Not Back To School Celebrations 2015

Free Art Materials

Mon, 07/09/2015 (All day) - Tue, 15/09/2015 (All day)
Free materials

Free stuff for Art, Craft, Science...

All sorts of bits and pieces will be available from my car boot  through Not Back To School week including the N Down sports day- first come first served, take what you want and leave the rest (not to Derry- we'll be going on the train).

Much of it has been used, but that makes it great for using and not worrying about it- huge paper for creations, crayons to melt with a hairdryer, scraps to collage with!

I will also be bringing the CPR training kits, anyone who still has one out, it's a good opportunity to return them.

Fermanagh Not-Back-To-School Week Meet Up

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 10:30am - 2:00pm
Johnny Rocko's 35 Main Street, BT94 1GJ Irvinestown
Ball Pit

Soft play area for the kids, a chance for a chat and a cuppa for the parents:) Admission is £4.95 3 years+ and £2.95 for under 3's. Informal, so just turn up and pay at the desk. On Irvinestown main street, they also have ten pin bowling and indoor mini go-karts if you're interested.

Casual Swim

Mon, 07/09/2015 (All day) - Tue, 08/09/2015 (All day)
Lisburn Leisureplex
Lisburn Swimming

Casual swim on Monday or Tuesday in Not Back To School Week - 2 for the price of one those days!  Let us know if you would like further details.

Not-A-School-Night Cinema Trip

Tue, 08/09/2015 (All day)
To Be Confirmed
Shaun the Sheep

Meet us for food and film on Tuesday.  We will confirm venue, time and film based on the preferences of those who express an interest, but Shaun The Sheep is out in August and is a front runner.  We will spend the morning beforehand making stop-motion animations of our own, feel free to join us! Those of us who enjoyed the North Down Co-Op Stop Motion Animation session will appreciate the work that went into it!

W5 - Not Back To School Exhibition visit with Workshop on Light

Fri, 11/09/2015 - 10:30am - 3:40pm
W5 sign

School is back and the museums are empty again. A relaxed trip to W5 in Belfast to celebrate.  We will arrive at 10:30 for a 11am workshop on Light, eat a lunch in the cafe (you can bring a picnic) and go on to explore the exhibition.

We will be benefiting from group/educational rates so payment in advance is essential to secure a place.


"W5 has over 250 interactive exhibits which cover many curriculum areas such as science, technology, art & design, geography, mathematics, ICT and english. They are organised into four main exhibition areas DISCOVERY (for under 8's only), GO, SEE/DO (8 Years +). The exhibits are designed to develop children's understanding and encourage thinking and problem solving skills. We also have a new exhibit “Climbit”  Climbit is a unique, visually elegant, three dimensional sculpture specially designed for climbing.  Oval platforms let children traverse over and under and through an amazing structure.  Details of the exhibits in the different areas and links to the curriculum can be found on our website."

Train to Derry to the park and Museums (Not Back To School)

Mon, 07/09/2015 - 10:01am - 3:00pm
Train Museum

We will be travelling on the train from Coleraine to Derry (it's a nice journey under the cliffs at Mussenden and along by the sea), we will walk across the bridge to the Train Museum, have a snack/lunch at the awesome slides park and then walk along to the walls and the Tower Museum which has good displays on the history of Derry and the Armada/Girona etc), a snack at a cafe and back over the Peace Bridge to the train station. It's a very manageable walk.

Anyone who wants to join us is very welcome, we'll keep the organisation loose and let people move at their own pace, organising to meet at different points as it suits us.

Sports Day

Tue, 15/09/2015 - 10:30am - 2:30pm
Marquis Hall, Bangor
Sports Day in Bangor

Sports day at the North Down Co Op with all manner of fun, races, silliness and a bouncy castle and face painting!! Come and join us!

Not Back To School - Wild Woods Celebration

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 11:00am - 4:00pm
An Creagan
Making Bean Supports at An Creagan

Five times in An Creagan, and it just gets better. As part of the Not Back To School Celebrations we will be having autumnal fun in the Wild Woods. There will be marshmallows to toast, the normal chaos and mess to create and plenty of opportunity to learn and play together.

We will go ahead in all weathers, bring appropriate gear and something to change into for the way home.

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