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Rainy Days

1st July-31st August 2018

Website: www.draiocht.ie

On a rainy day over the Irish summer you are very welcome to visit the Draíocht galleries and explore their two exhibition spaces with your children. The friendly box office staff will assist you with... [read more]

Art Dock at EPIC: Astro Art 

19th-22nd July 2018

Website: www.epicchq.com

Drop-in from 2pm – 4pm. All ages. Celebrating the Festival of Curiosity and all things science at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. The Science and Inventing Gallery displays the incredible Irish contribution... [read more]

The Festival Of Curiosity

19th-22nd July 2018

Website: www.festivalofcuriosity.ie

Experience unique, visual and interactive cultural experiences in Dublin that merge cutting edge technology, design, arts and science in playful, immersive & curious ways! [read more]

Bray Air Display

21st-22nd July 2018

Website: www.brayairdisplay.com

This annual aerobatics display over Bray, Co Wicklow is Ireland’s largest free air display and features the Irish Air Corps as well as a number of local and international displays. [read more]

Nature Detectives

21st July 2018

Website: www.dublinzoo.ie

It takes a detective to find some of the species hidden in our environment. Come and explore the wonderful world of minibeasts that can live in your garden and learn about insects and plants found in nature.... [read more]

Family-Friendly Tour at EPIC: Tech Tales 

22nd July 2018

Website: www.epicchq.com

Celebrating the Festival of Curiosity and all things science at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum with some incredible technology to honour the incredible stories in their vaults and looking at all the... [read more]

Lego Workshop at Castletown House

28th-29th July 2018

Website: www.castletown.ie

Duplo Structural Engineering for 4-6 Year Olds. LEGO Workshops with Learn It. [read more]

The Little Prince

1st-4th August 2018

Website: www.milltheatre.ie

A dramatic re-imagining of Antoine Saint Exupery’s “The Little Prince” translated and adapted by Oisín Robbins. This contemporary performance uses multiple different art forms such as music and... [read more]

Boyne Music Festival

3rd-5th August 2018

Website: www.boynemusicfestival.com

Great musicians, poets and artists come together for an exciting weekend of concerts, talks, workshops and other special events. Works of chamber music combine with art song and jazz within the storied... [read more]

Enniscorthy Rockin’ Food Festival

3rd-6th August 2018

Website: www.rockinfoodfestival.com

Plenty of fun and activities for little ones at the festival while highlighting both the Rock N’ Roll and Food scene in Enniscorthy. [read more]

The Beatyard Festival

3rd-5th August 2018

Website: www.the-beatyard.com

Head down to Dún Laoghaire harbour for this fun filled festival featuring “Kidsyard” a dedicated family friendly area within the Beatyard festival. Children can enjoy workshops and lots more. [read more]

Medieval Music by Nuada

4th-5th August 2018

Website: www.dublinia.ie

Medieval musicians Nuada will present a range of music from the Viking and Norman periods using replicas of original historic instruments including Viking Lyre, Bone Whistles,  Jorvik Panpipe, an early... [read more]

Dublin Horse Show

8th-12th August 2018

Website: www.dublinhorseshow.com

Saddle up for family fun and adventure at the 2018 Dublin Horse Show. Fusing the style and elegance of the best international show jumpers in the world, with an entertainment programme designed to keep... [read more]

Playstival

11th-12th August 2018

Website: www.playstival.ie

Ireland’s new festival for kids & their parents with the Happy Pear at Airfield Estate, Dundrum, Dublin 14. Limited special offer family tickets - for a family of four for €36.18 (€30 + €3.19 booking... [read more]

Viking Weaponry

11th-12th August 2018

Website: www.dublinia.ie

Find out all about arms and armour in Ireland c. 795 – 1171.  A wide range of reproductions will be presented showing the equipment used in Viking Age Ireland including swords, shields, spears, bows,... [read more]

Wild Air Run

11th August 2018

Website: www.wildairrun.com/ie/

Battle your way through this extreme course which consists of 10 larger than life obstacles! Locations at Malahide Castle (7 & 8th July) and Marlay Park (11th of August). Tickets: Adult €32, Child €18.50,... [read more]

Moynalty Steam Threshing Festival 

12th August 2018

Website: www.moynaltysteamthreshing.ie 

An exhibition of Steam Threshing, Vintage Engines and Machinery. Working demonstration of reaping and binding [read more]

Lego Workshop at Castletown House

18th-19th August 2018

Website: www.castletown.ie

Duplo Structural Engineering for 4-6 Year Olds. LEGO Workshops with Learn It. [read more]

National Heritage Week

18th-26th August 2018

Website: www.heritageweek.ie

Hundreds of events and activities will take place throughout this week around the country, with many guided walks, lectures, historical re-enactments and art exhibitions in Leinster. Heritage Week encourages... [read more]

