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Outdoor Events

SCULPTURE IN CONTEXT EXHIBITION

7th September-20th October 2017

Address: Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Website: www.botanicgardens.ie

Sculpture In Context is the largest outdoor Sculpture exhibition held in Ireland. The Sculptures are displayed throughout the botanical gardens. There will be art trails and tours for children available.... [read more]
Arts & Crafts

NATIONAL GALLERY WORKSHOPS

10th September-26th November 2017

Time: 11.30am – 1.30pm

Website: www.nationalgallery.ie

Free family workshops every Sunday at the National Gallery, inspired by their collection and exhibitions. Ages: 18 months - 8yrs. You can choose to stay for as long or as short a time as works for you.... [read more]
indoor Activities

SANDSATION CREATION – FAMILY DAY

23rd-23rd September 2017

Time: 12noon – 3pm

Website: www.draiocht.ie

Dying, pouring, gluing, planning and creating. Sand is not just for making sandcastles - join our artists for this unique sand art workshop. Sessions Are Free, But Space Is Limited. Booking tel: 01-8852622.... [read more]
theatre & Cinema

STAN AND MABEL – RTÉ NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

23rd-23rd September 2017

Time: 11.30am & 1pm

Website: www.nch.ie

Stan and Mabel, Paul Rissmann’s madcap musical adventure based on the magical picture-book story telling the story of a dog, a cat and a bunch of animal friends who end up in Italy auditioning for the... [read more]
indoor Activities

VIKING SAGA STORYTELLING

23rd-23rd September 2017

Website: www.dublinia.ie

Meet a real (and smelly) Viking who will speak of the ancient sagas of fearless Vikings and their perilous adventures. Hear some of the myths and mysteries of the Vikings in this special narrated story!... [read more]
indoor Activities

EXCELLENT EQUINOX

24th-24th September 2017

Time: 2.30pm – 4.30pm

Address: Kildare Street

Website: www.museum.ie

Drop-in to the National museum of Ireland on Kildare Street, to take a closer look at the mysterious flint mace head found in the ancient Stone Age passage tomb of Knowth Co. Meath and make your own mace... [read more]
outdoor Events

HARVEST FESTIVAL AT DUBLIN ZOO

24th-24th September 2017

Website: www.dublinzoo.ie

Celebrate the wealth of the Harvest with activities for young and old to enjoy on Family Farm [read more]
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Space Week CPD at Drumcondra Education Centre

26th September 2017
Explore a range of ESERO resources and use inquiry based learning techniques to promote children’s learning and understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. We will use the Engineering... [read more]
Outdoor Events

DUBLIN FESTIVAL OF HISTORY

29th September-14th October 2017

Website: www.dublinfestivalofhistory.ie

The Dublin Festival of History is an annual free Festival, brought to you by Dublin City Council, and organised by Dublin City Public Libraries. This year’s Festival will have an exciting new Living... [read more]
indoor Activities

SPACE WEEK

4th-10th October 2017

Website: www.spaceweek.ie

Space Week is YOUR week to focus on the wonders and realities of the Universe around us. Taking place from October 4-10, 2017; Space Week is Ireland’s newest national STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths)... [read more]
indoor Activities

EXPLORING CLAY WITH DEIRDRE O’REILLY

5th-5th October 2017

Website: www.draiocht.ie

Squish, squash, mould, model with Deirdre, who will encourage little hands (and maybe feet!) to feel the fun and wonder of clay in a free and open environment. Ages 2-4. Tickets: €5 [read more]
Theatre & Cinema

THE LOCKSMITH’S SONG

6th-7th October 2017

Website: www.draiocht.ie

A grumpy locksmith is sent an old wooden box. 'A present?' he thinks, but no one would send him a present. It is locked! He crafts a key and opens it up. Long forgotten memories pour out. Memories of his... [read more]
Indoor Activities

EUROPE CODE WEEK

7th-22nd October 2017

Website: www.codeweek.eu

Europe Code Week is a grassroots initiative which aims to bring coding and digital literacy to everybody in a fun and engaging way. Learning to code helps us to make sense of how things work, explore ideas... [read more]
indoor Activities

