Wellbeing Playday 2024

Playday is back and bigger than before. Join us for an exciting and fun-filled Wellbeing Play Day 2024 at Carlow College, St. Patrick’s, on Saturday, July 20th! This year’s theme, ‘Time to Play,’ promises a day of creativity, movement, and mindfulness for all ages.

We have a variety of engaging activities lined up to ensure a fantastic experience for everyone:

  • Build and Fly Your Own Kite: Create and soar your very own kite in the skies.
  • Yoga and Movement Sessions: Energising and relaxing yoga classes for both kids and adults.
  • Storytelling with Carlow Library: Immerse yourself in enchanting tales.
  • Mindfulness for Children: Learn how to engage kids in mindfulness practices.
  • 5 Ways to Wellbeing: Discover simple ways to improve mental and social wellbeing.
  • Shadow Puppet Workshop: Kids will have the opportunity to design and create their own shadow puppets, then bring them to life in the puppet theatre with an exciting show.
  • Magic Shows with Joe the Magician: Joe presents two of the most watched shows on RTÉjr and on the RTÉ player – abraKIDabra and Dizzy Deliveries.
  • Picture Orienteering: Embark on an exciting picture orienteering adventure! Participants will use maps and picture clues to navigate and find hidden locations around the area.
  • Old School Games: Rediscover the joy of traditional games with our Old School Games session!

Whether you’re a child, teenager, adult, or caregiver, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Come and be a part of this wonderful community event, meet new people, and most importantly, take some ‘Time to Play’! Details of booking and links below.

Celebrate a day filled with enriching activities for all ages! Whether you’re looking to relax, get creative, or engage in mindfulness, we’ve got something for everyone. Here’s what’s happening:

Build and Fly Your Own Kite

Date: Saturday, July 20th
Time: Various
Venue: Carlow College, St. Patrick’s

Unleash your creativity and enjoy the thrill of kite flying:

  • Design Your Kite: Draw or trace your favourite patterns and bring them to life with vibrant colours.
  • Build Your Kite: Assemble your kite with our easy-to-follow instructions.
  • Fly Your Kite: Watch your creation soar in the sky.

Booking: Must be booked in advance. Click here to book your place.
Arrival: Please arrive at your designated time

Kids Yoga and Movement

Time: 11:30 – 12:00
Venue: Visual (located at the Bar area)

Bring your little ones for a delightful session of yoga and movement:

Adults Yoga and Movement

Time: 12:15 – 12:45
Venue: Visual (located at the Bar area)

Take some time for yourself with our adults yoga class:

Adults Journaling and Meditation

Time: 1:00 – 1:30
Venue: Visual (located at the Bar area)

Explore your inner world with our journaling and meditation session:

Make your own Shadow Puppet, for ages 6+

Times: 11 – 12, 12:30 – 1:30, 2 – 3
Venue: Visual

Join Artist Marian Balfe in the gallery to make shadow puppets, take them to the puppet theatre and put on a show!

Story Telling with Carlow Library

Times: 1:30 – 1:50; 2:00 – 2:20
Venue: On the Green, St Patrick’s

Immerse yourself in enchanting tales with Carlow Library: Suitable for kids of all ages (all kids must be accompanied by an adult).

  • Booking: Walk in

Mindfulness for Children

Time: 12:00 – 12:30
Venue: Visual – Theatre

Join Catherine from Carlow Mental Health Association for a session on mindfulness for children which may be of interest to parents, grandparents, caregivers or teachers.

  • Booking: Walk in

5 Ways to Wellbeing

Time: 12:45 – 1:15
Venue: Visual – Theatre

Learn how to enhance your wellbeing with Carlow Mental Health Association:

  • Booking: Walk in

Magic Shows with Joe the Magician

Join Joe the Magician, star of RTÉjr’s abraKIDabra and Dizzy Deliveries, for an enchanting and entertaining magic show! Joe’s captivating performances are some of the most watched on RTÉjr and the RTÉ Player, promising a magical experience for all ages.

Show Times:

  • 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
  • 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM
  • 2:20 PM – 3:00 PM

Venue: On the Green, St. Patricks
Cost: Free (Walk-in)

Prepare to be amazed by Joe’s incredible tricks and magical wonders!

Booking Information:
For activities that require advance booking, please ensure to reserve your spot early to avoid disappointment. Walk-in activities are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Join us for a wonderful day of community, creativity, and wellbeing! We look forward to seeing you there!

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