Celebrate your child’s birthday with a unique nature experience and have a birthday party like no other!
Want to do something different for your child’s communion or confirmation?
Here at Festina Lente we offer a variety of nature themed party options personally designed for your child’s interests, age, party size and season so that no two parties are the same.
We provide a safe, exciting, educational environment for your child and his or her friends!
Our parties come highly recommended from parents and are sure to be the highlight of your child’s celebration.
All parties include educational nature themed hands-on activities led by our staff.
You will have full use of a private chalet in the beautiful surrounding of Festina Lente Walled Victorian Gardens to have food and drinks and of course the cake!
You will also have full use of our wonderful gardens and chalet to continue with the entertainment after our part of the party. There is a safe and beautiful open space for the children to breathe in the fresh air and be surrounded by nature!
We can host children’s parties all year round. We do ask that for every 6 children there is one adult, if this is not possible please let us know when booking as extra staff will need to be there on the day and there will be an extra cost.
We do not include food but you are welcome to bring your own and have use of our kitchen facilities. Getting pizzas delivered is a popular option for our parties! Please note that alcohol is not allowed as Festina Lente is an alcohol free premises and also balloons are also not allowed.
The cost is €12 per child and €30 for the use of the chalet and gardens.
To book your party or to get more information please click here fill in our Equiry Form and we will contact you to discuss the details.
These are just some of the workshops we offer as part of the party! All materials for the workshops are provided and the children will take home what they make so you don’t have to worry about a going home party bag!
♥ Hand- made candles:
Beautiful scented hand-made soy wax candles in a cute little travel jar. No, not bought in an expensive boutique, but made by your children in our workshop. The children will glue the wick into their jar, handle the wax flakes before we melt them (the adults do the hot liquid bit) and pour the candles. They will select an essential oil to scent their candle, add this to the liquid wax, and time how long it takes to set. While the candles are setting (there’s always a race) the children decorate labels and choose a ribbon to dress up their jar. The children learn about different states of matter- from wax flakes to liquid to solid wax-and a little patience.
♥ Home-made soap:
Use funky insect moulds to create fabulous flower, bee, butterfly or dragonfly soaps. The children choose their own colours and use essential oils to fragrance their soaps. Find out about the plants and flowers used in these oils, see how long it takes your soap to set, then wrap in cellophane with a beautiful ribbon to take home.
♥ Bird Feeders or Bird Houses:
Creative and practical! Use recycled materials to make a cosy bird nesting box to hang up in your garden to encourage your feathered friends to stay and raise a family. Decorate your bird feeder or bird house with tissue paper and birdie cut-outs, add a perch …and wait for the birds to start using it.
♥ Mini Garden Design:
Design and create! This workshop allows children to expand their imagination by planning a garden on paper and then to put their plans into practice by making their own 3D mini garden- using plant materials and other media. This workshop develops a greater sense of perspective and spatial awareness and gives children the opportunity to have fun and explore their creativity.
♥ Insect house:
Where do butterflies go in the winter? What happens to ladybirds, lacewings and bees? Find out about hibernation and help out these little creatures by building a cosy insect house for them to rest in at night and sleep in over winter.
Once you book your party with us you can pay for your party online at http://shop.festinalente.ie/index.php/product-category/events/childs-parties/. A deposit is required after booking and full payment is required 2 days prior to party date which is non-refundable.
Contact Andrea (Monday – Thursday 9:30am-2pm): Andrea@festinalente.ie or phone 087 737 3703 if you have any queries.
Changes to Numbers or Cancellations
Please let us know as soon as possible if you are changing the numbers booked or need to cancel. Contact Andrea (Monday – Thursday 9:30am-2pm): Andrea@festinalente.ie or phone 087 737 3703 or outside of these hours ring 087 329 3680.
Birthday Party Feedback
If you have had a birthday party at Festina Lente we hope you all had a great time and that it was a great success! To help us host an even better party for another child (and hopefully your child’s next year) would you mind taking two minutes to fill out a short questionnaire for us? All feedback is confidential.
Please click here for the Birthday Party Feedback Form.
Thank you so much for your help!