Children’s Event – O’Hara’s of Foxford Pirate Treasure Hunt

 

Ahoy Mateys!!

Join us on the Family Pirate Treasure Hunt starting from the Duck Pond, Belleek Woods at 1:30pm sharp on Thursday July 12th.

Come and dress up in your best pirate costume and follow the clues to find the answers throughout the woods. Goodies for all children when they have solved all their clues!

Please note that anyone wishing to participate in the Treasure Hunt must arrive by 1.30pm.

Suitable for all ages and children must be accompanied by an adult. No booking necessary – just turn up on the day.

Kindly supported by O’Haras of Foxford 🍞. #

A sincere thank you to Coillte and the Belleek Woods Enhancement Committee for facilitating this event in our beautiful Belleek woods.

 

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Ballina Salmon Festival Children’s Programme 2018

Here’s a full list of our children’s events for 2018 – with over 50 events to choose from, there will be something to suit all ages and interests.  You can book online at www.ballinasalmonfestival.ie/#schedule.  A sincere thank you to our sponsors and supporters, without whom it just would not be possible to run the Ballina Salmon Festival Children’s Programme 2018.

Ballina Salmon Festival Children's Programme 2018

Ballina Salmon Festival Children's Programme 2018

Ballina Salmon Festival Children's Programme 2018

Children’s Event: Music for Little Ones Workshops (x3)

These music workshop for small children are a really great way to introduce music to young children and parents who might want to continue music-making at home!

Activities will include, finger plays, bouncing songs, action songs, rhymes, creative movement and instrument playing to name but a few. These are all introduced through play and performance using a variety of colourful and multi-sensory props as well as finger and hand puppets.

A parent/guardian must attend with child – one adult, one child.

 

About Music for Little Ones

The Music for Little Ones at Ballina Salmon Festival workshops are facilitated by Miriam Ross. Miriam is a qualified Colourstrings Kindergarten Music teacher and teaches music in Alexandra College, Dublin.

She is the founder of Music for Little Ones, a specialised music school offering music classes to young children and their parents.

Visit musicforlittleones.ie | Like the Music for Little Ones Facebook page

 

Date: Friday 13th July

Times:

 – Age 3months – 1 year: 10.30am – 11.05am

 – Age 1-2 years: 11.20am – 11.55am

  – Age 2-3 years: 12.15pm – 12.50pm

Location: Ballina Arts Centre

Admission: €5. Booking essential. Maximum 8 per class

 

Book tickets

Please note a limit of two children per booking applies.

CHILDREN’S EVENT: Right on Cue Snooker Coaching Sessions (x2)

Be right on cue to learn all about snooker and brush up on your potting skills with snookery instructors on hand at Century Snooker Club. Ballina. With six championship snooker tables, what better place to learn about snooker and get some practice in?

Suitable for: Age 11+

Date: Saturday 14th July

Time: 2pm – 3pm and 3pm – 4pm

Location: Century Snooker Club, Abbey Business Park, Ardnaree

Admission: €2. Booking essential

Book tickets

Please note a limit of two children per booking applies.




CHILDREN’S EVENT: Story Time with Under the Bed Monsters

Meet the Under the Bed Monsters for the very first time!

We are very excited to invite you to a special story time at Ballina Library where we will introduce you to Gryffin, Hattie, Bidge, Bugly and Poppi! You will hear all about their adventures, have fun colouring and be able to design your very own monster in our special competition!

Please tell all your friends and we cannot wait to meet you there.

 

Suitable for: All ages

Date: Saturday 14th July

Time: 11am – 12.30pm

Location: Mayo County Library, Pearse St, Ballina

Admission: FREE. Booking essential

Book tickets

Please note a limit of two children per booking applies.




Children’s Event – “Birdfeeders” Art Workshops (x2) with Gemma McGuinness

Art teacher and artist Gemma  McGuinness will show children in this socially interactive class how to create fun and pretty bird feeders using everyday objects and a range of art materials.

