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Informal Sling Meet Dublin 15

10:30am-12:30pm on Monday 25th May

Try different baby slings and get confident in using them.  Bring your baby (and older children if you wish) and meet and chat to other local mums.  We also have a sling library service – rent a sling for €7.50 per fortnight (and €50 deposit).  For a list of the slings we have in stock for you to try see: Sling Library

Details of Sling Meet Dublin 15

Castleknock Community Centre, Laurel Lodge Road, Dublin 15
Price:  €3
No booking necessary.
Older children are welcome but it is a fairly small room.
For more information, contact Hilary

Sling Meet Dublin 15

Meetup for Mums – 14/5/15

Cafe O’Play, Drumcondra

Meet other mums and discover new child-friendly places near to Dublin 15.

This is a new weekly event on the Active Mum calendar.  There will be a different excursion each week to a child-friendly place within a 25 minute radius of Dublin 15.

The aim is to get outdoors when the weather is good enough.  Each week there will be a Plan A (outdoors) and a Plan B (indoors) and we can decide on the day.

I will be there to welcome you and introduce you to others in the group.  Please contact me if you would like to come along so we can look out for you.

Everyone is welcome to the meetup for mums, though some excursions are more suited to particular age groups.

Please see the calendar of events for the meetup for mums in the coming weeks.
Please see the meetup for mums page for more information.

WEATHER FORECAST IS FOR RAIN.  PLAN B – CAFE O’PLAY

Location: Barbara Ward Clonliffe & Croke Park Community Centre, 9A Richmond Road Industrial Estate, Distillery Road, Dublin 3
Website: https://www.facebook.com/Cafeoplay/info?tab=overview
price: 6 Euro One Child.  Babies under 6 months are FREE
Booking: If you would like to come along, please text me on 087 917 2939 so we can look out for you.  There’s no need to book with the venue.

Meetup for Mums – 7/5/15

Farmleigh or Lattes and Lollipops, Clonee, depending on the weather.

Meet other mums and discover new child-friendly places near to Dublin 15.

This is a new weekly event on the Active Mum calendar.  There will be a different excursion each week to a child-friendly place within a 25 minute radius of Dublin 15.

The aim is to get outdoors when the weather is good enough.  Each week there will be a Plan A (outdoors) and a Plan B (indoors) and we can decide on the day.

I will be there to welcome you and introduce you to others in the group.  Please contact me if you would like to come along so we can look out for you.

Everyone is welcome to the meetup for mums, though some excursions are more suited to particular age groups.

Please see the calendar of events for the meetup for mums in the coming weeks.
Please see the meetup for mums page for more information.

Date: Thursday 7/5/15

Plan A (weather good)
Meet at the lawn behind Farmleigh House for a walk around the gardens, then on to feed the ducks at the pond and a visit to the Boathouse Cafe

Location: Farmleigh, near Whyte’s Gate, Phoenix Park, Dublin 7 – meet on the lawn behind the house
Website: http://www.farmleigh.ie
Price:  free entry
Booking: If you would like to come along, please text me on 087 917 2939.

Plan B (weather not good)
Lattes and Lollipops
Location: Dunboyne Tennis Club, Clonee, D15
Website: https://www.facebook.com/LattesandLollipopsPlayCafe?fref=ts
€5 per child if over 6 months. Babies under 1 are free when accompanied by an older brother or sister.
Booking: If you would like to come along, please text me on 087 917 2939 so we can look out for you.  There’s no need to book with the venue.

We will go with Plan A unless the weather is bad.  If the weather is uncertain check the website  or send me a text to see which has been decided.

Meetup for Mums – 30/4/15

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre or Playzone, Coolmine depending on the weather.

Meet other mums and discover new child-friendly places near to Dublin 15.

This is a new weekly event on the Active Mum calendar.  There will be a different excursion each week to a child-friendly place within a 25 minute radius of Dublin 15.

The aim is to get outdoors when the weather is good enough.  Each week there will be a Plan A (outdoors) and a Plan B (indoors) and we can decide on the day.

I will be there to welcome you and introduce you to others in the group.  Please contact me if you would like to come along so we can look out for you.

Everyone is welcome to the meetup for mums, though some excursions are more suited to particular age groups.

Please see the calendar of events for the meetup for mums in the coming weeks.
Please see the meetup for mums page for more information.

Date: Thursday 30/4/15

Plan A (weather good)
Meet at the Playground at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre for a play, then into the cafe/ walk or play around the Visitor Centre

Location: Phoenix Park, Dublin 7 – meet in the playground at the Visitor Centre
Website: http://www.phoenixpark.ie/visitorcentre/
Price:  free entry
Booking: If you would like o come along, please text me on 087 917 2939.

Plan B (weather not good)
Go Kids Go
Location: Coolmine Industrial Estate – Take right turn just after Power Ciy gate. Go Kids Go! on the left.
Website: http://www.gokidsgo.ie
Price:  Age 3 and under €6.50 for 1.5 hours play
Age 4 and over €8.50 for 1.5 hours play.  Babies who can’t walk visit for free.  No charge for parents.  No charge for parking
Booking: not necessary

We will go with Plan A unless the weather is bad.  If the weather is uncertain check the website  or send me a text to see which has been decided.

Meetup for Mums: Thursday 23/4/15 – Celbridge

Castletown House Parkland or Playzone, depending on the weather.

Meet other mums and discover new child-friendly places near to Dublin 15.

This is a new weekly event on the Active Mum calendar.  There will be a different excursion each week to a child-friendly place within a 25 minute radius of Dublin 15.

