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While you're all stuck at home!
With all venues around the country currently closed due to the Coronavirus emergency, we have removed all our event listings and instead are providing information below on some great activities you can take part in online with your kids and teens. Enjoy!

Easter Kids Camps in Dublin in 2020



Dig it Kids
Dig It Kids
  01/04 to 31/05
01 2020521
Dig it is inviting primary school children to join them in a series of Free, Fun, Creative and Live interactive sessions  (45 mins). Join with the Dig it Kids team to have some archaeology, history and geology fun and learning.  Sessions are FREE and aimed at primary school students aged from 6 – 12 years. Workshops are run through Zoom.  Parents can sign-up their kids here. digitkids.ie
e: enquiries@digitkids.ie
FAMOUS SATURDAY FOOD MARKET
Famous Saturday Food Market
  25/07
N/A
Every Saturday, 8am - 3pm: A don't miss for locals and visitors alike, Limerick's celebrated Milk Market the best of fresh, natural produce. Here you’ll discover the very best of fresh, natural produce from great farmhouse cheeses and chutneys, just-caught fish and artisan meats, organic fruit & vegetables, to delicious healthy breads and fresh pressed juices. You’ll also be able to snack on gourmet sandwiches, wraps, pastries, chocolates, delicious crepes, soups and freshly brewed teas & coffees or buy fresh flowers and vibrant plants.ilovelimerick.ie
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Junior Einstein
Junior Einstein
  01/03 to 30/05
085 864 1959
LIVE Online Interactive video Science club sessions THURSDAY 26th March 11 am - 11.40am ;Science Club Online Video Session; Purple Power ( PH reactions ) FRIDAY 27th March 11 am - 11.40am ;Science Club Online Video Session; ; From Plate to Poop; The Human Digestive System Suitable for Primary children, €10 per family per session. You will be invited to the vieo session once the place has been booked. Keep an eye on their FB for further sessions
Facebook.com/JuniorEinstein
e: mailto:junioreinsteinsscienceclub@gmail.com
PartyWizz Entertainment
Partywizz Entertainment
  01/04 to 30/04
087 457 1312
PartyWizz have started an entertainment series based around arts and crafts, fund games, and great activities for kids stuck at home who want to have some creative fun! Learn something new every day & have fun watching these interactive videos made by PartyWizz entertainers at home. New video every day at 3:00 pm.
partywizz.com
e: fun@partywizz.com
Home Activity Pack
Home Activity Pack
  05/05 to 30/06
01 906 0861
Try out EPICs History at Home Activity Pack for families.   With 12 pages of engaging puzzles, quizzes, facts and activities, kids can learn all about Ireland’s past and present day explorers.  Download your pack here. dublin.epicchq.com
RTE Screening Shakespeare
Rte Screening Shakespeare
  11/04 to 02/05
N/A
Over the coming weeks, RTÉ will screen a series of classic BBC productions of plays by William Shakespeare, aimed at students - the productions will be available post-broadcast on RTÉ Player.  The productions, which will air on weekend mornings on RTÉ 2, feature some of the world's greatest thespians tackling the Bard's greatest works, including plays featured on the Leaving and Junior Certs for 2020 and 2021, to facilitate both 5th and 6th Years.
rte.ie
Virtual Museum Tours
Virtual Museum Tours
  01/03 to 30/05
N/A
Google Arts & Culture also has a collection of virtual walk-throughs for dozens of international museums from Paris to New Delhi. Visit the website link below to tour some famous sites and landmarks google.com/street-view
Online Libraries Ireland
Online Libraries Ireland
  01/03 to 30/05
N/A
You can join the library online and get eBooks, audiobooks, online magazines and newspapers for free straight away, or even take language and other courses. Read more here to find out how! 
librariesireland.ie
e: info@librariesireland.ie
#DrawWithRob
#Drawwithrob
  01/04 to 30/04
@RobBiddulph
Children's Illustrator Rob Biddulph is hosting a series on youtube called #DrawWithRob, to get children stuck at home creatively involved! Get your kids drawing along with Rob's tutorials, and then post their results on twitter to the illustrator himself using the hashtag #DrawWithRob!
youtube.com
Artzone Free Online Classes
Artzone Free Online Classes
  01/03 to 30/05
01 4990614
Now is the perfect time for you and your kids to unleash your creative side at home! Artzone are launching some FREE ONLINE CLASSES on their instagram and Facebook live! Check them out here facebook.com/artzone.ie/
e: bookings@artzone.ie
Daily S T E A M Challenge
Daily S T E A M Challenge
  01/03 to 30/05
087 631 0411
We are excited to provide a daily STEAM challenge for children during school closures. Our aim is to get them DOING things, with a focus on problem solving, thinking outside the box, learning new things and creativity!
