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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

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

Parent and Toddler classes

Echo Echo Studios

7th Oct - 2nd Dec

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

Santa Claus at Foyleside

Foyleside Shopping Centre

11th Nov - 24th Dec

Meet the big throughout the festive season

Centre Hours
Varied

Santa Claus at Richmond

Richmond Centre

11th Nov - 24th Dec

Meet the big throughout the festive season

Centre Hours
Varied

Santa's Grotto at Destined

Foyle Valley Railway Museum

27th Nov - 17th Dec

...

2-7pm
£5

Story Time with Mrs Claus

Creggan Countrypark

1st Dec - 15th Dec

(Mon-Friday, excludes weekends) includes art activities, hot chocolate, Christmas cookie and story telling session (2 hours) Suitable ages 3+. BOOKING ESSENTIAL: 028 71363 133

5pm
£6

JACK & THE BEANSTALK

Millennium Forum

1st Dec - 31st Dec

...

Various
Various

Bubbles in a boat

Creggan Country Park

2nd Dec - 24th Dec

Includes boat tour, art activity, candy cane, refreshments. Boat tour is for children only. Suitable for ages 5+ BOOKING ESSENTIAL: 028 71363 133 OR email

Noon-4pm
£8

Santa Sundays

Waterfoot Hotel

3rd Dec - 17th Dec

Treat the little ones to a Santa Sunday & even get to meet the main man! Booking is essential - call 02871 34550. 5 Course Carvery

from 12.30pm
£7.95 & £18.95

Santa Sunday Buffet Lunch

Everglades Hotel

3rd Dec - 24th Dec

With a treat for every child and Mulled Wine on arrival for the adults. Live music on 3rd, 10th and 17th December from Allegri. Children's entertainer from 2 - 4pm. Reserve on 028 7132 1066

from 12.30pm
Adults £26 Children U12 £13

Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs

Waterside Theatre

8th Dec - 20th Dec

...

Various
From £6

Christmas Market and Santa's Magical Reindeer Garden

Bishop Street

9th Dec

Enjoy festive entertainment and do some Christmas shopping at our craft stalls. From 3pm - 7pm you can start your journey around Santa's Magical Reindeer Garden

10am-9pm
Free

Christmas In The Park

St Columb's Park House

10th Dec

Meet Santa and one of his Reindeers, music by Encore Contemporary Choir and browse a range of locally made treats from our crafters.

2-5pm

Winterland Market

Guildhall Square

14th Dec - 17th Dec

With food stalls, festive bar serving craft and artisan drinks, live music and for the kids-a special appearance from arctic polar creature Bjorn the Bear!

Noon-6pm
free

Preparatory Ballet Class

Fireworks DDTA, Pennyburn Ind Est

15th Dec

For kids aged 3-5

4-5pm
£5

Wonder Windows Trail

City Centre

15th Dec - 17th Dec

Lighting up some of Derry’s most prominent shop fronts with performances led by local theatre company In Your Space Circus. Every Fri & Sat: 5.30-7.30pm & Sun: 4-6pm

5.30-7.30pm/ 4-6pm
free

Bjorn the Bear

Waterloo Place

16th Dec - 17th Dec

Meet Bjorn the Bear – a life-sized magical Polar Bear! Playful, mischievous and huggable, this friendly bear is just about kept in check by Arctic Explorer Ursula.

2pm, 3pm & 4pm

Foyle Hospice Santa stroll

start off from Sainsbury

16th Dec

Santa suit included.

from 10am
£5

Public Santa Package

The Playtrail

16th Dec

Experience the 'Magic of Christmas' with Santa in Santa's Cottage. Booking is essential.

11 am,12 pm,1 pm and 2 pm.
£5

Little Legends Club

Easons Foyleside

16th Dec

...

11am
Free

Lost in Frost

Echo Echo Studios

16th Dec - 17th Dec

Echo Echo's magical winter fairytale for children of all ages returns this December

Sat 1pm, 4pm; Sun 1pm, 4pm
free

Wonder Windows Trail

City Centre

16th Dec - 17th Dec

Wonder Windows will capture the magic of Christmas by lighting up some of Derry’s most prominent shop fronts with performances led by local theatre company In Your Space Circus

5.30-7.30pm
free

Charity Rickety Wheel

Craft Village

16th Dec

Festive celebrations will continue into the night with live music and kids entertainment. The evening will be hosted by and feature music from the very talented Ruth Mc Philips.

7pm – 9:30pm
free

Family Fun Day

Craft Village

16th Dec

With live music from The Hitmen as well as walkabout characters including Santa Clause Himself.

4:30pm – 5:45pm
free

Christmas & Multicultural Arts Extravaganza

Studio 2

17th Dec

Magical fun-filled two hours of Mystical Storytelling, Mischievious Elves, dancers, singers and Arts & Crafts.

3-5pm
£3

Christmas Tales & Trails in Brooke Park

Brooke Park

17th Dec

Join the festive fun at the Outer West Christmas Tales & Trails event in Brooke Park. Meet the elves and use the map to follow the trail of footsteps through the park to find Santa.

Noon-4pm
Donations Welcome

Mrs Claus Experience and Elf Workshop

The Guildhall

20th Dec - 23rd Dec

...

2pm, 3pm, 4pm
£3

Winter Solstice Celebration

Garden of Reflection

21st Dec

With live carols from Voices of the Foyle. Light sculptures will have been created by REACH Across. Refreshments will be served and complimentary Lanterns will be available on the night.

5pm – 6:30pm
free

Wonder Windows Trail

City Centre

22nd Dec - 23rd Dec

Wonder Windows will capture the magic of Christmas by lighting up some of Derry’s most prominent shop fronts with performances led by local theatre company In Your Space Circus

5.30-7.30pm
free

Walled City Market

Guildhall Square

6th Jan

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

9-4pm
free

Princess Concert Ball

Waterside Theatre

13th Jan

Come see the six princesses - Anna, Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Elsa and Snow White - perform as a girl-band in this hour long, special interactive concert.

3pm
£3

Princess Concert Ball

Waterside Theatre

13th Jan

You are cordially invited to the Princess Concert Ball! Come see the six princesses - Anna, Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Elsa and Snow White - perform as a girl-band in this hour long, special interactive concert.

from 12.30pm
£11/£21

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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