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Junefest

1st-24th June 2018

Time: 1:00pm

Website: www.junefest.ie

Festival of Music, Art, Nature and Community in Newbridge, Co Kildare with lots of events including a Family Fun Day on Monday 5th June on the Main street from 1pm. [read more]

Julie Merriman: Carriage Return Exhibition

8th-22nd June 2018

Website: www.dlrcoco.ie/en/dlr-arts

New Works created as the dlr Visual Art Commission 2018 in The Gallery at dlr Lexicon, Dún Laoghaire. Exciting Learning Programme with many free family events. [read more]

Celebrate Cruinniu Na N-Óg 

23rd June 2018
A national celebration of creativity for children and young people. Everyone welcome to these FREE events – no booking required. Email Kildare Community Library on kildarelib@kildarecoco.ie or ph. 045-520235... [read more]

Flavours of Fingal

23rd-24th June 2018

Website: www.flavoursoffingal.ie

Experience family fun at the farm and mouth-watering locally produced food, all in the rustic setting of Newbridge House and Farm with face painting, bouncy castles, fun characters and sports activities... [read more]

Stoneybatter Festival Family Workshop: Birds in the City!

23rd June 2018

Website: www.museum.ie

Chirp, cheep, flutter and fly to this colourful hands on art workshop with Artist in Residence Róisín de Buitléar! Booking Required. [read more]

Irish Classic & Vintage Motor Show

1st July 2018

Time: 11:00am

Website: www.irishjagclub.ie

The Irish Classic and Vintage Motor Show in Terenure College, is the biggest Classic and Vintage Car Show in Ireland for over 20 years. [read more]

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]

Stars & Stripes Forever

4th July 2018

Website: www.cwbireland.ie

St. Patrick’s Cathedral annual Independence Day concert. Includes music form Star Wars, ET, Independence Day and Jurassic Park. 118.15 – 19pm. Admission Free. In aid of Clowns Without Borders. [read more]

Laya City Spectacular Festival

6th-8th July 2018

Website: www.cityspectacular.com/dublin

The festival runs over 3 days in Dublin and there is so much for families to enjoy. This event features the best in international street performance, interactive family activations and workshops, delicious... [read more]

Groove Kilruddery

7th-8th July 2018

Website: www.tickets.ie

Groove Festival is a "one size fits all" family festival experience that’s safe AND great value for money. There’s the Little Top, family-friendly facilities and a scrumptious food area in Kilruddery... [read more]

Humpty Dumpty and The Big EggVenture

7th July 2018

Website: www.milltheatre.ie

For the first time ever, the classic nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty is brought to the stage in this wonderful all singing and dancing interactive production. Humpty is on a big adventure to climb the highest... [read more]

Stone Masonry

7th July 2018

Website: www.dublinia.ie

Try your hand at carving a stone mason’s marks using traditional stone carving tools. Using Dudry stone which is the stone used in the windows of Christchurch Cathedral here in Dublin you can watch a... [read more]

Wild Air Run

7th-8th July 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]

Little Red Riding Hood & The Silly Billy Wolf

8th July 2018

Website: www.milltheatre.ie

This colourful, fast-paced all singing and dancing show is a fun and gentle re-telling of the classic fairy-tale of Little Red Riding Hood. Little Red Riding Hood is adventuring through the woods to visit... [read more]

Theatre In The Gardens – Botanic Gardens

10th July 2018

Website: www.botanicgardens.ie

Take a trip down the rabbit hole with Chapterhouse Theatre Company as they present the classic tale of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and meet a whole host of colourful characters. [read more]

Silk Worm Club – Kids Yoga – Magic Carpet Journey 

11th July 2018

Website: www.cbl.ie

A magic carpet journey to meet Chinese emperors, Japanese samurai and lots of exciting characters from the Chester Beatty Library collections. [read more]

Silk Worm Club – Kids Yoga – Animal Safari 

12th July 2018

Website: www.cbl.ie

Lots of fun with stories, games, movement and relaxation on an adventure to search for dragons and elephants, and all kinds of colourful animals at the Chester Beatty Library. [read more]

Wild about Gorillas

14th-15th July 2018
At this family-friendly event, visitors will learn fascinating facts about gorillas and what Dublin Zoo is doing to help with their conservation. There will be lots of gorilla-themed activities for visitors... [read more]

Rose Festival, St Anne’s Park, Raheny

15th-16th July 2018

Website: www.dublincity.ie

A fantastic free day out for all the family that is a mix of music, market stalls, food vendors, and special treats such as living history displays, falconry and much more. There are lots of child friendly... [read more]

Exploring Painting With Fingers And Toes with Anne Cradden

17th July 2018

Time: 10.15am

Draíocht and Early Years - Exploring More With Early Years Arts.  €5 Per Child (Accompanying Adult Free). 10.15am-11am & 12pm-12.45pm. Anne Cradden encourages you to feel and enjoy paint in this very... [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]