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Hope It Rains
October 28, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pmFree
Join us for a free outdoor play day celebrating bad weather!
We at Hope it Rains | Soineann nó Doineann are inviting children and families across Galway county and city to join our Weatherplay project to invent new ways to have fun in the wind and rain – and we’re kicking off in Rinville Park with a free bad-weather play day!
There will be lots going on to give you plenty of inspiration for playing outdoors in (and with) the wind and rain. We’ll have rain-painting, bad weather bingo, mud kitchens, adventure-play, forest-school, kite flying, weather wanders, puddle-jumping, build your own water-blaster, and much more!
Learn from play experts, artists and activists about the importance of outdoor and risky play, and how we can create more outdoor play opportunities for children in Galway. Join Hilary O’Shaughnessy (Playable City UK), Eimear Dolan and Ann Mallaghan (Galway County Council), Peter Boland (Insurance Reform Ireland), Kerry Walker (Down to Earth Forest School & Forest Therapy Galway) and others in conversation with Hope it Rains | Soineann nó Doineann artistic director Ríonach Ní Néill and Weatherplay artist Michelle Browne.
So get out your wellies and raincoat and… Hope it Rains!
Hope It Rains | Soineann nó Doineann is created by Ríonach Ní Néill, produced by Ciotóg & Milestone Inventive, and commissioned by Galway 2020, European Capital of Culture.