Mask Making and Tour

Wed, 23/09/2015 - 10:30am - 12:30pm
Lisburn Museum

Tour and mask making workshop at Lisburn museum for ages 4yr+ (younger ones can come along with you). No charge. Weather permitting we can have packed lunch at Wallace Park afterwards. Please let me know for numbers if you would like to come to.

November Mud Burrowing and Seasonal Activities

Wed, 04/11/2015 - 11:00am
An Creagan
Marshmallows toasted at An Creagan

The dusty bottomed children will reconvene in the Wild Woods where the sun always shines... so far! Fun, learning and lots of nature. Bring food (or use the cafe) and full wet weather gear, an umbrella may be a good idea too. We will go ahead in all weathers.

There will be some sort of suitable seasonal activity, possibly tree-seed preparation, available.

Free Art Materials

Mon, 07/09/2015 (All day) - Tue, 15/09/2015 (All day)
Free materials

Free stuff for Art, Craft, Science...

All sorts of bits and pieces will be available from my car boot  through Not Back To School week including the N Down sports day- first come first served, take what you want and leave the rest (not to Derry- we'll be going on the train).

Much of it has been used, but that makes it great for using and not worrying about it- huge paper for creations, crayons to melt with a hairdryer, scraps to collage with!

I will also be bringing the CPR training kits, anyone who still has one out, it's a good opportunity to return them.

Carnfunnock September Camping Trip

Sun, 20/09/2015 (All day) - Wed, 23/09/2015 (All day)
Carnfunnock Country Park
The Northern Ireland Maze

A few families have booked 2-3 nights camping in Carnfunnock Country Park and would love some company! They have lots of resources available and I hope to be able to explore the maze, play in the park, have a bug hunt, hug a few trees and get mucky.

"2 nights camping works out 27.50£ as its off peak time, obviously if you fancy coming along book for however many nights you want my aim would be we can hook up closer to the time and pitch nearby / next to each other if it suits.

The Family fun zone will be open on the Sunday and they have Treasure hunts, Orienteering, Maze, amd the Park open until dark all other days"

Not-A-School-Night Cinema Trip

Tue, 08/09/2015 (All day)
To Be Confirmed
Shaun the Sheep

Meet us for food and film on Tuesday.  We will confirm venue, time and film based on the preferences of those who express an interest, but Shaun The Sheep is out in August and is a front runner.  We will spend the morning beforehand making stop-motion animations of our own, feel free to join us! Those of us who enjoyed the North Down Co-Op Stop Motion Animation session will appreciate the work that went into it!

Not Back To School - Wild Woods Celebration

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 11:00am - 4:00pm
An Creagan
Making Bean Supports at An Creagan

Five times in An Creagan, and it just gets better. As part of the Not Back To School Celebrations we will be having autumnal fun in the Wild Woods. There will be marshmallows to toast, the normal chaos and mess to create and plenty of opportunity to learn and play together.

We will go ahead in all weathers, bring appropriate gear and something to change into for the way home.

Wild Times in the Wild Woods, with optional bog walk

Tue, 21/07/2015 - 11:00am - 3:00pm
An Creagan
Round the fire at An Creagan

The fourth meeting of the dusty-bottomed children of the wild woods.  We love this place and always have a wonderful time there.  There will be all the fun of the wild woods, including a fire and marshmallows to toast, ponds to dip, banks to dig and climb, trees to paint and the wonderful tree house.  

Peter has also offered to take those who are interested on a short hike to see the forest and bog, which will be wonderful at that time of year - those who would rather stay in the wild woods are welcome to do so (we can organise child care for families who have a difference of opinion between us).

We will go ahead in ALL WEATHERS, mud is just another sort of fun.  Bring wet weather gear, sun cream and all other options!

Giant's Causeway Tour

Fri, 10/07/2015 - 10:30am - 2:00pm
Giant's Causeway

"In general terms the group would meet in the Community Learning Centre, welcome talk, guided tour outdoors down to the Giant’s Causeway covering myths & legends and basic geology, then time in the exhibition inside the visitor centre"
Cost is £4.25 per child, one adult per six children will be free  (we'll share the saving).


Mayo Bushcraft Course

Fri, 03/07/2015 (All day) - Sun, 05/07/2015 (All day)

Bushcraft family home ed camp happening again. Friday - Sunday 3-5 July, in Mayo, food included, camping facilities all provided, beautiful 10 person tepees. Places were first offered to those who attended the first bushcraft a few months ago, and some cannot go because they have other arrangements so there are 6 places on offer. Children over 7, with accompanying adult. Some actitives are for the adults and children, and some are for children with adults more in supporting role, and a few just for children. There was a constant camp fire and it was great to have that time to chat and drink lotsa tea, while the kids played nearby in the forest. There is a lovely rhythm to Bushcraft weekend, there is quite a number of organised activities and then also time in between to just chill, as Colm from Bushcraft feels that it is important to slow down, and not pack too much in, to feel the rhythm of the nature. Just six places, price €50 per person. message - a deposit of €30 per person to book your place. 

History of Art - Painting

Tue, 26/05/2015 - 10:30am - 2:30pm
Marquis Hall, Bangor

We will look at different styles of painting throughout the ages. Each family could present one style of painting and we will have a go at recreating some famous paintings.

Please bring an overall for your artists!

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