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School's-out parties!

Ideas for end-of-year kid's parties

School’s out for summer! No more early mornings, no more homework and no more school! This is a great time for kids, parents and even schools to celebrate by throwing a party or marking the occasion with some games or a fun day out. So whether you're a parent looking forward to spending time more time with the kids or a teacher who would like to treat their class, here’s our guide on celebrating the last day of term.

Budget activities:

A cheap and cheerful idea would be to organise a fun day for kids and their families. Bring them all to the local park or the school yard for a celebratory picnic. However, with the Irish weather being so unreliable make sure to bring a brolly. There's still plenty of fun and games to be had in the park even if it is wet and dull. For information on local free kid friendly activities see our page on Free Outings and Rainy Day Fun.

Bouncy Castle Madness

Is a kids party really a kids party without a gigantic bouncy castle, sending kids hurdling into space and colliding with one another? No? Bouncy Castles are guaranteed fun for everyone. Here’s our list of all the bouncy castle listings in your area.

Garden Party:

If the school isn't doing anything and it’s only a couple of you or there’s a big gang, there are plenty of fun things to do to celebrate the last day of school at home. Have a garden and a hose? Then you have the perfect arena for a water fight. Keep the house from getting destroyed by taking the madness outside and see our guide for back garden fun with the childers.


Stuck in-doors?

If you’re confined to the house this weekend then a great idea for kids gathering is a celebratory cook-off. Get creative in the kitchen with baking or some simple cooking with the kids, or if that sounds too daunting try some great kids' party games for all the relieved primary school students.