As regards the weather, it tends to be quite chilly these days, but I hope this does not discourage anyone from having fun as a family. ;) Here is what Dublin offers this weekend:
Sculpture in Context in the National Botanic Gardens - 9 Sept - 14 Oct
Alice out of Wonderland at Rathwood - every weekend between 16 Sept and 7 Oct
Circus Vegas in Clontarf - 28 Sept - 8 Oct
Dublin Theatre Festival (various locations) - 28 Sept - 15 Oct
Dublin Festival of History (various locations) - 29 Sept - 14 Oct
SpudFest at Newbridge House and Farm - 7 Oct
Free Family Fun Day: Bouncy castles, fun lawn games with prizes, arts & crafts, face painting, BBQ with lots of tasty potato treats, vintage tractors and live music.
Hansel & Gretel in Lambert Puppet Theatre - 7 & 8 Oct
Drop-in Workshop at the National Gallery - 8 Oct
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.
Children's Art Workshop in Russborough House - 8 Oct
1 hour 15 mins, 3:00 - 4:15pm | €8 per child | Numbers limited to 15 children. Email booking opens Monday at 9am before each workshop. Suitable for kids 5-10 years old.
Busker Fleadh at Smithfield Square - 8 Oct
Eating Wild Workshop in Bushy Park and Corkagh Park - 8 Oct
Join us for a stroll around the park as we go in search for wild foods. A fun event looking for tasty foods to try like
blackberries, raspberries, hazelnuts and apples. Booking is essential.
Family Day with Ceol le Chéile at the National Concert Hall - 8 Oct
Join us for an interactive and immersive experience through the world of traditional Irish music. We’ll have lots of activities in the NCH, starting from 12pm. Come along and meet the musicians who will be playing later; jump into one of our bodhrán or tin whistle workshops, designed to get you playing straight away!; have your face painted and then follow the Ceol Le Chéile Treasure Hunt for hidden prizes; try out some of the instruments and learn how they are played. Packed lunches will be available from the Terrace Café.