last updated: 2019-08-07
Family events this weekend
The second weekend of August seems pretty busy in Dublin:
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!
Pond Dipping (Botanic Gardens) - 15 June, 13 Jul, 10 Aug
Explore the weird and wonderful world of insects and mini-beasts living in and around the pond at the National Botanic Gardens. Perfect your technique with guidance from the experts and learn how to identify the amazing creatures you have captured. Once you have discovered the hidden pond life you will never look at ponds the same way again! Age: 8+
Teddy Bear Picnic (Rathwood) - until 1 Sept
Rathwood’s Teddy Bear Picnic Adventure is Ireland’s most popular kids picnic. We invite you to share in the magic and join us on a journey through the Enchanted Forest to visit the Teddies as they prepare for the biggest picnic of the year.
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.
Summer Kids Event in Jervis SC - Saturdays
This Summer, we are hosting an amazing programme of FREE family events every Saturday in July and August so read on to find out what we have in store!
Scrapefoot in The Ark - 2 July - 31 Aug
Goldilocks wasn’t always blonde! In fact, over time she has morphed from a fox called SCRAPEFOOT into an old hag, and finally into the Goldilocks we know today. What remains the same in each version of the story, is that they each entered a house in the woods (when nobody was home), to feast, sleep and shelter.
The Big Brick Exhibition (Farmleigh) - 29 June - 1 Sept
Fans of the Big Brick Experience will be excited to see the new sets added to the collection for this year. Michael has added the Fire Station to the LEGO Winter Village series, and the latest Modular Building, the Corner Garage. The LEGO Modular Buildings are some of the most detailed LEGO Sets with loads of playability and also the best value for money.
Summer Kids' Drop-by Activities (Botanic Gardens) - Sundays
Kids, join us for fun activities in the dedicated Children’s Erasmus Education Garden! Each week we will have a different activity to help you to become an expert gardener. Sow your own vegetable and flower seeds, make seed bombs, design bug hotels or re-use everyday things to create your own piece of eco-art. Check out our Facebook page to find out the week’s activity in advance!
Summer Tours in Glasnevin Cemetery - Saturdays in August
Back for summer 2019, we have the Children's Summer Tours. The history of Glasnevin Cemetery will be brought to life with this family friendly tour.
Dog's Day out in Moran Park - 11 Aug
These are the ‘dog days’ of summer so no better time to stage an event dedicated to everyone's best friend. This faithful family pet will be the centre of attention from 1pm to 5pm on Sunday August 11th 2019 in Moran Park, Dún Laoghaire (beside dlr LexIcon) for Dog's Day Out.
Summer Concerts in St Enda's Park - Sundays in August
For the next three Sundays, we are offering some great events to enjoy in the Park. After lunch sit back to relax at one of our Summer Concerts starting at 3pm.
Donabate - Portrane Summer Festival - 9 - 11 Aug
It’s definitely a weekend not to be missed! There is so much going on so make sure you get down to Portrane Green over the weekend.
Bubble Rush in Malahide - 11 Aug
Bubble Rush is a fun run with a difference - lots of coloured bubbles! You'll start in a sea of foam and then take on four different coloured bubble stations, where foam canons create an incredi-bubble 4ft bubble bath! Run, walk, toddle or dance your way around the family-friendly course.
Dubin Horse Show in RDS - 7 - 11 Aug
The ever-popular Keeling's Kids' Zone is back to keep the little ones entertained, not only with an inflatable slide, a bouncy castle and an activity zone, along with face-painting and pony rides, but also, Keelings will be back to teach your kids how to ‘love to grow’ through interactive demonstrations!
Playstival in Airfield Park - 10 & 11 Aug
Returning to Airfield Estate for its second year this August on Saturday the 10th & Sunday the 11th, Playstival is the Spectacular festival of play and music for kids and their parents.
Family Fun and Fit Fest in The Square - 10 Aug
Our Family Fun & Fit Fest is coming to The Square Tallaght on Saturday 10th August. East Car Park on Level 1 from 12pm-5pm. For kids big and small! With lots of fun challenges, LIVE on stage workouts, DJ, prizes and dancing , and heaps of fun-filled activities throughout the day! We will have special guest Calum Best and his celebrity friends joining us (from 2pm) ,with tasty food to keep you going throughout the day!