Savour Kilkenny promises to be a top foodie destination this October bank holiday weekend, but the annual festival is also the ideal place to spend the long weekend with all the family. There’s some great children’s events and workshops happening as part of the festival programme and here’s a round-up of this year’s top children’s events:
DÉISE MEDIEVAL – A LIVING HISTORY – Meet the real Vikings!
Ancient Ireland is brought to life in Ireland’s Ancient East with this unique event, which is ideal for Viking lovers of all ages. Meet real Vikings and experience the daily life and crafts of our ancestors, with period tents full of homely furniture and household goods, food displays and authentic cooking over open fires. Taking place on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October from 12pm – 4pm in The Parade & Castle Park, festival-goers can enjoy spinning, weaving, leatherworking, coin striking and woodwork demonstrations. Kindly sponsored by: OPW
AGRI AWARE’S MOBILE FARM – Learn about farm animals and Irish Farms
Retuning once again is the Agri Aware’s Mobile Farm. This unique outdoor classroom, running on Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th from 11am – 4pm, educates children and adults through a hands-on learning experience. Young and old are invited to come along and learn all about the different farm animals on Irish farms and their roles in producing quality food that is safe and affordable for consumers. Perfect for children of all ages. This event is free and for more information, click HERE.
THE COOL FOOD SCHOOL – Overcome your kid’s fear of food
If you struggle to get your kids to eat healthy foods, then The Cool Food School is the family event for you! Through innovative, interactive, sensory and healthy eating workshops, The Cool Food School makes food fun for kids. Their goal is to break down the fear of new foods by letting kids interact with food through activities. Workshops are suitable for children aged from 3 to 10 and run on Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th from 10am – 12noon in The Good Vibe Hive, The Parade. Tickets cost €10 and for more detailed information on the specific workshops and to book, click HERE.
BALLET POULET FANZINI PRODUCTIONS – Quirky, fun and flamboyant fun
There’s so much to do with the kids at Savour Kilkenny, but this is one event they won’t want to miss. Join Ballet Poulet for a quirky, colourful and flamboyant afternoon that the whole family will enjoy. There are two shows taking place on Sunday 27th October in the Marquee, in Castle Park at 1pm and 3pm and early booking is advised. Tickets cost €8 plus booking fee and can be booked HERE. Kindly supported by: OPW