Ireland really has become a haven for festivals and events with great things happening in every corner of the country. There are too many to fit into one post , so here is part 1 of my FREE family events series. Continue reading
Mid-term break is almost upon us and i cannot wait. It is my first year doing the school run and not being a morning person i find it chaotic and stressful. I am very much looking forward to a week break from the morning time chaos and getting to plan some days out with my three small boys aged 5, 3 and 6 months. Continue reading
We met the bus at the Ibis hotel near the Red Cow Inn on the Saturday afternoon at 2 pm. Lots of kiddies and parents on board of all ages. On the journey to Russborough House, the fairy story begins as the Katie the narrator tells the story of the fairies with lots of actions and interaction from the children and parents.
On the bus
On arrival at Russborough House, each child is given a map and a special mission relating to the story they have just been told. The adventure and mission led us to a cute little ‘fairy’ village.
Entering the fairy trail
After accomplishing the mission, we all enjoyed a Fairy picnic with Fairy juice and treats organised especially for the 4th July tour.
At the end of the journey, back on the bus where the story is concluded and all the the little kiddies are given a mission for the summer. You are dropped back to your car at 6pm.
I was surprised at how much the story and tour captured Freddie’s imagination (he’s almost 4) and how much he got the whole concept and enjoyed the day. They say it is suitable from 2 years plus but i think the best ages for the tour are 3 – 7 years. Reilly was with us too but being 21 months hadn’t a notion what was going on.
Overall, it was a really great day out and so nice for the four of us to do something together and have family time with the added bonus of getting to visit somewhere that we have never been to before. Russborough House is stunning, we will be paying it a return visit over the summer.
Story Bus have some tours planned in Cork, Galway and Dublin in August that might be of interest, the details and special offers are on their website www.thestorybus.com.
Dublin Mummy x