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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

Echo Echo Kids Classes

Echo Echo Studios

Tue, Sat Weekly

Dance and movement classes for children aged 4-6 and 7-11 years. Saturdays 10.30am-12noon; Tuesdays 4.30pm-5.30pm

Varied
£6

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

Parent and Toddler classes

Echo Echo Studios

6th May - 17th Jun

The 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

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

Preparatory Ballet Class

Fireworks DDTA, Pennyburn Ind Est

20th Oct

For kids aged 3-5

4-5pm
£5

Little Legends Club

Easons Foyleside

21st Oct

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11am
Free

Halloween Fancy Dress Sponsored Dog Walk

Meet at Animal Charity shop, Waterloo Place

24th Oct

Email rainbowrehomingfundraising@gmail.com for your sponsored walk form. Join in the Halloween celebrations by taking part in the charity Halloween Sponsored Fancy Dress Dog Walk.

7pm
Sponsorship

House of Horrors

Long Tower YC

26th Oct

each room more terrifying than the last, with thrilling and chilling scares and obstacles along the way

6-10pm
£4 / £3

The Playhouse presents See No Evil

The Playhouse

26th Oct - 31st Oct

A haunted Experience in Sensory Deprivation. See no Evil for ages 11+ from 5pm- 7.30pm| See no Evil for ages 18+ from 7.30pm- 10pm

From 5pm
£5

Monster Halloween Funfair

Ebrington

27th Oct - 5th Nov

Scare yourself Silly on the Ghost train or a trip on Ireland’s tallest Big Wheel.

2-10pm

The Tower of Terror

Tower Museum

27th Oct - 31st Oct

Face your fear at the Tower of Terror with plenty of frights and surprises lurking at every corner. Age 12+. 20 minute tours

3-7pm
£3

Ghostbus Tours

Departs from Guildhall

27th Oct - 30th Oct

Book tickets through the tourist Information Centre, Foyle Street on 02871267284

from 6.30pm
£5/£8

Halloween at Richmond Centre

Richmond Centre

27th Oct

Face Painting

11am-4pm
free

Airtricity League: Derry City vs St.Patrick's

Maginn Park, Buncrana

27th Oct

...

7.45pm

The Park After Dark

Creggan Countrypark

27th Oct

Learn about the amazing world of bats! Ages 7+. All children must be accompanied by an adult

5.30-7.30pm
Free

Invasion - Hero’s and Legends

Foyle Arena

28th Oct - 29th Oct

Super Heroes, Stormtroopers, Daleks and Sith Lords will descend on the City as The Emerald Garrison returns with their award winning family show bursting with fun interactive activities, life sized props & sets.

10am-5pm
£9.00, Family ticket £35.00

Our Space – Space Age

Waterloo Place

28th Oct - 31st Oct

Enjoy live music sessions from home grown musicians, family activities and Drop In Service. 14+ years after 6pm

2-11.30pm
Free

Sbooky Halloween Festival

Foyleside Shopping Centre

28th Oct - 31st Oct

Storytelling | Book Burglar | Zombie Dance | Mini Sleuth Treasure Hunt | Face Painting |Henna Tattoos

10am-4pm
free

Comic City Halloween Special

Nerve Centre

28th Oct

With comicbook festivities such as local and global professional artists sketching and drawing live for you, workshops on comicbook storytelling, and cosplay knowhow.

10-6pm
Free

Hallowe'en Dance Picnic

Echo Echo Dance Studio

28th Oct

This Halloween the company invite adults and children of all ages to join the professional dance ensemble for some freaky dance and spooky movement in our Studios on the City Walls.

10.30am - Noon
£5

Winifred the Witch's Weird & Wonderful Tales

The Guildhall, Whittaker Suite

28th Oct - 31st Oct

Tickets available at The Guildhall

12.10pm, 1.10pm, 3.10pm, 4pm
£1.50

Foyle Hospice presents: Kids Spooktacular Disco

The Guildhall

28th Oct

With special guest Majella the Witch who will tell weird and wonderful Halloween tales!

2-4pm

Halloween at Richmond Centre

Richmond Centre

28th Oct

Zoo Lab Noon-4pm, Face Painting 11am-4pm, plus special guests: Best Ever Mascots Pups, Marshall, Skye, Everest, Rocky, Rubble & Zuma

11am-4pm
free

The Creepy Quest

Creggan Countrypark

28th Oct

Suitable for ages 3 - 11 year olds. BOOKING ESSENTIAL: 028 71363 133 - karen.healy@creggancountrypark.com

2-4pm
£5 per child

Kids Planet Crafting Workshop

The Craft Village

28th Oct

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from Noon
Free

Jackula

Waterside Theatre

28th Oct

Join Jackula on a spooktacular quest to step out of his older brother's shadow and become the world's most magical vampire. Ages 4-12.

