Playful Museums Festival returns with family storytelling in Ballymoney and Coleraine

Playful Museums Festival returns with family storytelling in Ballymoney and Coleraine

Mon, February 07, 2022

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council is holding a series of engaging events to celebrate Playful Museums Week.

Aimed at children aged under 5, the activities and storytelling are themed around princes, princesses, castles and knights in celebration of HM The Queen’s platinum jubilee, and they will start on Monday 7th February, coinciding with Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week.

Council’s Museums Service will share ideas and inspiration throughout the week on their Facebook pages to encourage children to try something new and explore beyond their comfort zone into a new realm of possibility and potential.

There will also be an opportunity to join free family storytelling sessions in Coleraine Town Hall and Ballymoney Town Hall led by storyteller Masako Carey who will take you on a magical journey of imagination.

Date and times are listed below:

  • Coleraine Town Hall Saturday 12th February 10am-11am & 11.30am-12.30pm.
  • Ballymoney Town Hall Saturday 26th February 10am-11.00am & 11.30am – 12.30pm.

The story-telling events are suitable for children aged 2-5 years old. Places are limited due to COVID-19 restrictions and children must be accompanied by an adult.

To book your place please email or send a message on Facebook.

These sessions have been funded by the Northern Ireland Museum Council and are being held in conjunction with Armstrong Storytellers.

Online activities will be shared from February 7th -12th via the Ballycastle Museum, Ballymoney Museum, Coleraine Museum and Limavady and Green Lane Museum Facebook pages.

For more information contact Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Museum Services at

Playful Museums Week forms part of Council’s Platinum Jubilee programme.

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