PREGNANCY & BABY FAIR

7th-8th October 2017

Time: 10am – 5pm

Website: www.pregnancyandbabyfair.ie

Ireland’s biggest and best baby event with opportunities to meet all the leading brands and retailers under one roof! Tickets: Adults €12.50 / Children under 12: Free. [read more]
indoor Activities

THE SECRET OF BONES

7th-7th October 2017

Time: 10am – 11am & 11.30am – 12.30pm

Website: www.dublinia.ie

Learn about Osteoarchaeology and hear how a Skeleton Specialist unlocks the secrets of bones from scars on them. Explore how remains can be used to discover secrets in bones, muscle marks, wounds, pathologies,... [read more]
outdoor Events

WORLD ANIMAL WEEKEND

7th-8th October 2017

Website: www.dublinzoo.ie

World Animal Day is a time to celebrate and appreciate our relationship with the animals that share our planet and the ways in which they enrich our lives. Join us for a fun and informative weekend and... [read more]
indoor Activities

DAY OF HOPE 2017

11th-11th October 2017
Day of Hope is an annual national fundraising day for the Hope Foundation. On this day they ask schools, students, volunteers and businesses from around the country to get involved by selling delicious... [read more]
outdoor Events

IRISH ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION

13th-15th October 2017

Website: www.architecturefoundation.ie

Open House Dublin is Ireland’s largest architecture festival, inviting all citizens to explore their city. It works through a simple but powerful idea: showcasing outstanding architecture for everyone... [read more]
indoor Activities

HUGH LANE OPEN HOUSE

14th-14th October 2017

Website: www.hughlane.ie

Construct, assemble and form an atypical architecture in the Front Hall with artist Jane Fogarty. Drop in Family Workshop. Free. No booking required. [read more]
indoor Activities

MATH’S WEEK AT IMAGINOSITY

14th-22nd October 2017

Website: www.imaginosity.ie 

Maths Week takes place from 14th-22nd October, join Imaginosity for a host of fun, interactive maths workshops that week to celebrate!  Visit www.imaginosity.ie for full workshop dates and times. ... [read more]
indoor Activities

MATH’S WEEK IRELAND

14th-22nd October 2017

Website: www.mathsweek.ie

If you are planning on hosting and/or running an event for Maths Week 2017 please email mathsweek@wit.ie to list the event in your area [read more]
indoor Activities

ME AND THE MOON ART WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN

14th-14th October 2017

Time: 2pm & 4pm

Website: www.milltheatre.ie

David Fortune is The Speks’ illustrator and in these magical workshops he’ll teach children how to illustrate colourful characters and spek-tacular scenery from Glasses Island. An image of each child’s... [read more]
indoor Activities

BRICKS4KIDS WORKSHOPS

21st-21st October 2017

Website: www.draiocht.ie

BRICKS4KIDS has created this specially designed project kit and model, allowing participants to explore the world of engineering and model making by creating their own drag car, with all the fun of lego... [read more]
Halloween

MAKE A CERAMIC PUMPKIN NIGHT LIGHT

22nd-22nd October 2017

Time: 11am – 1pm

Website: www.tseac.ie

Together, adult and child can learn the skills required to mould clay into a pumpkin house at the Séamus Ennis Arts Centre. The designs will be painted with a glaze, taken away to be fired, and returned... [read more]
Halloween

BRAM STOKER FESTIVAL

27th-30th October 2017

Website: www.bramstokerfestival.com

Dublin City will celebrate the life, work and legacy of Dublin horror novelist Bram Stoker and his gothic novel “Dracula”. Whether you’re a resident vampire or visiting from further afield, the Bram... [read more]
Halloween

HALLOWEEN AT DUBLINIA

28th-28th October 2017

Website: www.dublinia.ie

Delig Inis theatre group present their annual performance. Hear about the supernatural and ghostly happenings around medieval Dublin. But are they true? Find out at Halloween. Suitable for all ages [read more]
Halloween

