Posts Tagged ‘Family activities’

Starting the Bike Week: Tour de Merlin Woods

Starting the Bike Week

Meeting point at Doughiska Park on Sat 14th June at 2pm

Vikings in the Museum!

This Saturday May 3rd, the Galway City Museum has prepared a children’s activity to know better one of the most famous invaders of Ireland: the Vikings.

It is an activity for children from 7 to 12 years and will take place from  11am – 12.30pm

The Vikings were feared warriors, but they were also skilled sailors and traders.

With the local archaeologist Anne Carey they will learn about the Vikings and have a go at making a Norse shield and a post and wattle fence.

This event is FREE but places are limited so advance booking is ESSENTIAL.

For further information or to book a place contact the museum on (091) 532460.


A Fairy Tale Walk

A Fairy Tale Walk


The Connect Intercultural Group have organized a family friendly walk through Merlin Woods on Saturday 26th April starting at 11am.

All ages are welcome, and participants are asked to come dressed as their favourite fairy or elf! Come see where the fairies and elves live, and also hear tales from the woods, told by a storyteller.

Participants are asked to meet at the Council Compound just behind the playground in Merlin Woods Park, Doughiska at 11am

Kids Cake Competition

cake competition

Decobake Galway (in Eglinton Street) is THE shop for all the bakers and with all the activities and classes they offer you may start baking yourself.

On February 22nd Kids can decorate their cakes and compete on originally and skill.

Every entry will go home with a prize and a certificate and an extra special prize will be awarded to the placed entries.

All the details are on the Facebook page or calling the shop 091 539767.

Body And Soul


This festival is in Ballinlough Castle,  County WestMeath, not too close to Galway, we know, but we think it’s quite interesting so here is all the information about it.

Body & Soul is a three-day festival that takes place annually across a weekend in late June – around one of Ireland’s oldest feasts: Midsummer’s or The Summer Solstice. Starting off as an idea, shaped and coloured by festivals like Burning Man in the Nevada Desert and the age-old art of celebration, Body&Soul carves an alternative world for artists, musicians and like-minded people to get together, to share ideas and stories that result in a unique and indescribable magic – an atmosphere so often lost in generic festivals and productions.

Among other Realms, you can find during day and night:

  • Midnight Circus: Moonlight & Madness
  • Greencrafts: with a craft village that lives and breaths craft as a dynamic and exciting community.


And some the concerts and DJs you can enjoy:

  • NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS (Saturday at 23h)
  • FUCK BUTTONS (Saturday at 1 am)
  • WALLIS BIRD (Sunday at 16 30h)
  • JAMES MURPHY (Friday at 22h)

So, you can see, from electronic music to the personal voice of Nick Cave, all kind of performance to enjoy during the weekend.

Also, important and different, children are very welcome to Body and Soul, you can find a series of Family Friendly Activities, for example the Funky Feet Dance crew; an exciting new Circus School and Ready Steady Balloons; the banging beats of Afro-Irish band Tig Linn; and the ever popular DJ Will Softly presenting the brilliant Soul Kids Disco.

** You can still find tickets here. The weekend ticket is 139 euros. To check all the details for different prices, camping sites, etc, check their great website