Family Friendly Events

Cork on a Fork at Marina Market

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11am-9pm, Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th August, The Marina Market

The Marina Market has Cork on a Fork festival fever this year with a host of events taking place on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th August. Look forward to The Marina Kitchen, which will have some fantastic cooking demos and talks at the pop-up Cork on Fork stage; Eat Cinema, an interactive food cinema experience; and Feastival, a night celebrating all the best of the Marina Market with a festival atmosphere.

The events will be live soon but please register your interest here - https://www.marinamarket.ie/cork-on-a-fork-marina-market

Pizza-Making 101 - how to make pizza at home for beginners

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11.45pm-1.00pm, Thursday 15th August, Pompeii Pizza at Franciscan Well

Learn how to make pizza at home, using ingredients you can get in the supermarket. Participants will make their own dough & learn how to shape & top a pizza. Everyone will get a pizza on the day and you'll also bring home dough to practice at home. This is an ideal workshop for a family group.

Price:  €20 per adult, €10 for U18s (min age 8 years & children must be accompanied by an adult).   Book here.

Hollyhill Community Garden Cork on a Fork Summer Festival

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1-4pm, Thursday 15th August, Knocknaheeny, Hollyhill Community Garden (behind Apple Green garage)

Join Knocknaheeny Community Garden for a delightful day where you can pick fresh produce from the garden, enjoy live music and much more. This event is open to everyone.  Come together to celebrate the spirit of community and the joy of gardening.

No pre-booking is required and the event is free of charge.

Handbuild an Empty Bowl with sculptor Martha Cashman

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2.30pm, Thursday 15th August, Living Commons Arts studio Shandon St

Discover your inner artist, and learn about the ancient craft of hand building with clay in this 2.5 hour ceramic workshop. You will design, create and build a unique, contemporary bowl or platter that you can use daily in your kitchen, safe for food use or simply hung on the wall as your very own personal art piece or even frame it after. You will learn the fundamental techniques of hand building, sculpting and texturing a slab of clay. Martha will fire the work twice, once to bisc, I will then glaze it and fire again to a high fired glaze finish. The work will be ready in 3 weeks for collection or postage can be arranged. In this workshop Martha will address two of our Sustainability Goals 2: Zero Hunger and 16: Peace and Justice and Strong Institutions.

Price:  €65. Note, a percentage of the fee goes to Doctors without Borders.   Book here.

Hysterical Histories Dinner and Show at Amicus

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7.00pm, Thursday 15th, Friday 16th & Saturday 16th August, Upstairs at Amicus Restaurant, Paul Street

Written and delivered by professional Irish actors, this jam-packed, laugh-out-loud dinner performance celebrates all things Cork.  Over two hours, discover the highlights of Cork’s 1500-year history and become acquainted with a county full of quirky characters, their habits, humour, and language, while you enjoy local Cork food and drinks, live music and plenty of interaction with the actors. Leave with a belly full of food, a warm feeling in your heart and a new skill, having learned how to “speak Cork.”  Located upstairs at Amicus, heart of the city’s historic Huguenot Quarter.

Price:  €52 (adults), €32 (children under 12), kids under 2 go free). Use FORKFEST24 for €5 off adult tickets.  Book here. 

Sensory Cooking Class with the Cool Food School (3-7 years)

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11.00am-12.00pm, Friday 16th August, St. Peter's

Join Deirdre Doyle from the award winning The Cool Food School for a fun, interactive pop-up cooking class for kids at St Peter's. Deirdre is a master at getting kids to have fun in the kitchen and promotes healthy eating in a fun and interactive way. From smelling to chopping to dancing and tasting, kids are sure to get lots out of these engaging cooking classes with simple, whole food recipes. In this class kids will learn to make lunchbox carrot cake powerballs.

Price: €15.00. Book here.

Children's Food Trail

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11.30am - 1pm, Friday 16th August, Cork City Centre

Join this fun and fascinating food tour through Cork City Centre for Cork on a Fork Fest. Children (and accompanying adults if they wish) can sample bite-size child-friendly local food as they wander through the city. They will also hear fun and interesting facts about food and history in Cork. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Price: €18.00. Book here.

Sensory Cooking Class with the Cool Food School (7-12 year olds)

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12.30pm - 1.30pm, Friday 16th August, St. Peter's

Join Deirdre Doyle from the award winning The Cool Food School for a fun, interactive pop-up cooking class for kids at St Peter's. Deirdre is a master at getting kids to have fun in the kitchen and promotes healthy eating in a fun and interactive way. From smelling to chopping to dancing and tasting, kids are sure to get lots out of these engaging cooking classes with simple, whole food recipes. In this class kids will learn to make lunchbox carrot cake powerballs.

Price: €15.00. Book here.

Smoothie Making Demo with the Cool Food School

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2.30pm-3.30pm, Friday 16th August, St Peters

Join Deirdre Doyle from the award winning The Cool Food School for a fun, interactive pop-up cooking class for kids at St Peters. Deirdre is a master at getting kids to have fun in the kitchen and promotes healthy eating in a fun and interactive way. From smelling to chopping to dancing and tasting, kids are sure to get lots out of these engaging cooking classes with simple, whole food recipes. In this class kids will learn to make homemade smoothies.

Price: €15.00. Book here.

Cork on a Fork Market & Cooking Demo Marquee

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10am-5pm Saturday 17th August, 11am-5pm Sunday 18th August , Emmett Place

Get a taste of Cork's incredible produce and local businesses at the Cork on a Fork Food Market and Cooking Demo Marquee. There will also be live music and family fun including face painting and live music during the day. Sponsored by Failte Ireland, Ireland's Ancient East and the Wild Atlantic Way.

No booking required.

Food, Fun & Farm at Cornmarket Street Market

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10am-12pm Saturday 17th August, Coal Quay

Pop down to the Cornmarket Street (Coal Quay) Market, enjoy light bites on the street and everyone can have lots of fun with farm animals, facepainting and giant Jenga, connect four, corn hole, balance board games, colour catcher games, tug of war and more, with our Let’s Play Cork play leaders. Note: this is not supervised play and parents are responsible for children.

No need to book.

Kids pizza making demo

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11am Saturday 17th August, Il Padrino

Kids will have lots of fun at this hands on pizza making demonstration at Il Padrino, serving the families of Cork for 24 years. Your little masterchefs will have the opportunity to roll their own fresh dough and put on toppings before enjoying their own creation. The price includes a drink and ice-cream.