Big Picnic Details

Big Picnic Details

Where: Barretstown Castle
When: 7th July
Time: 11.00 - 17.00
Entry: Entry is free but if you plan to come to the circus there is a fee of €10 per adult and €5 per child. Booking is essential for the circus please see below link.
Circus Times: 11.30, 13.30, 15.30

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Barretstown Big Picnic*

Big Picnic* Details

July  7th, 11a.m. to 5p.m.  

We are hosting our annual Barretstown Big Picnic* on Sunday 7th July 2019  from 11am – 5pm and everyone is invited to come along. The Big Picnic* is set to be an action-packed day of serious fun activities. Fossett’s Circus will perform three live shows for attendees (booking essential) and there will be plenty of other activities on the day as well.

The Big Picnic* gives families and supporters the rare opportunity to experience the Barretstown Magic for themselves and see what the camp has to offer. It also gives parents, and friends the chance to reconnect with their own childhood through the fun activities.

Activities taking place on the day include pony rides, balloon making, face painting, canoeing, bouncy castles, petting farm, crazy golf and much more including competitions and prizes. Entry to Barretstown on the day is free of charge but families are encouraged to donate whatever they can.

The circus performances will take place at 11:30 am1:30 pm and 3:30 pm and booking tickets for this is essential! Tickets for the circus cost €10 for adults and €5 for children.

Brady’s Family Ham and Homebird are the generous sponsors of the Big Picnic and will have some tasty treats on offer. Families are encouraged to bring their own picnic to enjoy or food will also be available to purchase in the Barretstown Dining Hall, Elizabeth’s Treehouse.

Among the attractions will be:

  • Fossett’s Circus – Three-time blocks available to book 11.30 am, 13.30pm and 15.30pm available on Eventbrite HERE
  • Mini golf
  • Canoeing
  • Bouncy castles
  • Pony rides
  • Petting farm
  • Balloon making
  • Local stalls with a variety of craft items
  • Face painting, kids disco and much more….

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Fosssett's Circus Performance Times

Fosssett's Circus Performance Times

We are going to be running three circus performance throughout the day. In the Eventbrite booking you will have the opportunity to choose between the following times:

Slot One: 11.30am

Slot Two: 13.30am

Slot Three: 15.30pm

Please note if you are attending a circus performance that you need to arrive at Barretstown 30 minutes prior to your allocated time for registration.

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Can You Volunteer ?

Can You Volunteer ?

We are looking for volunteers for our Big Picnic on Sunday 7th July.
The Big Picnic gives everyone the opportunity to experience the magic of Barretstown for themselves and see what camp has to offer. It is set to be an action packed day of fun activities including pony rides , balloon making, face painting, petting farm and lots more. As a volunteer you will help out on the day in one of our activity areas. A volunteer briefing will given on arrival. You will be required from approx.: 9am – 6pm. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. We also have a pickup from Heuston Station at 8am. The bus will bring back to Heuston at the end of the day. Please note you have to be over 18 to volunteer at the Big Picnic.

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Still have questions?

Still have questions?

We would be delighted to answer any questions that you might have. Please get in touch by emailing on the below link or calling us on 045 864115

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