last updated: 2019-03-29
Family events this weekend
Junior Explorer Tour (Croke Park) - 23 Feb - 18 May
The GAA Museum at Croke Park has announced it will be bringing back it’s wildly popular Junior Explorer Tour for young families on Saturday mornings from 23rd February to 18th May. An additional tour has also been added on Friday 22nd February to kick start the tours during their mid-term break!
Board Games Rediscovered (The Ark) - 13 April - 23 June
Throw the dice and enter a colourful and creative world of board games in this exhibition from the Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood, London.
Easter Kids Drop-by Activities (Botanic Gardens) - 14 - 28 April
Join us for fun spring time garden activities in the dedicated Children’s Erasmus Education Garden! Check out our Facebook page to find out the week’s activity in advance. Suitable from ages 4 and up. All children must bring their own grown up. Time: 11.00am, 11.30am, 3.00pm & 3.30pm No bookings required, first come first served.
Luggwoods Easter Egg Hunt - 13 - 22 April
The Easter Bunny has been hard at work in Luggwoods this year. He has left out lots of Eggs on his magical forest trail for all the boys and girls to collect.
Easter Eggperience at Rathwood - 13 - 24 April
Watch out... Freddy Fox is back and will be causing Havoc this Easter at Rathwood. The Easter bunny doesn’t know what to do... But Little Red Riding Hood is here to help. She knows EGGactly what Freddy the Fox is like and will be able to save Easter but only with your help...
Easter Egg Hunt (Tymon Park) - 21 April
The OWLS team have had a message from the Easter Bunny and we have heard that they may have paid a visit to Tymon Park. Join us for a fun event searching for eggs and playing games. We will also be learning about birds nests, how they make them and what kind of trees to build them in! This event is suitable for all the family.
Mad Hatters Tea Party (Deer Park) - 21 April
Easter may be late this year but make sure you're not late for a very important date with the Mad Hatters Tea Party starting at 1pm in Deerpark, Mount Merrion this Easter Sunday April 21st. Not only will we be celebrating Easter but also we will be starting a whole new season of exciting dlr Events.
Malahide Easter Festival - 19 - 22 April
Family Festival of Fun.
Nutgrove Chocolate Party - 20 April
Don't miss the Nutgrove Chocolate Party next Saturday 20th April 12pm - 4pm. Free, family fun with characters, chocolate workshops, face painting and more! Plus keep an eye out for our in centre Chocolate Treasure Hunt starting next week!
Make your own X's and O's! (The Ark) - 20 - 27 April
People all around the world have been playing X’s and O’s (also known as noughts and crosses or Tic Tac Toe) for thousands of years. Now it’s your turn to add your own unique, creative spin on this well-known game.
Fantastical Creatures (Hugh Lane Gallery) - 20 April
In this art workshop for 9-12 year olds with Kimberly Griffith we will be inspired by objects in Mark Dion’s exhibition, and will work together to create large scale sculptures of fantastical sea creatures and dinosaurs using recycled materials. Fee €7, booking required through
Sunday Sketching (Hugh Lane Gallery) - 21 April
During these free sketching workshops for families we invite you to explore and respond to our collection and temporary exhibitions through discussion and drawing. Bring your own sketchbook or avail of the materials provided. Free, no booking required, although places may be limited. Suitable for ages 6 yrs+
Drop-in Family Workshop (National Gallery) - 21 April
At our drop-in workshops, 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. Suitable for children of all ages.
Barracks Easter Egg Hunt - 21 April
Take this egg-straordinary trail through the Museum’s exhibitions and test your knowledge to find the Museum’s golden egg. Complete the trail to receive an egg-cellent edible reward! Pick up your free Trail at Museum reception. No booking required.
Tulip Festival (Powerscourt Gardens) - 19 April - 5 May
What could be more beautiful than the sight of 10,000 Tulips floating in the breeze at Powerscourt Gardens? Well, how about 14,000 Tulips! This year, the tulip festival at Powerscourt is back and bigger than ever with an additional 4,000 Tulip bulbs planted. The Head Gardener Alex and his team have been working hard for months; selecting both favourite and unusual tulip varieties, planning layout and colour schemes and of course, planting and tending to the bulbs to ensure a beautiful display fo
Science Magic (Mill Theatre) - 20 April
Triple award-winning Irish comedian & scientist, Donal Vaughan, brings his hugely popular science, comedy, magic family show back to Dundrum. Using only things you find around the house, he will perform amazing tricks to show how magical science can be. Wanna see a potato rocket launcher? Or conjure dragons breath? How about a vomiting unicorn? Or course you do.
Easter Workshop (EPIC) - 20 April
Join us for part of our Easter programme at EPIC the Irish Emigration Museum as we explore the Irish legend of the Púca with a series of fun activities. A mischievous shapeshifter, the Púca often appears as a rabbit or hare to teach humans a lesson or two!
Rainbow Phil Easter Special (St Anne's Park) - 16 - 27 April
Things will kick off with a few of the usual songs to get everyone warmed up and ready for the main event, which will be a half sung half spoken performance of The Gruffalo story using various puppets and props, followed by a rendition of the Gruffalo Song. We’ll round things off with bubbles, parachute and, of course, the Hokey Cokey!!