MAKE YOUR OWN DEADLY DANCE TRACK WORKSHOP

28th October-2nd November 2017

Website: www.ark.ie

Make great music using just a computer and your own musical imagination. Learn how to use music technology using a programme called Abelton Live that is used in professional music recording studios. Once... [read more]
Halloween

MEET THE BARBER SURGEON

28th-28th October 2017

Website: www.dublinia.ie

Haircuts, dental extractions and the removal of arrows on the battlefield. What does a Barber pole actually represent and how important is that draft of ale. All the guts and gore of medieval surgery too.... [read more]
Halloween

PUMPKIN CARVING FOR KIDS AT POWERSCOURT

28th-29th October 2017

Time: 12 noon – 1pm & 2pm – 3pm

Website: www.powerscourt.com

Kids will love the chance to prepare, design and carve a pumpkin at this family-friendly event! All little goblins and ghouls are welcome to dress up and get into the festive spirit. Enjoy some delicious... [read more]
Arts & Crafts

TRANSPARENT CLOAK AND MAGIC WAND

28th-28th October 2017

Website: www.hughlane.ie

Be inspired by Harry Clarke’s stained glass to create your own extraordinary costume in this art workshop with artist Beth O’Halloran. Ages: 6-10 yrs. Tickets: €5. Booking essential. Tel 01 2225550... [read more]
Halloween

THE SUPERNATURAL POP-UP CHOIR FAMILY WORKSHOP

29th-29th October 2017

Time: 2pm

Website: www.ark.ie

Come along to this fun workshop with families and friends and enjoy learning to sing several well-known fun songs together as one big group and turn them into fun new spooky versions with gothic harmonies,... [read more]
Outdoor Events

ASTROPARK HALLOWEEN CAMP

30th October-3rd November 2017

Time: 10am – 3pm daily

Website: www.astroparkkids.ie

At Astropark Camps, you get the best of both worlds.  On top of great football coaching and games, kids experience our amazing inflatable games each day, including our giant obstacle course, the target... [read more]
Halloween

DRACULA’S DISCO

30th-30th October 2017

Time: 2pm – 4pm

Website: www.ark.ie

Due to popular demand, this year we take Dracula’s Disco outside to Meeting House Square where DJ Will Softly will be playing all the latest hits for you to enjoy complete with confetti cannons to... [read more]
indoor Activities

MID-TERM SCIENCE CAMP AT IMAGINOSITY

30th October-3rd November 2017

Website: www.imaginosity.ie 

Over the mid-term break, Join Imaginosity for ‘Science Camp’, a FUN packed week of interactive experimentation and hands-on scientific learning.  Two camps will take place during the week from Monday... [read more]
indoor Activities

CHOCOLATE WAREHOUSE

31st October-3rd November 2017

Website: www.chocolatewarehouse.ie

The Chocolate Warehouse is a world of pure imagination where they are celebrating over 13 years of Chocolate Workshops. Ireland’s original and best Chocolate Workshops were started in 2001 by Natasha... [read more]
Arts & Crafts

FELTY MOSTER MAKING WORKSHOP

31st-31st October 2017

Website: www.draiocht.ie

Join Gina Faustino to start the scariest day of the year off by creating your own felted monster. WORKSHOP 1: 4-6 YEARS: 10:00AM-11:30PM. WORKSHOP 2: 7-9 YEARS: 12:00AM-1:30PM. Early booking advised:... [read more]
Halloween

MINI MONSTER PRINTMAKING

31st-31st October 2017

Time: 11.30am – 12.30pm

Website: www.nationalprintmuseum.ie

During this fun workshop, children will use sponges, their hands, and craft paint to print and create some fearsome mini-monsters! Ages 4 – 7 yrs. Tickets €12.50 Booking essential [read more]
Halloween

OTHERWORLD HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL

31st-31st October 2017

Website: www.otherworldfestival.com

Every year thousands of local residents, young people, families, performers, artists, food sellers and entertainers descend on the Ballymun Plaza on the 31st October for the annual Otherworld Halloween... [read more]
Arts & Crafts