Nature Detectives

18th August 2018

Website: www.dublinzoo.ie

It takes a detective to find some of the species hidden in our environment. Come and explore the wonderful world of minibeasts that can live in your garden and learn about insects and plants found in nature.... [read more]

Art Dock at EPIC: Build-A-Book 

19th August 2018

Website: www.epicchq.com

For Heritage Week the museum tells some fascinating stories about the Irish across the world. At this art workshop, you’ll be making your own books. What will you write inside? …the only limit is your... [read more]

Wicklow Mountains National Park

19th August 2018

Website: www.wicklowmountainsnationalpark.ie/

Explore the Ogham languages link to Irish trees, discover the Irish names of our plants and animals, take a closer look at the meaning of the local place names. Booking essential from 5th of August. Admission... [read more]

History Explorers

22nd August 2018

Website: www.wicklowmountainsnationalpark.ie/

At Wicklow Mountains National Park. Join them on a children’s nature walk. Suitable for all ages of child. An adult must stay with their children and be prepared to join in. Booking is not required. [read more]

Children’s Art Class – Budding Artists | Saturdays Ongoing

Website: www.botanicgardens.ie

Join ‘budding’ artists, a creative workshop especially for younger children taking place once a month, under the attentive eye of artist Niamh Synnott. Children are encouraged to take a closer look... [read more]

Children’s Event – Pond Dipping | Sundays Ongoing

Time: 11:00am

Website: www.botanicgardens.ie

Explore the weird and wonderful diversity of insects and minibeasts living in and around the pond at the National Botanic Gardens. This workshop is suitable for children age 8 and upwards. Meet at the... [read more]

Children’s Workshop: Budding Botanist – Collecting and Pressing Flowers 

Time: 11.00am

Join the guides on an expedition through the Botanic Gardens, identifying and collecting suitable plants for pressing before constructing your very own flower press. You can also create some beautiful... [read more]

Coding Workshops

Dates to be confirmed. Contact Kildare Community Library on kildarelib@kildarecoco.ie or ph. 045-520235 for further details on these FREE workshops. [read more]

Coding Workshops | Saturdays Ongoing

Coding Workshops (Every Saturday from 9th June-1st September except Saturday 23rd June and Saturday 4th August @ 10:30am - 12:30pm). Advance booking required for these FREE events. Contact Leixlip Community... [read more]

Dalkey Castle Living History Tours 4 Ongoing Daily

Website: www.dalkeycastle.com

Bring history alive for all of the family! Costumed actors take you back in time in this fabulous medieval castle alongside the 13th century St Begnet’s church and the 21st interactive heritage centre. [read more]

Dinosaurs Around the World | Ongoing Daily to 31st August

Website: ambassadordublin.com

Dinosaurs around the World takes you back in time on a dinosaur adventure and a tour of the earth very different from today – a time before the continents as we know them existed, when lush landscapes... [read more]

Imaginosity | Ongoing Daily to September

Website: www.imaginosity.ie

Professor Squiggly’s Water Lab And Sensory Garden is open until September (weather permitting!). The Sensory Garden is used to teach children the importance of plants and nature within their own environment.... [read more]

Lego - Story Starter Workshops | Summer Ongoing

Story Starter Workshops will be held throughout the summer months. Dates to be confirmed. Contact Kildare Community Library on kildarelib@kildarecoco.ie or ph. 045-520235 for further details on these FREE... [read more]

Medieval Weaponry

Website: www.dublinia.ie

Want to know more about arms and armour in Ireland c. 1170 – 1600?  If so, a wide range of reproductions will be on display including the equipment and clothing used in both the Anglo-Irish world and... [read more]

National Print Museum | National Print Museum

Website: www.nationalprintmuseum.ie

Free public guided tours available each Sunday (excluding BHW, Demonstrations Days and Family Fun Days). No booking required. [read more]

Sunday Kids Drop by Activities | Sundays Ongoing

Website: www.botanicgardens.ie

Fun activities in the dedicated Children’s Garden. Sow seeds, make seed bombs, design bug hotels and re-use everyday items to create your own piece of eco art. At 11.00am, 11.30am, 3.00pm & 3.30pm. Suitable... [read more]

Tiny Tots Tuesday! Ongoing – Tuesdays

Time: 10:00am

Website: www.epcichq.com

Tuesday 12 June; Tuesday 10 July; Tuesday 14 August. 10:00am – 11:30am Pre-booking essential €9 per child Ages 4-18 months. Bring your little one along for a morning of fun, play, chats and a cuppa.... [read more]

Yoga Storytelling | Saturdays Monthly

Yoga Storytelling Sessions with Nicola Foxe from Yo-Yo-Yoga (1 Saturday per month during June, July and August - 16th June, 28th July and 18th August 2:30pm)  for ages 3-8 years.  Advance booking required... [read more]