Dublin local family event guide. Friday 23rd – Thursday 29th August 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.
This is a free event for the whole family with a great line up of performers from around the world, including children’s entertainment and other side attraction taking place throughout the day.
A most spectacular and diverse festival representing a global cultural integration, Festival of Nations showcases lots of exciting cultural activities all day long, all happening in one venue. There will be family-friendly activities include the Parade of Nations, Music & Dance performances, with a mix of 52 stands of organizations and various countries showing off their cultures and information displays, face painting, workshop, and much more!
Festival of Nations is organised by Diversity & Multicultural Initiative, and funded by the government of Ireland and supported by Dublin City Council’s NEIC program.
Sunday 24th of August 2019 from 12 noon to 6pm in Mountjoy Square Park, Dublin 1.
Join us at one of our weekly creative workshop’s
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.
Suitable for children of all ages.
When Sunday from 11.30am – 1.30pm, drop in
Where National Gallery, Merrion Square West
How much? Free
Ages suitable for? families
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 at 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.
Baby Boogie is a fun movement class lead by Jo Quinn, with musical instruments, parachutes, bubbles, feather blowing and scarf dancing.
This series of individual monthly workshops are intended to allow you and your child to explore different art mediums in an open and undirected way. There will be mess and there will be fun.
Tuesday 27th August, 10.20 am – 11.10 am & 11.30am-12.20pm (50 mins) Cost: €5 Per Child Per Workshop (accompanying adult is free). Booking and further information from Box Office on 01-8852622.
These workshops are designed for children aged 2-4 years. Please respect age limits as each workshop has been designed especially for this age range. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child. These sessions are only suitable for one parent/guardian and accompanying child (without siblings).
Pre book the events below for future family fun
Thursday 5 September, 11am-Noon
During this class for 1-3 year olds with artist Ashleigh Downey we will be exploring sights and sounds and be immersed in a sensory world of simple shapes, colours and textures. Fee €7, booking through eventbrite.ie required here.
Bring Along A Baby
Bring Along a Baby is an informal, relaxed, accessible chamber music recital of the highest standard, aimed primarily at parents, while babies or very young children sleep, feed and play.
There is no pressure to keep still or quiet, leaving parents free to sit back and enjoy the music. In fact, we encourage the babies to interact naturally with the music, and we have play mats and soft toys to this end.
Of course, the babies benefit from the music as well, so it’s a win-win.
When Sunday 28th September
Where National Concert Hall
How much? Adults are €13 and babies go free
Ages suitable for? Babies, wobblers and their adults
Kidspace x Fearless Moves Floor Fillers Brunch
We’re hosting a Fearless Moves Floor Fillers session and brunch at kidspaceindoorplay in Rathcoole on Sun 29th Sept at 10am.
It’s perfect for Mums and Dads who want to get a sweat on while the kids are having active fun in the play frames!
The ticket price also includes entry for 2 kids (worth €17)
Enjoy brunch afterwards with options for kids and parents! All the ticket deets are here: https://bit.ly/2K5Yt9W
Fearless Moves is a fitness event series that features a deadly music theme, a whopper instructor and most importantly, delish food after the workout session.