The Wellwood centre is also the focus for our Little Locals section this week. If you are pregnant or have a small baby, please check out the new courses being run at the Wellwood centre for pregnancy yoga & baby massage. What a way to relax with your little one in these beautiful surroundings. A little bit if heaven for both mother and baby.
Another wonderful find for me personally this week is Gilberts Orchard in Quinnagh. While driving past last Sunday I couldn’t help but pop in for a peek. I have often passed the gate and saw the signs for fresh apples, juices & chutneys but am ashamed to say I had never actually been up the lane! This is a wonderful place to bring the kids for a couple of hours of outdoor fun where you pick your own fresh apples from the orchard (€3.50 for a small bucket, €5.00 for a medium & €7.00 for a large) and then relax in the wonderful Apple House. There is truly nothing nicer for kids than picking the fruit that they will bring to school the following week, it brought back many nostalgic memories for me of my Dad bringing home boxes of fresh apples from Twomeys in Ardattin when we were kids (if anyone of you are old enough to remember that!!)
No doubt all of our little locals will literally jump for joy when they hear that Santa’s Christmas Bounceland will return to Carlow this year for the third year in a row. A festive favourite with all the smallies, Bounceland offers lots of fun for the little ones and is also a fabulous option for birthday parties which fall over the festive period. Bounceland will open on weekends from November 19th and weekdays during the school holidays. For more information check out their Facebook page.
Some more great news for our little locals this week. Lego experts “Little Makers” are about to begin their first afterschool Lego camp in Carlow town centre. All “Little Makers” camps are designed to be both educational and fun. The forthcoming camps are entitled ‘Journey Through The Past Adventure Series. During this camp (which runs for 5 consecutive Wednesdays), children will explore the technology used before the Industrial age and will have an opportunity to let their imagination take over as they reconstruct, role play, improvise and have fun! In addition to the technology aspect, kids will also discuss the historical context of the day’s theme which effectively meshes with the primary school history curriculum.
Lego camps commence next Wednesday February 8th and are open to primary students from first to sixth class. For more info visit https://littlemakers.class4kids.ie/info/8
I know its far too soon to be even mentioning the “C” word never mind the “S” word but the much coveted tickets for the Rathwood Santa train went on sale last week ( September 1st ) and can still be snapped up for popular dates. We are extremely lucky to have many national attractions in our county and Rathwood in Tullow is certainly one of the shining lights. Each year people travel from far and wide to visit Rathwood and its very popular Santa Train experience.