Family Friendly Events for September in Waterford


Are you looking for fun family events in Waterford this September? My Kids Time have rounded up a few ideas for you.

Waterford Harvest Festival 2012

Between the 10th to 16th September Waterford City becomes a City of Food with events throughout the streets, restaurants, bars and parks.  With BBQ’s, educational talks on food and cooking, the street “feastival”, a Viking banquet, picnic play in the park and much much more it is a must for family fun.

On September 13th there is the Harvest Jig – an Irish dancing masterclass for all ages hosted by a former Riverdance star.

The Big Barbeque will be held in the Viking Triangle on September 14th and free access will be available to the Bishops Palace and Medieval Museum.

The Picnic Play in the Park will be held in the People’s Park on September 15th and is a free event. A fun filled family afternoon celebrating healthy eating and living for all ages in a relaxed setting. It will be a hive of activity with a feast of children’s workshops, including sports, crafts, drumming and lots more.

For more information use this link for Waterford Harvest Festival.

Story Telling South East

Storytelling Southeast is a multi-disciplinary arts festival for Dungarvan and West Waterford. There are events for children, families and adults. There will be live performances of music, theatre, readings and film screenings plus workshops and reading sessions. “A festival of discovery, a celebration of diversity, an exploration of creativity.”

There is an Educational Schools Programme and Young Audience Programme – use this link for more details of the events included for children.

The festival runs from 26th to 30th September in Dungarvan. Full information and programmes can be found for Story Telling South East.

Tramore Oceanic Surf and Sea Festival

A week of family fun  from 15th to 23rd September, open to all on Tramore beach including, a ladies surf weekend, eco-walks, kite surfing exhibitions and kite building, martial arts, beach volleyball, rock climbing instruction, orienteering, surfing and entertainment, sea weed workshops, historian sessions and much more.

“As the festival goes into its 4th year we are looking to grow the festival and attract events that will appeal to all ages within the family market. Bringing the likes of ramprage tv-a professional BMX display crew, would be an ideal fit into the programme for the teenager in the family unit. This spectacle has a massive crowd appeal and a large following in the south east area.”

For more information please use this link for Tramore Oceanic Surf and Sea Festival.

Waterford & Suir Valley Railway

Although most of the summer events are over by September there are still some left for family fun. However the Suir Valley railway is great for a family day out at any time. You can see the beauty of the Suir Valley from a period carriage and take in the wonderful panoramic views of the River Suir.

The railway is family friendly and runs mostly along the picturesque banks of the River Suir providing views of the world famous Mount Congreve Gardens. This area is only accessible by train. The train station is located just outside the village of Kilmeaden.

For more information about the timetable and prices please use this link for the Suir Valley Railway.

If you go along to any of these events we'd love to hear how you got on. Or if you know of any other events in Waterford in September please let us know in the comments below.

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