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.
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.
Be inspired by Harry Clarke’s stained glass to create your own extraordinary costume in this art workshop with artist Beth O’Halloran
Learn how the Ancient Egyptians prepared and protected themselves for the afterlife. Decode some curses and make your own sarcophagus to bring home!
On from 11-2 on 28th, 29th and 30th of October.
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!
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.
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.
During this fun workshop, children will use sponges, their hands, and craft paint to print and create some fearsome mini-monsters!
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!
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.
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
Where: Various locations
How much: Free
Ages: Everyone is welcome although some sites are better for buggies than others.
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
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.