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Green Santa
Green Santa
  08/12 to 23/12
044 9349060
Green Santa at Belvedere offers a great value and quality Christmas experience with a difference. Children booked in to see Green Santa will get a potted Holly Tree to bring home with their family to plant out and watch it grow with them over the years, as a lasting and fond memory of their visit to Green Santa at Belvedere. Every child will also receive some Reindeer Food and the customary Victorian Candy. Online pre-booking for this event is essential and all Green Santa Bookings will include entry to Belvedere House, Gardens, Park and Play Areas.
Times: 11am - 5:30pm Admission: €9 children - €5 Adults www.belvedere-house.ie
e: info@belvedere-house.ie
Belvedere House Gardens & Park, Mullingar Westmeath
Roisin Delaney
Roisin Delaney
  10/03 to 10/03
0863224589
TONS of top quality nearly new maternity, infant and children's gear at a fraction of the new price. Strollers, sterilisers, toys, clothes and a whole lot more! Save a small fortune at our parent to parent indoor market. Fab local baby business, craft and information stalls in the mix too. For more info see www.babymarket.ie or see our facebook page
Times: 12 pm - 2 pm Admission: €3 per person, €5 for 2, kids babymarket.ie
e: roisin@babymarket.ie
Baby Market NAVAN Meath
Lullymore Christmas 2018
Lullymore Christmas 2018
  01/12 to 23/12
045 870238
Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park brings you its 13th annual “Lullymore Christmas” event. A magical experience for both young and old is guaranteed as the park is transformed into a Winter Wonderland of family fun with some very special guests to entertain you. Your visit includes a visit to Santa & gift from Elves in a workshop Festive Train trip.
Times: Weekends   10am – 6pm / Wednesdays and Thursdays  2pm – 8.30pm  / Fridays   2pm – 6pm Admission: €20.00 PER CHILD & €8.00 PER ADULT www.lullymoreheritagepark.com
e: raylullymore@gmail.com
Lullymore Rathangan Kildare
Children's Christmas Fair
Children's Christmas Fair
  08/12 to 08/12
Children's Christmas Fair in aid of the LauraLynn Foundation Grab a bargain with plenty of preloved good condition toys games books clothes and baby equipment for sale Lots of surprises and family fun on the day. All welcome
Times: 12 pm - 4pm Admission: Free! All welcome !! e: lynnflaherty67@gmail.com
Amber Springs Hotel Gorey Wexford
Whale Theatre Presents
Whale Theatre Presents
  28/12 to 30/12
01 201 0550
Magic and mischief will fill the air this Christmas as Dry Rain Theatre Company presents the enchanting tale of, The Queen Who Cancelled Christmas, at Whale Theatre. Join feathered friends, Robin & Swan, as they embark on a daring adventure through the snowy forest to try and stop the kingdoms naughty Queen from cancelling Christmas. Ages 3+, 50mins
Times: 1pm & 3pm Admission: 13euro (children) 14euro (adult) www.whaletheatre.ie
Whale Theatre, Theatre Lane, Greystones Wicklow
Autism Friendly Evenings
Autism Friendly Evenings
  06/09 to 20/12
059 9164311
The Dome Family Entertainment Centre at the Talbot Hotel Carlow have announced a series of monthly Autism-Friendly Events. These events will be curated with care and attention-to-detail in order to provide a safe, enjoyable and relaxed playtime experience for children living with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. These very special Congo Quest Autism Friendly Evenings will take place on the first Thursday of every month.
Times: 6pm - 7pm Admission: €5 per child www.dome.ie
e: sales@dome.ie
Dome Entertainment Centre, Carlow Business Park, Graiguecullen, Carlow
Santa's Enchanted Castle
Santa's Enchanted Castle
  25/11 to 23/12
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A Magical experience for all the family in a real castle. Enjoy small tour sizes, private Santa visits with gift, interactive Disney characters & friends, uniquely themes rooms & tea/coffee and festive snacks. Sensitive Santa Tours available for children with sensory, physical or development needs with a max of 8 children & a trained SNA on tour.