 

Suitable for:  Children aged 5+

Date: Friday 13th July

Time: 3pm – 4pm and 4pm – 5pm

Location: Ballina Arts Centre

Admission: €5. Booking essential

 

Book tickets

Please note a limit of two children per booking applies.




CHILDREN’S EVENT: Children’s Yoga Session with Marie Loftus Yoga

An introduction to yoga with movement, stretching and lots of fun with Marie Loftus Yoga.

 

Suitable for:  Children aged 8-10

Date: Friday 13th July

Time: 2pm – 3pm

Location: Community Garden, The Jackie Clarke Collection, Pearse St

Admission: €2. Booking essential

 

Book tickets

Please note a limit of two children per booking applies.




CHILDREN’S EVENT: Children’s First Aid Workshop with Ballina Order of Malta

Another new addition to the children’s programme this year, this interactive First Aid Workshop by the local Order of Malta team will help children learn how to treat cuts, sprains and fractures and learn basic CPR.
Founded in 1941, Order of Malta Ireland- Ambulance Corps- Ballina are a voluntary organisation providing First Aid and Ambulance cover to the community. As a voluntary member organisation, their mission is to make a positive contribution and to effect real change in our local and national communities by saving lives with care, touching lives with compassion in a non-discriminatory manner, and providing essential support where needed to change the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged groups in the delivery of our community care initiatives, first-aid services, youth and specialist professional training programmes.

The Order of Malta are also one of the cornerstones of Ballina Salmon Festival, always on hand to provide first aid and emergency response cover to our many events. You can follow them on Facebook here.

 

Suitable for:  Children aged 9-13

Date: Friday 13th July

Time: 11am – 1pm

Location: Order of Malta Ballina HQ, Marian Crescent

Admission: €2 (with €0.50c booking fee).
Booking essential

 

Book tickets

Please note a limit of two children per booking applies.




Children’s Event – “Stained Glass Suncatchers” Art Workshops (x2) with Gemma McGuinness

Art teacher and artist Gemma will show children in this socially interactive class how to create beautiful suncatchers using a range of art materials.

 

Suitable for:  Age 5-12

Date/Time:

Monday 9th July  3pm – 4pm and 4pm – 5pm

Saturday 14th July, 10.45am – 11.45am and 12pm – 1pm

Location: Ballina Arts Centre, Barrett St

Admission: €5 + booking fee

 

Book tickets

Please note a limit of two children per booking applies.




CHILDREN’S EVENT: Character Workshops with Mammy Red Head

Discover the character within and create your own with Ballina blogger and author Mammy Red Head, AKA Gemma McLoughlin.

Discover how everyday items can get a child’s mind exploring the world of stories. With games and a world of imagination.

The workshop ends with a reading from one of Gemma’s children’s books.

For each workshop children need to wear comfortable clothes and footwear and bring a drink.

 

Suitable for:  Children aged 5+

Date: Thursday 12th July

Time: 10.45am – 11.45am and 12pm – 1pm

Location: Ballina Arts Centre

Admission: €5 + booking fee

 

Book tickets

Please note a limit of two children per booking applies.




CHILDREN’S EVENT: Stand Up Paddling Taster Session with Harbour SUP’n’Sail

Get on the river! Learn basic Stand Up Paddling skills, partake in races and have fun on the SUP board!

Max 12 children per class. Each class will consist of a taster session of 20mins each, with fun on the picnic area at The Point, Riverslade.

Harbour SUP’n’Sail offers group or individual SUP sessions from world class locations at Enniscrone Pier and the Quay, Ballina. They have a large range of beginner-friendly equipment and can cater for groups of up to 24 people in a single session. All instructors are ASI qualified and hold First Aid, Water Rescue  and Child Protection in sport certifications. HSS is a fully insured accredited School.

 

Suitable for:  Children aged 10+

Date: Thursday 12th July

Time: 4.45pm – 6pm and 6pm – 7.15pm

Location: The Point, Riverslade (grassy area around the corner, past Tom Ruane Park on Sligo Road)

Admission: €5. Booking essential

 

Book tickets

Please note a limit of two children per booking applies.




