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Below are a range of events happening around Ireland suitable for Parents and/or Families



Connaught



Asteroid Day in Ireland
Asteroid Day in Ireland
Asteroid Day is a global awareness campaign where people from around the world come together to learn about asteroids. We will host a series of fun and educational activities, exhibits and a talk with an astronaut that will teach and inspire visitors in astronomy! The event is suitable for children between the ages of 6-12.
Start: 30/06/2017 End: 30/06/2017 Times: 10 am - 5 pm Admission: free of charge www.asteroiddaynuig.eventbrite.ie
e: asteroiddayie@gmail.com
Aras na Mac Leinn, NUI Galway
Free on first Wednesdays
Free on first Wednesdays
ON THE FIRST Wednesday of every month, various heritage sites managed by the Office of Public Works that normally charge admission throw their doors open for free. So it won’t cost you anything to bring the family to the State Apartments in Dublin Castle and Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin; Charles Fort in Kinsale, Co Cork; Athenry Castle in Co Galway; Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre (Newgrange and Knowth) and Trim Castle in Co Meath and the Rock of Cashel in Co Tipperary – to name just a few.
Start: 05/07/2017 Admission: FREE www.heritageireland.ie
Various Locations
Wild Air Run Galway
Avonmore Super MilkAvonmore Super Milk
Are you ready to take part in a fun run like no other? 5KM* + 10 larger than life inflatable obstacles = Extreme Fun! The Super Milk Wild Air Run is an experience with a difference. All ages (7+) and fitness levels can enjoy Ireland’s first and largest inflatable obstacle course. Join the 20,000+ people that got involved and had EXTREME FUN in Summer 2016. The Wild Air Run craze is sweeping the nation!
Start: 19/08/2017 End: 19/08/2017 wildairrun.com
e: info@wildairrun.com
Galway Racecourse

Dublin County



Healthy Food Made Easy courses
Healthy Food Made Easy courses
HSE led 6 week cookery and nutrition courses available in various Dublin suburbs. Can arrange groups through schools or parents can access local public courses. Learn the healthy way to shop, cook and eat
Start: 10/01/2017 End: 30/06/2017 Times: flexible Admission: free for school parents www.northsidepartnership.ie
e: linda.scanlan@nspartnership
Phone: 018320995
Hunt the Book Thief
Hunt the Book Thief
Children and adults are welcome to come and find our LEGO minifigure book thief who is lurking around the library ready to steal! He is joined by historical characters from the library's past recreated in minifigure form. So take a hunt sheet and pencil and seek! You can also draw your own minifigure self and have a creative time at the LEGO table.
Start: 22/05/2017 End: 30/12/2017 Times: 10am-5pm Admission: Children free/Adults & Concess www.marshlibrary.ie
e: julie.burke@marshlibrary.ie
Phone: 014543511
Marsh's Library, St. Patrick's Close Dublin
Monks Tours of Christ Church
Monks Tours of Christ Church
Looking for something fun to do on a Saturday morning? Come and dress up as a monk and learn about how they lived on our new children’s tour. Saturday mornings at 12 o’clock from 3 June until 27 September. See www.christchurchcathedral.ie/education for further details.
Start: 03/06/2017 End: 23/09/2017 Times: 12pm Admission: 5 euro www.christchurchcathedral.ie
e: ruth@christchurch.ie
Phone: 016778099
Christ Church Cathedral Dublin
Wild Air Run Dublin
Avonmore Super MilkAvonmore Super Milk
Are you ready to take part in a fun run like no other? 5KM* + 10 larger than life inflatable obstacles = Extreme Fun! The Super Milk Wild Air Run is an experience with a difference. All ages (7+) and fitness levels can enjoy Ireland’s first and largest inflatable obstacle course. Join the 20,000+ people that got involved and had EXTREME FUN in Summer 2016. The Wild Air Run craze is sweeping the nation! Dublin Events - Malahide Castle 3rd June ; St. Catherine's Park, 8th July & Marlay Park 5th August
Start: 03/06/2017 End: 05/08/2017 wildairrun.com
e: info@wildairrun.com
Dublin
Free on first Wednesdays
Free on first Wednesdays
ON THE FIRST Wednesday of every month, various heritage sites managed by the Office of Public Works that normally charge admission throw their doors open for free. So it won’t cost you anything to bring the family to the State Apartments in Dublin Castle and Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin; Charles Fort in Kinsale, Co Cork; Athenry Castle in Co Galway; Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre (Newgrange and Knowth) and Trim Castle in Co Meath and the Rock of Cashel in Co Tipperary – to name just a few.
Start: 05/07/2017 Admission: FREE www.heritageireland.ie
Various Locations
Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular
Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular (Dublin)
Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular will return this July. Entry to this family friendly festival is entirely free of charge. The festival runs over three days in Dublin and two days in Cork, showcasing the best in international street performance, interactive family activities, delicious artisan producers and street food from around the world as well as a pet wellness area with DSPCA. Laya healthcare will once again bring their ever-popular Kid’s Court to the family-loving festival, but this year it is even messier, meaner and more mischievous than ever! Children can put their parents on trial, who may be sentenced to a custard-pie-in-the-face or a bucket of iced water thrown as punishment.
Start: 07/07/2017 End: 09/07/2017 Times: 12pm - 8pm Admission: FREE www.cityspectacular.com
e: hello@cityspectacular.com
Phone: +353 (1) 661 3788
Merrion Square, Dublin
Dublin International Piano Fes
Dublin International Piano Fes
Events include, Alumni Alight, Music is music, an exhilarating twist on a piano recital by Frederic Chiu & this year’s prime Festival highlight, featuring Russian giant, virtuoso pianist Boris Berezovsk and much more.
Start: 30/07/2017 End: 30/07/2017 Times: 12 pm - 1:30 pm Admission: €15 priority booking www.pianofestival.ie
e: info@pianofestival.ie
Phone: 014170000
National Concert Hall, Hugh Lane Gallery Dublin
The Wiggles BIG Show
The Wiggles BIG Show
The Wiggles are coming to Ireland this August! Emma, Lachy, Simon and Anthony are so excited to be touring Dublin, Wexford, Limerick and Galway as part of The Wiggles Big Show tour! They will be bringing the Wiggly dancers with them as well as Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog and Henry the Octopus!
Start: 13/08/2017 End: 13/08/2017 Times: 2.00pm Admission: From €18.00 thehelix.ie/what-s-on/all-events/the-wiggles/
e: info@thehelix.dcu.ie
Phone: 01 700 7000
The Helix, DCU, Glasnevin Dublin

