last updated: 2020-06-17
Family events this weekend

Although the easing of restrictions has already started, many families still spend a lot of time inside (especially as it seems that marvellous May weather does not intend to return in June). Here are a few ideas, how to entertain the kids at home: 

Workout for beginners
While we are practicing social distancing, practice this fun work out at home. Practice with parental supervision and in a safe environment.
10at10 - RTE player
Join presenters Micheál Ó Ciaraidh and Gráinne Bleasdale getting active for 10 minutes of fun exercise, every morning at 10 O’ Clock.
Storynory
Storynory has been giving the world free audio stories since 2005.
Teach your monster to Read
The groundbreaking game that makes learning to read fun • Covers everything from letters and sounds to reading full sentences. • Designed in collaboration with leading academics. • Complements all synthetic phonics programmes used in schools. • Computer version is 100% free.
Khan Academy Kids
Inspire a lifetime of learning and discovery with our free, fun educational program for children ages two to seven.
GoNoodle
GoNoodle: Good Energy at Home offers free: • Movement, yoga, and mindfulness videos • Downloadable curricular activities • Recommended off-screen home activities
PE with Joe
I started the Body Coach TV with a goal to offer free home workouts to everyone, no matter what their fitness levels. It's taken me a long time to grow it but it now has over 250+ free workouts and reaches millions of people all over the world.
Dublin Zoo Webcam
Watch the Dublin Zoo animals live, wherever you are. Catch a glimpse of the giraffes, zebras and rhinos on the African Savanna, get a birds-eye view of the penguins or watch the wondrous herd of Asian elephants bathe and chomp on their lunch with our live animal cams.
Free Audiobooks from David Walliams
The World of David Walliams is releasing an audio story from The World’s Worst Children every day for the next 30 days! Keep the kids busy with these daily audio treats, perfect for tea-and-biscuit breaks!
3D animals in your room
Last year, Google introduced a new way for people to interact with their favourite animals online, thanks to augmented reality.
Coding for fun!
We've scrapped our normal subscription fees and opened up our online coding platform to help kids stay engaged and keep learning during these uncertain times. Head to our website for two awesome lesson plans where your children can build their very own games with step by step instructions, and you can hopefully enjoy some much-needed peace!
Hogwarts Digital Escape Room
You can complete this escape room as a group or as individual. You can compete against friends and try it multiple times. Just make sure you have fun!
Escape from Home
An escape room is a real-life adventure game in which players are locked in a room filled with puzzles. In order to leave the room, participants must solve the puzzles within a given period of time. Escape from home works in the same way except that you will need to escape your home not on particular room.
Craft a Samurai inspired "Bird" helmet
Museum Guide Renata Pekowska will show you how to make a bird helmet inspired by the Samurai Armour on display in the Out of Storage Gallery at the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Art & History Museum, Collins Barracks. Contact the Museum to show us how your version looks!
History at Home Pack from EPIC museum
While on lockdown, discover a whole new world with our Explorer Pack - the latest in EPIC’s series of fun-filled history resources for children.
Colour Fingal Booklet
Hope you all enjoy our Colour Fingal booklet. This is a great initiative for children and adults to relax your mind with the soothing art of colouring in. The attractions of Fingal are an added bonus.
Orchard Toys Activity Sheets
Our fun and educational activity sheets are perfect for learning at home. The activity sheets cover a range of learning goals including language and literacy to number and counting skills and can be used to support independent learning. Don’t forget to share your completed activity sheets using #OrchardToysThingsToDo.
Circus from Budapest
Amazing performance from Budapest.
Cabinteely House virtual tour
Take a 3D virtual tour around Cabinteely House.
Marlay Park virtual tour
Take a 3D virtual tour around Marlay House.
Birdsong Challenge
Recognising birdsong is an important skill if you want to find and see birds in the wild. Often, birds are very good at "camouflage" or hiding in the places where they live. Ornithologists, the people who study birds, often have to use the birds' songs in order to find them.