Family Activity Day Coming Your Way, 21 June 2014!

When: Saturday, 21st June 2014, 10am – 4pm

Venue: Lilliput, Lough Ennell, Co. Westmeath.

10 minutes from Mullingar (GPS N 53.2680 E 07.2610)

Group Photo, CLAPAI Family Day, June 2010The Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Ireland is delighted to announce that its tenth family fun day will be held on Saturday 21st June. This year we are going to Lilliput Adventure Centre, which offers us many activities suitable for all ages. It is located 10 minutes from Mullingar.

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Family Day, Saturday 22nd June 2013

clinic CLAPAI Family Day, nurse June 2010 by CLAPAI, on Flickr” href=””>Group Photo, CLAPAI Family Day, June 2010The Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Ireland is delighted to announce that its ninth family fun day will be held on Saturday, 22nd June. This year we are returning to Causey Farm, which offers outdoor activities. It is located between Trim and Navan, Co. Meath. Continue reading

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Family Day 2012 – Saturday 16th June

Location: Kippure Estate, Wicklow, near Blessington (20 mins from M50/Tallaght junction).

Our 8th Family Day promises to be another action-packed occasion. Kippure Estate Adventure will be running activities for all ages. For children there are bouncy castles, bouncy slide, face painting, balloon animals and a play area. For older children and adventurous ‘grown ups’ there is archery, climbing with helmets and harnesses, abseiling and a treasure hunt. In an estate of 240 acres, there are plenty of walks too.

We must have final numbers by Wednesday 6th June. Forward family details to (family name, address, contact number / email, names of those attending, children’s ages, special needs, transport help).Alternatively, download booking form as follows:

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Registration from 9.30 to 10.00am. There is a tuck shop on site selling tea and coffee. As before, bring your own picnic.

We are asking for a donation of €20 per family to help cover costs (payable on the day). We are also looking for prizes for our raffle.

Please pass on the details to families you know who may not be on our mailing list. Georgina

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Family Day 2011 Photos!

Family Day 2011 Group Photo
What a great day we had! Despite a heavy early morning shower of rain, symptoms the day brightened up in every sense of the word, with plenty of sunshine, fun, food, chat, and revelry.  As our Photo Gallery of the day will testify.

Right: Group Photo – Clock to view larger image.

The Association would like to extend a big thanks to Newbridge Scouts for their wonderful help on the day, and Coillte for the use of the beautiful Donadea Forest Park. But most of all we would like to thank all those who came on the day, children, teens, parents, grandparents, friends and trojan helpers, all who helped make it such a great success. Thanks a mill!

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Family Fun Day, 18th June 2011

Location: Donadea Forest Park, County Kildare. (follow link for location map)


UPDATE, 14 June: Confirmations sent to everybody that has booked. If you have sent a booking and have not received a confirmation please contact the Association at 087 1319803 or email


The Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Ireland, in conjunction with the Newbridge Scouts, are delighted to announce that its seventh family fun day will be held on Saturday, 18th June. This year we are planning to spend the day at Donadea Forest Park, a little known jewel in County Kildare. It is located 8 kilometers south of Kilcock on the R407 to Naas and is also accessible via the R407 about 13 kilometers north of Naas on the Kilcock Road.

Below: Family Day, June 2009.
Group Photo, Family Day, 13 June 2009

The day will start at 10am with registration. At 10:30 we will break up into groups for age appropriate activities – buggy walk around the lake for under 6’s, venture challenge for teenagers+, orienteering for ages 6 to 12 and grown-ups, and a sedentary sit down at base camp for anybody else!

We will have a picnic (in the marquee if needs be) around 12:30. Families should bring a light lunch to supplement a barbecue which is being organised. Tea and coffee can be purchased from the Park’s coffee shop, or bring a flask. The Scouts are organising a range of activities for the afternoon. As usual dress for all weathers. We will have our annual raffle too which has proved to be a good success in previous years. Let us know if you can supply a raffle prize.

Please find attached booking form and information for this year’s Family Fun Day. Please complete and post to CLAPAI, c/o 4 Wolverton Glen, Dalkey, County Dublin, or complete a softcopy and send to Closing date for replies is Friday, 10th June.

It is an ideal opportunity to meet up, chat and have fun. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Aine Doyle, committee member and Paul Murphy Newbridge Scouts for all their work in organising this year’s event.
(Georgina Wade)

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Great Family Day at Causey Farm!

Group Photo, CLAPAI Family Day, June 2010[8 July] Photos! All the photos from the Family Day are now available to view on the Association’s flickr page. The photos are are not available for public viewing, so in order to view the photos use this Guest Pass. A selection will be added to the Gallery here on the website in due course.

