What is the Family Fun Day?

The Family Fun Day is a FREE event on Saturday, June 19th from 10 am until 1 pm, to celebrate the beautiful natural space of Croom Town Park, encourage physical activity and environmental education. Just in time for Father’s Day weekend, the event is funded by the Local Authority Waters Programme and presented in collaboration with the Maigue Rivers Trust. This family fun day for all ages is part of our newest nature sessions for families, please see HERE for more information on additional workshops for toddlers.

Please note: All events on the day will require prebooking below unless otherwise stated to ensure social distancing. Hand sanitization facilities will be provided throughout workshop stations.


Fun Day Activities Include…

testNature Fitness Drumming

A gentle introduction to cardio using drumming to create an incredibly effective (and fun!) way of working out. Open to all levels of fitness and suitable for all ages. Why not come and try out something new for all the family to enjoy. Beat your sticks in tune to the music and live out your inner Rockstar!


Pond Dipping

Come along and explore the underwater world of the River Maigue and find out what creatures lurk beneath the surface. This 15-minute session will introduce you to many creatures such as freshwater shrimp, fish, snails, blood worms, and much more. Due to Covid 19 restrictions, we ask all children to be accompanied by one adult.


Guided Walk – Maigue Rivers Trust

This walk along the river bank will offer a unique opportunity to learn how we all can take care of our streams and rivers Improving water quality. Come on and join us on an educational walk as a great opportunity to learn what you can do for our environment.


Self-Led Orienteering

SELF-GUIDED Adventure with orienteering. How does this work? This self-guided adventure involves finding a series of checkpoints with a map. Track your time and post to the Ballyhoura BEO Facebook page to see if you have the fastest time.

This event does not require prebooking, pick up your map from the check-in desk outside & head off to explore!


Self-Led Scavenger Hunt

Our creative scavenger hunt will have you and the little ones searching near and far, sparking interesting conversations about the curious items along the way!

This event does not require prebooking, pick up your map from the check-in desk outside & head off to explore!


Please prebook your timeslot below…

Important: To ensure social distancing, if you are a family of 4 going on a guided walk, please book 4 tickets. Also, for our Pond Dipping Workshop, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Thank you.

Booking for this event has now closed.