SOUNDS ON THE WIND

31st-31st October 2017

Time: 11am – 1pm

Website: www.hughlane.ie

Use your voice to create new sounds and inhabit the gallery space through this vocal performance workshop with singer and composer Robbie Blake. Ages 8+. Accompanying parents are encouraged to participate.... [read more]
Halloween

SPOOKTACULAR BOO @ DUBLIN ZOO

31st-31st October 2017

Website: www.dublinzoo.ie

Creepy arts and crafts, spine-chilling keeper talks, spooky face painting. Join us for monster music on the Great Lawn as well as many other festive activities [read more]
Halloween

SPOOKY BOOKMAKING

31st-31st October 2017

Time: 2.30pm – 3.30pm

Website: www.nationalprintmuseum.ie

During this crafty workshop, children will learn how to handcraft their own mini hardback book, which they will decorate and personalise with spooky Halloween craft materials. The completed book can be... [read more]
Theatre & Cinema

JACKULA

1st-1st November 2017

Time: 12pm

Website: www.axisballymun.ie

Join Jackula on a spooktacular quest to step out of his older brother's shadow and become the world’s most magical vampire. This is a fun magic and juggling show for the whole family. Ages: 4 – 12yrs.... [read more]
Arts & Crafts

MID TERM ART WORKSHOP

1st-3rd November 2017

Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm

Website: www.hughlane.ie

Abstract drawing to wall painting! Explore composition with lines and colours from small to large scale in this three-day art course for 9-12 year olds with artist Beth O’Halloran. Cost: €30. Early... [read more]
indoor Activities

SONGWRITING & DIGITAL TOOLS WORKSHOP

1st-1st November 2017

Website: www.ark.ie

Starting with fun music warm-ups, the group will then be guided in creating lyrics and music for a new song. You will learn about song structure, composing, arranging and performance. Music software will... [read more]
Halloween

HALLOWEEN BRICKFLICKS

2nd-3rd November 2017

Time: 10.30am – 1pm & 2pm – 4.30pm

Website: www.mermaidartscentre.ie

A special Halloween themed Brick Flicks (Lego stop motion) workshop. You will learn how to make a spooky set, create a zombie invasion and then have your favourite Lego character save the day! Materials... [read more]
Outdoor Events

JUNIOR WORKSHOPS AT DUBLIN ZOO

2nd-3rd November 2017

Website: www.dublinzoo.ie

One-day interactive programme with an autumnal theme. Suitable for children aged between 6 and 12 years old. Pre-booking online from 18th September at 9am. [read more]
Halloween

SPOOKY SONGS AND SOUNDS WORKSHOP

3rd-3rd November 2017

Website: www.ark.ie

Create your own fun and spooky music, soundscapes and songs for the week that’s in it with the help of Lorna McLaughlin, a member of the band The Henry Girls. Lorna and her band write their own songs... [read more]
Indoor Activities

DRESS LIKE A VIKING

4th-4th November 2017

Website: www.dublinia.ie

Come along and examine up close the clothing and trappings which Dubliners of the Viking Age would have worn.   A range of domestic Viking clothing including cloaks, tunics, hats and shoes will be presented... [read more]
indoor Activities

IRELAND’S FAMILY PET EXPO

4th-4th November 2017

Time: 11am – 6pm

Website: www.petexpo.ie

A true pet lover’s paradise dedicated to promoting responsible pet ownership. There is something for everyone; cats, dogs, small animals, birds, reptiles, fish, exotics & even pygmy goats ! Tickets:... [read more]
Indoor Activities

EXPLORING MUSICAL SOUNDS WITH MISCHA O’MAHONY

7th-7th November 2017

Website: www.draiocht.ie

Bang, listen, hear, play. In an explorative way, Mischa will encourage little ears to listen to music and little hands to create some undirected musical sounds. Tickets: €5 per child. Ages 2-4. [read more]
Indoor Activities

TINY TUNES: AN EARLY YEARS CABARET

8th-9th November 2017

Time: 10am (9th) & 7pm (8th)

