last updated: 2019-10-17
Family events this weekend
Halloween is coming, but the spooky events have not really kicked in yet... Here is what Dublin offer this weekend:
St Catherine's Park Urban Market - Sundays until October
We're back again this weekend from 10.30 with a great line up of hot food traders, amazing baked goodies, freshly picked vegetables and really talented crafters! The market is going to grow each week and with almost double the amount of stalls from last time there is something for everyone to enjoy!
Drop-in Family Workshop (National Gallery) - Sundays
At our weekly drop-in workshop, children and their parents/guardians/carers are encouraged to work together on creative projects. Drop-in and stay for as long (or as little!) as you wish. These workshops are suitable for children of all ages.
Fun day in Frascati SC - Sat & Sun in Sept & Oct
Children's entertainment every Saturday and Sunday from 12-4pm! Storytelling, Magic, Balloon art and Face Painting.
The Haircut! (The Ark) - 10 Oct - 2 Nov
Labhraidh Loingseach has a secret. He wears his hair long and he has it cut only once a year. Once a year on the same night in the same place and in the same style. But never by the same barber.
Ticket collection for Samhain in Marlay Park - 19 & 20 Oct
If you are planning to collect wristbands at the Cricket Pitch in Marlay Park for Samhain this Saturday October 19th or Sunday October 20th from 2pm please remember: Wristbands will be available while stocks last or until 4pm on a strictly first come first served basis, limited to six per family. You can collect wristbands for the 3.30pm walk only, which will be tailored to suit people with special sensory needs, by using the signposted fast track collection lane.....
Mask Making Workshop (Blackrock Library) - 19 Oct
Space remaining for this Saturday’s Mask Making workshop with artist Tunde Toth at #BlackrockLibrary. Suitable for ages 7+. Maximum number of participants is 12, booking essential.
Family Storytime as Gaelige - 19 Oct
Beidh Sadhbh Devlin, Scríbhneoir Cónaithe dlr, linn chun roinnt scéalta a léamh dúinn. Join dlr Writer in Residence Sadhbh Devlin for a family storytime through Irish. Suitable for all ages. Booking is essential for this event, please contact Dalkey Library.
Halloween at Glasnevin - 20 Oct
This Sunday! Magicians, mathematicians, puzzles, art, magical plants, and gourds galore... All events suitable for kids. Join us from midday and take part in this spooktacular event. Don't forget to dress to distress!
Book Festival Rathgar - 19 Oct
Children's Book Festival at Christ Church Rathgar in Aid of Friends of St Luke's Hospital.
Decorated Pumpkin Competition - 19 Oct
Take part in our decorated pumpkin competition and your pumpkin can be part of a fantastic exhibition to be displayed in the Teak House. This unique event is a big hit with our visitors every year.
Halloween Spooktacular (Liffey Valley Retail Park)
Join us from 12pm on Saturday 19th October for FREE Halloween family fun at The Retail Park Liffey Valley. Count Dracula will be keeping the kids entertained with live performances. Our Halloween Characters will be in the retail park with Free candy, Free Green Popcorn and Free Green Candyfloss! Don't forget to dress-up!
Halloween in Bushy Park - 19 Oct
Family or group pumpkin decoration challenge. Come play with OWLS in Bushy park and search for some interesting seeds, nuts and leaves to decorate your very own pumpkin. Certificates awarded to pumpkins showing great imagination! We'll also be playing some Halloween games! 1 pumpkin supplied for each booking. Feel free to bring along your own if you wish.