Events for the weekend (17&18 June)



Bike Week 2017 (various locations) - 10 - 18 June



Skerries Midsummer Festival - 15 - 18 June



Pond Dipping in the National Botanic Gardens - 17 June


Explore the weird and wonderful diversity of insects and minibeasts living in and around the pond at the National Botanic Gardens. Perfect your technique with guidance from the experts and learn how to identify the amazing creatures you have captured. Once you have discovered the hidden life of ponds you will never look at them the same way again!


Early Years Workshops: Making Music Together in The Ark - 17 June


Using a fun easy-to-follow colour-coded system and animated music games, Dabbledoo guarantees that any aspiring musician (young or old) will instantly be singing and playing along together. Everyone gets an instrument and everyone gets to join in. 


Summer Solstice Forest Fundraiser at Killiney Hill - 17 June


All welcome to join us, Amanda & Felicity, on Saturday 17th June from 15.45 - 18.00 for a fun-filled afternoon of Yoga, singing and drumming in the beautiful setting of Killiney Hill. We will begin with gentle & fun yoga for all the family. All welcome, children & adults. We will then take time to connect with our hearts, each other & our surroundings through the power of collective song, prayer & meditation.


Interactive Installations: Music, Movements & Light in The Ark - 17 June


Free Entry! Discover fascinating and quirky electronic sound installations by composer Jonathan Nangle.


Teddy Bear Picnic at Rathwood - 17 & 18 June



Teddy Bear's Picnic in Poppintree Park and Lucan Demesne - 18 June


Bring your favourite teddy for a fun nature walk in the park. Then stop for a picnic and story with the OWLS teddy bears! Suitable for young children and toddlers. Booking is essential.


Jack and the Giant Beanstalk in Lambert Puppet Theatre - 18 June





Family Drop by Demo in the National Botanic Gardens - 18 June



Learn to grow mini salads and sprouting shoots without soil! Microgreens are the small leafy sprouts of various edible plants. Packed with nutrients, they are quick to grow and especially great for kids to become little green thumbs. Join us to learn how you can grow these delicious greens very easily and all year long in your own home. 




Dublin Kite Festival in North Bull Island - 18 June



Last year’s Dublin Kite Festival attracted attendees from around the country, brandishing an array of kites ready to take to the skies and beautify the Dublin skyline with a jumble of colour. There was free entertainment all day long ensuring that attendees enjoyed a carefree Sunday afternoon reliving childhood memories of kite flying whilst having fun with friends and family.




Concert on the Bandstand in Bray - 18 June



Running over selected Sunday’s during the summer months. It will feature performances from the Bray Concert Band, The Garda Band, the Blanchardstown Brass Band and more. Starting at 2.30pm from June 11th 2017 on Bray’s iconic Bandstand.




Bark in the Park in Marlay Park - 18 June



Free Sunday Sketching in Hugh Lane Gallery - 18 June


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.



Have Fun!