Local family event guide – Friday 22nd – Thursday 28th December 2017

Local family event guide – Friday 22nd – Thursday 28th December 2017

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.

Juvenile Christmas Disco

Santa and his Elves will host this years Juvenile Christmas Disco on. Music, Dancing, Games and presents.

When Friday 22nd December 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Where Craobh Chiarain CLG, Dublin
 How much? €5
Ages suitable for 4-11 year olds, must be accompanied by an adult

Christmas Walk Through Lucan Demense In Aid Of Team Elizabeth

We are organising a Christmas walk through . All welcome, Santa hat’s, festive hat’s and/or Christmas jumpers a must!

Thanks so much everyone for your continued support to get Liz the operation she so desperately needs! 🎄🎄🎄

When Saturday the 23rd of December
Where Lucan demense and St Catherine’s Park
How much? Sponsorship forms can be found here
Ages suitable for the whole family

Children’s Christmas Arts & Crafts Workshop

We are running a Festive Themed Workshop for Children on Saturday 23rd December 2017 where kids will do festive arts and crafts. The workshop will run under the supervision of our Garda vetted staff.

When Saturday 23rd December from 11-3
Where Festina Lente, Old Connaught Ave, Bray,
How much? The cost is €25 per child for each workshop. Places are limited to 15 children per day so book now so you don’t get disappointed!
Ages suitable for We cater for aged 5 years old and up.

The Brickx Club 

Lego building workshops. Fantastic fun for boys and girls
When 10-2 on the 27th December
Where St Colmcilles GAA
How much? €25
Ages suitable for 5-11 year olds

Do Not Disturb Activity Sheet

It’s getting chilly outside! Drop into the Museum and try our Winter Activity Trail.
When Throughout December during opening hours
Where National Museum of Ireland, Merrion Street (Natural History)
How much? Free, copies of this activity sheet trail are available at the stand in the Irish Room. Don’t forget your pencil!
Ages suitable for Families

Tracks in the Snow – The Henry Girls

Back by popular demand this Christmas, follow the heavenly harmonies of The Henry Girls into an enchanting world of winter!

From sparkling icicles to wolves in the forest, the joy of sledding at high speed or the wonder of the Aurora Borealis on a frosty night, discover the magic and mysteries of the festive season.

And just what did make those tracks in the snow? Find out as the band’s playful humour and trademark folk and trad melodies celebrate some of the things we love to see and do when the world turns white.

Tracks in the Snow was commissioned and produced by The Ark as part of our work to create high-quality live music experiences crafted especially for young audiences. The show premiered at The Ark in Dec 2015.

When Weekends & Holidays
Every Saturday 2-30 Dec & Sun 17, Thu 28 & Fri 29 Dec @ 2pm & 4pm
School Days
1-21 Dec (Tue-Fri) @ 10.15am & 12.15pm
Relaxed Performance
Sun 17 Dec @ 2pm
Where The Ark, 11a Eustace St,Temple Bar, Dublin 2
How much? Public: €12/€9*. Member discounts apply.
Ages suitable for children aged 4+ and their adults

PRE – BOOK for future Family Fun

Celebrate Epiphany

Celebrate Epiphany by making your own character inspired by the Three Wise Kings, La Befana, Galette des rois and Women’s Little Christmas in this art workshop with artist Olive Knox.

When Saturday 6th Jan from 2-3
Where Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane
How much? Fee €5. Early booking recommended as places are limited. To book a place please call 01 2225550.
Ages suitable for 6-10 year olds

Harry Clarke’s stained glass window

Be inspired by the jellyfish and other sea creatures in Harry Clarke’s Eve of St Agnes window in this art workshop with artist Emma O’Toole.

When Sat 20th Jan from 2-3
Where Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane
How much? Fee €5. Early booking recommended as places are limited. To book a place please call 01 2225550.
Ages suitable for 3-6 year olds with guardians in attendance

Early Years: The Butterfly & The Mockingbird

A delightful music performance from an outstanding duo that will take you on a musical tour of traditional, classical and other world music!

When Sun 28 Jan at 10:30am & 12pm. Approx 45 minutes duration.
Where The Ark, 11a Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
How much? €12.50/€9.50* (20% off for members) Tickets on sale to The Ark’s Members from Tue 21 Nov and then on general sale on Tue 28 November
Ages suitable for3-6 year olds and their parents


Czech Philharmonic Family Concert

Dvořák, the story-teller featuring The Golden Spinning Wheel, Op. 109

Whether looking for jazz in a Stravinsky score, explaining a Mahler symphony, or picking out harmonies in a Stevie Wonder song, Jonathan James enjoys finding the right way in for the listener and leaving them with a new-found enthusiasm for the music. This family concert will take the audience on a journey through Dvořák’s vivid musical telling of the macabre but romantic Czech folk tale, complete with a king, a beautiful girl, her wicked step-sister, a magician and his magical golden spinning wheel!

When 3pm on Sunday February 18th
Where The National Concert Hall – Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2
How much? Prices: €15, Child €10, Family Ticket €45 Family Tickets are for four people with a maximum of two adults, the others being children aged seventeen or under.
Ages suitable for the whole famil


We hope that you have a great week.

ClapHandies PlayLabs usually happen around the Dublin area throughout the week – although are now on Christmas break until January 8th 2018

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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