Right: Group Photo, Family Day, Causey Farm. (click for larger image)

A wonderful Family Day has been had at Causey Farm near Athboy, Co. Meath.  With some 27 families present in blissful sunshine, the highlight had to be the bog jumping. The kids had such fun! And I did see some parents daring to take that leap, so as not to be outdone by their children! This video is made available thanks to Dallan O’Reilly.  Now you will know what ‘Bog Jumping’ is all about! Photos will follow soon, watch this space!

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Family Activity Day, 19th June 2010

Location: Causey Farm, sale Co. Meath.

The Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Ireland is delighted to announce that its sixth family fun day will be held on Saturday, cheap 19th June.  This year we are planning to spend the day at Causey farm, which offers both indoor and outdoor activites.  It is located between Trim and Navan, County Meath (see

Below: Family Day, June 2009.
Group Photo, Family Day, 13 June 2009

The day will start at 10 a.m. with registration.  At 10:30 we will break up into groups and take a tour of the farm. Buggies can get around but be prepared for a bit of rough terrain in places. The highlight of the morning is likely to be our ‘bog jumping’ event.  Our teenage and young adult group will lead the way and show us just how much bog they can soak up!  Everybody will get an opportunity to try this out, even the grown ups.  It is important to bring a change of clothes, a black bag for the wet stuff and some wipes to clear off at least some of the bog before lunch!

After the tour of the farm we will have a picnic (indoor if needed).  Families should bring their own food but we will have tea and coffee readily available and a few goodies too!  We will have some fun and activities after lunch including our annual raffle, which has proved to be a good success in the last number of years.

As usual there will be plenty of time to chat and mingle throughout the day.  Please check here for updates. Regarding costs, there is no charge for attending the event but we are hoping to make the event self financing by runnig the raffle and taking donations on the day. For security reasons we must have a completed booking form if you want to come along – see below. We look forward to seeing you for another great family day, hail or shine!


Please complete the attached booking form and either post hard copy to CLAPAI, c/o 4 Wolverton Glen Dalkey, Co. Dublin, or send soft copy to

Closing date for replies is Wednesday, 16th June. If for any reason you do not get a confirmation of your booking from us, please contact us at 087 131 9803

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What a Day!

medicine Family Day, 13 June 2009″ src=”×156.jpg” alt=”Group Photo, Family Day, 13 June 2009″ width=”300″ height=”156″ />Our Family Day was such a success! And what a beautiful sunny Saturday! A great turn out, our biggest to date, and everyone had a ball. Some 48 families or more, and over 200 in attendance between adults and children.

Right: Group Photo taken in Dublin Zoo. Click image to view large size (2019px x 1051px, 790kb).

Thank you to all who came, we expect that there were many tired children on Saturday night! And even more tired adults! And thank you too to the Zoo staff and to the army for hosting and feeding us in McKee Barracks.  This is the third year that the army have been involved with out Family Day, and they have been great!

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Annual Family Day, 13th June 2009


Update, decease 8 June: BOOKINGS NOW CLOSED, sorry!

45 families are booked for our day out at the Zoo and McKee Barracks. If you have booked, you will have received a booking confirmation by text or email.  Only families that have pre-booked and are confirmed will be able to join the group in the Zoo and carry on over to McKee.  Details of the day are being forwarded as we post here.  If you have any queries on bookings or logistics please contact us by phone or email 087 131 9803 &


The year the CLAPAI Family Day outing has been organised to visit Dublin Zoo and McKee Barracks. It will take place on Satuday, 13th June. In Dublin Zoo we can look forward to themed guided tours, such as the “Rain Forest Tour” and the “New African Safari Tour” for both the junior and the older children in our group.

Following our visit to Dublin Zoo, we will then walk to the adjacent McKee Barracks for lunch. Following lunch the army have organised for us to visit their Equestrian Centre. We really hope you can join us on the 13th June for a great free day out and also take the opportunity to meet up and chat with other families.

(Booking Form removed, 8 Jun)

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Family Day a Great Success!

Lullymore Train RideWhat a wonderful day in Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park! Such a beautiful place! So much to see and do, and plenty of reasons to come back another day. And such a beautiful day weatherwise.

In the midst of the Bog of Allen, Lullymore is a treasure that gave great joy to the 80 children and 63 adults that attended our fourth annual family day. Families started arriving from 10.30am, from Dublin, Galway, Waterford, Monaghan, Kildare, to name just a few of the represented counties.

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