Back to school season is around the corner.
And while that may fill you with glee for September, there’s still a weekend or two to fill with kid-friendly activities before the uniforms need ironing.
If you’re mulling your options for this Saturday and Sunday, it’s the perfect time to check out the new Playful Culture Trail of the city’s galleries, museums, and attractions.
As part of Fairies and Superheroes Weekend on the trail, the Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr. Colm Kelleher is encouraging families to dress up in their favourite costumes to be in with a chance of winning the ultimate play day out in Cork City.
Dig out those sparkly wings and crime-fighting capes and you might take home the grand prize; entry to four attractions of your choice on the trail, a mini tea party with hot chocolate and pastries for the children and coffee for the parents at St Peter’s Cork, and a €50 Vibes and Scribes voucher.
The Playful Culture Trail features 30 fun and playful places where kids can explore the city’s culture, heritage and green spaces through play.
Here’s how it works: When children arrive at the city’s cultural attractions, they’re given a fun tote bag with unique activity sheets at each location, crayons, a bookmark and Pure Cork pen and are sent off on all sorts of challenges from investigation work, to sketching superheroes, crosswords, word hunts, scavenger hunts, and colouring.
Some locations are free and others offer a family rate. For more see purecork.ie/playtrail.
“Culture helps to develop thinking skills, build self-esteem, and improves resilience as well as broadening horizons and encouraging curiosity.” said the Lord Mayor.
“I’m really looking forward to exploring more of it with my own children”.