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There are a few days before Christmas where parents may still need to do shopping, do their big food shop or check in with Santa that he is ready for Christmas Eve so why not drop your kids to Festina Lente!

We are running a Festive Themed Workshop for Children on Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd December 2018 where kids will do festive arts and crafts.

The workshop will run from 11am-3pm under the supervision of our Garda vetted staff. We cater for children ages 6 to 11 years old.

The cost is €25 per child for each workshop.

Places are limited to 15 children per day so book now so you don’t get disappointed!

Festina Lente Walled Garden Policy on Social Inclusion for Camps and Workshops

Festina Lente as an organisation provides a wide range of programmes, activities, camps and workshops for children and young people with varying abilities. These are provided in both the Equestrian Center and the Walled Garden. There are a range of programmes which have been designed specifically for children and young people with learning or physical difficulties, medical needs and/or other support needs. There are also a range of mainstream activities / programmes which may be suitable for children and young people with learning or physical difficulties and other support needs.
Our experience to date tells us that an integrated approach works extremely well and benefits all children and young people. The level of support that is required by each child and young person is always taken into consideration as to which activity or programme will ensure his/her safety, enjoyment, learning and well-being. It may be possible for Festina Lente to provide this support within the programme ratio or to engage an additional staff member. Festina Lente’s ability to provide additional support will be evaluated on a case by case basis. In this case there may be an additional cost. It may also be possible for a parent or other person known to the child or young person to provide this support.
When registering your child for a camp or workshop we ask if your child has any additional support needs. If this is the case, we ask that you contact us in the first instance before booking to discuss the proposed camp \ workshop and support needs that are necessary in order that your child can successfully participate in the camp or workshop.
In the event that support needs are not disclosed to Festina Lente prior to the camp or workshop date and we do not have adequate staffing in place such that all children and young people can be looked after in an acceptable manner, it may be necessary to contact the child or young person’s parent to request that they are collected. Though this would be a last resort and one which we would try and avoid in all circumstances, the safety of all children and young people is our priority. Adequate programme ratios must be ensured to manage the well-being of all the children and young people. In such instances, no refunds will be made and any additional costs incurred including transport will be at the parent’s/guardians expense.

We will send a follow up questionnaire for each child booked.  Please note that for health and safety reasons all medical, behavioural extra support needs, allergies must be told to us in the questionnaire prior to arrival at Festina Lente.

Please pack a drink & nut-free snack for elevenses and a lunch for later as crafting is hungry work. Bearing in mind some lessons may have an outdoor element, please bring suitable warm clothes, raingear, wellies, etc. We don’t advise wearing your best clothes in case you get messy so old clothes are advised.

Terms and Conditions

Full payment at time of booking
Cancellations 4 weeks or greater before start date – Full refund
Cancellations 3 weeks before start date – €5 administration fee.
Cancellations 2 weeks before start date – no refunds.

Festina Lente as an organisation provides a wide range of programmes, activities, camps and workshops for children and young people with varying abilities. These are provided in both the Equestrian Center and the Walled Garden. There are a range of programmes which have been designed specifically for children and young people with learning or physical difficulties, medical needs and/or other support needs. There are also a range of mainstream activities / programmes which may be suitable for children and young people with learning or physical difficulties and other support needs.

Our experience to date tells us that an integrated approach works extremely well and benefits all children and young people. The level of support that is required by each child and young person is always taken into consideration as to which activity or programme will ensure his/her safety, enjoyment, learning and well-being. It may be possible for Festina Lente to provide this support within the programme ratio or to engage an additional staff member. Festina Lente’s ability to provide additional support will be evaluated on a case by case basis. In this case there may be an additional cost. It may also be possible for a parent or other person known to the child or young person to provide this support.

When registering your child for a camp or workshop we ask if your child has any additional support needs. If this is the case, we ask that you contact us in the first instance before booking to discuss the proposed camp \ workshop and support needs that are necessary in order that your child can successfully participate in the camp or workshop.

In the event that all support needs are not disclosed to Festina Lente prior to the camp or workshop date and we do not have adequate staffing in place such that all children and young people can be looked after in an acceptable manner, it may be necessary to contact the child or young person’s parent\guardian to request that they are collected. Though this would be a last resort and one which we would try and avoid in all circumstances, the safety of all children and young people is our priority. Adequate programme ratios must be ensured to manage the well-being of all the children and young people. In such instances, no refunds will be made and any additional costs incurred including transport will be at the parent’s/guardians expense.

Please note that Festina Lente staff are not allowed to administer any medications.   These workshops will operate on the highest safety standards. Festina Lente shall not be responsible for any illness, disease, accident, or loss of property unless occasioned by the wilful act of negligence on the part of the workshops or its employees. Parents/guardians shall be liable for any medical expenses incurred. 

 Attendees are obliged to take care of their own belongings. Festina Lente can accept no liability for lost or damaged belongings.

We ask that all food brought with the children does not contain any nuts.

These workshops will not have any horse activities.