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Events Calendar

Below are a range of events happening around the country suitable for Parents and/or Families
You can view our full list of Family Events below or alternatively select your province for events in your area.


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Connaught



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: 05/11 Admission: FREE www.heritageireland.ie
Various Locations

Croi
Would you know what to do if your infant or child collapsed or if you were choking? Croi are running a Child and Infant First Aid and CPR course for parents and all carers of children i.e, family, friends, or babysitters. Learn First Aid and how to perform CPR with Croi. Places are limited, therefore pre-booking is essential.
Start: 06/12 Admission: €80 www.croi.ie
e: alma@croi.ie
Phone: 091 893506
Moyola Lane, Newcastle, Galway

Dublin County



Family fitness fun weekend
family fitness fun weekend
Family fitness fun We'd like to invite all parents with their children on Bank Holiday Monday. Parents will be able to test their abilities in classes while the children will be taken care of. Activities such as singing, dancing and even just coloring will be available to children under close eye of our staff for the whole day. Why not set an example to your children? Active Parent? Active Child
Start: 24/10 End: 27/10 Times: 9 - 6 Admission: €12 www.sportevent.ie
e: info@sportevent.ie
Phone: 0873448483
st.catherines centre,dublin 8 Dublin
Unravel
Craft Bombing Cow’s LaneCraft Bombing Cow’s Lane
Over one hundred balls of wool and yards of felt will create an explosion of warmth and colour in Temple Bar’s Cow’s Lane on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th October. Unravel is the first of a series of free family-friendly events entitled New In The Old City which is funded by Dublin City Council as part of its annual citywide events programme. This initiative will bring new delights to Temple Bar’s Old City over the coming months.
Start: 25/10 End: 26/10 Admission: FREE www.templebar.ie
e: newinoldcity@gmail.com
Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin
Little Miss Hug & Hello Kitty!
Little Miss Hug & Hello Kitty!
Little Miss Hug and Hello Kitty are best friends! They have matching red bows and do everything together. Join our Entertainment Team for FREE HUGS with Little Miss Hug and Hello Kitty as two of your favourite characters visit to meet all of their fans in Hamleys Dublin. Come & join us for extra special Hugs, arts & crafts and more! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hamleys-Dublin/153606896726
Start: 26/10 End: 26/10 Times: 12-4 Admission: Free www.hamleys.com
e: devents@hamleys.co.uk
Phone: 012924900
Hamleys Dublin, Dundrum Town Centre
Family fun day
Family fun day
Don’t know what to do on 27th October? Don’t want your kids to be bored? Are you looking for some family fun? Join us for a fantastic day of fun and fitness For kids: 15 kids fitness classes ,Hip hop, Zumba kids, Yoga, Ballet,Singing,Dancing,Face painting,Colouring,Best costume prizes For Adults:fitness Classes, workshops, lectures , free personal training sessions, crossfit,exhibitors
Start: 27/10 End: 27/10 Times: 9.30-5 Admission: 12 www.sportevent.ie
e: profifitness@gmail.com
Phone: 0873448483
st.catherines centre,dublin 8 Dublin
The Crystal Cage by Ofegus
The Crystal Cage by Ofegus
Disaster strikes the Kingdom of Enchantasia when all the rainbows disappear! The Leprechauns cannot locate their gold. Not only will the Kingdom be in financial trouble but, without rainbows, all colour in the world will drain away. Who could be responsible for this diabolical deed? Can The Great Wizard Strogroth and his magical crew save the day and restore the rainbows? Join us to find out ...
Start: 27/10 End: 02/11 Times: 2.30 p.m. & 7 p.m. Admission: Adults €10 & Children €8 (Fami http://smockalley.com/crystal-cage/
e: ofegus.theatre@gmail.com
Phone: 01-6770014
Smock Alley Theatre Dublin
Jackula
Join Jackula on a spooktacular quest to step out of his older brother's shadow and become the world’s most magical vampire. Laugh as Jackula makes his pet ghost dance. Gasp as Jackula balances five glasses of water on his face. After the show, every child gets to do a trick!
Start: 31/10 End: 31/10 Admission: 7 euro www.paviliontheatre.ie/events/view/jackula
e: boxoffice@paviliontheatre.ie
The Pavillion, Dun Laoghaire Dublin
Childminding Ireland Seminar
Childminding Ireland
Childminding Ireland is holding a seminar on November first for Childminders but it would also be of interest to parents in general. The topics covered are:
  Emotional and Social Development of the Child
  Hurray for Play
  Childrens Spaces and Childminders
  Aistear through Music
Start: 01/11 Times: 9 - 4 Admission: €15 Members / €20 Non-members www.childminding.ie
Phone: 01 8098029
Marion Institute of Education, Griffith Avenue, Dublin
Gruffalo
Gruffalo
Meet a wheeler-dealer Fox, an eccentric old Owl and a maraca-shaking, party mad Snake! Mouse can scare these hungry animals away with tall stories of the terrifying Gruffalo, but what happens when he comes face to face with the very creature he imagined? The Gruffalo is the perfect family treat with plenty of songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3+
Start: 02/11 End: 03/11 Admission: Adult €13 / Children €11 / Fam www.paviliontheatre.ie/events/view/the-gruffalo
The Pavillion, Dun Laoghaire 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: 05/11 Admission: FREE www.heritageireland.ie
Various Locations
I Met Father Christmas at Hamleys
I Met Father Christmas at Hamleys
Join Father Christmas and his lovable elves at The Finest Toy Shop in the World! For fun, magic and theatre at this very special time of year. I Met Father Christmas at Hamleys! is an extra special experience where children will enjoy up to 1 hour with Father Christmas, take part in seasonal activities, enjoy delicious snacks and receive a special gift bag from Father Christmas to take home.
Start: 09/11 End: 24/11 Admission: €25 per child hamleys.com
e: devents@hamleys.co.uk
Phone: 01-2924900
Dundrum Town Centre Dublin 16
Draíocht Family day: Christmas Print
Family day: Christmas Print
Create your own original design and then learn how to print it, producing your very own handmade Christmas card. During these sessions our artists will help you learn what mono-printing is, you’ll get to discover the excitement of print making, work with printing inks and have a go of our print rollers. Dress for Mess / Unless otherwise stated workshops are designed for children from 5-10 years / All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child! SESSION 1: 12.00PM-12.50PM / SESSION 2: 1PM-1.50PM / SESSION 3: 2PM-2:50PM
Start: 06/12 Times: 12 - 3pm Admission: FREE www.draiocht.ie
Phone: 01 8098029
Draíocht Galleries, Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin 15

