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Celebrate your child’s birthday with a fun experience and have a birthday party like no other!

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 art & craft 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 on Saturdays and Sundays.

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.

Cost and booking

The cost for each party includes the exclusive use of our chalet for the duration of the party, a hands-on, guided workshop for each child, and use of the gardens to continue the fun!

Please note there is a minimum booking number of 6 children participating in the workshop activities and a maximum number of 25 children.

Contact Andrea (Monday – Thursday 9:30am-2pm): or phone 01-2720704 ext 211 for booking assistance or if you have any queries.

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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!

Slime Time! (for ages 5 – 12)
Get ready to goo in our superb slime factory! Get down and gunky and turn simple ingredients into glorious gunge. Slip your slime in a pot to take it home safely and keep it clean. Gloves can be provided for sensitive skin. Slime comes out in the wash.

Rainbow Bottles (for ages 6 – 12)
Ever seen a rainbow in a bottle? Now you can make your own! Use salt and chalk to create coloured layers – mix your colours to get magical shades- and fill your bottle with happy hues!

Dream Catchers (for ages 6 – 12)
Sweet dreams are made of this…. Make a gorgeous dream catcher with coloured beads and fabulous feathers to hang in your room and keep the bad dreams at bay.

Funky Flower Pots (for ages 6 – 12)
Funk up your flowers! Take a painted pot and decorate using lots of different decoupage designs.

Soap (for ages 5 – 12)
Good clean fun! Select your shape to make your special soap- add colour and delicious scented essential oils, chill, then peel off your mould to reveal your very own hand-made soap. Wrap your creation in cellophane and finish off with a beautiful ribbon.

Candles (for ages 6 – 12)
Make a gorgeous scented soy wax candle in a cute travel jar! Choose a colour, select a scent from our lovely essential oils, mix, melt, allow to set and enjoy!

Mini Gardens (for ages 6 – 12)
This workshop is seasonal (July-September)
A world in miniature! Design and construct a mini garden- maybe your own? Maybe a fantasy garden? Use craft materials or plants to add lawns and hedges, trees, decking water features… the choice is yours.

Mini-beast Hunt (for ages 5-8)
This workshop is seasonal (July-September) & weather dependent
What lives in your garden? More than meets the eye! Find bees and butterflies, ladybirds and lacewings in the border. Have a go at pond dipping to see pond skaters and water boatmen. Learn more about marvellous mini-beasties and make a mini-insect house to take home.

Scavenger hunt (for ages 6-10)
This workshop is seasonal (autumn & summer) & weather dependent
Have fun finding nature’s treasure in our garden scavenger hunt, then use the material you find to create a cool collage on a template of your choice (the collages can be themed, please advise us before the party).

Please note there is a minimum booking number of 6 people participating in the workshop activities and a maximum number of 25 children.

Enquiries, Changes to Numbers or Cancellations

If you’d like to enquire about booking a birthday party, please fill in the following form: Birthday Party Enquiry Form

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 01-2720704 ext 211 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!

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