ManicMammy's Blog

Reviews, news, family, wine and me

Fun in the sun in Cork

We had good fun at the Street Performance World Championship last year and are hoping to head into Cork en famille to enjoy it again this year. Breakdancers, clowns, jugglers, comedians, dancers, magicans, contortionists, games, face painting. a playground and much much more. There is also an extensive range and variety of food stalls so [...]

Wanna be Hannah Montana?

Sibéal who is 6 years old is a huge Hannah Montana fan so she was over the moon when Santy brought her Hannah’s Stage show guitar, mic and amplifier for Christmas. This 31in guitar has 6 real steel guitar strings and comes complete with a powerful stage amplifier, a sing along microphone, a hands free [...]

Review of McCools SuperNova Family Entertainment Centre

Excellent, new, clean, big indoor play centre in Ballincollig which caters for kids from 1 to 12 years old. This morning, I headed with the 2 year old and the 4 year old to the recently opened McCools indoor playcentre in Ballincollig. We arrived early, just after 10am but luckily its opening hours are from 10 till 7pm. There were [...]

Review of Bandon town playground

Bandon town playground Located on the bank of the river, this is a great children’s playground with plenty of equipment to suit all ages from babies, toddlers to older kids. This is a relatively new playground, as far as I recall, its only open a couple of years. Its located on the banks of the [...]

Review of Cavan Town Playground

Cavan Town Playground,Cathedral Road, Cavan, Ireland Excellent, safe playground for older children but slightly less so for toddlers. This is the local playground when we stay with Granny and the kids have gotten great mileage out of it over the past few years. It’s relatively new, approximately 4 or 5 years old as far as [...]

Review of Webkinz

Webkinz Latest kids’ favourite cuddly toys and very popular accompanying virtual world. Last week saw a visit to West Cork of the American “fake cousins” as our children called them. AKA our good friends, the Pierces and their 3 kids. We don’t see Eoin, Jill, Kian, Aine and Rianna that often anymore due to both [...]