Family Fun at the West Wicklow Festival

Following the huge success of last year’s Family Concert, Musical Maze and Music Trail, we’re delighted to welcome back Ceol Connected and the National Concert Hall’s Learning & Participation team to Russborough to help us deliver another innovative music programme for children and their adults!

Family Music Events

Step inside Russborough House and Parklands and discover an immersive musical world suitable for the whole family! Children and their adults can explore the Musical Maze, discover the world of Whistleberry Forest, learn about different musical instruments and even get their faces painted in the playground! Fun for all the family!

 
Musical Maze | Open from 11am – 2 pm 

Venture through Russborough House’s 200 metre hedge maze, collecting clues and finding musical mysteries and musicians around every corner! In this educational scavenger hunt, children and adults are invited to enter the labyrinth and seek out a series of musical clues and images.  Complete your clue chart, find the statue at the centre – and try not to get lost!  

Whistle in the Wind – A Musical Trail | 11am & 12pm  

Come on a magical musical adventure to Whistleberry Forest! The creatures of Whistleberry Forest have discovered a little tree growing deep in the woods. However, there are no birds singing, no leaves rustling, and no animals scurrying around its trunk.  This delightful musical trail takes children and accompanying adults on an adventure through the forest where they explore musical soundscapes, sing, dance, and help Ornaith the owl, Sorley the snail, and Faolán the frog bring the little tree to life through music. Suitable for children ages 2-6 and their parents/guardians.

Limited places, sign-up sheet located near Russborough’s obelisk on the day.

Micro Concerts & Instrument Demonstrations
Start times: 11am | 12:30pm | 2:00pm
 

Venture through Russborough House to meet individual musicians and their instruments! Small groups will learn about each instrument’s sound and how it is played, before gathering for a micro concert in the inner chambers of the building.  Unique performances in unique spaces! Designed for 4 – 12 year olds and their families, all welcome!

Limited places, tickets available 60mins before each performance


Please note, children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all events.

Tickets will not be available in advance.  Tickets will be available for collection on site Saturday 18 May from 10am.