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JAWSOME SHARKS

4th April-24th May 2020

Address: Sea Life Bray

Website: www.visitsealife.com

Take a dive into the deep at SEA LIFE Bray this spring and become the newest recruits of the Jawsome Rangers and fulfil the mission of finding the missing shark teeth. Guests will be tasked with helping... [read more]

EASTER BUNNY AT THE CHOCOLATE WAREHOUSE

6th-18th April 2020

Address: The Chocolate Warehouse

Website: www.chocolatewarehouse.ie

Enjoy the wonderful experience of visiting the Easter Bunny. Stroll down the magic corridor viewing his Easter scenes and then enter his Easter hutch. Wow!! What a delight the Easter Bunny is waiting for... [read more]

MY PORTRAIT IN SIAM

7th April 2020

Time: 1pm

Address: Chester Beatty Library

Website: www.chesterbeatty.ie

Inspired by the Siam Through the Lens of John Thomson exhibition, travel the world and make a self or family portrait amidst the architectural wonders of far off cities. Participants are encouraged to... [read more]

OVERBLOWN: BLOOMS IN STITCH

8th April 2020

Time: 11am - 4pm

Address: Solstice Arts Centre

Website: www.solsticeartscentre.ie

Experience flowers as never before! Visit the gallery over the Easter holidays to see their exhibition Overblown Flowers in Contemporary Art, then join local visual art and textile artist Jillian Gott... [read more]

DUNDERRY FAIR DAY

10th April 2020

Address: Dunderry, Co. Meath

Website: www.dunderryfair.ie

On street trades and skills of times gone by are demonstrated by those for whom it was once a daily chore. Basket making, butter making, farm animals on show to include cows, sheep, horses, pigs and goats.... [read more]

EASTER AT IRISH NATIONAL STUD

10th-13th April 2020

Time: 12pm - 4pm

Address: Irish National Stud & Gardens

This Easter the Irish National Stud & Gardens will hold its annual Easter Family Fun event. From April 10th to 13th come and help them celebrate this beautiful time of year. As well as the perfect time... [read more]

EASTER FUN AT LULLYMORE

11th-17th April 2020

Time: 10am - 6pm

Address: Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park

Website: www.lullymoreheritagepark.com

What Easter celebration would be complete without an Easter egg hunt? Hop on over to the Lullymore Heritage and Discovery Park for some fun family time during the Easter Holidays. Join the Easter Bunny... [read more]

EASTER TREASURE TRAIL AT BELVEDERE 2020 - FUN FOR FAMILIES.

11th-13th April 2020

Address: Belvedere House Gardens & Park, Mullingar

Website: www.belvedere-house.ie

Easter at Belvedere is a special time and their fantastic Easter Treasure Trail is a wonderful event for families to participate in. Meet the Easter Bunny & Friends. [read more]

EASTER WEEKEND AT NEWGRANGE FARM

11th-13th April 2020

Time: 10am - 5pm

Address: Newgrange Farm

Website: www.newgrangefarm.com

All the fun on the farm! Day full of events such as PAINTED EGG JUDGING, EASTER HAT AND BONNET JUDGING, SHEEP STAKES, GAMES AND PRIZES. Children should bring their Easter Hat/Bonnet and/or Painted Egg... [read more]

EASTER EGG HUNT

12th-13th April 2020

Address: Birr Castle, Offaly

Website: www.birrcastle.com

Easter Sunday and Monday “Easter Egg Hunt”. During your Easter trail you will meet with the Easter Bunny who will be joined by Henny Penny, Larry the Lamb, Quackers the Duck and the Mad Hatter. Once... [read more]

EASTER ART CAMP

14th-17th April 2020

Time: 10am - 2pm

Address: Russborough House, Blessington

Website: www.russborough.ie

Explore the wondrous wilderness, construct new ideas and imagine new worlds. This art camp will be set in the amazing studio, The Art Room, in the heart of Russborough House and Parklands. The camp will... [read more]

EASTER TREASURE HUNT

20th-21st April 2020

Address: Huntington Castle, Carlow

Website: www.huntingtoncastle.com

This year Huntington Castle will have their annual treasure hunt around the garden - each child will be given a basket and a set of clues... they then have to find the golden nuggets and win a chocolate... [read more]

EARTH DAY 2020: CLIMATE ACTION

22nd April 2020

Address: Nationwide

Website: www.earthday.org

April 22, 2020 will mark 50 years of Earth Day.The enormous challenges — but also the vast opportunities — of acting on climate change have distinguished the issue as the most pressing topic for the... [read more]

COUNTRY MARKET & CRAFT FAIR

26th April 2020

Time: 10am - 5pm

Address: Casteltown House, Celbridge Co Kildare

Castletown House’s ever-popular Country Market & Craft Fairs continue in the Stable Wing with music from Leixlip Community Youth Band [read more]

KIDSFEST

26th April 2020

Address: Serpentine Hall, RDS, Dublin

Website: www.kidsfest.ie

Primary Times KidsFest, exciting family fun event at the RDS Dublin, where parents of all children from 0-12 can meet a host of parenting and lifestyle experts as well as education specialists and representatives... [read more]

DYSLEXIA AND THE TRANSITION TO SECONDARY SCHOOL

28th April 2020

Time: 7pm

Address: Celbridge Community Library

The transition to secondary school can be a difficult time for any child but can cause specific issues for children with dyslexia. In this talk, they will cover some organisational hints and tips, speaking... [read more]

POETRY DAY IRELAND

30th April 2020

Address: Nationwide

Website: www.poetryireland.ie

Poetry Day Ireland takes place on Thursday 30 April 2020, and the theme is There will be time. Individuals, organisations and schools are invited to join in and celebrate. Whether you choose to organise... [read more]

FAMILY FUN DAY

9th May 2020

Address: Naas Racecourse

A Super Saturday of racing at Naas Racecourse featuring the Blue Wind Group 3. It is also their first family fun day of the year and they have plenty of free kid’s activities to keep the family entertained Price:... [read more]

STARTING SECONDARY SCHOOL

14th May 2020

Time: 7pm

Address: Newbridge Community library

Starting Secondary School Presented by Dr Mary O’Kane The move from primary to secondary school can result in both anxiety and excitement, and that is just for the parents! This is one of the most significant... [read more]

WALK TO SCHOOL WEEK 2020

18th-25th May 2020

Address: Nationwide

Website: www.greenschoolsireland.org

Walk to School Week is an action-packed awareness week in May each year. The aim is to encourage fun events and activities to be run to raise awareness about walking to school. Why not discuss with your... [read more]

Carmel's Story Time | Ongoing – Fridays

Time: 11:00am

Sing-a-long stories and rhymes on Fridays at 11am at Kildare Community Library. Ages 0 - 5 year olds. Everyone welcome to these FREE events – no booking required. Email kildarelib@kildarecoco.ie or ph.... [read more]
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Carmel’s Storytime | Fridays at 11am ongoing

Suitable for 0 – 5 years (with parent/guardian present). No booking required for this FREE family event. Contact Kildare Community Library on kildarelib@kildarecoco.ie or ph. 045-520235 for further... [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]

THE KILDARE MAZE EASTER EGG HUNT

Address: Ballinafagh Prosperous Naas

Website: www.thekildaremaze.com

Join the Easter Bunny and his friends once again for some egg-citing family fun at the Kildare Maze ( No time limit on the hunt/no booking required- one egg per child) [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]