We are the Busy Bees

Messy Play, Art Clubs, Camps, Parties & Events for Kids.
Based in Co. Wicklow, Ireland

We provide a welcoming and inclusive space for your child to learn, develop and express their individual creativity through art and play.From babies to children up to 12 years of age, our sessions and camps are carefully planned to support and
inspire your child’s imagination and development with art and sensory activities as the core focus.

Messy Play

Suitable for babies from 6 months up to children of 4 years of age, our Messy Play sessions are a
mixture of sensory art and messy play.
Messy Play follows a different
theme each week, with varied sensory bases on our tuff trays as well as a fun art activity, too! Not forgetting our soft play area, tunnel and sensory blocks, puzzles and books for each child to explore.
Our sessions also offer parents, grandparents and childminders a valuable opportunity to connect with other like-minded individuals in the local community.We are running a very special Summer Session on 14th August in Newtownmountkennedy Community Centre, from 10-10:45am. Older siblings up to the age of 10 are welcome to join in the fun in this one-off session, too! See the Book Now button on the Homepage to book. Limited spaces remain for this session!With the exception of the above, Messy Play runs term-time only and you can find us:• Tuesday mornings 9:45-10:30am at Newtownmountkennedy Community Centre• Friday mornings 10-10:45am at St Brigid's Hall, Rathnew.Unfortunately our Wednesday morning sessions in Kilcoole have come to an end.The next term of Messy Play will start back the first week in September. Booking will be available for these sessions in August.Messy Play can be booked in advance as a Bundle or there are limited PAYG spots each week. Book via the Book Now button on our Homepage.


We will be running 4 Camps this summer in 2 separate venues in Wicklow!Suitable for children aged between 4 and 10 years of age, we will be at Gaelscoil Chill Mhantáin in Rathnew at the following dates:2nd-4th July - UNAVAILABLE16th-18th July - FULLY BOOKED20th-22nd August - SPACES AVAILABLEWe are also running a Camp at Turquoise Cafe in Roundwood from 23rd-25th July. This Camp is suitable for children aged 6-12 years.Due to demand, we have added a small number of additional spaces for this Camp, which can be booked by clicking Book Now on the Homepage.Our Art Camps provide your child with the opportunity to independently express their imagination and creativity through the medium of art.Our focus is on the artistic process rather than the end creation and our Camps are thoughtfully planned to ensure that each and every child will feel confident in their creative ability. Our Camps also offer your child a chance to explore areas of art that they may not necessarily be exposed to: from different types of pastels to clay, liquid watercolours to tempera paints and collage to drawing activities.Check out our social media pages for a peek into our recent Camps! Your child will make new memories and new friends all whilst having the best summer!


Due to demand, we are delighted to announce that we'll be running Saturday Art Club for 6 weeks throughout the summer!Starting back on 20th July at Newtownmountkennedy Community Centre, 9:15-10am.Suitable for children aged 4-10 years, our Art Clubs are an opportunity for each child to explore their individual creativity in an inclusive and supportive environment. We will explore a range of artistic projects, from collage to printing and pastels to painting. There are additional activity stations each week too, from Lego and sensory playdough to fun, interactive games for all to play if they wish.It's the best way to begin the weekend!............................Our Afterschool Art Clubs run each Monday at Woodstock ETNS in Newtownmountkennedy. We'll be back at Woodstock in September with new and exciting activities!We explore different mediums of art, including painting and
techniques, drawing, collage, clay, print-making and so much more!
With our different activity stations set-up around the room, our Art Clubs are an opportunity for each child to express their individual creativity in a friendly and calming environment.If your child's school would be interested in a Busy Bees Art Club, please contact us using the Contact Us form.

We cater for children of all ages and provide a choice of party packages to suit your budget and your child's interests!Our basic packages are priced the same, however, smaller groups are catered for on request at a lower price.For children up to the age of 5, we recommend our Messy Play package and for children over 5, our Arty Party package works well! That being said, we are completely flexible and can provide whichever party type you and your child would like irrespective of their age.We come to your house or party venue with all the fun and can also provide face painting and party bags if required, making it the best day possible for your child and an easy day for you as the parent!In addition to parties, we are also available for events and Family Fun Days. Check out our Instagram page for a sneak peek into the D12 Autism Family Fun Day that we brought all of the messy fun to recently!Get in touch today to find out more and to secure your date!

Contact Us

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