Circus Workshop for Children with Babcock & Bobbins

 

The inimitable Babcock and Bobbins, juggling supremos,  have performed all over Ireland, from Belfast to Ballina and from Coleraine to Cork.

Now, they’re coming back to Ballina with their super mix of traditional circus, slapstick comedy and circus skills, which included Fire Juggling, Stilt Walking, Rola Bola, Giraffe Unicycle, Fire Breathing and more!

This workshop incorporates a great mix of juggling, circus games and lots and lots of laughs.

 

Venue

Time: 

  • 2pm – 4pm

Fee per child:

  • €2 (non-refundable)

Booking essential: 

  • Classes MUST be booked in advance by calling  the Ballina Salmon Festival Office on +353 (0)96 79814.
  • Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Two children max per booking.

 

Watch Babcock and Bobbins in action! 

 

Fun Papier Mâché Workshops for children!

 

Local artist Alice Dixon will work with children in the surroundings of Ballina Arts Centre to make wonderful, colourful papier mâché creations to bring home.

All materials supplied. Children are advised to wear old clothes!

 

Venue

Times: 

  • 11am – 1pm (age 5-8 years)
  • 2pm – 4pm (age 8-12 years)

Papier Mâché Workshops at Ballina Salmon Festival – Fee per child:

  • €5 (non-refundable)

Booking essential: 

  • Classes MUST be booked in advance by calling  the Ballina Salmon Festival Office on +353 (0) 96 79814.
  • Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Two children max per booking.
  • Strict limit of 15 children per class.

Boxing Skills Fun and Games at Ballina Salmon Festival

 

Run by North West Fitness Academy, this fun energetic class uses games to teach basic boxing skills to children aged 6+.

Booking essential for Boxing Skills Fun and Games at Ballina Salmon Festival!

 

Venue

Times: 

  • 11:30am – 12:30pm

Fee per child:

  • €2 (non-refundable)

Booking essential: 

  • Classes MUST be booked in advance by calling  the Ballina Salmon Festival Office on +353 (0)96 79814.
  • Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Two children max per booking.
  • Strict limit of 20 children per class.

 

 

About North West Fitness Academy 

North West Fitness Academy Boxing Skills Fun and Games at Ballina Salmon FestivalNorth West Fitness Academy (also known as North West Boxing Academy) has been in business since 2014 and works in schools in the Mayo area.

They also run Adult Fitness Classes from their base in Crossmolina, ranging from Body-Weight, Kettlebells, TRX and lots more.

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Ciara’s Danceblast Workshop at Ballina Salmon Festival

 

 

Dance teacher Ciara Ginty runs  Ciara’s Danceblast, where dance classes for children  are taught by experienced, friendly and approachable dancers. No experience is required and during Ciara’s classes you can learn Hip Hop, Contemporary, Popping,  Locking, Breakdancing and more. Ciara also runs shows and competitions, all with the aim of developing team, friendship and social skills. According to Ciara, “Dancing is the best way to boost confidence, be creative and have fun!”

As part of Ballina Salmon Festival Ciara offers a FREE Danceblast workshop for children aged 6-15 years.

 

Venue

Times: 

  • 3pm – 4pm (age 6-15 years)

Fee per child:

  • FREE
  • No booking required

 

Contact Ciara on 0868463682.

 

Reeling In The Years Workshops at The Jackie Clarke Collection

Learn about the Ballina Salmon Festival in years gone by at this fabulous Reeling In The Years Workshops at The Jackie Clarke Collection.

Each child attending this creative workshop will walk away with a lovely story about the Ballina Salmon Festival, having created their very own newspaper front page, using images and articles taken from our the Jackie Clarke Collection’s newspaper collection over the past 53 years.

The workshop is being run by the Jackie Clarke Collection through their community and education departments and children will create their newspaper – “The Clarke Chronicle” – using images and articles taken from our WP newspaper collection for the last 53 years (Ballina Salmon Festival is of course 53 years old!)

Date and times:

Tuesday 11th July

  • 12pm – 1pm
  • 2pm – 3pm

Venue: 

  • The Jackie Clarke Collection, Pearse Street

Fee per child (ages 6-12):

  • €2 (non-refundable)

Booking essential: 

  • Classes MUST be booked in advance by calling  the Ballina Salmon Festival Office on +353 (0)96 79814.
  • Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Two children max per booking.
  • Strict limit of 25 children per class.

Visit the Jackie Clarke Collection website

Art Creation through Recycling Workshop

 

Art Creation through Recycling Workshop

A new addition to the 2017 festival programme, this fun Art Creation through Recycling Workshop in Ballina Arts Centre, run by local artist Jennifer Heavey fosters children’s creativity while teaching them about recycling and the environment, using old household materials to make works of art to take home.

Date Time Age
Monday 10th July 11am – 1pm 5-8 years
2pm – 4pm 8-12 years
Tuesday 11th July 11am – 1pm 5-8 years
2pm – 4pm 8-12 years

 

Venue:

  • Ballina Arts Centre

Fee per child for Art Creation through Recycling Workshop 

  • €5 (non-refundable)

Booking essential: 

  • Classes MUST be booked in advance by calling  the Ballina Salmon Festival Office on +353 (0)96 79814.
  • Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Two children max per booking.
  • Strict limit of 15 children per class.

Rinka Fun Fitness Workshops at Ballina Salmon Festival

 

Rinka Fun Fitness Workshops at Ballina Salmon Festival are a new addition to the 2017 festival programme.

Children will love the Rinka Fun Fitness Workshops at Ballina Salmon Festival, that will benefit both body and mind!

 

Venue

Times: 

  • 11am (age 3-7 years)
  •  12pm (age 8-12 years)

Fee per child:

  • €2 (non-refundable)

Booking essential: 

  • Classes MUST be booked in advance by calling  the Ballina Salmon Festival Office on +353 (0)96 79814.
  • Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Two children max per booking.
  • Strict limit of 20 children per class.

 

About Rinka

Rinka logoRinka offers non-competitive classes to build children’s confidence, using a dynamic and fun system to manage their health & well-being through active and creative fitness programmes.  Owner Sarah has made it her mission to teach children that fitness is fun, and that anyone can do it – regardless of ability!

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!

Visit Rinka.ie