Children’s activities at the Festival

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There’s lots for all members of the family to do at the Roundwood Festival in 2017.  Here’s a flavour of some of the activities that the children might enjoy!

Thursday, 3rd August  Fun  Team Challenge 6.30pm at Arás and Tóchar

This will be a fun evening full of team-based challenges as we invite to try out the revamped obstacle course for 2017, which will feature the ‘human conveyor belt’ among many other whacky challenges.

Teams will have four people.  A maximum of 2 adults (17 years of age or older) can be on a team.  The remainder of team-mates must be children.  All children participating must be 8 years of age or older.

This year it will be possible for four teams to run the obstacle course at the same time and yes there will be a trophy for the winning team.

Saturday, 5th August 11:00am Teddy Bears’ Picnic

This is a free event being organised for the kids.  Pack up your picnic goodies, bring along the kids and their favourite teddy bear(s) to Aras an Tochar (Roundwood GAA Club) at 11:00am. Lots of fun and games are guaranteed for teddies & their owners. Parent or guardian must remain with children at all times.

Saturday, 5th August Free family ceilí at Parish Hall at 7:30pm
The emphasis is again very much on fun for all the family with the opportunity to try out some waltzes, ceili and set dances.  Sheila Kavanagh and the McGrath Flood School are teaming up to take you through your steps and ensure kids and adults alike will have good craic for the evening.

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Photo courtesy of Darren Flynn

Make a scarecrow
Enter your family scarecrow in the scarecrow competition.  Please phone John on 086-8225705 if you need straw to make your scarecrow Bring your scarecrow into the village on Sunday and display it. The winner will be picked from those on display in the village during the Sunday Street Festival on 6th August.

Sunday, 6th August 2.00pm – 6.00pm
There are plenty of distractions organised for the kids on Sunday at the Festival. In the field opposite Centra the kids can enjoy  the special attraction this year, which is the bungee trampoline, toddler area, face painting, nail art, bottle fishing,  pets corner and much more.

Also on Sunday 6th, young, local talent will entertain festival goers at the performance stage in field.  Performances this year include Stage Bratz, Comhaltas and Ballroom Dancers, among others.