Times: 12pm - 6pm Admission: Adults €10, Children from €15 www.santasenchantedcastle.ie
e: bookings@santasenchantedcastle.ie
Enniscorthy Castle, Enniscorthy, Wexford
Elf Chocolate Workshops
Elf Chocolate Workshops
  17/11 to 24/11
059 6481999
This Christmas, Come and Join in with the elves in a Magical, Fun-filled Chocolate-Making workshop at The Chocolate Garden of Ireland.   Enjoy a live link with the North Pole, in contact with both the Elf Workshop there and a live link with Santa himself who will address the boys and girls personally. Roll up your sleeves and make a chocolate Christmas figure to take home; decorate a chocolate bar for Santa Admission: Children €13.50, Adults €8 chocolategarden.ie
e: info@chocolategarden.ie
Rath, Tullow Carlow
Childrens Christmas Fair
Childrens Christmas Fair
  08/12 to 08/12
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Children's Christmas Fair on the 8th December in the Amber Springs Hotel Gorey in aid of the LauraLynn Foundation Ireland's only Children's Hospice Selling preloved toys games books clothes and baby equipment. Children's crafts. Raffle Prizes and lots of family fun on the day . All welcome! Raffle prizes
Times: 12 pm - 4pm Admission: Free! All welcome !! Amber Springs Hotel Gorey Wexford
Free on first Wednesdays
Free On First Wednesdays
  05/12
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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 Charles Fort in Kinsale, Co Cork; Athenry Castle in Co Galway; and Trim Castle in Co Meath and the Rock of Cashel in Co Tipperary – to name just a few. Visit website linke below for details of participating locations. (Note - not applicable at Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin Castle and Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre). Admission: FREE www.heritageireland.ie
Various Locations
Kids 2hr Christmas Workshop
Kids 2Hr Christmas Workshop
  01/12 to 23/12
015180197
Light Up Your Very Own Gingerbread House at the Cool Planet Experience Decorate, create & light up your very own Gingerbread House! Why not combine science with art this Christmas & bring your magical ideas to life? Make, create & take home a very unique light up gingerbread house in our kids Christmas workshop. Prices: €20 per child : 2 hour workshop
Times: 12pm & 3pm Admission: €20 per child coolplanetexperience
e: sinead.crowley@coolplanet.ie
Cool Planet Experience, Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry, Wicklow
Castlecomer Discovery Park
Castlecomer Discovery Park
  24/11 to 23/12
056 4440707
Discover a new magical woodland Christmas at Castlecomer Discovery Park! This year we are so excited to present a whole new Christmas experience with a magical Christmas wonderland in the heart of our woodlands. Hop on board The Santa Express and make your way to Santa’s magical Christmas Village in the heart of Castlecomer Discovery Park’s woodland. Santa, Mrs. Claus and the Elves are waiting in their woodland igloos for your visit! Admission: €20 per child, €14 per adult www.discoverypark.ie
e: info@discoverypark.ie
The Estate Yard, Drumgoole, Castlecomer, Kilkenny
Christmas at Powerscourt
Christmas At Powerscourt
  18/11 to 16/12
012046014
Make the most of your family time at Powerscourt Gardens and bring the children along to see Santa’s animals at Powerscourt Garden Pavilion. Kids will love the chance to meet some farm animals’ right up close. Children of all ages and adults alike will enjoy a visit to the stables! While your here, pick up your locally grown tree for Christmas.
Times: 10 am - 5 pm Admission: FREE powerscourt.com
e: info@powerscourt.net
Enniskerry Wicklow
wicklow Christnmas Market
Wicklow Christnmas Market
  08/12 to 22/12
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Wicklow Christmas market is set within the magical and historical Abbey Grounds in Wicklow town.,featuring Craft stalls, funfair, an Alpaca experience, workshops, live music, Santa Claus, artisan food
Times: 12-6pm Admission: FREE ENTRY wicklowchristmasmarket.com
e: info@wicklowchristmasmarket.com
Abbey grounds,Abbey Street ,Wicklow Town
Christmas Island
Christmas Island
  17/11 to 23/12
0867272872
The Christmas Island event includes: Enchanted Train and Boat Journey, Meet the Elves & Get Creative - Kid's receive Rudolph Wrist Buddy, Sing & Dance with Santa’s Elves & receive Elf Medal, Visit Santa - kid's receive present and treat, Colouring Competition & Letters to Santa, Festive Christmas Cinema Room, Kid's Playground & Santa's Mini Golf, Food, Drink & Professional Photo
Times: 10am - 9pm Admission: €14.50 adult, €20 child, €8 infant www.christmasisland.ie
e: info@christmasisland.ie
Hidden Valley Holiday Park, Rathdrum, Wicklow