Leinster (outside 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: 05/11 Admission: FREE www.heritageireland.ie
Various Locations

Munster



Retrospective Exhibition
Retrospective Exhibition
The Retrospective Exhibition being held in Limerick Museum at the moment, and will run through to the end of the year, it will take you on a journey through 800 years of Limerick’s governmental history. The Exhibition is open weekdays from 10am-5pm, closed for lunch 1pm-2pm The exhibition is free, fully accessible, and worksheets are available for children.
Start: 09/07 End: 09/12 Times: 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm Admission: Free e: archives@limerick.ie
Limerick Museum, City Hall, Merchant's Quay, Limerick
Kids Arts & Crafts Club
Hunt Museum First Sundays
The first Sunday of every month. A different theme every session! Advance booking recommended
Start: 02/11 Times: 14.30 - 16.30 Admission: Free www.huntmuseum.com
e: joni@huntmuseum.com
Phone: 061-312833
The Custom Hse, Rutland Street, Limerick
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: 05/11 Admission: FREE www.heritageireland.ie
Various Locations
Fresh Film Festival
Fresh Film Festival
This year the Fresh Film Festival enters its 19th year! The Fresh Film Festival is Ireland’s premier young people’s film festival showcasing the work of individuals, schools and filmmaking groups aged 7-18. Comedy, horror, drama, music video, documentary or animation we want to see them all, so what are you waiting for? Get out there and make movies!
Start: 23/03 End: 28/03 Admission: 15 euro per entry www.freshfilmfestival.net
e: info@freshfilmfestival.net
Phone: 061 319555
1 Johns Square, Limerick City

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: 05/11 Admission: FREE www.heritageireland.ie
Various Locations