CHILDREN’S EVENT: Salmon of Knowledge Workshop

Create your own ‘Salmon of Knowledge’ using materials from the Jackie Clarke Collection to tell the story of our town, our festival and of course the famous River Moy!

A fun and creative workshop.

Suitable for:  Children aged 5-10

Date: Thursday 12th July

Time: 11am – 12pm and 3pm – 4pm

Location: The Jackie Clarke Collection, Pearse Street

Admission: €2. Booking essential

 

Book tickets

Please note a limit of two children per booking applies.




CHILDREN’S EVENT: Lights, Camera, Action! Film-making workshop

This film-tastic workshop will cover the basics of film-making – shooting, editing, captioning, music, and by the end, you should be able to make your own short movie!

The film-making workshop is being run by Pat Cunnane, principal of Behy National School with support from members of the school’s film-making club. The club has been in existence for 6 years in Behy National school and provides members with the skills they need to plan, shoot, edit and produce short films.

Each year the film club showcase their short films at the annual Behy National School Film Festival in Ballina Arts Centre. Club members also enter FÍS, the national film-making competition and have won awards in each of the last six years, including the overall award for ‘Best Film’ in 2014.

Pictured at the 11th FÍS Film Festival, are students Sophie Healy and Erin Garrett from Behy NS, who received the Award for ‘Outstanding Achievement in Soundtrack’, for their film “The Runaway Circus”, at a ceremony in the Helix Dublin, November presented by Ciara O’Donnell, National Director of the PDST (left) and Dr. Annie Doona, President of IADT (right). Picture Andres Poveda

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read more about Behy’s filmaking achievements here

Suitable for:  Ages 10-12

Date: Thursday 12th July

Time: 10.30am – 11.30am (meet at 10.15am at the Jackie Clarke Collection)

Location: The Education Space at the Jackie Clarke Collection

Requirements: Children are requested to bring a set of headphones/earphones if possible.

Admission: €5. Booking essential

Book tickets

Please note a limit of two children per booking applies.




CHILDREN’S EVENT: Fun in Tumble Jungle

Enjoy a fun session in Ireland’s largest indoor play centre, Tumble Jungle!

Suitable for:  Children of all ages, but must be no taller than 4ft 11in  (150cm)

Date: Thursday 12th July

Time: 10.30am – 11.20am

Location: Tumble Jungle Indoor Play Centre, Bunree

Admission: FREE, but booking is essential. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Book tickets

Please note a limit of five children per booking applies.

You can also book tickets by calling into Tumble Jungle in Bunree, Ballina or calling 096 76637.

 




CHILDREN’S EVENT: Beach Art Workshops

Art teacher and artist Gemma will show children in this socially interactive class how to use items collected at home and from the beach to create beautiful beach-themed art.

Suitable for:  Age 5+

Date: Tuesday 10th July

Time: 3pm – 4pm AND 4pm – 5pm

Location: Ballina Arts Centre, Barrett St

Admission: €5 + booking fee

Book tickets

Please note a limit of two children per booking applies.




Children’s Event – Storyboard Workshop with Mammy Red Head

Create your own story through interactive games and imagination with our Ballina blogger and author, Mammy Red Head AKA Gemma McLoughlin.

Children are encouraged to get writing and drawing, talk about how a story comes together then create one!

The workshop ends with a reading from Mammy Red Head’s book, ‘Little Red Head in the Céide Fields’.

For each workshop children need to wear comfortable clothes and footwear and bring a drink.

 

Suitable for:  Age 5+

Date: Tuesday 10th July

Time: 10.30am – 11.30am AND 12pm – 1pm

Location: Ballina Arts Centre, Barrett St

Admission: €5 + booking fee

Book tickets

Please note a limit of two children per booking applies.




Children’s Event – Junior Historians Workshop at the Jackie Clarke Collection

Budding historians will gain unique access to the Jackie Clarke Collection archive and uncover the hidden treasures of the Collection during the

A hands-on, practical workshop.

