Fri 23rd – Thu 29th Dec – Family friendly events in and around Dublin

Fri 23rd – Thu 29th Dec – 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 and 
we know how frustrating that can be with little one’s in tow.
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‘Space Age Christmas’

The Gallery’s Christmas Family Art Holiday is the longest running museum activity in Ireland and is now firmly part of the tradition of Christmas in Dublin

When: Wednesday 28th December from 3-3.50pm
Where: National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2
How much: Free
Ages: Suitable for 4-10 year olds
Events are free, no booking necessary.
Numbers limited to 40, on a first-come, first-served basis. Arrive early to secure a place.
Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Workshops last 50 minutes.
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The Snow Queen

The Gallery’s Christmas Family Art Holiday is the longest running museum activity in Ireland and is now firmly part of the tradition of Christmas in Dublin

When: Thursday 29th December from 3-3.50pm
Where: National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2
How much: Free
Ages: Suitable for 4-10 year olds
Events are free, no booking necessary.
Numbers limited to 40, on a first-come, first-served basis. Arrive early to secure a place.
Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Workshops last 50 minutes.
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Take a Trail: Winter Trail Activity Booklet

Drop-In to the Museum and challenge yourself to our winter trail to see how people from the Stone Age up to the Medieval Period had fun and celebrated different feasts in winters gone by when days were cold and nights were long.

When: From December 1st – 31st.
Where: National Museum of Ireland, Kildare Street (Archaeology)
How much: Free
Ages: All welcome
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ClapHandies gift vouchers are valid for all of our programmes: PlayLabs, baby massage, PlayParty and first aid courses. Give a thoughtful and practical present this Christmas to someone with a baby, wobbler or toddler. Contact us at office@claphandies.com for more information.
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Christmas Family Activity Trails

During the December, pick up one of our free Christmas activity trails for families to explore the Museum, seek out festive objects on display in the museum. Complete the trail by adding a decoration to our Christmas tree!

When: 1st – 31st December from 10-5pm
Where: National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History)
How much: Free
Ages: Suitable for all
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New year, New family friendly career?

PlayLab Leaders (2 to 5 mornings per week)

We are currently looking to hire up to two new PlayLab Leaders working two to five mornings per week. Venues are allocated to leaders based on their location so that travel time makes sense. Would suit an outgoing self-driven person who loves the idea of working with babies and toddlers. Our PlayLab leaders have a range of backgrounds (Montessori graduates, early child care training, drama etc.) they all have a special something that makes them perfect for this role. You will need your own car, strong singing voice essential. Extensive training provided. Email jobs@claphandies.com to hear more.

PlayParty Leaders (Weekend work)

We are currently looking to hire PlayParty Leaders to work Saturdays and Sundays (you could sign up to only work 2 weekends per month if that suited). Parties are held in our venues and in customers homes. Own car essential, training provided. Email jobs@claphandies.com to hear more.

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Live animal crib

The much loved IFA Live Animal Crib, a joint initiative between Dublin City Council and the Irish Farmers’ Association will celebrate its 21st year at the front of the Mansion House.

When: Now until December 24th. From 11am-5pm, closing at 1pm on Christmas Eve
Where: Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2
How much: Entrance is free, but donations are welcome to the Mansion House Fuel Fund, one of Dublin’s oldest charities.
Ages: everyone welcome
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The Moving Crib

A delightful experience awaits you each Christmas season at the Apostolate’s premises in 42 Parnell Square. The moving crib brings us back to simpler times and has fascinated generations of children from Dublin and all over Ireland for more than half a century.

When: from now until Jan 8th. Mon-Fri 2pm-6pm, weekends 11.30-6pm. (Closed Dec 24th, 25th, 26th and 1st January 2017)
Where: 42 Parnell Square
How much: Free, donations happy received
Ages: All ages welcome
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We hope that you have a great week, ClapHandies PlayLabs  happen around the Dublin area.

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

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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