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We welcome school tours here in Festina Lente Gardens throughout the year.  We can offer you a variety of fun workshops which are listed below.

We cater for all different ages and group sizes. All staff & volunteers have been Garda vetted and we have a child protection policy in place.

Feedback from one of the teachers: “We went to Festina Lente as a school tour group in June. The senior infant kids loved the visit. It was safe, welcoming and enjoyable for adults and kids alike. As an experienced teacher I would recommend it as a school tour destination. “

If you are interested in finding out more or booking in your school please fill in our enquiry form by clicking here.

Children will get the option of fun hands-on activity workshops.  Once we get your details and the number of children we will work on a personalised timetable of activities for you.

Slime Making:

Have a gootastic time making fun slime.

Make Homemade Soap:

The children choose their own colours and use essential oils to make and fragrance their homemade soaps. Your soap will be wrapped in cellophane with a beautiful ribbon to take home.

Make Homemade Bird Treats:

Help our feathered friends out by making tasty and nutritious homemade bird treats to bring home and hang in your garden.

Make a Funky Flower Pot:

Decorate your own terracotta pot to look cool, fun & funky. Children create their own decoupage design to decorate their pot.

Scavenger Hunt:

Hunt around the gardens and woodland to find the things on your list. A pinecone? A flower? Got it! We will provide a bag for each child to bring home their collection if they wish!

Learn about Ponies & Pony Grooming Session:

Learn about how to groom horses and ponies.

Make a Bird Feeder:

Use recycled materials to make a Bird Feeder to hang up in your garden to help feed our feathered friends. Decorate your bird feeder, hang it up at home and watch the birds enjoy it!

Planting your Own Vegetables or Flowering Plant:

Depending on the time of the year we will help the children plant a vegetable plant seedling or a flowering plant, learn about caring for that plant when they take it home.

For Information please note that:

♦ Once we know your numbers we will put the children into groups, all groups must be accompanied by at least one adult leader from the school.

♦ Accompanying leaders must remain with their group at all times and are responsible for the conduct and behaviour of the group

♦ Children are advised to bring full raingear, wellington boots and a change of clothes. As our activities are very hands on we encourage children to wear old clothes that parents don’t mind getting mucky!

♦ Please bring a breaktime snack and a packed lunch

Book a Tour or Enquiries

If you are interested in finding out more or booking in your school please fill in our enquiry form by clicking here.

After you have first booked your tour with Andrea (andrea@festinalente.ie) you can then click here to pay online.

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