Friday, 16 May 2014

Family Day Festival

One Family presents its annual Family Day Festival this weekend on Sunday, 18 May 2014 in Iveagh Gardens, Dublin 2. from 11am to 5pm. There will be a magician, music, dancing, expert talks on parenting and diverse family issues, and spoken word performers on the topic of ‘family’.

Workshops and entertainment offered on the day also include:
* A series of 5 yoga workshops from the Elbow Room with a session to suit each member of the family from pregnancy yoga to baby yoga to kids, teens and adults classes
* Fighting Words encouraging children to create their own stories
* Gaiety School of Acting presenting an acting workshop
* Imaginosity with singing and story-telling all day
* Printing Wanted posters and making origami hats with the National Print Museum
* Making butter with Daisy Cottage Farm
* Holiday destinations for families in Ireland such as Hotel Westport
* Play workshops for adults and children with Abrakedabra
* The Irish Landmark Trust inviting visitors into a recreation of one of its quirky heritage properties in the Iveagh Gardens, itself a beautiful heritage site
* DCC Boxing in the Community workshops with the rumour of an Irish Olympian in attendance
* The Ark Children’s Museum with comic visual arts activities
* DCC Library Services, the Red Cross and many more with activities and demonstrations
* Facepainting, balloon modelling, many other entertainers and the occasional surprise throughout the day

On hand will be e a variety of key organisations working for and with families and children in Ireland today, sharing information about their services and with fun activities to enjoy. These include One Family, GLEN, Marriage Equality, Treoir, New Communities Partnership, ISPCC and Children’s Rights Alliance. Those who cannot attend the festivities in the Iveagh Gardens are encouraged to host their own Family Day event which can be included on the Family Day site by emailing details to

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