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Loads of laughs for the little ones!

13 June, 2016

Laya Healthcare's City Spectacular would be nothing without the tiny tots, so we want to make their moments magical with tonnes of fun and activities to keep them laughing and learning all weekend!

Laya Healthcare's Greatest Place on Earth

Laya Healthcare's Greatest Place on Earth puts children at the heart of the festival! Laya Healthcare are looking after you always and ensuring your weekend is as happy and healthy as possible! You'll find tonnes of fun and activities here for all the family.

Titan the Robot's interactive show is bound to have the kid's distracted for hours with his unique blend of comedy, street theatre and music. Funny, fast paced and full of surprises, where you come to expect the unexpected!

Bosco the clown, the nation's favourite puppet!

Next on the bill is Ireland's favourite puppet, Bosco! Laughter is the best medicine so meet Bosco and share a giggle in aid of the Lauralynn's Children's Hospice, and have fun and games in the Lauralynn garden. Bosco wants you to collect your waste batteries for recycling as a part of the annual campaign to contribute to LauraLynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice. In 2015, the public recycled 25 million batteries, raising €90K for the charity and we hope to keep this up! Bosco will perform at Laya Healthcare's Greatest Place on Earth to help support our official charity partner. Find out more here.

The Super Troopers tent has happy yoga, kid's aerobic and dance classes (Dad dancing classes not provided!!!) that will get the kids up and active! Let Guru Dudu tickle and bend your funny bones with his hilarious happy yoga and get the kids grooving with Summer Stage's Dance and Drama classes (timetable below). Pre-registration is a must for Summer Stage Dance and Drama so be sure to secure your spot now by heading over to the link provided here.

Friday July 8th:
 
12.00 Summer Stage Drama & Dance 
13.45 Happy Yoga 
14.30 Get Fit Kids
15.30 Summer Stage Drama & Dance  
17.00 Summer Stage Drama & Dance
 
Sat July 9th:
 
12.15 Titan the Robot 
13.15 Get Fit Kids
14.00 Happy Yoga
15.00 Bosco with LauraLynn and Weee Ireland 
16.00 Titan the Robot 
17.00 Summer Stage Drama & Dance 
18.15 Titan the Robot 
 
Sun July 10th:
 
12.30 Happy Yoga 
13.45 Titan the Robot  
15.00 Bosco with LauraLynn and Weee Ireland 
16.00 Titan the Robot 
17.00 Summer Stage Drama & Dance 
18.15 Titan the Robot
 

Artzone

Catch Artzone in the Make n' Do Mountain tent in Laya Healthcare's Greatest Place on Earth area where they will host workshops and activities to keep the kids' creative juices flowing throughout the day.  Workshops runs from 12-6pm on Friday July 8th - Sunday July 10th.

ESB Spark Your Imagination Area

Head over the ESB Spark Your Imagination area next where you will discover and explore a wide range of stimulating activities to keep the kids' brains buzzing!

Joining us again is mad German scientist DOKTOR KABOOM, who will be running his world class interactive electricity shows and scientific displays. This stand-up scientist will get kids psyched up for science. His shows run 1pm, 3pm and 5pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Build and create stories with Imaginosity, Dublin Children’s Museum and their imagination playground. This big block story making workshop is a one of a kind interactive experience where children learn to design and create the world thats inside any story! Ignite imaginations on a journey from curiosity to discovery in Imaginosity's Storytelling Yurt. Keep an eye out for Imaginosity's mascot Eco Badger who will be making special appearances throughout the day to meet children and their families.

 

These workshops are first come, first serve and no pre-reg is necessary.

Storytelling Yurt                                                                               Imagination Playground Workshops

Start: 12.00-12.15pm                                                                       Start: 12.15-12.45pm

12.30- 12.45pm                                                                                           1.00-1.30pm

1.00-1.15pm                                                                                                1.45-2.15pm

1.30-1.45pm                                                                                                2.30-3.00pm

2.00- 2.15pm                                                                                               3.15-3.45pm

2.30-2.45pm                                                                                                4.00-4.30pm

3.00-3.15pm                                                                                                4.45-5.15pm

3.30-3.45pm                                                                                                5.30-6.00pm

4.00-4.15pm

4.30-4.45pm

5.00-5.15pm

5.30-5.45pm

Fighting Words Story Writing Workshops for Kids! 1pm - 3pm and 4pm - 6pm, Friday - Sunday
 
Pre-registration is necessary for these workshops - click HERE to register!
Join Fighting Words for a fun and imaginative workshop where we will create characters and start a story together, illustrated by one of our story artists. Then finish the story yourself with help from our tutoring team!

Age Range: 8-11 years

This workshop is FREE but places are limited and advance booking is required. 

Festi-Jeux will bring their French wooden games to Dublin and Cork for hours of wholesome and honest fun that puts children at the centre of the action. 

To top off your jam packed day and keeping the kids entertained, our fabulous street performers will be hitting the stage throughout the day with their world class stunts and performances - never a dull moment!

Kid's Court

Laya healthcare will once again bring their ever-popular Kid’s Court to the family-loving festival, but this time it is even messier, meaner and more mischievous than ever! Children can put their parents on trial, who may be sentenced to a custard-pie-in-the-face or a bucket of iced water thrown as punishment. The Kid's Court will be taking place at 12.30pm, 2pm, 3.30pm and 5pm on both 9th and 10th July.

Her Family Area

Back again this year, Herfamily.ie are lending a helping hand to all the mums and dads who need baby essentials and facilities for changing, feeding and general wellbeing. Within this area you can find a chill out area for a well needed rest from all the fun and festivities throughout the day.

O'Eggs Fun on The Farm

At O'Eggs Fun on the Farm, children get the chance to have hands-on fun playing with immersive farm toys. From loading up trailers, trying out diggers and scooping up with tractors in the sand pit, to manoeuvring around a cool life-like model farm display, there’s a whole range of great Bruder, Rolly and SIKU farm toys for children of all ages to enjoy.

Keep up to date and in the know by downloading our map and timetable here!

See you in the park!