art classes that nurture creativity, curiousity and confidence. Roll up those sleeves and get ready for 2 fun- packed workshops. Each workshop runs once a day for two hours.

The Creation Station

Mixing a summer Garden party with artistic expression, we present the 'Creation Station'- an exciting space where children are welcome to express themselves in a fun and sociable setting. Lots of wonderful creative materials will be ready for use. Children are free to unleash their inner Picasso on their very own canvas, taking their finished work of art home with them to admire & cherish.

Make Your Own Board Game

Tapping into children's natural creativity, we will invite our curious learners to create a board game of choice using earth-friendly materials. The experience will include a planning template, material pack & design implementation. Children will test out their projects & take their board game home with them to enjoy with family & friends. Let the games begin!

Trish has a Bachelors of Education and a Masters Degree in Inclusive and Special Education. She holds 10 years of experience working in Ireland and abroad and started Seek & Bloom to create a space where creativity and confidence building come first. These workshops allow kids to explore their innate talents and express how they see the world through paint, crafts and multi- media.

The Wandering Face Painter

The wandering face-painter is a unique and magical experience for kids. Jump into this vintage VW camper van as a normal 4 year old and come back out as Spider-Man or even better a unicorn! 🦄 The wandering facepainter is also a fully qualified teacher will full garda vetting and uses only snazaroo dermalogically tested paints. She’s very excited to meet and transform you all! No age limits 🦄

Kids Workshops for 2024 TBA Later!

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