Leinster (outside Dublin)



Parent and Toddler Group
Toddler Story Time
Story time for pre-school children, aged less than 5 years old, takes place in Kilcock Library on Thursday mornings during primary Shool term, from 9.30 - 10.30. Register with the Library to join the group or just come along any Thursday morning. A great way to meet other parents, or Au pairs, especially if you are new to the area.
Start: 15/09/2016 End: 22/06/2017 Times: 9:30 - 10:30pm www.kildare.ie/library
e: kilcocklib@kildarecoco.ie
Phone: 01 6284403
Kilcockl Library, Unit 2, The Lamp, School St., Kilcock Kildare
Soul Kids @ Body&Soul
Soul Kids @ Body&Soul
A celebration of creativity, music, play and the magic of nature where children can be free in a world without schedules or routines, Body&Soul today announces a programme of enchanting adventures and magical happenings for ‘Soul Kids @ Body&Soul ’ at this year’s festival. ‘Soul Kids’ promises to be the ultimate playground for the imagination with spectacular acts, performances, creative workshops and adventures in the forest, lakeside, walled gardens and hidden pathways designed to feed young imaginations. Bring your little ones to Ballinlough Estate this summer solstice and allow them to enjoy a weekend of magical happenings.
Start: 23/06/2017 End: 25/06/2017 www.bodyandsoul.ie.
Ballinlough Castle, Clonmellon Westmeath
The Colour Rush - Bray
The Colour Rush - Bray
Ardmore Rovers Football Club will host their annual fundraising event; The Colour Rush - Bray. A great family day out, this 5k fun run promises to be a veritable colour riot! Despite being Bray's largest football club, Ardmore Rovers has no permanent grounds. The Ardmore 2020 campaign aims to change that and all proceeds from ‘The Colour Rush’ will go towards the club’s biggest and most ambitious goal yet; to find a home for Ardmore Rovers FC.
Start: 25/06/2017 Admission: €25 per adult, €20 per child or €70 for a family ticket. www.thecolourrush.ie
Ballywaltrim Park, Bray, Wicklow.
Wild Air Run Kilkenny
Avonmore Super MilkAvonmore Super Milk
Are you ready to take part in a fun run like no other? 5KM* + 10 larger than life inflatable obstacles = Extreme Fun! The Super Milk Wild Air Run is an experience with a difference. All ages (7+) and fitness levels can enjoy Ireland’s first and largest inflatable obstacle course. Join the 20,000+ people that got involved and had EXTREME FUN in Summer 2016. The Wild Air Run craze is sweeping the nation!
Start: 01/07/2017 End: 01/07/2017 wildairrun.com
e: info@wildairrun.com
Kilkenny Castle
Free on first Wednesdays
Free on first Wednesdays
ON THE FIRST Wednesday of every month, various heritage sites managed by the Office of Public Works that normally charge admission throw their doors open for free. So it won’t cost you anything to bring the family to the State Apartments in Dublin Castle and Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin; Charles Fort in Kinsale, Co Cork; Athenry Castle in Co Galway; Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre (Newgrange and Knowth) and Trim Castle in Co Meath and the Rock of Cashel in Co Tipperary – to name just a few.
Start: 05/07/2017 Admission: FREE www.heritageireland.ie
Various Locations
Enniscorthy Rockin' Food Festival
Enniscorthy Rockin' Food Festival
This Year’s Enniscorthy Rockin’Food Festival includes everything we all love most about summer with Free Live Music, Artisan Food, Craft & Beer Markets, Family Fun and so much more. With so many FREE events you will have to join us for an action packed weekend full of flavourful fun and kids activities and events. A fun for all for all the family.
Start: 04/08/2017 End: 26/08/2017 Times: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Admission: FREE www.enniscorthytourism.com
e: info@joconnellmarketing.com
Phone: 0539376931
Enniscorthy Wexford
Sensational Kids Enchanted Fairy and Elf Festival
Sensational Kids Enchanted Fairy and Elf Festival
Dust off your fairy wings and fancy dress costumes to help the charity Sensational Kids, located in Kildare Town and Clonakilty, Co. Cork to raise €30,000 in one weekend to raise funds for children with special needs. The Enchanted Fairy & Elf Festival combines the magic of Sensational Kids and the quality of Rathwood’s facilities and talented staff. Dedicated times for children with special needs are available at 9am and 9.30am each day with reduced numbers and quieter music in the festival area. A limited number of Wheelchair accessible tickets are available during ALL time slots. There is huge demand for tickets to this special event, so early booking is advised!  Pre-booking is essential.
Start: 09/09/2017 End: 10/09/2017 Admission: €13 www.sensationalkids.ie
e: info@sensationalkids.ie
Phone: 045 520900
Rathwood Centre, Tullow, Carlow

