Fri 27th October – 2nd November – Family friendly events in and around Dublin

Fri 27th October – 2nd November – 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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Children’s Mid-Term Tales

Designed especially for children this brand new tour will showcase some of the cemetery’s most entertaining stories. This Mid-Term, bring the whole family to hear fascinating tales of torpedoed ships, assassinated parrots and graverobbing galore.

From the RMS Leinster to poisonous Yew trees, bring the history of Glasnevin Cemetery to life with this family friendly tour.

Please note you are requested to arrive at the Museum Reception at least 15 minutes before the start of your Tour.

When at 3.30 every day from Saturday 28th – Sunday 5th
Where Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Finglas Road, Dublin 11
How much? Free
Ages suitable for The family, all children must be accompanied

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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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Sacred Spells: Mummy Riddles

Learn how the Ancient Egyptians prepared and protected themselves for the afterlife. Decode some curses and make your own sarcophagus to bring home!

When 28/10/2017 2pm-4pm
Where National Museum of Ireland, Kildare Street (Archaeology)
How much? Free, No booking required. Located in the Kildare Room, Ground Floor. Wheelchair accessible.
Ages suitable for Families Ages 7+

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On from 11-2 on 28th, 29th and 30th of October.

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 Stokerland, a pop-up Victorian fun park for families and the eternally young

With one of the city’s stunning cathedrals as a gothic backdrop, this ghoulish gathering will present comedy shows from Punch Lion Kids’ Comedy Club, featuring Andrew Stanley, Damian Clark, Steve Cummins and Totally Wired.

There’ll be street theatre from Victorian undertaker Morbid & Sons and a Kids vs Adults-themed Sing Along Social, alongside rides and attractions to ensure a fangtastic time for all.

Complete with a food village, olde-worlde games, face-painting and more, this family-friendly fun-day is the perfect way to entertain children 12 and under this Hallowe’en Bank Holiday weekend.

Fancy dress encouraged!

When Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th of October from 11-4.30
Where St Patricks Park
How much? Admission to Stokerland is free, as are the performances, but there are small charges for rides and food concessions to suit all budgets, but BYOPicnics are also encouraged!
Ages suitable for The whole family

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Halloween arts & crafts

Join us at the Rediscovery Centre for our Halloween themed Arts & Crafts workshop for kids. Our spook-tacular workshop includes a wide variety of hands-on Halloween arts and craft reusing waste.

When 28th of October 2017 at 11am
Where The Rediscovery Centre | Ballymun Road | Ballymun | D09 HK58 Dublin | Ireland
How much? €7
Ages suitable for Suitable for children aged 6 to 12 years.
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Children’s Event: Magical Plants

It’s all about Magical Plants this Halloween in our witch’s garden.
Join the coven to find out more about using garlic to ward off
vampires, plants for potions and spells, poisonous plants to
murder your evil enemies and even some rarely seen invisible
plants. Come and see just how spooky plants can really get.

When Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st October, Time: 11.20am, 11.50pm and 12.20pm
Where National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin
How much? Free
Ages suitable for the whole family

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MINI MONSTER PRINTMAKING FOR 4 – 7 YEARS

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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Something Wicked this Way Comes

This All Saints’ Day, drop into the museum to learn about the objects used in Medieval Ireland to guard against misfortune, disease and even evil spirits. Make your own Medieval amulet to take home.

When  01/11/2017 11:30am-1:30pm
Where National Museum of Ireland, Kildare Street (Archaeology)
How much? Free. No booking required. Located in the Learning Resource Room, First Floor. Not Wheelchair accessible. 
Ages suitable for Families Ages 7+
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OPW Free Admission

Free entry to OPW Heritage sites

The Office of Public Works is pleased to announce that on the first Wednesday of every month all OPW managed Heritage Sites will continue to offer FREE ADMISSION to individuals wishing to visit these sites for the duration of their season!

A full list of participating sites can be found on www.heritageireland.ie

When: First Wednesday of each month (1st November)
Where: Various locations
How much: Free
Ages: Everyone is welcome although some sites are better for buggies than others.

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 ***PRE BOOK***

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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