Primary Times Ireland, South

Primary Times is the No. 1 free local guide for families in Munster– dedicated to parents and teachers of 4-12 year old children. With our What's on events guide you can plan Days out with the kids in Cork, Kerry, Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford. We also have details of Family AttractionsGreat Family Hotel Break offersparenting and teacher resources, and constantly updated news, cool kids games, creative activities for children, reviews, Reader Offers & vouchers and Competitions in your area!

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THE WINNERS OF PRIMARY TIMES SOUTH: STAR AWARDS 2016 - CONGRATULATIONS ALL!

 

The awards, which are now in their 6th year, champion the best places and best businesses in Munster for families with young children. All the winners have been selected solely by votes from the readers of Primary Times South magazine.

 

Editor Tara McKeown commented “This year we are seeing a good mix of winners. The well-established attractions such as Fota Wildlife Park continue to be popular with Primary Times readers. However, we also have some brand new winners this year which have clearly impressed our readers. For example, Zipit in Farran Woods won Runner Up place in the Best Outdoor Play Centre, and Laya City Spectacular Cork won the new Family Days Out Event category.”

 

Primary Times South is a free ‘What’s on and Where to Go’ guide specifically for the families of children aged 0-12 years, and primary school teachers in the region. Established in 2003, the magazine is published 4 times a year (spring, summer, autumn and winter). It has a circulation of 50,000 copies distributed to primary schools and crèches in Cork and Waterford, and selected towns in Kerry and Tipperary. It is also available at libraries and tourist information centres and is available to download free from App stores. Nationally, Primary Times publishes over 140,000 copies in 3 different regions (Munster, Leinster, and Dublin) throughout the Republic of Ireland.

 

The number of votes and diversity of nominations show that Primary Times South readers clearly feel very passionately about the places they visit with their families. Many of the smaller attractions and businesses in Munster were nominated by readers who they felt offered good service or value for money. The results show that having great places to visit locally is still an important part of family life.

 

For more information about how you can get free copies of Primary Times South for distribution in your school or business contact 058 56838 or email Tara McKeown at: primarytimessouth@gmail.com  If you would like to discuss how Primary Times South can help to promote your business, 058 56838 or email the Sales Team at primarytimessouth@gmail.com

 

There are 9 categories and the winners and runners-up are as follows:

 

INDOOR PLAY ACTIVITY CENTRE

WINNER: Monkey Maze Glanmire

RUNNERS UP:  Perks Entertainment Centre Youghal, Supernova Ballincollig

 

OUTDOOR PLAY CENTRE

WINNER: Fota Wildlife Park

RUNNERS UP: Leahy’s Open Farm, Zipit Farran Woods

 

FAMILY RESTAURANT

WINNER: Milanos Cork

RUNNERS UP: Scoozis Cork, Wagamama Cork

 

FAMILY DAYS OUT EVENT

WINNER: Laya City Spectacular Cork

RUNNERS UP: Spraoi Waterford City, Cork Summer Show

 

KIDS CLOTHING STORE

WINNER: Penneys

RUNNERS UP: NEXT, Mods & Minis

 

SCHOOL TOUR TRIP

WINNER: Ballyhass Lakes

RUNNERS UP: Dunmore Adventure Centre, Ardmore Adventures

 

KIDS SUMMER CAMP

WINNER: Anyone 4 Science

RUNNERS UP:  Let’s Go! Summer Camps, Starcamp Summer Camps

 

BEST SANTA EXPERIENCE

WINNER: Fota Wish

RUNNERS UP:  Leahy’s Open Farm, Blarney Woollen Mills

 

FAMILY FRIENDLY HOTEL

TOP 3 WINNERS:

Quality Hotel Clonakilty

Clarion Hotel Cork

The Gleneagle Hotel Killarney

 

The Primary Times South STAR Award winners were compiled from postal entries, unique email entries and online voting (one vote per computer or device) from readers of Primary Times South between 1st June and 31st July 2016.