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7 after-school classes for your kids to check out this year - from Junior Einsteins to musical theatre

Here’s our pick of the coolest post-school classes, whatever your child’s interests are.

Having fun at Designer Minds.
Having fun at Designer Minds.
Image: Facebook/Designer Minds

WANT TO GET your little ones involved in some after-school fun? Here are a few classes currently enrolling…

SCIENCE AND TECH

Designer Minds: At these nationwide afterschool clubs your kids will have a chance to explore computers, science materials, engineering toys, robots and much more.

Suits: 7-12 years.  Nationwide. How much: €120 per term. Find out more here. 

Junior Einsteins: Kids will try their hand at their own experiments, wearing lab coats and goggles – and using real scientific equipment. The perfect pre-secondary school activity for budding scientists.

Suits: 6-12 years. Where: Dublin, Meath, Kildare, North Wicklow, Galway and Cork. How much: €165 per term. Find out more here 

PERFORMANCE AND DANCE 

StageSchool Ireland: Drama, dance and singing classes for kids who adore the stage – and all in a fun, no-pressure environment.

Suits: 4-18 years. Where: Galway, Ennis, Westport, and Dublin. How much: €195 per term. Find out more here

24296335_717861095078349_8924491854425361155_n At a StageSchool Ireland class. Source: Facebook/StageSchool Ireland

Betty Ann Norton: These hallowed halls are the home of more Toy Show Kids than you can shake a stick at. During their three hour weekly classes, kids will learn the art of mime, speech and acting and more.

Suits: 7-10 years. Where: Dublin. How much: €500 per term. Find out more here

Montfort College: Munster’s most prestigious performing arts school offers classes in all aspects of drama and dance in a selection of venues around Cork.

Suits: 4-18 years. Where: Cork. How much: from €155 per term. Find out more here

ARTS AND CRAFTS

Imaginosity’s Artful Dodgers: Imaginosity Children’s Museum runs art classes focusing on techniques and materials including marbling, mono printing, perspective, sculpting and action painting.

Suits: 4-7 years. Where: Dublin. How much: €120 per term. Find out more here.

Artzone: Running in schools across Dublin, these after school art classes are designed to allow children to express themselves in whatever medium suits them best.

Suits: 6-12 years. Where: Dublin. How much: €100 per term. Find out more here.

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