Events for the weekend (16&17 Sept)



Autumn is here, the days are getting shorter and shorter and the weather is getting colder and colder. However, if you skim through this list, you will see that Dublin is as exciting for families as it was in the summer, so no need to worry that you will be bored at the coming weekend:  


XTreme Funfair in Millennium Park, Blanchardstown - 2 - 17 Sept



Sculpture in Context in the National Botanic Gardens - 9 Sept - 14 Oct



Fingal Fleadh and Fair at Swords Castle - 15 - 17 Sept



Kerkus Forest School Workshops in Deer Park - 16 Sept



Family Workshop Day in the National Concert Hall - 16 Sept



BlueFire Street Fest at Smithfield Square - 16 Sept


BlueFire Street Fest is the only World Cultures multidisciplinary arts festival in Europe. An Aladdin’s Cave of Cultural Delights, we celebrate & showcase the diverse arts being produced in our multicultural city. The festival encompasses 10 zones including Street Performers, World Music on the Main Stage, Workshops & Live Street Art.


BBE Family Fun Day at Annesley Williams Skoda, Dublin 9 - 16 Sept


BBE is delighted to announce that we completed our 10,000th emergency medical transport for our Dublin Hospitals on the 7th of August, 2017. That equates to 10,000 trips (and approximately 16,000 items) transported completely free of charge between the hospitals, labs and clinics we serve since 2013. To celebrate this major milestone, Blood Bikes East, in conjunction with the students of Smurfit Business School, will run a family fun day on the 16th of September 2017 at Annesley Williams Skoda on the Old Airport Road, Dardistown. The event will begin at 12 noon with fun activities for all the family throughout the day until 5pm. A short presentation ceremony will follow with our volunteers, sponsors and partner hospitals from 5pm to 6pm.


Terenure Family Fun Day in Bushy Park - 16 Sept


Family Day is back. We had over 3000 people attend last year. Massive Craic! Pop this in your diary for Saturday 16th Sept. Market from 11am, the Party kicks off at 1pm. Live Entertainment all day and loads and loads of other fun to be had with our bouncy castles and face painters. Live entertainment all day.


MEASC Festival at Merrion Square - 17 Sept


Join us and discover the beauty and richness of culture, faith and community in Dublin City! A family fun day event packed with great entertainment from musicians and dancers, arts and crafts bazaar, games, amazing food from world cuisine, yoga and meditation and much more!


Turning Seeds into Music Workshop in St Anne's Park and Corkagh Park - 17 Sept


A fun event collecting seeds around the park and using them for games and even to make some simple muscial instruments. An event for all the family! For more information or to book a place contact Turtle at


Little Red Riding Hood in Lambert Puppet Theatre - 17 Sept



Drop-in Workshop in the National Gallery - 17 Sept


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. 


Sunday Sketching at Hugh Lane Gallery - 17 Sept



Family Portrait Workshop in the National Museum of Ireland (Collins Barracks) - 17 Sept



Online Family Treasure Hunt at Dun Laoghaire Pier - 17 Sept


Dun Laoghaire Harbour are running a treasure hunt this Sunday 17th September. Its a family event that encourages children and their families to learn more about this harbour during its 200th year. 14 Questions have been created by our harbour master and all answers can be found on the East Pier.

Have Fun!