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While you're all stuck at home!
With all venues around the country currently closed due to the Coronavirus emergency, we have removed all our event listings and instead are providing information below on some great activities you can take part in online with your kids and teens. Enjoy!

Easter Kids Camps in Munster in 2020



Audio Elevenses
Audio Elevenses
  01/03 to 30/03
N/A
Children´s Author and TV star David Walliams will be reading a book live each day at 11 for a month, in an initiative called Audio Elevenses . Williams will be reading one of the stories from his writings each day for the next 30 days, and the audio story will be released on SoundCloud after each reading. So sit down, take a break, and enjoy 20ish minutes of pure fun! Find out to listen in on worldofdavidwalliams.com
Daily S T E A M Challenge
Daily S T E A M Challenge
  01/03 to 30/05
087 631 0411
We are excited to provide a daily STEAM challenge for children during school closures. Our aim is to get them DOING things, with a focus on problem solving, thinking outside the box, learning new things and creativity!
At our clubs and camps, we use unusual science materials, robots and educational kits. But for our daily explorer challenges, we will be choosing activities that require simple materials, which we hope can be found in many homes. Take part on facebook.com/designerminds.ie
e: info@designerminds.ie
Maths Factor
Maths Factor
  01/04 to 31/05
N/A
Let Carol teach your child Maths during this difficult period! Following the Government’s decision to implement widespread school closures across the UK to minimise the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). We will be making The Maths Factor FREE for everyone (usually about £2 per week) to support childrens’ continued learning at home for the duration of the UK Schools closure period. We want to help you and your child as much as we can.
themathsfactor.com
e: themathsfactor@pearson.com
Irish National Opera Streaming
Irish National Opera Streaming
  01/03 to 30/05
+353 1 679 4962
The Irish National Opera company wants to remind people that they can still watch previous performances for free on their website. Company director Fergus Shiels told RTÉ’s Morning Ireland that those wishing to “dip their toe” into opera should consider watching the significant amount of performances currently uploaded. Find out how to catch up on Irish National Opera online here irishnationalopera.ie
e: info@irishnationalopera.ie
The Wind in the Willows
The Wind In The Willows
  01/03 to 30/05
N/A
In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, the producers of the West End production of The Wind in the Willows will stream the show online for free, though ask for a small donation that will be given to theatre charities.
Based on the classic children's story by Kenneth Grahame, the musical has a book by Julian Fellowes, music and lyrics by Stiles and Drewe and direction by Rachel Kavanaugh. The piece follows the various characters of the book including Mr Toad, Ratty and Mole, as they follow Toad's insatiable need for speed.
willowsmusical.com
Rediscover @Home!
Rediscover @Home!
  01/04 to 31/05
+353 18933801
We are very excited to announce the launch of our Rediscover @ Home series! This will be a series of online videos where we will be going behind the scenes at the Rediscovery Centre and sharing tips on sustainability and upcycling, providing online tours of the centre and delivering some curriculum-led educational tutorials.
rediscoverycentre.ie
e: info@rediscoverycentre.ie
The UK National Theatre Plays
The Uk National Theatre Plays
  01/04 to 30/04
+44 (0)20 7452 3000
London's National Theatre will be releasing a free play evey thursday for families stuck at home to enjoy, and to promote staying indoors. The initial Programme, unning untiil the end of April, will contain the productions
One man, Two Govnors (Richard Bean, starring James Corden)
Jane Eyre (Sally Cookson)
Treasure Island (Bryony Lavery)
Twelfth Night (William Shakespeare)
ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk
Online Libraries Ireland
Online Libraries Ireland
  01/03 to 30/05
N/A
You can join the library online and get eBooks, audiobooks, online magazines and newspapers for free straight away, or even take language and other courses. Read more here to find out how! 
librariesireland.ie
e: info@librariesireland.ie
Audible's Free Kids Books
Audible's Free Kids Books
  01/03 to 30/05
N/A
For as long as schools are closed, we're open. Starting today, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Explore the collection, select a title and start listening on audible.com
Junior Einstein
Junior Einstein
  01/03 to 30/05
085 864 1959
LIVE Online Interactive video Science club sessions THURSDAY 26th March 11 am - 11.40am ;Science Club Online Video Session; Purple Power ( PH reactions ) FRIDAY 27th March 11 am - 11.40am ;Science Club Online Video Session; ; From Plate to Poop; The Human Digestive System Suitable for Primary children, €10 per family per session. You will be invited to the vieo session once the place has been booked. Keep an eye on their FB for further sessions
Facebook.com/JuniorEinstein
e: mailto:junioreinsteinsscienceclub@gmail.com
Artzone Free Online Classes
Artzone Free Online Classes
  01/03 to 30/05
01 4990614
Now is the perfect time for you and your kids to unleash your creative side at home! Artzone are launching some FREE ONLINE CLASSES on their instagram and Facebook live! Check them out here facebook.com/artzone.ie/
e: bookings@artzone.ie
Free Ark Astromomy Packs
Free Ark Astromomy Packs
  01/03 to 30/05
+353 (0)1 670 7788
The Ark has made available online, free teacher and student activity packs to download about the wonderful world of astronomy & space. We aim to facilitate in-the-classroom learning through the provision of resource and activity packs for as many of The Ark's events as possible. Our aim is to support you in your delivery of the curriculum through arts experiences and activities with your class. Download the resources here ark.ie
e: boxoffice@ark.ie
#DrawWithRob
#Drawwithrob
  01/04 to 30/04
@RobBiddulph
Children's Illustrator Rob Biddulph is hosting a series on youtube called #DrawWithRob, to get children stuck at home creatively involved! Get your kids drawing along with Rob's tutorials, and then post their results on twitter to the illustrator himself using the hashtag #DrawWithRob!
youtube.com
PartyWizz Entertainment
Partywizz Entertainment
  01/04 to 30/04
087 457 1312
PartyWizz have started an entertainment series based around arts and crafts, fund games, and great activities for kids stuck at home who want to have some creative fun! Learn something new every day & have fun watching these interactive videos made by PartyWizz entertainers at home. New video every day at 3:00 pm.
partywizz.com
e: fun@partywizz.com
Recreate At Home Workshops
Recreate At Home Workshops
  01/04 to 30/04
01 456 8798
Stuck at home on a rainy day? Looking for something different to do over the holidays? Or maybe you’re just in the mood to try something a bit different with the kids to mix things up. Why not take a peak at our interactive workshop videos?

