Events for the weekend (12&13 August)



Dublin Horse Show at RDS - 9 - 13 August



Donabate - Portrane Summer Festival - 11 - 13 August



Fingal Film and Arts Festival at Swords Castle - 11 - 13 August



Dublin Rock'N Roll Festival in he City Centre - 11 - 13 August



Drop-in Art Making in the National Gallery - 12 August


All ages welcome. 


Goats and Kids Workshop in Airfield Farm - 12 August


If there was a competition for cuteness in Airfield then our kid goats would win every year.  The group will spend time in the goat enclosure investigating their house, giving them fresh beds and hay and treats. Working as a group we will experiment with homemade toys for the goats.


National Library's 140th Birthday Party in the National Library of Ireland - 12 August


Together with the National Museum, the National Library was founded in 1877, under the Dublin Science and Art Museum Act.  We're delighted to be joining with the Museum to host a programme of family-friendly activities celebrating 140 years of collecting, protecting and sharing the national collections.


Kingly Attire Drop-in Activity in the National Museum of Ireland (Archeology) - 12 August


Drop-in and explore Ireland at the time of Celtic Kings. Find out more about the mysterious bog bodies and what they may have worn to special ceremonies, then make your own leather armlet to take home! Free event for kids over 8.


Visual Art Workshops: Animal Shapeshifters! in The Ark - 12 & 13 August


3D craft workshop, where you will be making your own brightly coloured Transformation Mask using mixed media materials. What will you transform yourself in to?


Milo Bear's Picnic in Malahide Gardens - 12 & 13 August


Pack your favourite teddies and a picnic and join us for Milo Bear’s Picnic on Saturday 12th August or Sunday 13th from 12noon. Pick up your activity sheet and make your way around the woodlands to find Milo Bear’s forest friends! Come and enjoy a memorable day of fun, frolics and face painting! Tickets – Family tickets from only  €18.50 ( 2 adults & 2 children)


Family Fun Day in Drimnagh - 13 August



Hands on History Drop-in Activity in the National Museum of Ireland (Collins Barracks) - 13 August


A chance to explore some of the artefacts from the Museum’s collection of objects for handling with Museum educators - a fascinating drop-in handling session for all ages. 


Drop-in Workshop: Beach Days in the National Gallery - 13 August


Inspired by the collection and our exhibitions, these workshops are suitable for tiny tots (about 18 months) up to age 8. You can choose to stay for as long or as short a time as works for you. 


Fun Day & BBQ in Bluebell - 13 August



Storytelling Workshop in Bray - 13 August



Children's Workshop: Upside Down World in the National Gallery - 13 August


Sarah will show the participants how to make a camera obscura from a cardboard tube, explaining how it works, and why it was used. The participants will then be able to make their own camera obscura, before being brought to the courtyard in the Gallery to view the world upside down, looking at the windows and light through their new optical device. This workshop is suitable for children aged 8+. Maximum of 15 participants. Arrive early to avoid disappointment. 


And do not forget about the Shooting Stars over Dublin this Saturday ;) 



Have Fun!