Messy Sessions

Messy Hands Messy Sessions are perfect for parent and toddler groups, preschools and early years of school, we can come to you as a one off event or on a regular basis.

Why messy play?

Messy play is immensely beneficial to a child’s development. It helps them to develop concentration and problem-solving, conversation skills, curiosity in the world, imagination and cooperation. Messy play can be one of the first opportunities children have to express themselves creatively.


Many of the children who come to a Messy Session become engrossed in an activity, sometimes for the whole session. You can see their wonder at digging in soil to find bulbs or their fascination as they mix paint colours into gloop. It is an opportunity to play without boundaries. Catherine and I are always looking for new ways to allow the children to explore with Messy play so no two sessions are ever the same.

Why come to a Messy Session?

As parents ourselves we know that it can be difficult and challenging to find space and time to introduce Messy play at home, paint prints on the walls, glitter stuck to the floor and play dough in the carpet is not a pleasant prospect. However we also know how much fun children have doing these activities. We have designed our Messy Sessions so that children get to have as much fun as possible but equally importantly we take care of the cleaning up!


Each Messy Session is different, we incorporate what we know is popular with children of different ages and we aim to include particular favourites of the children who attend. We are constantly looking for inspiration and new activities to keep each session engaging.  A key part of each messy session is the take home creation. We have found that children and parents love taking a memento of the session home to show other family members and talk about what they did.

IMG_5372When and Where is Messy Hands?

We currently run a regular 5 week session in Killarney, Carrigrohane, and Mallow. Check out our Calendar page for upcoming dates.

We are often on the road traveling to different toddler groups, preschools and schools bringing Messy Sessions to you. Look out for us at Special Events across the North Cork area. If you are from a parent and toddler group, preschool or school contact us for more information.

What should we wear to Messy Hands?

Whilst all children will be provided with overalls or aprons we suggest that they wear clothes that you are happy for them to get messy. In addition parents may wish to wear clothes that they don’t mind getting paint or glue or gloop on!

If you have any more questions about our messy sessions or would like to make a booking, please do so via our Contact page, on email, via our Facebook page or contact Esther on 086 409 5291.