Family Time with Mother Nature – Family Forest Day 2017

For a second year running, our 'Family Forest Day' welcomed parents with their inquisitive young children to spend time connecting with nature. Each family was able to explore and experience the forest with our guide, Lucy O'Hagan of the Phoenix Forest School. Children got creative by moulding clay and collecting natural materials from the forest [...]

Shrove Tuesday / Máirt na hlnide

Photo credits: LearningLark One of the most enjoyable days of the year has arrived. Shrove Tuesday or as it is commonly known as Pancake Tuesday across Ireland and Britain, Mardi Gras in France or Fat Tuesday in many countries but what is it really all about? Tradition Shrove Tuesday is a tradition followed by many Christians, [...]

Discover Family Walks – Djouce Mountain

Spending family time on the breathtaking Djouce Mountain, Co. Wicklow Difficulty: Moderate      Distance: 8km          Time: 3hrs National Grid Reference: O 178 103 How do we get there? To get to Djouce Moutain take the M50 or N11 southbound. Exit on to the R755 at Kilmcanogue sign posted to Glendalough/Roundwood. Stay on the [...]

Sunday Stories – Meet Amy McKay

Did having children spark the 'Parentpreneur' in you? The desire to create a different career goal for flexibility around the family happens to increasingly more of us after having children. Especially when we sacrifice our careers to relocate. Focusing on our strengths and passions we explore new avenues to start, what we hope is a [...]

Discover Family Walks – Massy’s Estate, Killakee

Difficulty: Easy          Distance: 1.5km          Time: 45 mins - 1hr (with small children) Hike Description: This is truly one of my favourite short family walks close to Dublin. It’s easy enough for all the family, it has a rich variety of trees from America, Asia and Europe which form a lovely [...]

Mummy Cooks – Baby Weaning & Fussy Eaters

SUPPORT FROM MUMMY COOKS Earlier this month, our regular fortnightly coffee morning in the Panda Play Café had a lovely twist to it and we were absolutely delighted to welcome Siobhan Berry, owner of Mummy Cooks who gave parents a ‘Baby Weaning & Fussy Eaters’ talk. Mummy Cooks provides the recipes, advice and products to [...]