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Puffin Rock Habitats

Saturday 13th January, 2024 - 10:00 - Saturday 6th April, 2024 - 16:00

Admission Free

Welcome to Puffin Rock Habitats!

A habitat is a place where an animal or plant lives. It provides all the food, water and shelter they need to survive. Join our young puffins Oona and Baba as they take you on a sensory journey into the different habitats that make up Puffin Rock!

These habitats are intricately woven together and each habitat is a ‘home’ for Oona and Baba’s many fascinating and curious friends. Explore the stories of all the interconnected living things which ensure these landscapes and waterscapes are ‘happy homes’ for all of us. Puffin Rock Habitats is an exploratory journey through four enchanting habitats – Marine, Intertidal, Grassland & Wetland.

This immersive learning experience is led by the beloved Oona and Baba who introduce you to the rich diversity of plants and animals on Puffin Rock, and the intricate relationships within and between each habitat. As you explore each habitat, you’ll uncover exciting sensory surprises! The activities embedded within each habitat installation will help us collectively understand what makes these places “happy homes” for all the plants and animals that live there.

Grown-ups play a vital role in guiding child-centred explorations of local landscapes and their interconnected habitats. Within our communities, young and old, we deepen an awareness of our natural heritage, with an aim to inspire us to take better care of nature wherever we can.

The story, characters and exhibition connect us with the ecosystems and diversity they represent – encouraging us to venture into nearby grasslands, beaches, rivers or ponds – to explore, care for and learn from our native biodiversity. The workshops bridge the narrative of your favourite Puffin Rock characters with the fascinating wilderness of Ireland’s coastlines. Use our workshops and activity book to continue the learning journey out in the field, in your own backyard or in a habitat near your home.

Workshops will take on Saturday 2 March and Saturday 6 April for 4-6 years and 7-11 years and their adults.

Children’s Gallery
Saturday 13 January – Saturday 6 April
Monday-Friday 9:30am-5pm | Saturday 10am-4pm
Admission Free


Saturday 13th January, 2024 - 10:00
Saturday 6th April, 2024 - 16:00
Admission Free
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Riverbank Arts Centre
Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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