Suitable for:  Age 8-12

Date: Tuesday 10th July

Time: 12pm – 1pm and 2pm – 3pm

Location: Jackie Clarke Collection, Pearse St, Ballina

Admission: €2

Book tickets

Please note a limit of two children per booking applies.




CHILDREN’S EVENT: Moy Trust Children’s River Workshop

As part of the Ballina Salmon Festival programme this year, we’re delighted to be able to offer this exciting and interactive educational workshop all about the River Moy facilitated by the  Moy Trust, a newly formed advocacy group for the river.

This fascinating and inspiring river-related workshop will incorporate science, ecology, river-based wildlife, flora and fauna, angling, falconry and more, and will involve Inland Fisheries Ireland, the Local Authorities Waters and Communities Office (LAWCO), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Mayo Co Council’s Environment Department; the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and local angling clubs –  to name but a few!

Fun and interactive

The workshop will take place over the entire stretch of the Cathedral Beat, between the two bridges. Children will be broken into groups and will have an opportunity to learn in a fun interactive way about river wildlife – in the river and on the river bank, the science of the river, learn all about water safety, meet some wonderful birds of prey.

Best of all, each participating child will get a chance to try their hand at fishing on the famous River Moy, receiving one-on-one tuition from an experienced angler.

Healthy refreshments will be served on the day and children can expect some additional surprises too!

Suitable for:  Age 10+

Date: Tuesday 10th July

Time: 11am – 2pm

Location: Cathedral Road, Ballina

Admission: €5 + booking fee

Requirements: Children are advised to wear old clothing and bring waterproofs, and to bring a healthy packed lunch.

 

Book tickets

Please note a limit of two children per booking applies.




CHILDREN’S EVENT: Martial Arts Skills Workshop

Learn basic martial arts skills with Harry at Moy Valley Freestyle Martial Arts.

Martial Arts benefits children in many ways, such as helping them to learn how to focus better, building self confidence, team work, anti bullying, discipline, respect, how to deal with stress and so much more.

Suitable for:  Age 5+

Date: Tuesday, 10th July

Times: 11am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 3.30pm

Location: Killala Road Business Park

Admission: €2 (book below)

 

Book tickets

Please note a limit of two children per booking applies.


Children’s Event – Rinka Fun fitness workshops

Rinka Ballina offers non-competitive classes to build children’s confidence, using a dynamic and fun system to manage their health and wellbeing through active and creative fitness programmes. Whatever a child’s interest, there is something to offer with classes ranging from dance, drama and fitness. Creating healthy bodies, healthy minds and happy hearts is Rinka’s business!

Your child will enjoy this fun fitness workshop that will benefit both body and mind!

Date: Monday 9th July

Time: 11am – 12pm (age 3-7) and 12pm – 1pm (age 8-12)

Location: Ardnaree Sarsfields GAA Club

Admission: €2 non-refundable. Book below or by calling into the Ballina Salmon Festival Booking Office in Ballina Tourist Office.

Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Max two children per booking.



**EVENT RESCHEDULED** Children’s Event: “Come Try it” Paddle on the Moy with Moy Canoe Club

 

***Update: Saturday 7th July: Due to insurance issues, we regret to inform you that we will be unable to proceed with  tomorrow’s “Come Try It” canoe session with Moy Canoe Club. We are deeply sorry to disappoint with this last minute cancellation and wish to sinerely thank Moy Canoe Club – who have been wonderful supporters of our children’s events for many years – for their work, and their generosity and willingness to host the event.***

The River Moy lies at the heart of Ballina, and if you haven’t yet seen Ballina from the river, now’s your chance!

Moy Canoe Club is kindly running a taster session and and parents and children are all welcome to come along and give it a go!

Please wear shorts and tshirts. Lifejackets provided.

No booking required.

Suitable for:  Age 12+

Date: Sunday 8th July

Time: 11am – 1pm

Location: Change of venue to The Point, Riverslade, Quay Road (green area just after you turn off the main Sligo Road for the Quay) Cathedral Road, Ballina

Admission: FREE

Children’s Event – Art & Crafts with Elsa

Artist Elsa O’Reilly holds a Degree in printed textiles and surface pattern and loves to share her knowledge with children as she shows them how to enjoy working with different materials to create amazing works of art!