The aim is to get outdoors when the weather is good enough.  Each week there will be a Plan A (outdoors) and a Plan B (indoors) and we can decide on the day.

I will be there to welcome you and introduce you to others in the group.  Please contact me if you would like to come along so we can look out for you.

Everyone is welcome to the meetup for mums, though some excursions are more suited to particular age groups.

Please see the calendar of events for the meetup for mums in the coming weeks.
Please see the meetup for mums page for more information.

Date: Thursday 23/4/15

Plan A (weather good)
Walk around the parkland of Castletown House, followed by tea at the Courtyard Cafe
Location: Just of M$ at junction 6 – follow the brown signs.  For map see http://www.castletown.ie/VisitorInformation/
Website: castletown.ie
Price:  free entry
Booking: If you would like o come along, please text me on 087 917 2939.

Plan B (weather not good)
Playzone play centre
Location: Unit E M4 Celbridge Business Park, Celbridge, Co. Kildare
Website: www.celbridgeplayzone.ie
Price:  €5.50 per child iver 15 months.  Children under 15 months free.
Booking: not necessary

We will go with Plan A unless the weather is bad.  If the weather is uncertain check the website  or send me a text to see which has been decided.

Meetup for Mums – Thursday 16/4/15 in Rathbeggan/ Clonee at 10:30am

Rathbeggan Lakes, near Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath or Lattes and Lollipops Play Cafe in the Dunboyne Tennis Club in Clonee, Dublin 15.

Meet other mums and discover new child-friendly places near to Dublin 15.

This is a new weekly event on the Active Mum calendar.  There will be a different excursion each week to a child-friendly place within a 25 minute radius of Dublin 15.

The aim is to get outdoors when the weather is good enough.  Each week there will be a Plan A (outdoors) and a Plan B (indoors) and we can decide on the day.

I will be there to welcome you and introduce you to others in the group.  Please contact me if you would like to come along so we can look out for you.

Everyone is welcome to the meetup for mums, though some excursions are more suited to particular age groups.

Please see the calendar of events for the meetup for mums in the coming weeks.
Please see the meetup for mums page for more information.

Date: Thursday 16/4/15 at 10:30am

Plan A (weather good)
Visit to Rathbeggan Lakes – to see rabbits, chickens etc, a small playground and a nice walk by the lake.

Location: 1 minute from Fairyhouse roundabout off the N4.  http://www.rathbegganlakes.com/location/
Website: rathbegganlakes.com
Price:  €2.50 per person if over 2 years old.
Booking: If you would like to come along, please text me on 087 917 2939 so we can look out for you.  There’s no need to book with Rathbeggan Lakes.

Plan B (weather not good)
Visit to Lattes and Lollipops Play Cafe

Location: Dunboyne Tennis Club, Clonee Dublin 15
Website: https://www.facebook.com/LattesandLollipopsPlayCafe/info?tab=page_info
Price:  €5 per child if over 6 months. Babies under 1 are free when accompanied by an older brother or sister.
Booking: If you would like to come along, please text me on 087 917 2939 so we can look out for you.  There’s no need to book with the venue.

 

Postnatal Pilates Classes – taking a break

post natal pilates 2

postnatal pilates

We will be taking a break from the classes for a while.  The last one is on Monday 30th March 2015.

If you have a 4-class pass that is within date but you have some classes you haven’t used, please get in touch with Hilary (see below) for a refund.

If you are interested in the pilates classes and would like them to start again soon.  Please contact Hilary to register interest.

Contact Hilary
email  or text 087 917 2939.

Active Mum Meetups – NEW

meet other mums

Meet other mums and discover new child-friendly places near to Dublin 15.

This is a new weekly event on the Active Mum calendar.  There will be a different excursion each week to a child-friendly place within a 30 minute radius of Dublin 15.

The aim is to get outdoors when the weather is good enough.  Each week there will be a Plan A (outdoors) and a Plan B (indoors) and we can decide on the day.

I will be there to welcome you and introduce you to others in the group.  Please contact me if you would like to come along so we can look out for you.

Everyone is welcome, though some excursions are more suited to particular age groups.

For more information see meetup for mums.

 

Hilary on Maternity Leave

I am delighted to announce the birth of my second child – Elizabeth Margaret Hooks was norn on 20/2/15.

I will be taking time out from the Active Mum classes and events for a few months but have other teachers covering the following classes:

Baby Massage – with Leemore Blitzblau
Mondays at 12:30.  Next course starts 2/3/15
Tuesdays at 11am – Next course starts 24/3/15
More information about the baby massage courses

Post-natal Pilates with  Sinead Nic Clamha
Mondays at 11am – drop in
More information about the post-natal pilates classes

The coffee mornings are suspended for now but I hope to start them back up after Easter.

The sling and dance classes will also resume soon.

Buggy fit, pregnancy yoga, mum  and baby yoga will start back towards the end of the summer.

 

Renovations at the Castleknock Community Centre

castleknock community centre

The community centre is being extended, which is great news.  However, in the meantime there may be a few disruptions.

We hope that the rooms we use for our classes will be fine, but if they seem to be too noisy we may move temporarily to a  new venue.  I’ll be sure to let you know if that happens.

The car park and usual entrance might not be accessible for a few weeks, so please enter via the other side of the building.
– You might like to park next to the shops and walk around on the path by the road, past the back of the church, or
– Park on the road in the housing estate- e.g. Oaktree Drive and cross the main Laurel Lodge road.  There’s a pedestrian crossing right there at the community centre.

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