Munster



Free on first Wednesdays
Free on first Wednesdays
ON THE FIRST Wednesday of every month, various heritage sites managed by the Office of Public Works that normally charge admission throw their doors open for free. So it won’t cost you anything to bring the family to the State Apartments in Dublin Castle and Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin; Charles Fort in Kinsale, Co Cork; Athenry Castle in Co Galway; Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre (Newgrange and Knowth) and Trim Castle in Co Meath and the Rock of Cashel in Co Tipperary – to name just a few.
Start: 05/07/2017 Admission: FREE www.heritageireland.ie
Various Locations
Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular
Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular (Cork)
Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular will return this July. Entry to this family friendly festival is entirely free of charge. The festival runs over three days in Dublin and two days in Cork, showcasing the best in international street performance, interactive family activities, delicious artisan producers and street food from around the world as well as a pet wellness area with DSPCA. Laya healthcare will once again bring their ever-popular Kid’s Court to the family-loving festival, but this year it is even messier, meaner and more mischievous than ever! Children can put their parents on trial, who may be sentenced to a custard-pie-in-the-face or a bucket of iced water thrown as punishment.
Start: 15/07/2017 End: 16/07/2017 Times: 12pm - 8pm Admission: FREE www.cityspectacular.com
e: hello@cityspectacular.com
Phone: +353 (1) 661 3788
Fitzgerald Park, Cork
Wild Air Run Cork
Avonmore Super MilkAvonmore Super Milk
Are you ready to take part in a fun run like no other? 5KM* + 10 larger than life inflatable obstacles = Extreme Fun! The Super Milk Wild Air Run is an experience with a difference. All ages (7+) and fitness levels can enjoy Ireland’s first and largest inflatable obstacle course. Join the 20,000+ people that got involved and had EXTREME FUN in Summer 2016. The Wild Air Run craze is sweeping the nation!
Start: 29/07/2017 End: 29/07/2017 wildairrun.com
e: info@wildairrun.com
Fota House, Cork

Ulster



Free on first Wednesdays
Free on first Wednesdays
ON THE FIRST Wednesday of every month, various heritage sites managed by the Office of Public Works that normally charge admission throw their doors open for free. So it won’t cost you anything to bring the family to the State Apartments in Dublin Castle and Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin; Charles Fort in Kinsale, Co Cork; Athenry Castle in Co Galway; Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre (Newgrange and Knowth) and Trim Castle in Co Meath and the Rock of Cashel in Co Tipperary – to name just a few.
Start: 05/07/2017 Admission: FREE www.heritageireland.ie
Various Locations
Wild Air Run N. Ireland
Avonmore Super MilkAvonmore Super Milk
Are you ready to take part in a fun run like no other? 5KM* + 10 larger than life inflatable obstacles = Extreme Fun! The Super Milk Wild Air Run is an experience with a difference. All ages (7+) and fitness levels can enjoy Ireland’s first and largest inflatable obstacle course. Join the 20,000+ people that got involved and had EXTREME FUN in Summer 2016. The Wild Air Run craze is sweeping the nation! Stormont Estate, 24th June & St Columb's Park, 22nd July.
Start: 24/06/2017 End: 22/07/2017 wildairrun.com
e: info@wildairrun.com
Northern Ireland, Derry & Belfast