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For The Kids

Here's our list of family events for you to plan a great day out with the kids

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Design Den - Saturday Art Club

The Playhouse

Sat Weekly

Sseries of art workshops exploring different art themes, art history and teach budding artists an array of unique, creative art skills. Ten week starting Saturday 24 September 2016. Ages 7-11 year. Contact: Siuan O Doherty 028 71 268027 /siuan@derryplayhouse.co.uk

11am-1pm
£60 for 10 weeks

SCOIL RINCE CATHAIR NA MBALLAI: THE WALLED CITY SCHOOL OF DANCE

The Playhouse

Tue Weekly

Contact 028 7135 1895 / 07749 967 841 or email michaela1@hotmail.com

5.30pm – 7.30pm

CLASS ACT SCHOOL OF SPEECH AND DRAMA

The Playhouse

Fri Weekly

For ages 4-16 years. Contact: Loretta 0791 999 2662 / Brenda 0775 326 7982

4.30 - 6pm

Kids: MARY HILL SCHOOL OF BALLET

The Playhouse

Fri, Sat Weekly

Contact 028 7132 9005 or email victoria@maryhillschoolofballet.co.uk

Fri 3pm–8pm / Sat 9am–1pm

Parent & Toddlers Course

Echo Echo Studios

Sat Weekly

Parent and Toddler class is for preschool aged kids with a parent or guardian and is a lovely way to spend creative time with your child, with expert leadership of Steve Batts and Tonya Sheina.

2.30pm-3.30pm
£30/course or £6/class

Wing Tsjun Kung Fu (Kids)

Echo Echo Studios

Mon Weekly

Wing Tsjun movement practice for kids led by Karen Cassidy. Ages 5-11

4-5pm
£4

Chromo-Hydroculture

The Playhouse

15th Feb - 20th Feb

An Exhibition by Aislinn Cassidy. Opening Night Reception: Wednesday 16 Feb, 7pm. All are welcome.

Gallery Hours
free

How Loud Can You Shout?!

Foyleside Shopping Centre

15th Feb - 18th Feb

Come along to The Open University sound booth to shout as loud as you can! See how loud you can shout and compare yourself to other day-to-day sounds such as the traffic or construction drills.

10am–4pm
free

Balloon Astronaut

Foyleside Shopping Centre

15th Feb - 25th Feb

Created by Ryan Tracey from Duff Balloons, Ryan is famous for his appearance on Britain’s Got Talent and set the Guinness World Record for fastest balloon modelling.

9am-6pm
free

International Images of Science

Millennium Forum

15th Feb - 25th Feb

The subjects range from the smallest microbes to the distant universe and were taken by a wide assortment of students, amateur photographers and the very best researchers and science photographers.

9am - 5pm
free

Curious Collections

Tower Museum

15th Feb - 25th Feb

Messages in bottles, ships made of bone and 19th century GPS devices are just some of the wacky items that await the prying eyes of the public!

10am–5.30pm
free

NI Science Festival: Close Encounters of the Nerve Kind

Nerve Centre

16th Feb

Science-themed day featuring an explosive selection of interactive activities for all ages including green screen, animation, VR station, FabLab, robotics, Minecraft and more

1-4pm
free

NI Science Festival: How Are Drones Used Within The Film Industry

Nerve Centre

16th Feb

Ka-Boom will take you on a journey of how they use drones within the TV and Film Industry. All ages

2.30-3.30pm
£5

Sing With Emer

The Playtrail

17th Feb

Age 4-8: 11-11.40am. Family rates available

11-11.40am
£5 per lesson

NI Science Festival: Mission to Mars with Maddie Moate

Nerve Centre

17th Feb

Maddie is looking for new recruits to join her Astronaut Academy for a one of a kind Mission to Mars! Suitability: 6 Yrs +

12pm/ 2pm
£6 | £20 FAMILY OF 4

NI Science Festival: Science of Sweets

Nerve Centre

17th Feb

Explore how science shapes sweets. All Ages

1-2pm
£3

Science Storytelling

Waterside Library

17th Feb

4-8 Yrs & Parents/Guardians. Free. No Booking Required.

11am
free

Little Legends Club

Easons Foyleside

17th Feb

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11am
Free

Derry City Junior 2K parkrun

Foyle Arena

18th Feb

For kids aged 4- 14yrs. Register online

from 9.30am
free

NI Science Festival: The Science of Harry Potter SOLD OUT

Nerve Centre

18th Feb

Did you ever wonder if science has any explanation for the fantastic feats found in the Potter series? All Ages

1pm
SOLD OUT

Pi Arcade

Various

19th Feb - 22nd Feb

Suitability: 12-18 Yrs. Free. Book via rachel@nisciencefestival.com Build a retro arcade machine! Using the Fab Lab’s digital fabrication tools, you will learn how to design, cut and assemble the structure of an arcade machine.

6-8pm
free

Scientific Colouring Evening

St Jude Eatery, The Yellow Yard

22nd Feb

Enjoy a relaxed evening of scientific colouring with “Life under the lens” colouring book artist, Jennifer Delaney.

7:30- 9:00pm
free

Robochallenge

North West Regional College

22nd Feb

In this fun, engaging, hands-on workshop, you will be introduced to the basics of programming and robotics by the engineering team from Sentinus. Age 10-14 Yrs with Guardians

7-9pm
free

Food Fermenting Workshop

Centre for Contemporary Art

24th Feb

Taking place alongside CCA’s current exhibition, “Kills 99.9% of Bacteria”, this hands-on workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to make their own fermented products to take home with them.

2-3.30pm
£3

James Phelan Trickster Tour

Waterside Theatre

24th Feb

James Phelan presents his unique magical prank show that is both jaw-dropping and laugh out loud funny.

7.30pm
£15.50 / £13.50

NI Science Festival: The Foyle Science Showcase - Robots, Beasties and Dragons

Foyle Arena

24th Feb

The Foyle Science Showcase is a fun, hands- on event designed to introduce young people to the wonderful world of science and technology. *Booking required

10am-5pm
Free

NI Science Festival: A Celestial Journey

Nerve Centre

25th Feb

We begin our celestial journey by visiting the Space Station to observe how astronauts live, and work, on-board this incredible man-made facility which is whizzing around Planet Earth. All ages

11am-5pm
£6/£3

Walled City Market

Guildhall Square

3rd Mar

with fresh produce and Street Food, Organic Meats, Artisan Breads & Cakes, Craft Coffee and much more

9-4pm
free

GYMFUSION

Millennium Forum

3rd Mar

Experience gymnastics as you’ve never seen before!

1pm
£13

Humpty Dumpty's Big Egg Venture

Waterside Theatre

3rd Mar

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2pm
£8, £35 family of 5

Dr Zeiffal, Dr Zeigal and the Hippo that can never be caught!

Waterside Theatre

6th Apr

Mouths of Lions take you on the hunt for the hippo that can never be caught in this fun filled family show for all ages.

2pm
£8/ £6 / £25 family (2+2)

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