Local family event guide – Friday 4th – Thursday 10th January 2019
Take a look at all the family friendly events happening in and around Dublin 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.
The Brickx Club is hosting a 1-day LEGO® New Year camp
Where Ongar Community Centre, Ongar Road
How much? €25 per child – Please txt 087-7791966 to book your place.
Ages suitable for 4-12 with all abilities
As part of First Fortnight Tallaght Library presents “Inside Out”.
Where Tallaght Library, Library Square, D24
How much? There is no mention of price
Ages suitable for all welcome and children must be accompanied by an adult
Solve our puzzle and help us to piece together some archaeological objects from the Museum’s collection including the Ardagh Chalice and the Loughnashade Trumpet by piecing the paper ‘fragments’ together!
Where National Museum of Ireland, Kildare Street (Archaeology)
How much? Free
Ages suitable for children 6+ and their adults
Join artist Fala Buggy for a special family workshop inspired by The Much More Magnificent 7 project.
At our drop-in workshops, children and their parents/guardians/carers are encouraged to work together on creative projects. Drop-in and stay for as long (or as little!) as you wish.
Where Sunday 6th Jan between 11.30-1.30pm
How much? free
Ages suitable for children of all ages
Join renowned storyteller Nuala Hayes in the Museum’s Out of Storage Gallery to hear stories and tales that reflect this special day in January, Nollaig na mBan, or Little Christmas and the coming of the Three Wise Men. Nuala’s stories will include Cailleachaí Sliabh na mBan – The Fairy Hill’s on Fire, The Three Gifts and a story from Norway called The Devil’s Handmill.
Where National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History)
How much? Free, No booking required, places allocated on a first-come basis.
Ages suitable for adults and children 5+
During these free sketching workshops for families we invite you to explore and respond to our collection and temporary exhibitions through discussion and drawing.
Bring your own sketchbook or avail of the drawing materials provided.
Where Dublin City Galley, The Hugh Lane
How much? Free, no booking required, although places may be limited.
Ages suitable for Suitable for ages 6yrs+
Yet again, one of Dublin’s oldest treasures, The Moving Crib at 42 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1 will be opening its doors this Christmas Season from the 27th of November. This is its 62nd year captivating generations of families. Children and adults alike and best of all it’s FREE!
It’s history and old world charm is unchanged and has led to many describing it as a wonderful hidden gem in Dublin City and “a real Dublin Institution” that will give you “a warm glow for the true meaning of Christmas”.
Winding your way down to the basement of this stunning Georgian building, you are greeted with a montage of many historical / fun stories, including Noah’s Ark, The Wise Men and many more, its scenes, competitions, an illusion wall and a little touch of magic are all sure to guarantee a fun day out for all the family!
Children are encouraged to draw and colour a Leaf, cut out the shape and bring it with them so that they can be placed in the Garden of Eden forever.
The Moving Crib, the mention of which always evokes a smile and fond memories of Dublin in the ‘rare auld times’ is the only one of its kind built in Ireland (if not the world); it is a historical and entertaining experience. This Dublin landmark is as captivating today as it was when it first opened its doors in 1956 and admission is still FREE.
Where St Martin Apostolate, 42 Parnell Square West, Rotunda, Dublin 1, Ireland
How much? donations are appreciated
Ages suitable for everyone
Fun, educational activities for pre-school children and their parent/guardian who helps their child participate, promoting literacy skills.
Where Lucan Library, SuperQuinn Shoppping centre, Lucan
How much? Free, booking available here
Ages suitable for pre-school children and their parent/guardian
Is your little one a fussy eater? Are you going through the weaning process? Or maybe you’re looking for some healthy ideas for lunch boxes.
As part of the Dunnes Stores Baby Event, Dunnes Stores Blanchardstown are hosting a nutritional event on Thursday 10 January 2019. The guest speaker is Aveen Bannon from The Dublin Nutrition Centre and all topics ranging from weaning to lunchbox contents are going to be discussed.
Aveen Bannon is a household name when it comes to kiddy nutrition and is currently considered one of the top dietitians in the country. Founder of The Dublin Nutrition Centre, Aveen regularily appears in national media. Aveens’ qualifications include a Honors Degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics and she has a keen interest in health promotion and nutrition education.
This event is kindly sponsored by SMA® Nutrition but Aveen will be acting independently – feel free to ask any questions you might have.
The event takes place in Dunnes Stores Blanchardstown at 10.30. complimentary tea, coffee and pastries will be provided. The events are always a huge hit with parents so make sure you SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS!
Book your ticket for this fab event today! It’s sure to be a good one!
Where Dunnes Stores Blanchardstown
How much? Free
Ages suitable for all welcome
Pre book or pop the events below into your diary for future family fun.
Join a creative workshop 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.
Where Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin
How much? €10. Booking Essential. For details phone (01) 804 0319/ 857 0909 or email email@example.com
Ages suitable for – 4 to 7 year olds and 8-12 year olds
Be inspired by the snowy landscape of Courbet’s painting Diligence in the Snow during this wintery workshop
Where Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane
How much? €7 bookable through this link
Ages suitable for 3-6 year olds
Meet the King who has banned feelings and colours from his Kingdom in this fun and interactive workshop for 3 to 5 years olds and their grown-ups. In partnership with First Fortnight.
The King finds feelings confusing so he says no one can laugh or cry when he’s around. Feelings of happiness, sadness or anger are not allowed. He wants everything and everyone to be grey and gloomy all day long – so he’s banished colours as well.
Be part of a group of brave, young adventurers who decide this can’t be right, so go an a mission to collect the missing feelings and colours and bring them back to the Kingdom.
Where The Ark, 11a Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
How much? €11.50/€8.50 per child (20% off for Members)
Ages suitable for 3-5 year olds and their adults
Have a go at playing traditional music on one of a range of instruments at our popular drop-in sessions for beginners. Part of the TradFest Children’s Hub 2019
Suitable for beginners or newcomers to Irish music, each participant will enjoy a short 15 minute introduction to playing one traditional instrument and complete a simple musical task on that instrument. Participants will get a certificate of participation at the end of the session.
Where The Ark, 11a Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
How much? Free entry. Places will be allocated on the day.
Ages suitable for everyone 6+
We hope that you have a great week.
ClapHandies PlayLabs happen around the Dublin area during term time
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 suitable for babies 6 weeks – 9 months.
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 .
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