Monday, 8 August 2011

Candlelight Tours and Children's Programming at the Highland Village.

During August the Highland Village is offering an excellent opportunity for families to take a step back in time. They are offering Candlelight Tours as well as children's programming. The following information was sent out to our Visitor information Centre to pass along to interested parties travelling in Cape Breton this summer.

Highland Village Information.

Candlelight Tours and Children’s Programming at Highland Village this month.

This August, the Highland Village Museum in Iona is offering a number of special experiential programs including Candlelight Tours and children’s programs.

Join guides Jim St.Clair and Catherine Gillis for an intimate evening featuring a storytelling tour of the Highland Village with the beauty of a Cape Breton sunset. Cuairt nan Coinnlean/Candlelight Tours are offered on alternate Thursdays (August 11 and 25) beginning at 7 pm. Admission is $12 for adults, $28 for a family, and $5 for students. Prepaid reservations required.

The Highland Village also offers hands-on programs for children and youth where they can dress up in costume and get a real sense of what life was like for children in those days past. Làithean Sona/Happy Days Chidren’s Living History Program is for children from 8 to 12 years of age. The program features special hands-on activities including chores, crafts, games, language, and song. Costumes are provided. The program runs from 10 am to 4 pm every Wednesday. The cost is $30 per child. Prepaid reservations are required. For youth 13 to 17 years of age, the Highland Village offers Na Deugairean/ The Teenagers Living History Program for Youth which delves into the responsibilities and the lifestyles of young Gaels in days past. The program features special hands-on activities including chores, crafts, language and song. Costumes are provided. The program runs on alternate Thursdays (August 11 and 25) from 10 am to 4 pm. The cost is $30 per youth. Prepaid reservations are required.

On Friday mornings, the Highland Village features Spòrs/Fun Gaelic Games for Kids. Spòrs is a morning of interactive games that focus on language, song, dance and other aspects of Gaelic life. Gaelic games such as Tunnag, Tunnag Gèadh, “Duck Duck Goose” centre on basic Gaelic vocabulary and phrases which are incorporated into fun and engaging games for children. Spòrs is for children aged 5-10 and runs from 10 am to 12 pm every Friday morning. Admission is free.

For more information on these and other Highland Village programs contact us at (902) 725-2272 (Toll free 1-866-442-3542) or e-mail You can also check out our website at; join us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

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