Kildare town's Sensational Kids turns 10 years old

Elf and Fairy Festival at Rathwood

Paula Campbell

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Kildare town's Sensational Kids turns 10 years old

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Children’s charity Sensational Kids will celebrate it’s tenth anniversary this year.

To help them mark this momentous occasion, they are once more asking you to dust off your fairy wings, elf hats and fancy dress costumes to help Sensational Kids raise funds on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 May at Rathwood in Carlow.

These funds will go towards expanding their Early Intervention Services for children with additional needs such as autism, dyspraxia, dyslexia, Down syndrome and many other developmental delays, by providing vital affordable and accessible early intervention and assessment services, such as occupational therapy and speech and language therapy .

The Enchanted Fairy and Elf Festival combines the magic of Sensational Kids and the quality of Rathwood’s facilities and talented staff.

There will be a Wooden Fairy House Craft Activity for every child to take home.

There will be the Train Ride Trail with lots of surprises and characters along the way

There is a Festival Area with lots of activities, a free hot chocolate voucher for the onsite restaurant with each ticket and free onsite car parking.

This is a ticketed only event and tickets must be purchased online in advance and time slots selected on booking

Dedicated Special Needs Times are also available at 10:30am each day with reduced numbers and quieter music in the festival area.

Sensational Kids is an award winning, innovative social enterprise established in 2007 by CEO, Karen Leigh.

Having experienced lengthy waiting lists and a lack of affordable and accessible occupational therapy services for her own children, Karen founded Sensational Kids, bridging the gap between public and private services. Sensational Kids now employs 21 staff, including a highly skilled clinical team across our sites in Kildare and Cork with a third planned for Galway.

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