At our clubs and camps, we use unusual science materials, robots and educational kits. But for our daily explorer challenges, we will be choosing activities that require simple materials, which we hope can be found in many homes. Take part on facebook.com/designerminds.ie
e: info@designerminds.ie
Leaving Cert Art
Leaving Cert Art
  01/05
021 480 5042
The Learn and Explore team of Crawford Art Gallery provides exam students and young art lovers with practical, easy to understand tips and useful suggestions to help with exam questions and further their arts practice.Through time lapse video students can practice drawing a face and figure drawing.
crawfordartgallery.ie
e: info@crawfordartgallery.ie
Shakespeare for All
Shakespeare For All
  01/04 to 30/04
+44 (0)20 7401 9919
The Globe Theatre will be making some of the Bard's great works playable online, a great way to show your children the works of shakespeare performed by an excellent series of casts and directors!
globeplayer.TV
Irish National Opera Streaming
Irish National Opera Streaming
  01/03 to 30/05
+353 1 679 4962
The Irish National Opera company wants to remind people that they can still watch previous performances for free on their website. Company director Fergus Shiels told RTÉ’s Morning Ireland that those wishing to “dip their toe” into opera should consider watching the significant amount of performances currently uploaded. Find out how to catch up on Irish National Opera online here irishnationalopera.ie
e: info@irishnationalopera.ie
John Magory's Wildlife Puzzles
John Magory's Wildlife Puzzles
  15/04 to 30/06
00353 (0)87 942 9989
The Johnny Magory book series based on the old Irish rhyme was brought to life by Kildare based Emma-Jane Lesson. And to celebrate 1 year in business Emma is launching the Irish Wildlife Art Collection, a collaboration with fellow Irish business Frametastic, and eco-friendly Irish Wildlife Puzzles. Emma-Jane Lesson is proud to say that since launching the Johnny Magory business it has evolved from a book series to a brand for all things children, outdoors, exploring and Irish heritage, wildlife and culture.johnnymagory.com
e: Hello@JohnnyMagory.com
Summer Singing Camp
Summer Singing Camp
  06/07 to 10/07
N/A
ONLINE EVENT VIA ZOOM. Ardú will host an online interactive summer camp for children aged 8-12yrs via Zoom from 6 - 10 July, 10am-1pm. - Discover your singing voice with vocal games and exercises - Master the art of a cappella through melody, harmony and percussion - Become the conductor - Develop your song-writing skills and record your music - Reduce screen time with offline activities
Times: 10am-1pm Admission: 100 ardumusic.com
e: info@ardumusic.com
Virtual Library Storytimes
Virtual Library Storytimes
  01/04 to 30/04
N/A
Irish public libraries, publishers and writers will be hosting online storytime sessions for young people while libraries and schools remain closed to the public during the Covid-19 pandemic. This initiative will provide another valuable resource for families alongside the online services already provided by libraries such as eBooks, eAudiobooks, and access to online learning resources on Askaboutireland.ie and Enfo.ie. librariesireland.ie
e: info@librariesireland.ie
Maths Factor
Maths Factor
  01/04 to 31/05
N/A
Let Carol teach your child Maths during this difficult period! Following the Government’s decision to implement widespread school closures across the UK to minimise the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). We will be making The Maths Factor FREE for everyone (usually about £2 per week) to support childrens’ continued learning at home for the duration of the UK Schools closure period. We want to help you and your child as much as we can.
themathsfactor.com
e: themathsfactor@pearson.com
Draw our Heroes
Draw Our Heroes
  05/05 to 30/06
0872486942
We are calling on all young people up to and including 18 years of age to draw a picture of their real life hero in this difficult time of the Corona Virus. Your hero could be a doctor, nurse, pharmacist, ambulance service, gardai, fire service, army, an post, shop assistant, van driver, Leo Varadkar, Simon Harris, Dr. Tony Holohan, your granny cocooning – in fact anyone who is playing their part to keep us all safe.drawourheroes.ie
e: elaine@drawourheroes.ie
Piano Academy
Piano Academy
  30/04
01 4972333
The Piano Academy of Ireland have adjusted their tuition to virtual teaching which, with the help of their dedicated tutors, is working out very well for their students. They have a small number of available slots for one to one online piano lessons for children aged 6 and upwards. Whether they are just starting out or need some refresher lessons -the Piano Academy of Ireland us sure that they can provide a much needed musical escape for your children! pianoacademy.ie
e: info@pianoacademy.ie
Empowering Autistic Individuals
Empowering Autistic Individuals
  05/05
0
Join Dr. TEMPLE GRANDIN, the World's most Famous and Influential person with Autism and outspoken proponent of Autism Awareness for a very Special Pre-Recorded, On-Demand Webinar on Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 at 7.30pm until 8.30pm. Learn How Temple Grandin, THINKS, LEARNS & EXPERIENCES Life as a PERSON WITH AUTISM. Discover INTERVENTIONS, THERAPIES & SUPPORTS which have Enabled her to be SUCCESSFUL. Transform Your VIE Admission: free eventbrite.com
online
Recreate At Home Workshops
Recreate At Home Workshops
  01/04 to 30/04
01 456 8798
Stuck at home on a rainy day? Looking for something different to do over the holidays? Or maybe you’re just in the mood to try something a bit different with the kids to mix things up. Why not take a peak at our interactive workshop videos?

These videos cover a range of themes to give you and your family an idea of different activities to take part in from the comfort of your own home.
recreate.ie
e: info@recreate.ie
Rediscover @Home!
