Dublin local family event guide

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Friday 26th April – Thursday 2nd May 2019

Take a look at 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.

Solar Powered Bunny-BOTS @ Cool Planet!

Kids will love this Easter workshop where their challenge is to design & make their very own solar-powered Bunny-Bot. 

Your creative innovators will have great fun seeing how these jittery-jumpy bunnies generate electricity from light – energy transfer (younger kids) & engineering design (older kids)!

And whose BOT will win the bunny-dash at the end of the workshop for an Easter treat? Book your places now to find out!

Kids bring their bunny-BOT away with them. All materials supplied

When Final day on Friday 26th April 11am or 1pm
Where The Cool Planet Experience, Powerscourt House, Enniskerry, Wicklow
How much? €20 – book through this link please
Ages suitable for? 7-14 year olds


Family-friendly tour

Join us for a special tour designed for children and their guardians, parents and carers.

Our aim is to make the artworks fun and engaging for kids, and to welcome families and visitors of all ages and encourage them to feel comfortable in the Gallery.

When Sunday’s 12.30-1.15
Where National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2
How much? Free
Ages suitable for? All welcome; no booking necessary.


Sunday Sketching

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 materials provided.

When Sunday’s drop in between 3-4pm
Where Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane
How much? Free
Ages suitable for? children 6+


Easter Kids’ Drop-by Activities

Join us for fun spring time garden activities in the dedicated Children’s Erasmus Education Garden! Check out our Facebook page to find out the week’s activity in advance.

When Sunday 28th at 11.00am, 11.30am, 3.00pm & 3.30pm
Where National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Children’s Erasmus Education Garden
How much? Free, first come first served
Ages suitable for? ages 4 and up. All children must bring their own grown up


Drop-in family workshop

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.

When Sunday’s between 11.30 and 1.30pm
Where National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

How much? Free
Ages suitable for? Suitable for children of all ages.



We hope that you have a great week.

ClapHandies run regular baby massage courses suitable for babies 6 weeks – 9 months. As well as benefits for your baby, it’s a really great way to make some new friends at the same stage of parenting as you are.

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?

If you are looking to organise a party for your little one maybe we can help?

We offer classic parties for pre-schoolers, then once your little one is at school we offer themed parties that children seem to LOVE!

Take a look at RealParties for more details.

Do you have an event you would like us to promote?, please email marie@claphandies.com giving as much notice as possible and if suitable we will try our best to add it to our weekly event guide.

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