Rapidly running out of summer holiday fun ideas?
With the rest of the school holidays looming, the launch of the new Playful Culture Trail couldn’t come at a better time.
First established in Cork in 2021 as part of an ongoing commitment towards making Cork a ‘Playful City’ and to make cultural and heritage spaces more accessible and fun for kids, the idea proved hugely popular with locals and visitors alike and opened a new way of thinking about attractions in the city.
Running from July to August, Cork’s participating visitor attractions and hotels will invite families to partake in the Playful Culture Trail by offering them a kid-friendly map of Cork City.
Each attraction will be listed, with participants able to collect stamps from each of the museums, galleries, and historic sites.
They will also be encouraged to complete the list of 25 Playful Things to Do which is mostly free and includes finding Ogham Stones in UCC, sketching their favourite work of art in the Crawford Art Gallery and spotting the Ardú street murals across the city.
The map is a brilliant resource for planning a day out – just pack a picnic lunch and head off on an adventure to a new part of town.
An accompanying Playful Culture Trail website will feature additional sustainable craft ideas, ensuring that young artists have plenty to keep them busy at home throughout the summer too.
Pick up a Playful Culture Trail map at any of Cork’s attractions (Nano Nagle on Douglas Street, St Peter’s on North Main Street, Cork City Library, Blackrock Castle, Elizabeth Fort on Barrack Street all have them) and find out more info at playfulculturetrail.com.