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Celebrate your child’s birthday at Festina Lente’s art & craft workshop parties!

Want to do something different for your child’s communion or confirmation?

Here at Festina Lente we offer a variety of art & craft themed party options.  We provide a safe, exciting, educational environment for your child and his or her friends!  Our parties come highly recommended from parents and are sure to be the highlight of your child’s celebration.  All parties include nature themed hands-on activities led by our Garda vetted staff.

You will have full use of a private chalet in the beautiful surrounding of Festina Lente Walled Victorian Gardens to have food and drinks and of course the cake after our workshops!  You will also have full use of our wonderful gardens to continue with the entertainment.  There is a safe and beautiful open space for the children to breathe in the fresh air and be surrounded by nature!  We can host children’s parties all year round.

We do not include food but you are welcome to bring your own and have use of our kitchen facilities.  Getting pizzas delivered is a popular option for our parties! Please note that alcohol is not allowed as Festina Lente is an alcohol free premises.

The cost is €12 per child and €30 for the use of the chalet and gardens.

To book your party or to get more information please click here fill in our Equiry Form and we will contact you to discuss the details.

These are just some of the workshops we offer as part of the party!  All materials for the workshops are provided and the children will take home what they make so you don’t have to worry about a going home party bag!

♥ Salt Rainbow Bottles:
Salt and chalk has never looked more beautiful than when layered into glass jars and topped with a lid. Even the littlest of crafters can participate — with a little help from Festina Lente. These cool decorations can be kept as a decoration for the home as they will be a beautiful colourful centrepiece on your table, shelf or bedside locker or given as a present and aren’t the results simply stunning!

♥ Hand- made candles:
Beautiful scented hand-made soy wax candles in a cute little travel jar. No, not bought in an expensive boutique, but made by your children in our workshop. The children will glue the wick into their jar, handle the wax flakes before we melt them (the adults do the hot liquid bit) and pour the candles. They will select an essential oil to scent their candle, add this to the liquid wax, and time how long it takes to set. While the candles are setting (there’s always a race) the children decorate labels and choose a ribbon to dress up their jar. The children learn about different states of matter- from wax flakes to liquid to solid wax-and a little patience.

♥ Home-made soap:
Use funky insect moulds to create fabulous flower, bee, butterfly or dragonfly soaps. The children choose their own colours and use essential oils to fragrance their soaps. Find out about the plants and flowers used in these oils, see how long it takes your soap to set, then wrap in cellophane with a beautiful ribbon to take home.

♥ Insect house:
Where do butterflies go in the winter? What happens to ladybirds, lacewings and bees? Find out about hibernation and help out these little creatures by building a cosy insect house for them to rest in at night and sleep in over winter.


Once you book your party with us you can pay for your party online at  A deposit is required after booking and full payment is required 3 days prior to party date which is non-refundable.

Contact Andrea (Monday – Thursday 9:30am-2pm): or phone 087 737 3703 if you have any queries.

Changes to Numbers or Cancellations

Please let us know as soon as possible if you are changing the numbers booked or need to cancel.  Contact Andrea (Monday – Thursday 9:30am-2pm): or phone 087 737 3703 or outside of these hours ring 087 329 3680.

Birthday Party Feedback

If you have had a birthday party at Festina Lente we hope you all had a great time and that it was a great success! To help us host an even better party for another child (and hopefully your child’s next year) would you mind taking two minutes to fill out a short questionnaire for us? All feedback is confidential.

Please click here for the Birthday Party Feedback Form.

Thank you so much for your help!