Elsa will be delivering two great workshops as part of this year’s Ballina Salmon Festival.

 

Session 1: Monday 9th July, 10.45am – 11.45am – Kids’ Clay making Workshop

An hour of fun creating a keepsake out of clay ! The children will make a clay frame or pencil holder using easy to use air drying clay,which they can decorate and take home.

Suitable for ages 6 plus

 

Session 2: Monday 9th July, 12pm – 1pm – Make a Cardboard Moving Monster

The children will make a cardboard monster of their own design with amazing moving parts! They will use different materials to decorate the monsters ready to take home .

Creative and fun, suitable for age 6 plus.

Book tickets

Please note a limit of two children per booking applies.




Family Fly Casting Open Day

We’re delighted this year to team up with the Game Anglers Instructor’ Association and Inland Fisheries Ireland to give members of the public an opportunity to try their hand at fly casting on the River Moy. Fly fishing is an angling method in which an artificial “fly” is used to catch fish. The fly is cast using a fly rod, reel, and specialised weighted line.
This is a great opportunity for complete novices and experienced anglers alike of all ages to avail of the expertise of our instructors and we would particularly encourage parents to bring their children along to introduce them to fly fishing. Who knows, it might inspire a new passion! No prior knowledge or experience is required.
What you can expect at the Family Fly Casting Open Day:

• Casting clinics with qualitied instructors
• Single hand and double hand casting demos
• Fly-tying demonstrations
• Advice and individual instruction

Safety will be paramount on the day, and no hooks will be used for casting – a wool tag is used instead. Safety equipment such as hats and glasses will be provided, and there will be qualified first responders and first aid equipment on hand. Qualified river rescue personnel and throw ropes will also be available.

This event will take place at the beautiful Point picnic area alongside Tom Ruane Park, where the Teddy Bear’s Picnic will also be taking place.

Our sincere thanks to the Game Angling Instructors’ Association and Inland Fisheries Ireland for putting on this great event and we hope to see you there.

The Core Stage returns to Ballina Salmon Festival 2018!

Ballina Salmon Festival together with The Core are delighted to announce the return of daily lunchtime concerts on The Core Stage for this year’s festival.

Following the success of last year’s event, we are really looking forward to welcoming the talented young musicians that make up The Core and the various Music Generation Mayo programmes back to the stage, which this year will be based in the Community Garden in the Jackie Clarke Collection.

Starting on Monday, July 9, the stage will feature a daily line-up of young performers. It will also feature young performers from throughout Mayo, as The Core aims to provide a platform for young local musicians regardless of their membership.

Event details

Dates: Monday 9, Tuesday 10, Thursday 12, Friday 13 and Saturday 14 July 2018

Times: 12.30pm – 2pm daily

Location: The Core Stage, Community Garden at the Jackie Clarke Collection, Pearse Street.

So grab your lunch, take a seat and listen to some of Mayo’s finest young musical talent while dining al-fresco in the Jackie Clarke Collection’s beautiful Community Garden.

 

About The Core and Music Generation Mayo

Music Generation Mayo It is part of Music Generation – Ireland’s National Music Education Programme, initiated by Music Network, co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, the Department of Education and Skills and Local Music Education Partnerships.

The Core Stage at Ballina Salmon Festival group playing music

 

Music Generation Mayo’s latest programme ‘The Core‘, a creative space for budding young musicians opened its doors in Ballina Arts Centre in November 2016 and has been a bustling hive of musical activity since. With over 30 (and counting!) active members from across the county using the rehearsal facility, taking part in camps, industry workshops, regular performance opportunities such as monthly open mics, Facebook Live events and musical showcases it is a great place for young people to express themselves and work on developing their music.

For more information, contact PhilipCassidy@msletb.ie or call 087-7485954

Non-members of The Core can also apply to perform on the Festival Stage by logging onto thecoremayo.com/events.

 

Children’s Fishing Competition at Ballina Salmon Festival


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