Wainfest returns to
WAINFEST, Donegal’s annual
Children’s Arts & Book festival returned at the weekend
and runs until Sunday, 15th October, with a host of
awesome activities to satisfy the diverse interests and
backgrounds of young minds across the county.
It promises to take children on a journey of discovery,
creativity and wonder that will stay with them for years
to come. The theme of this year’s festival ‘Our Planet,
Our Home’ fuses the love of books, art and culture with
a commitment to environmental responsibility and hopes
to encourage children in Donegal to explore new ways to
contribute to climate action.
With over 100 free events
for families and schools, there’s something for everyone
to enjoy. This year’s festival includes an array of
engaging experiences; from interactive storytelling
sessions to fascinating workshops, and everything in
between – it truly is a vibrant celebration of
literature, learning, creativity and culture.
Festivities kicked off last Saturday with a range of
family events taking place across the county. The
schools programme, as always is an action-packed line-up
of renowned artists, authors and performers. Limited
availability remains for the hugely popular storyteller,
Niall De Búrca at An Grianan Hotel on 12th October
There’s also still time to book for online author events
with Oein DeBhairduin and Alan Dunne so visit
secure your school’s place now.
Families can freewheel through the fun all week long
with events taking place each day across the county,
from Crafting Workshops with Colleen Kearney in Buncrana
and Carndonagh Community Libraries, to a Planetarium
Show at the Inishowen Maritime Museum. Whatever you
fancy, there’s plenty of opportunity for children of all
ages to express their creativity, learn new skills and
most importantly, have fun!
Spraoi agus Sport in Carndonagh will host a number of
events throughout the festival for children of all ages.
Children will get the chance to create their own cuddly
toy at a Build a Bear Workshop, and perhaps even take
them along to the Teddy Bears Picnic the following day.
With so many fun, family events happening across
Donegal, and bookings filling up fast, don’t delay and
book your place today. For more information about the
festival including booking information and event times