Rediscover @Home!
  01/04 to 31/05
+353 18933801
We are very excited to announce the launch of our Rediscover @ Home series! This will be a series of online videos where we will be going behind the scenes at the Rediscovery Centre and sharing tips on sustainability and upcycling, providing online tours of the centre and delivering some curriculum-led educational tutorials.
rediscoverycentre.ie
e: info@rediscoverycentre.ie
Zoom Kids Birthday Party
Zoom Kids Birthday Party
  28/04
087 656 1144
As we've become accustomed to chatting with friends and family using video chats, we decided to put our thinking caps on to pull together some ideas for an exciting Zoom Birthday Party for your child to enjoy WITH their friends. Zoom Kids Birthday Party
e: info@PartyKidzProductions.ie
Acdemy of Code Mini-Camps
Acdemy Of Code Mini-Camps
  01/03 to 30/05
01 5242554
Our online classes offer students the opportunity to learn to code from their own home. Students will need a PC/Mac, headphones, mic and webcam, and broadband internet connection. Classes are primarily aimed at beginners and those who attended the mini-camp March 23rd-27th, but there will be stretch goals and mini-projects to keep more advanced coders engaged and challenged too! Check out theacademyofcode.com
e: Info@theacademyofcode.com
Creativity Art Competition
Creativity Art Competition
  21/05 to 09/06
0
The Art Materials Company is running a 'Creativity Art Competition' open to people of all ages (5+ to adult). The theme is 'Freedom In A Time Of Constraint. There is a collaboration category where two relatives (siblings, parent and child, grandparent and grandchild) can collaborate on an art piece together. Check out the competition on artmaterials.ie
e: competition@artmaterials.ie
The UK National Theatre Plays
The Uk National Theatre Plays
  01/04 to 30/04
+44 (0)20 7452 3000
London's National Theatre will be releasing a free play evey thursday for families stuck at home to enjoy, and to promote staying indoors. The initial Programme, unning untiil the end of April, will contain the productions
One man, Two Govnors (Richard Bean, starring James Corden)
Jane Eyre (Sally Cookson)
Treasure Island (Bryony Lavery)
Twelfth Night (William Shakespeare)
ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk
Festival of Curiosity
Festival Of Curiosity
  16/08 to 19/08
N/A
From Playful Days to Curious Nights, The Festival of Curiosity 2020 will go ahead in a curious new way in 2020. With brand new digital, virtual and blended formats for people of all ages to explore and discover science, arts, design and technology in playful new ways  so we can stay safe while staying curious. festivalofcuriosity.ie
e: hello@festivalofcuriosity.ie
The Ark At Home
The Ark At Home
  01/03 to 19/04
+353 (0)1 670 7788
The Ark has spent over 2 decades commissioning, producing and presenting plays, visual arts exhibitions and workshops, music performances, literature, dance and more for children ages 2-12. Each day (until 19 April initially), different creative content will be made available on ark.ie. What it is will vary every day. Enjoy a taste of some of the programmes which have been cancelled including Fly Me To The Moon, BIG BANG Dublin! and more.
ark.ie
e: boxoffice@ark.ie
The Wind in the Willows
The Wind In The Willows
  01/03 to 30/05
N/A
In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, the producers of the West End production of The Wind in the Willows will stream the show online for free, though ask for a small donation that will be given to theatre charities.
Based on the classic children's story by Kenneth Grahame, the musical has a book by Julian Fellowes, music and lyrics by Stiles and Drewe and direction by Rachel Kavanaugh. The piece follows the various characters of the book including Mr Toad, Ratty and Mole, as they follow Toad's insatiable need for speed.
willowsmusical.com
Audible's Free Kids Books
Audible's Free Kids Books
  01/03 to 30/05
N/A
For as long as schools are closed, we're open. Starting today, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Explore the collection, select a title and start listening on audible.com
B B C Bitesize
B B C Bitesize
  22/04
0
Use BBC Bitesize to help with your homework, revision and learning. Find free videos, step-by-step guides, activities and quizzes by level and subjec at both primary and secondary level.
bbc.co.uk
Free Ark Astromomy Packs
Free Ark Astromomy Packs
  01/03 to 30/05
+353 (0)1 670 7788
The Ark has made available online, free teacher and student activity packs to download about the wonderful world of astronomy & space. We aim to facilitate in-the-classroom learning through the provision of resource and activity packs for as many of The Ark's events as possible. Our aim is to support you in your delivery of the curriculum through arts experiences and activities with your class. Download the resources here ark.ie
e: boxoffice@ark.ie
Harry Potter At Home
Harry Potter At Home
  01/04 to 30/05
N/A
J.K. Rowling and her Wizarding World partners have launched Harry Potter At Home today to help children, parents, carers and teachers confined at home during the Covid-19 outbreak. WizardingWorld.com is hosting Harry Potter At Home, a hub of information and activities for parents, children and carers to discover the magic of Harry Potter, by reading or listening on their own or together with loved ones, whilst staying at home. jkrowling.com












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