SEA-BAND: For those who suffer from motion sickness, Sea-Band offers a natural way to help reduce nausea while travelling.
The knitted elasticated wristbands work by applying pressure on the Nei Kuan acupressure point on each wrist by means of a plastic stud and are suitable for adults and children aged three and over, €9.95 from pharmacies; www.sea-band.com/ie
GO WILD: Try something different this weekend at the Wild Air Run Ireland’s first inflatable 5K course.
Suitable for children aged seven and upwards, and for all fitness levels, the course has 10 obstacles for you to battle through.
The emphasis is on fun with families being encouraged to finish the course together — though the organisers say there are some shortcuts that children can take if they want to get ahead of the adults.
Family/young groups sessions run from 11am to 4.40pm at Fota House from today until Sunday.
Further information and tickets, from €16.50, are available at www.wildairrun.com
BUY IRISH: With more than 40 shops and restaurants filled with Irish fashion, jewellery, arts, crafts, and antiques, there’s lots to see and do at Dublin’s Powerscourt Townhouse Centre this summer.
Among the new arrivals is KID, a design-led concept store offering a collection from 10 established and emerging Irish brands across babies and children’s fashion, toys and gifts, homewares, interiors, and accessories.
Situated on the top floor, the store includes a play area and baby feeding room; www.powerscourtcentre.ie
HAPPY CAMPERS: Thinking of taking the children camping?
The best advice for first time campers is to borrow a tent, pitch it in the garden, and see how everybody likes it, advises Finán O’Donoghue of Irish firm Campsited, which recently launched a new website and booking engine.
You could also try a night or two on a site that has its own accommodation such as a pod or a yurt. C
ampsited currently lists 1,300 campsites across Ireland and Britain, with plans to expand into mainland Europe and further afield.
“Being in the outdoors has exponential benefits for us physically and mentally,” says Mr O’Donoghue.
“Our mission is to get more people booking camping trips to enjoy these benefits, by making it as easy as possible.” For more advice have a look at their blog at www.campsited.com
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