4-6pm
from £7

Museum of the Moon

The Guildhall

28th Oct - 31st Oct

Come and experience Luke Jarram's Museum of the Moon,an internationally touring work featuring detailed Nasa imagery of the Moon's surface and atmospheric soundtrack

10am-7pm
free

Exploration Dome

Waterloo Place

28th Oct - 31st Oct

Journey with the astronauts, visit the planets on a wondrous trip through our Universe in Irelands most advanced Mobile Planetarium. Show last approx. 20 mins.

Noon-8pm
£3

Trail of Terror

The Playtrail

28th Oct - 30th Oct

This self-led Spooktacular Trail is sure to get the heart’s pumping & hair rising with some terrifying encounters. Limited places available, booking essential. To book contact 02871 368173.

6-10pm
£4

Spark!

Guildhall Square

28th Oct - 31st Oct

Spark! Street Theatre Show is a magic, movement and light spectacular that captivates the audience combining high impact drumming, dynamic choreography, playful characters and colourful lighting.

Sat - Mon 5, 6.30, 8pm / Tues 31st 5pm
Free

The Boy, The Witch & The Werewoolf - The Battle to Save the Moon!

The Guildhall, Main Hall

29th Oct

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1-3pm
£2.50

Creepy Crafts & Ghastly Games

Creggan Countrypark

29th Oct

Traditional Halloween crafts and games with Willow the Witch. 3 - 11 year olds BOOKING ESSENTIAL: 028 71363 133 karen.healy@creggancountrypark.com

2-4pm
£2 per child

Halloween Sunday Carvery

Waterfoot Hotel

29th Oct

Five course Sunday Carvery with kids entertainment. Prize for best fancy dress

12.30-4pm
£18.95/£7.95

Halloween at Richmond Centre

Richmond Centre

29th Oct

Face Painting 1pm-4pm

1-4pm
free

Kids Spooky Chocolate Workshop

The Craft Village

29th Oct

...

From Noon
Free

Nightmare Before Halloween - All Ages Gig

Nerve Centre

29th Oct

Miss Mary Jane - 7.30pm, SLT - 8.15pm, Foreign Owl - 9pm

Doors 7pm
£5

Halloween Fun Day

The Craft Village

30th Oct

Live Music from Thumpin Jellyfish | Face Panting | Balloon Modelling ,Kids Planet Crafting Workshop

from Noon
Free

Halloween at The Emporium

The Emporium

30th Oct

A day of festive workshops & live entertainment

10am-5pm
free

Guildhall Gothic Organ Performances

The Guildhall

30th Oct

15minute Gothic Organ Recitals played on the refurbished Guildhall Organ

7-8.30pm
Free

Frightening Family Fun

Creggan Countrypark

30th Oct

Brave the terrifying treasure hunt through the forbidden forest after dark. Ages 7+. Includes light refreshments

6-8pm
£3.50 per person

Halloween at Richmond Centre

Richmond Centre

30th Oct

Face Painting 11am-4pm

11am-4pm
free

A Menacing Menu

Creggan Countrypark

31st Oct

Halloween art for kids in the back room. BOOKING ESSENTIAL: 028 71363 133 - admin@creggancountrypark.com

9am-5pm
Free

Hallow’eans - Interactive Family Day

Nerve Centre

31st Oct

Halloween-themed day featuring a frightening selection of activities including green screen, animation, VR station, FabLab, robotics, Minecraft and much more

1-4pm
Free

Jack O'Lantern Fest

Waterloo Place

31st Oct

Listen to Ghostly Tales of Jack O'Lantern, Pumpkin Carving Demos and Competitions.

2-6pm
Free

Halloween Fun Day

The Craft Village

31st Oct

Live Music from BASORK | Face Panting | Balloon Modelling, Kids Spooky Chocolate Workshop

from Noon
Free

Halloween at Richmond Centre

Richmond Centre

31st Oct

Face Painting 9am-2pm, Special Guests: Princess Poppy, Branch & Guy Diamond, Dracula & Wizard Minion

from 9am
free

Halloween Street Carnival Parade

City Centre

31st Oct

The finest carnival arts, circus and street performers from around the world descend on the city for an illuminated spectacle like no other.

7-8.30pm
Free

Fireworks Finale

River Foyle

31st Oct

The sky will be alight with colour over the River Foyle as we celebrate the finale of our Hallowe’en celebrations with Spooktacular Fireworks Displays.

8-8.30pm
Free

Riverwatch Aquarium and Visitor Centre

Riverwatch

31st Oct

Feast of events and activities including Arts and Crafts Workshops, Spooky Trails, Frenzied Feeding Time, What Lurks Beneath Touch Tanks and much much more

10am-4pm
Free

Walled City Market

Guildhall Square

4th Nov

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

9-4pm
free

Santa Arrives at Richmond

Richmond Centre

11th Nov

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11am

A Miracle on Artillery Street

The Playhouse

7th Dec - 10th Dec

See your Child shine like a Christmas star as the Playhouse presents a beautiful evening of musical delight. Featuring classic songs from your favourite movies and musicals

2.30pm & 7pm
£8/£5

Day of the Dead

9th Feb

Europe’s largest confetti cannons, Skull face painting, World renowned circus acrobats, Stage flames & fire breathing show performers

10pm-4am
Free

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