Fri 13th – 19th October – Family friendly events in and around Dublin

Fri 13th – 19th October – Family friendly events in and around Dublin
There are many fun activities happening over the next week for you to enjoy. 
Please check that they are still running before setting out, as sometimes even the best events have to be postponed.
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At Home with the Vikings!

To celebrate Open House 2017 come to the museum and find out about the homes of Viking Dublin. Create your own Viking house and help build up the Viking town of Dublin!

When Saturday 14th October from 11.30 – 1.30
Where National Museum of Ireland, Kildare Street (Archaeology)
How much? Free, no booking required
Ages suitable for Families Ages 7+
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Open House 2017 – Family workshop

Extra-constructions: For Open House this year we will be experimenting with gravity, balance and scale! Construct, assemble and form an atypical architecture in the Front Hall with artist Jane Fogarty.

When Saturday 14 October  1-3pm
Where Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane
How much? Free, no booking required although spaces may be limited
Ages suitable for the whole family

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IRELAND CELEBRATES DIWALI – THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

Join us to celebrate Diwali – India’s biggest festival celebrated with great pomp, splendour and joy. Diwali stands for reaffirmation of hope, a celebration of the joys of life, a renewed commitment to friendship and goodwill. Festival Attractions include a children’s area, Diwali fireworks, Indian Cultural Show, Authentic Taste of India, Bollywood DJ & Dance floor.

When Saturday 14th October from 2-8pm
Where National Basketball Arena, Tymon Park, Tallaght, Dublin , 24
How much? €10 a ticket, free for children under 12 (if bought online) €15 on the door
Ages suitable for Everyone

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Children’s Art Classes

Budding Artists
Join our ‘budding’ artists, a creative workshop especially for younger children taking place once a month, under the attentive eye of artist Niamh Synnott. Children are encouraged to take a closer look at the natural world all around them to inspire fun art-making activities. Suitable for 4 to 7 year olds.
Time: 11.00am-12.30pm. Meet at the Education and Visitor Centre
Cost: €10. Booking Essential

Hardy Annuals
Why not join us for a guided discovery of the natural world where you can observe, engage, and be inspired by your surroundings. Participants in this art programme will be encouraged to use materials in fun and interesting ways while taking inspiration from the world of plants on show at Glasnevin. Suitable for 8 to 12 year olds.
Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm. Meet at the Education and Visitor Centre
Cost: €10. Booking Essential

When Saturday 14th October
Where National Botanic Gardens Glasnevin
How much? €10 Euro per child. Booking Essential Call 01 857 0909
Ages suitable for 4-7 and 8-12 year olds
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Family Day 

Another action packed day is planned for our final Family Day of 2017!

Our October Family Day in dlr LexIcon is all about celebrating children’s’ books and creativity. October is Children’s Book Festival month across Ireland. We have the fab author & illustrator duo, Sarah McIntyre and Philip Reeve for their not to be missed Pug-a-Doodle-Do shows, as well as yoga storytime, comic book workshops, exhibition launch of creativity by local children, music performances, art workshops, exhibition tours, Irish Language craft event as well as the ever popular face painting, balloon modelling and glitter tattoos! Do come along. All events are free.

No booking is required for events other than for tours/workshops in the Project room at 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm https://www.eventbrite.ie/(Search: dlr LexIcon Gallery)
For all other events it’s come early as first come first served!

When Saturday 14th October 10,30 – 4,30
Where dlr Lexicon, Haigh Terrace, Moran Park, Dun Laoghaire.
How much? Free
Ages suitable for Everyone!
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Creative Book Making for Children

A fun and creative workshop exploring some of the themes within the exhibition How To Say It The Way It Is. This workshop will involve making mini-books and zines and will explore the Rights of the Child, such as what rights a child has and what rights they feel are not being met in their world today.

When Saturday 14th from 12-1
Where RUA RED, South Dublin’s Art Centre, Blessington Road, Tallaght
How much? €5 – tickets bookable here
Ages suitable for – Not mentioned

Me and The Moon Art Workshop for Children

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 artwork will form part of The Speks’ performance here in the Mill Theatre on Sunday, October 15 at 2pm – the children’s art will sit alongside David’s illustrations during the show. This will be a great opportunity for children to experience working art!

When Sat 14th October, 2pm and 4pm
Where dlr Mill Theatre, Dundrum Town Centre
How much?  €8 Limited Capacity – Booking is advised!
Ages suitable for 4+

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 ***PRE BOOK***

Transparent cloak and magic wand

Be inspired by Harry Clarke’s stained glass to create your own extraordinary costume in this art workshop with artist Beth O’Halloran

When Saturday 28 October  2-3pm
Where Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane
How much? Fee €5. Please contact 01 2225550 to book your place.
Ages suitable  for 6-10 year olds
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MINI MONSTER PRINTMAKING FOR 4 – 7 YEARS ***ONLY 2 TICKETS LEFT***

During this fun workshop, children will use sponges, their hands, and craft paint to print and create some fearsome mini-monsters!

When Tuesday 31 October, 11.30 – 12.30,
Where National Print Museum, Beggars Bush Barracks, Haddington Road Dublin 4
How much? €12.50, Max. 8 children
To book and pay for this workshop, please follow the link below to the online shop:
https://www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/?post_type=product&p=6372
Ages suitable for 4 – 7 YEARS

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SPOOKY BOOKMAKING FOR 8 – 12 YEARS

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 used as a ghost story book or to keep a list of all their Halloween trick or treats!

When Tuesday 31 October, 14.30 – 15.30,
Where National Print Museum, Beggars Bush Barracks, Haddington Road Dublin 4
How much? €12.50, Max. 10 children
To book and pay for this workshop, please follow the link below to the online shop:
https://www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/?post_type=product&p=6373
Ages suitable for 8 – 12 YEARS

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The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child

Terry Davies conducts René Aubry’s inspired score for the much-loved children’s classics The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child, based on the books by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. This live music, played by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra will accompany screenings of these two films

When Sunday 3rd December 12.30pm, 3.00pm and 5.00pm
Where The National Concert Hall – Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2
How much? Prices: €25 (Child: €19 ) Family Ticket (family of 4 maximum of 2 adults): €82
Ages suitable for The whole family

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NCH Christmas Show featuring The Snowman Movie

This Christmas we invite you and your snowflakes once again to Raymond Briggs’s the heart melting fantasy, The Snowman. Our cool, calm, snowball of a host Simon Delaney will be there with his musical helpers. Magical music and snow, glorious snow: there’s no business like snow business! So wrap up warm this holiday season for a Snowman’s Ball at the National Concert Hall.

When Friday 15th December, 2.30pm & 5.00pm, Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th December, 12.00pm, 2.30pm & 5.00pm
Where The National Concert Hall – Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2
How much? Prices: €25 (Child: €19 ) Family Ticket (family of 4 maximum of 2 adults): €82
Ages suitable for The whole family
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We hope that you have a great week.

ClapHandies PlayLabs are happening around the Dublin area throughout the week.

If you have a baby, wobbler or toddler, why don’t you book and join one of our PlayLabs?

ClapHandies also run baby massage courses and First Aid courses 

If you are looking to organise a party, we offer PlayParty for 1-2 year olds. For 3, 4 & 5 year olds we offer Classic Parties and children 6+ there are 4 great themed parties that school children seem to LOVE! Take a look at RealPartyKids .

If you have an event you would like us to promote, please email marie@claphandies.com or message us through our Facebook page.

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