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Cork City Unveils New Playful Culture Trail

Embrace Creativity and Sustainability This Summer!

Cork City is thrilled to announce the launch of its brand new Playful Culture Trail, a vibrant initiative inviting families to participate in creativity and playfulness throughout the summer months. This year’s trail will focus on sustainability and artistic expression, promising 25 exciting activities designed to engage families and children of all ages.

Running from July to August, Cork's participating visitor attractions and hotels will invite families to partake in the Playful Culture Trail by offering them a kid friendly map of Cork City. Each attraction will be listed, with participants able to collect stamps from each of the museums, galleries, and historic sites. They will also be encouraged to complete the list of 25 Playful Things to Do which include finding Ogham Stones in UCC, sketching their favourite work of art in the Crawford Art Gallery and spotting the Ardú street murals across the city! An accompanying Playful Culture Trail website will feature additional sustainable craft ideas, ensuring that young artists have plenty to keep them busy throughout the summer.

In addition to the diverse range of trail activities, families can keep an eye out for Bláithin the Lizard, the Playful Culture Trail’s mascot—this year a sustainable artist—who will be hiding in each attraction on our map. As a sustainable artist, Bláithin encourages everyone to explore the heritage and green spaces that Cork city has to offer by foot or bike and engage in creative activities that don’t harm our planet! 

The Playful Culture Trail encompasses a wide array of captivating locations, including Blackrock Castle Observatory, The Butter Museum, Cork City Gaol, Cork Public Museum, Elizabeth Fort, Crawford Art Gallery, Nano Nagle Place, Glucksman Gallery, Old Cork Waterworks Experience, Shandon Bells and Tower, St Fin Barre's Cathedral, St Peter's Church, Triskel Christchurch, Cork City Library, and various outdoor spaces and picnic points such as Fitzgerald Park, The Lough, and the Atlantic Pond. The intention is to provide families with the opportunity to embark on multiple day trips, exploring different locations and engaging in various activities.

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