Family Fun at the GAA Museum

9th February 2011

The GAA Museum has announced details of a series of Family Fun Days that will take place throughout the upcoming school mid-term break.

At 2pm each day from Monday 21st February to Sunday 27th February, there will be family friendly tours of the stadium followed by activities for children in the GAA Museum activity room - Cú Chulainn's Den.

Families joining this tour will enjoy an insider’s view of Croke Park as they visit the Players Lounge and the dressing rooms. They’ll also walk pitchside through the players’ tunnel and take a bird’s-eye view of the pitch from the top tier of the stadium.

After the stadium tour, children are invited to Cú Chulainn’s Den where workshops will explore what life was like for Cú Chulainn as he grew up in the Iron Age. They can examine Iron Age tools and try on clothes from the era. Younger visitors to the museum can also make headbands in their county colours or create a masterpiece with the museum’s specially designed GAA colouring sheets.

Mark Dorman, Director of the GAA Museum, said: “Parents often struggle to find new and interesting things to do when children are on holiday. We believe a visit to the GAA Museum at Croke Park is the perfect solution as every member of the family – no matter what age – will be excited by a trip to GAA Headquarters.

“Our workshops in Cú Chulainn’s Den mean that parents and older children can enjoy the exhibits in our recently refurbished museum while the younger members of the family are immersed in the Iron Age. We also house an interactive games area all family members can practice their football and hurling skills.”
 
Family tickets for the 2pm Family Tour during mid-term break cost EURO20. This cost covers two adults and two children or one adult and three children and includes the stadium tour, visit to the museum and children’s workshops.
 
For more information, please visit the family section on the museum's website.