Website: www.axisballymun.ie

Actor/singer Susannah de Wrixon faces her toughest audience yet with her preschool cabaret. Together with pianist Derek Cremin, she encourages lots of participation through song and movement. Tiny Tunes... [read more]
Indoor Activities

SCARY TALES WITH EDDIE LENIHAN

11th-11th November 2017

Time: 4pm

Website: www.mermaidartscentre.ie

Eddie Lenihan has been collecting and recording tales from all over the country for decades. Haunted places, fairy paths, holy wells, giants, ghosts and ogres…Eddie has tales about them all. A unique... [read more]
Indoor Activities

STORYTELLING AT KILLRUDDERY WITH LIZ WEIR

11th-11th November 2017

Time: 2pm

Website: www.mermaidartscentre.ie

A great opportunity to hear one of Ireland’s finest and award-winning storytellers. Come along to the Shoot Room at Killrudery Farm Market to hear Liz Weir tell tales that will captivate children and... [read more]
Indoor Activities

BETELNUT FAMILY FUN DAY

12th-12th November 2017

Time: 3pm - 5pm

Website: www.mermaidartscentre.ie

The Betelnut Café at Mermaid Arts Centre invite you to a free fun day where you can enjoy cupcake decorating, face-painting and stories galore. Ages: 2-5 years. [read more]
Indoor Activities

INTERNATIONAL TONGUE TWISTER DAY

12th-12th November 2017
Peter Piper picked a peck of… Peter Piper pecked a pick… Never mind; you get the point. Tongue Twister Day is about fumbling through those awkward phrases in an attempt to improve enunciation and impress... [read more]
Indoor Activities

PRINT FEST

12th-12th November 2017

Time: 12 noon

Website: www.nationalprintmuseum.ie

Did you know that the development of modern science would not have been possible without the printing press? Its invention led to the spread of scientific ideas across Europe throughout the 16th century... [read more]
Indoor Activities

SCIENCE WEEK

12th-19th November 2017

Website: www.science.ie

Science week Ireland is an annual event which first took place in 1996 and has grown to a programme of over 800 events scheduled across the country. It aims to make science more interesting and accessible... [read more]
Theatre & Cinema

GRANUAILE PIRATE QUEEN

17th-17th November 2017

Time: 11am & 12.30

Website: www.mermaidartscentre.ie

Granuaile is a dynamic, exciting retelling of the infamous Irish story about Grace O’Malley, pirate queen. This highly interactive piece weaves historical fact with an engaging family narrative that... [read more]
Indoor Activities

STORYTELLING WITH JOE BRENNAN

18th-18th November 2017

Time: 2pm

Website: www.mermaidartscentre.ie

Come along to hear storyteller Joe Brennan tell tales about a dragon, a man who turned into a wolf and other strange happenings. Laugh, jump and be entranced. Venue: A. Ages: 5+ [read more]
Arts & Crafts

VIKING BOW MAKING

18th-18th November 2017

Website: www.dublinia.ie

Come along to this workshop and see the craft, technique and process behind making a Viking bow.  Experimental archaeologist Stephen Fox will demonstrate authentic medieval woodworking tools as well... [read more]
Indoor Activities

MY PLACE IN SPACE – FAMILY TALK

19th-19th November 2017

Time: 2pm & 4pm

Website: www.ark.ie

How was our Solar System made? How do we smash an atom? Did you know that we are all made from star dust? Find out in this special space-themed Science Week event Exploring the story of our place in space,... [read more]
Theatre & Cinema

THE HELIX CHRISTMAS FAMILY DAY

19th-19th November 2017

Time: 2pm

Website: www.thehelix.ie

Santa Claus will make a special appearance to read a Christmas Story to all the boys and girls before they enjoy a screening of A Muppets Christmas Carol. The perfect way to begin the holiday season! Tickets:... [read more]
Theatre & Cinema

BLOOM ‘N’ BUZZ

21st-21st November 2017

Time: 11am

Website: www.axisballymun.ie

Adventure combining physical comedy, puppetry and clown that playfully and sensitively explores the life cycle of nature. Carol Walsh in collaboration with Púca Puppets brings you Bloom ‘n’ Buzz,... [read more]