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Family Events around Dublin in 2017



Fishy Fun
Fishy Fun
  20/07 to 20/07
The fisheries resource will come to life at the National Museum of Ireland – Natural History this summer as a free event called Fishy Fun will bring a range of interactive activities suitable for all the family.
Times: 10am - 4pm Admission: FREE and no booking required www.fisheriesireland.ie
National Museum of Ireland, Merrion Street, Dublin 2
Playstival with the Happy Pear
Playstival With The Happy Pear
  10/08 to 11/08
086 152 2200
Set across two days in August at the beautiful Airfield Estate and working farm in Dundrum, Dublin 14, the aim of Playstival with The Happy Pear is to create unforgettable days of play for families, and a wholesome and delight-filled alternative to screen-based fun. The focus of Playstival is to experience a more innocent approach to games and play.
Times: 9:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 18:00
Admission: Standard €13
playstival.ie
e: shell@playstival.ie
Airfield Estate, Dundrum Dublin
Finger Print Fun
Finger Print Fun
  30/07 to 30/07
016603770
Learn how to use simple finger printing to create a whole range of fun characters and pictures! No advance booking required – a self-guided activity suitable for all the family!
Times: 14.00-16.00pm Admission: 5 euro per child www.nationalprintmuseum.ie
e: admin@nationalprintmuseum.ie
The National Print Museum, Beggar's Bush, Haddington road Dublin
The Festival of Curiosity
The Festival Of Curiosity
  18/07 to 21/07
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With over 45,000 people descending on Dublin from across the globe every year and visiting 14 venues & spaces across the city centre you can experience Dublin come alive in an energetic fusion of interactive installations, pop-up playgrounds and curiosity carnivals to immersive experiences, performance, visual art, theatre, film, secret tours, night cycles & urban escapes.www.festivalofcuriosity.ie
e: hello@festivalofcuriosity.ie
Various locations Dublin
Dublin City Mum
Dublin City Mum
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Dublin City Mum is an info hub listing kid friendly restaurants, fun activities and upcoming family friendly events, as well as featuring unique Irish brands and retailers. It's a comprehensive guide to Dublin for those who want to explore and enjoy the capital and is fast becoming the go to guide for everything to do with your baby, child and teen.
Times: 7 – 10pm Admission: Free dublincitymum.ie
e: info@dublincitymum.ie
Various Locations Dublin
Free on first Wednesdays
Free On First Wednesdays
  07/08
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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
Put Yourself in The Picture
Put Yourself In The Picture
  13/06 to 31/07
+353 (0)1 670 7788
Celebrating the children of Ireland, The Ark presents a portrait exhibition of over 100 drawings by some of Ireland’s best known artists. Drawn from The Ark’s newly commissioned portrait collection, the exhibition places children at the centre of contemporary art-making.
Times: 10am - 5pm Admission: Free e: boxoffice@ark.ie / dublincastle@opw.ie
Coach House Gallery, Dublin Castle Gardens, Dublin
Summer Sessions: Arts Crafts
Summer Sessions: Arts Crafts
  03/07 to 21/08
01 9060861
Every Wednesday this July and August, EPIC and the Irish Family History Centre will be using arts, crafts and games to explore some of the museum’s most curious characters. In these workshops, we’ll be going on adventures from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of the galaxy – but all you need is your imagination to tag along!
Times: 10:30am and 12pm Admission: €8 Book Tickets
EPIC - The Irish Emigration Museum, CHQ Custom House Quay Dublin
Dublin Horse Show
Dublin Horse Show
  07/08 to 11/08
01 240 7200
Internationally renowned show jumping competition, national showing competition and major entertainment event based in Dublin. The Dublin Horse Show offers the best in equestrian competitions along with a fantastic array of music and entertainment, art, craft, fashion, shopping, and gourmet food. You won’t want to miss it! Tickets are available from www.ticketmaster.ie or by calling 0818 719 300.
Times: 9am - 8pm www.dublinhorseshow.com
e: info@rds.ie
RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4,
PrintLab Workshop
Printlab Workshop
  18/07 to 18/07
016603770
During this workshop, children taking part will learn about and explore the basic principles of letterpress printing and discover how, through combining letterpress and new technologies with tinkering and making, they could express themselves in a fun and creative way!
Times: 12.30-13.30pm Admission: 12.50 per child www.nationalprintmuseum.ie
e: admin@nationalprintmuseum.ie
The National Print Museum, Beggar's Bush, Haddington Road Dublin
SCRAPEFOOT by Anu
Scrapefoot By Anu
  10/07 to 31/08
+353 (0)1 670 7788
So you think that you know the story of Goldilocks? Think again! This summer, enter the world of SCRAPEFOOT, a walk-through visual art experience for audiences of just four people at a time. You will take the lead in your own immersive adventure, piecing together what really happened or what nearly happened or indeed what could have happened on that fateful day
Times: 10:30am - 4:30pm Admission: €5 - €7.30 ark.ie
e: boxoffice@ark.ie
The Ark, 11a Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin
Tiny Tots Tuesday: Storytelling
Tiny Tots Tuesday: Storytelling
  13/08
01 9060861
EPIC Museum is once again delighted to join forces with the Gaiety School of Acting to present a sensational Summer-themed Parent and Toddler Theatre class! Our immersive hour long workshop is led by a facilitator with years of experience in acting and theatre. In this workshop, we will be taking you all on an EPIC adventure, from the deep depths of our imagination to the realms of impossibility and adventure! Combining elements of storytelling, books and art, the class will provide parents and children with a fun space to engage, bond and experiment with drama and performance in a safe and supportive atmosphere.
Times: 10:30am - 12pm Admission: €12 Book Tickets
EPIC - The Irish Emigration Museum, CHQ Custom House Quay Dublin
ColourFour for 4-7 years
Colourfour For 4-7 Years
  18/07 to 18/07
016603770
This workshop encourages creativity and self-expression through the creation of a word or shape, by the participating children, using letterpress and full colour printing.
Times: 10.30-11.30 Admission: 12.50 per child www.nationalprintmuseum.ie
e: admin@nationalprintmuseum.ie
The National print museum, Beggar's Bush, Haddington Road, Dublin
Irish Film Institute Family Festival
Irish Film Institute Family Festival
  26/07 to 28/07
 01 679 3477
Each year, the IFI Family Festival welcomes the best of international children’s cinema to Dublin. This year have a have a particular emphasis on conservation and biodiversity with two of this year’s films focusing on the topic - opening film Miniscule – Mandibles from Far Away from France and closing film Storm Boy from Australia. Admission: €5.50 each, or €16.50 for a family ticket ifi.ie
e:  info@irishfilm.ie
IFI, 6 Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin
Wild Air Run Dublin
Wild Air Run Dublin
  24/08 to 24/08
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Are you ready to take part in a fun run like no other? Wild Air Run is an experience with a difference. All ages (7+) and fitness levels can enjoy Ireland’s largest inflatable obstacle course. The Wild Air Run craze is sweeping the nation! wildairrun.com
e: info@wildairrun.com
Marlay Park, Rathfarnham Dublin