These videos cover a range of themes to give you and your family an idea of different activities to take part in from the comfort of your own home.
recreate.ie
e: info@recreate.ie
Virtual Museum Tours
Virtual Museum Tours
  01/03 to 30/05
N/A
Google Arts & Culture also has a collection of virtual walk-throughs for dozens of international museums from Paris to New Delhi. Visit the website link below to tour some famous sites and landmarks google.com/street-view
Home School Piano
Home School Piano
  01/03 to 30/03
N/A
During this difficult time keeping ourselves occupied while being at home can be a challenge. To give back to our community, HomeSchoolPiano is giving free access to anyone who is interested in learning the piano at home.  There is no charge for this free membership and you will be given full access to HomeSchoolPiano Level 1 which takes most students 6 months to a year to complete.
homeschoolpiano.com
Acdemy of Code Mini-Camps
Acdemy Of Code Mini-Camps
  01/03 to 30/05
01 5242554
Our online classes offer students the opportunity to learn to code from their own home. Students will need a PC/Mac, headphones, mic and webcam, and broadband internet connection. Classes are primarily aimed at beginners and those who attended the mini-camp March 23rd-27th, but there will be stretch goals and mini-projects to keep more advanced coders engaged and challenged too! Check out theacademyofcode.com
e: Info@theacademyofcode.com
Shakespeare for All
Shakespeare For All
  01/04 to 30/04
+44 (0)20 7401 9919
The Globe Theatre will be making some of the Bard's great works playable online, a great way to show your children the works of shakespeare performed by an excellent series of casts and directors!
globeplayer.TV
The Ark At Home
The Ark At Home
  01/03 to 19/04
+353 (0)1 670 7788
The Ark has spent over 2 decades commissioning, producing and presenting plays, visual arts exhibitions and workshops, music performances, literature, dance and more for children ages 2-12. Each day (until 19 April initially), different creative content will be made available on ark.ie. What it is will vary every day. Enjoy a taste of some of the programmes which have been cancelled including Fly Me To The Moon, BIG BANG Dublin! and more.
ark.ie
e: boxoffice@ark.ie
Digital Concert Hall Free
Digital Concert Hall Free
  01/03 to 30/03
+49 30 254 88-0
The Philharmonie Berlin is closed until 19 April to help contain the coronavirus. But the orchestra will continue to play for you – in the Digital Concert Hall. The Berliner Philharmoniker invite you to visit their virtual concert hall free of charge. “We hope that through this initiative we can give pleasure to as many people as possible with our music. We already miss our public very much and hope that in this way we can remain in contact with our audience at least virtually,” says Olaf Maninger, principal cellist and chair of the orchestra’s media board.
berliner-philharmoniker.de









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