Armagh Cider Company tour

Thu, 20/10/2016 - 11:00am
Armagh cider company
Apple Juice

The tour takes approximately 1 - 1.5 hours and includes the orchard, bottling plant and sampling of our product. The tour will be focussed on their apple juice production.

 The costs are:

 Adults £5 each

Children £3 each

Children under 5 - free of charge

Family group third child goes free

Daubing the Roundhouse

Thu, 19/11/2015 - 10:00am
An Creagan

Some home educating families will be joining in with the final stages of building the Bronze Age Roundhouse at An Creagan. This is not our normal home-ed session but a public open event.

Ada Lovelace Day - women Scientists

Tue, 13/10/2015 - 10:30am
Marquis Hall, Bangor
Ada Lovelace

"Some of the greatest scientists of all time were females who have made important discoveries in a variety of fields in science. Several of their contributions throughout history have even surpassed those of their male counterparts."

Each family will choose a female scientist and make a short presentation or display about their work, if we can fit in a few experiments then all the better.

A list to inspire you can be found here:

Great Bangor Bake Off

Tue, 22/09/2015 - 10:30am - 2:30pm
Marquis Hall, Bangor
Beautifully Decorated Cupcakes

Bake Off themed co-op. Please bring something you have made ready to assemble and decorate at the co-op. We have one oven so if you would like to bake at the co-op please let me know as we will only have space for two or three to bake there depending on how long each takes etc

Streamvale Open Farm

Mon, 12/10/2015 (All day)
Streamvale Open Farm
Chicks at the open farm

There will be a guided tour and talk to the kids all about making their ice cream. There are also loads of farm activities (although a few of them do cost extra).

Price will be £5 per child and this will include a mid morning break and an ice cream tasting session. Carers will get in for free and under 3's do as well.

Adult price is £5 as well (down from 6.50) and for every 4 children one adult will get in free - so if paying adults split the cost it will get cheaper depending on the total number.

Booking essential.

W5 - Not Back To School Exhibition visit with Workshop on Light

Fri, 11/09/2015 - 10:30am - 3:40pm
W5 sign

School is back and the museums are empty again. A relaxed trip to W5 in Belfast to celebrate.  We will arrive at 10:30 for a 11am workshop on Light, eat a lunch in the cafe (you can bring a picnic) and go on to explore the exhibition.

We will be benefiting from group/educational rates so payment in advance is essential to secure a place.


"W5 has over 250 interactive exhibits which cover many curriculum areas such as science, technology, art & design, geography, mathematics, ICT and english. They are organised into four main exhibition areas DISCOVERY (for under 8's only), GO, SEE/DO (8 Years +). The exhibits are designed to develop children's understanding and encourage thinking and problem solving skills. We also have a new exhibit “Climbit”  Climbit is a unique, visually elegant, three dimensional sculpture specially designed for climbing.  Oval platforms let children traverse over and under and through an amazing structure.  Details of the exhibits in the different areas and links to the curriculum can be found on our website."

CSI Marble Arch Caves Visitor Centre - Carboniferous Sea Investigator for the day

Sun, 16/08/2015 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Marble Arch Caves Visitor Centre

Carboniferous Sea Investigator for the day. Take part in new CSI trail, fossil activity quiz, make your own fossils to take home. Booking essential 02866 348855. Like the bog day this is also a public event. Let us know if you would like to meet up with other home educators.

this event is not in the caves, tours of the caves can be booked separately.

International Bog Day

Sat, 25/07/2015 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Cuilcagh Mountain Park
Cuilcagh Mountain Park

Learn about bog habitats, learn how people hand cut peat, stories from days gone by in the bog, bog pool dipping, other fun interactive activities from all the family. Free event for general public, booking essential through Marble Arch Caves visitor centre 02866 348855. The organiser would especially love to meet up with other Fermanagh families at this event.

Volcanoes on the Beach

Thu, 14/05/2015 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

Moved in the hope of better weather...

Making sand volcanoes and adding baking soda and vinegar for an eruption! Other volcano related activities.

Clay and Pottery

Thu, 05/02/2015 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Coleraine West Community Centre

Pinch and coil pots, or free form! Air drying clay, wear old clothes. All welcome, just let us know.

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