Events for the weekend (4&5 Nov)


If walking is not for you, yet it would be good to get out this weekend, here is a list what Dublin offers for families:



Halloween Harvest Display at the National Botanic Gardens - from 14 Oct




Dundrum on Ice - 27 Oct - 14 Jan




Halloween Family Fun at Kildare Maze - 28 Oct - 5 Nov




Halloween at Red Mountain Open Farm - 28 Oct - 5 Nov




Glendeer Fantastic Halloween Event - 28 Oct - 5 Nov 




Halloween Mid-term Activities at The Ark - 28 Oct - 5 Nov


Over eight days, come and enjoy our mid-term music workshops, marvel at the aerial performers in Strange Feathers and have a boogie in our free outdoor Dracula's Disco!



Children's Mid-term Tales at Glasnevin Cemetery - 28 Oct - 5 Nov


Designed especially for children this brand new tour will showcase some of the cemetery's most entertaining stories. This Mid-Term, bring the whole family to hear fascinating tales of torpedoed ships, assassinated parrots and graverobbing galore. €7 per person.



Halloween themed self-guided woodland walk at Airfield Farm - 28 Oct - 5 Nov




Dublin Book Festival - 2 - 9 Nov




Alice out of Wonderland in Rathwood  - 3 - 5 Nov


Recommended age 9 and under. Book early to avoid disappointment!



Come Fly a Kite Workshop in St Catherine's Park - 4 Nov




Natural History Museum celebrates 160: Museum Open Day in the National Museum of Ireland - 4 Nov


The Dead Zoo is 160 years old! Join us for this special open day as we celebrate the 160th anniversary of the Museum of Natural History opening to the public. Drop-in and meet a range of scientists from the Museum and from organisations that add and research the Museum's collections and contribute to science in Ireland. Discover more about how some specimens came to be given to the Museum and how the collections are used today. On the day meet and greet scientists such as zoologists, geologists, and palaeontologists that work with our collections, as well as artists and even a taxidermist! Organisations that will be at the museum on the day include the National Biodiversity Data Centre, Geological Survey of Ireland, Birdwatch Ireland, Irish Whale and Dolphin Group, National Parks and Wildlife Service, the Herpetological Society of Ireland and TCD Museum of Zoology. Recommended age: 9+. 



STEM Saturday in Cabinteely Library - 4 Nov


Join us this week for STEM Saturday in Cabinteely Library from 11am. Open ended, creative play for kids aged 4-8 and their grown-ups. We'll also have regular wooden blocks for any eager younger siblings.



Jack and the Beanstalk in Lambert Puppet Theatre - 4 & 5 Nov




Make your Own Bird Feeder at Rathfarnham Castle - 5 Nov


Make your own bird-feeders from recycled material (it’s very ‘cheep-cheep’!). Hang them in your garden and let nature work its magic! Suitable for children aged 5 – 11. Children must be accompanied by an adult and be prepared for sticky fingers! Materials supplied. This event is free.



Drop-in Family Session in the National Gallery - 5 Nov


Join us for a free art-making workshop where children and their parents/guardians/carers are encouraged to work together on creative projects. No booking is required. 



Flint and Steel Fires! workshop in Tymon Park - 5 Nov




Tree Climbing and Games in St Anne's Park - 5 Nov




Sunday Sketching at Hugh Lane Gallery - 5 Nov


During these free sketching workshops for families we invite you to explore and respond together to our collection and temporary exhibitions through discussion and drawing. Bring your own sketchbook along or avail of the drawing materials provided. No booking required, although numbers may be limited. Suited for ages 6+.



Have Fun!