Events for the weekend (27 & 28 May)














Fortunately this weekend will not be as busy as the previous one, so it will be a wee bit easier to decide what to do and where to go as a family. :) 


Dublin Dance Festival (various locations) - 18 - 28 May


Dublin Dance Festival is the leading dance event on the Irish arts calendar. Each year in May, the Festival brings together dance artists and choreographers from across the world to share vibrant contemporary dance with audiences in Ireland.


Biodiversity Week (various locations) - 19 - 28 May


Over the course of nine days, from 19th – 28th May 2017, up to 50 FREE, family friendly events will be taking place all over Ireland celebrating our diverse species and habitats.


International Literature Festival (various locations) - 20 - 29 May


With readings, discussions, debates,workshops, performance and screenings, the festival creates a hotbed of ideas. Children’s fiction is well represented and we are spoilt for choice with the calibre of Irish language writers. Come celebrate many specially commissioned events in the City of Words.


Family Day 2017 in Smithfield Square - 27 May


Come along and join us for the festivities in Smithfield Square, Dublin 7 from 1 to 5pm. Enjoy brilliant MC, Magician Brian Daly plus music, dance, games, arts and crafts, fun workshops and much more for all ages. All entertainment is free of charge.


Children's Workshop: Budding Botanist - Collecting and Pressing Flowers in the Botanic Gardens - 27 May


Booking is essential, admission is free. 


Jack and the Giant Beanstalk in Lambert Puppet Theatre - 27 May



Mindfulness for Teens Workshop at Yo-Yo Yoga - 27 May


Nicola will provide instruction on mindfulness techniques to help give young people these life long tools to navigate life's challenges such as exam or other stress, peer pressure, technology overload and more. Guest instructor Katie will provide instruction on pressure points using techniques which are clear, simple and can be incorporated to any moment of the day. Places limited so booking essential.


Free Guided Tours of St Edna's Fascinating Follies in St Enda's Park - 27 May



Family Yoga at Studio 72 - 28 May


Spend an hour of fun filled yoga through games, song, partner poses and more at our monthly family yoga session. Open to all abilities from 4 years upwards. Eu15 for one adult and child, eu5 for each additional person. Booking is essential.


Teddy Bear's Picnic in Killruddery House and Gardens - 28 May


Mr and Mrs Bear return to Killruddery for an annual family favourite. They bring fun traditional games to play, like hula hoops and giant chess. We will also be visited by some special doctors who will cure all your teddy bears’ ailments.


Public Tour: Eileen Gray in the National Museum of Ireland (Collins Barracks) - 28 May


Join a public tour of the Eileen Gray gallery, exploring one of the most influential designers and architects of the 20th century. Booking is not required, places are allocated on a first come - first served basis. Suitable for adults and children over 7. 


Bark in the Park in St Anne's Park - 28 May



Free Sunday Sketching in Hugh Lane Gallery - 28 May


During these workshops for families we invite you to explore and respond to our permanent collection and temporary exhibitions such as Port Life: Eugeen van Mieghem, through discussion and drawing. Parents must stay with children at all times. Bring your own sketchbook along or avail of the drawing materials provided. Suitable for kids over 4.


Weekly Family Workshop at IMMA - 28 May 


Get creative together as a family, explore artworks with IMMA staff, and enjoy a hands-on workshop in the galleries. Explorer’s drop-in, fun and free.


Have Fun!