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Children’s Easter Art Competition

We’re excited to partner with ToysOnline to bring you our first Children’s Easter Art competition.  Let the kids have fun colouring, painting or drawing an Easter themed picture.  We’re not looking for skill – just imagination and colour!  

We’ll pick one winner from each of our two age groups.  The winners will each receive a €30 voucher to make their own choice of prize from the wonderful selection at ToysOnline.

There are a number of ways to enter:

  • Send the entry to us at the address below
  • Photograph the entry and email it to us at info@puddleducks.ie
  • Photograph the entry and post it to our Facebook page

Huge thanks to Jody at ToysOnline for donating the prizes. Please check out the wonderful selection of creative and imaginative toys at ToysOnline here. You can also join ToysOnline on Facebook here.

Competition Rules:

  • There are two age categories  (5 years and under) and (5 to 10 years)
  • The closing date for entries is 6pm on Friday 9th April.
  • The judges decision is final.
  • If posting the address for entries is PuddleDucks, Beechwood, Ferney Road, Carrigaline, Co. Cork
  • We may display the entries on Facebook or on photo sharing sites. Acknowledgement will be made to the artists.

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Summer Camps in Ireland

It’s that time of year again – the days are getting longer, the birds are chirping in their nests, the buzz of busy lawn mowers can be heard throughout the land …. and parent’s thoughts turn to the upcoming school holidays. Depending on your plans, you can have days upon days of having the kids around the house looking for things to do to keep them busy and occupied. The familiar refrain of “I’m bored” will ring out in family homes across the length and breath of Ireland.

The solution could be to pack the nippers off to a few weeks of Summer Camp. Over the last few years the variety and range of camps available has increased hugely. So to offer some help in finding the right Summer camp for your kids, I have compiled a list of some of the camps available and also linked to sites giving more detailed listings.

Please note I haven’t tried any of the camps myself (!) so can’t vouch for them. This is more of an introduction and is not an exhaustive list. And if anyone would like to let me know about any camps that they would recommend I’ll gladly add the details to the list.

And lastly, if you’re sending your kids to an outdoor camp in Ireland this Summer, don’t forget to Pack your PuddleDucks!

General Listings

Schooldays.ie – listings here

RollerCoaster.ie – listings here

MyKidsTime – listings here

KidsCamps – listings here

Sports Camps:

Irish Rugby Summer Camps – details here

VHI  GAA Cúl Camps – details here

FAI Soccer Summer Camps – details here

Educational Camps

Whizz Kids IT Summer Camps – details here

Anyone for Science Summer Camps – details here

Outdoor Activity Camps

An Oige Eco Adventure Summer Camps – details here

Horizon Summer Summer Camps – details here

Let’s Go Summer Camps – details here

Update (12th June) ————-

Irish Language Camps (Campaí Samhraidh)

Ogras.ie – eolas anseo

Coláistí Samhradh – eolas anseo

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