Messy play is sensory play, enabling children to work with their hands, fingers, feet, in fact their whole body, to create a controlled mess. This often involves the use of traditional ingredients such as sand, slime, water, jelly, flour and mud to use for the exploration of sensory feelings and imagination. The idea is to provide children with a variety of materials to explore textures and sensations, delving into a world of play and make believe. All of the materials used in our classes are provided, they are homemade and safe for children.

Messy play classes are the perfect way to let your child run free without any constraints. It also allows you to get your child to exercise while they are playing. This blog post will look at messy play classes, the benefits, and how they can be navigated.

There are proven benefits to messy play, it aids physical development, hand-eye co-ordination and supports language development; all of which help us with every day basic tasks. Research has shown that messy play is one of the best ways to nurture and foster a child’s formative learning. Come along, make a mess, learn together and we will clear up after you.

Classes are as follows:

Donabate Newbridge House & Farm Wednesday 9:30 - 10:30

Donabate Newbridge House & Farm Wednesday 11-12

  • Newbridge House, Newbridge Demesne, Donabate, County Dublin, Ireland

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  • July 17, 2024 11:15 pm local time

  • Rebecca O'Sullivan
    October 21, 2023 at 7:27 pm

    My 5 year old and 22month old attended a pop up play village with Messy Adventures in Blackrock. It is suitable from walking to 6 years of age. My daughter would’ve been the oldest child but enjoyed it as much as her younger brother. The slot is for an hour which is absolutely perfect. There were all different areas including hairdressers ( the favourite), farm, building site, vets, post office, doctors etc. The kids engaged solo and with others. The setup as well as being great fun is lovely to look at. There has been a serious lack of this type of play environment so delighted to have experienced it. Louise was so engaging and checked on us regularly to see how everyone was.

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