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:: Derry City
A buzz about the Slow Food Festival
FAMILIES are guaranteed a fun day out at the Slow
Food Festival in Derry with a host of activities
over the weekend (October 12 – 13) to keep all the
kids busy little bees.
An urban bee-keeping stall in Guildhall Square will
have them swarming around with members of Derry and
District Bee Keeping Association on hand to share
their expertise as well as selling their wares.
The urban bee-keepers stall is just one way that
organisers of the Slow Food Festival are introducing
younger visitors to finding out where food comes
from and the importance of clean, green and fair
Expect street animation, a kidz farm, kids’
workshops including a Sensory Fantastic Food Factory
Lab and learn how to make ancient Irish flatbread as
well as plenty more to help the next generation of
Slow Food aficionados have a full menu of activities
to help them work up a healthy appetite.
Any families wanting to take their food knowledge to
the next level may be interested in signing up to
the Wild Cookery Experience which introduces
children to making scrumptious snacks over an
outdoor fire. Children from 3 - 16 years can enjoy
ingredients from the Walled Garden in St Columb’s
Park to make a munch with a difference. The newly
restored Walled Garden provides simple organic herbs
and flavoursome ingredients to help kids design
their own campfire food. The experience is supported
by a Far and Wild cooking expert with a list of
potential menu items for you to conjure up.
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