Monday, 12 August 2013

Year of Illustration Family Events

Fingal County Council’s Arts Office, Children’s Books Ireland and Laureate na nÓg Niamh Sharkey are working together to present A Year of Illustration 2013. This collaboration, taking place throughout Fingal in 2013 aims to ensure children can flex their creative abilities in a wide range of workshops, monster drawing sessions and other arts activities in schools, child care facilities, community centres and venues across Fingal.

As part of the wider programme, three family events will take place in Farmleigh House (took place in July), Malahide Castle (24th August) & Draíocht (6th October). All family events are free to attend, there is no need to book just turn up on the day to register. All workshop materials will be provided. There may be lots of paint, so you are advises to dress appropriately.

Saturday August 24th at Malahide Castle

10.30- 12 Monster Doodle for under 6′s.
2.30- 4.00 Monster Doodle for ages 6 and over.
10.30- 4 The Picture book Treasure hunt
11-3 The Drop-In Book Clinic with Book Doctors

Saturday October 5th at Family Day at Draíocht, Blanchardstown

12-3 Drop in family Monster Doodle with Laureate na nÓg Niamh Sharkey

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Music For Fun at the NCH

Well this brings me back!

When I got wind Music For Fun was back in the NCH, I was whisked back to childhood and remember so fondly Music for Fun when I was a little kid.  I remember loving them! Witnessing an orchestra in concert for the first time stays with you and this is a really family friendly concert.  The audience is encouraged to participate.  I remember one kid always got the chance to go up on stage to be the conductor.  I remember my cousin doing it. Not sure if they still do that, but it must be an amazing feeling for the kid!   So without hesitation, I have bought tickets for my lot to go in September!  

Sunday September 22nd  - two concerts at 2pm and 5pm.

The concert is also in supporting Laura Lynn House, so another plus.   

Music for Fun

Friday, 9 August 2013

Scientific Sue's Incredible Illusions Show

Scientific Sue is back in Dublin's Science Gallery.  Her "Incredible Illusions" shows are all about illusions and magic and sound very entertaining. Find out the science behind how illusions work from flying toilet rolls to colour changes, experience some oozy slime, explosions, bangs and lots of magical science demonstrations.  What kid can't resist that!
€6 a ticket and a family ticket costs €20.  There will be two one hour shows on the 15th and 16th August at 11am and 1pm. 


Thursday, 8 August 2013

Phoenix Park Art Cart Workshops

If your little ones like art, free Children's Art Cart Workshops will be held in the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre from 10.30am to 12.30pm every Sunday from March 24th to December 22nd.
Children must be supervised by an adult.
Arrive early to avoid disappointment as there is a maximum number of 20 per session.
Upcoming Workshops:
Children's Art Cart Workshop

  • Sunday, August 4th, Creepy Crawlies in the Park.
  • Sunday, August 11th, Animal Masks. 
  • Sunday, August 18th, Trees - what would we do without them. 
  • Sunday, August 25th, Make a surprise.
  • Sunday, September 1st, Medieval Life - includes a visit to Ashtown Castle.
  • Sunday, September 8th, Make a Wallet ( Bring along empty clean cartons).
  • Sunday, September 15th, Animals in the Phoenix Park Zoo.
  • Sunday, September 22nd, Autumn in the Walled Garden.
  • Sunday, September 29th, Cycling in the Park.
  • Sunday, October 6st, Deer in Phoenix Park.
  • Sunday, October 13th, Birds and their habitats.
  • Sunday, October 20th, Make a Surprise.
  • Sunday, October 27th, Medieval Life - includes a visit to Ashtown Castle.
  • Sunday, November 3rd, Medieval Life - includes a visit to Ashtown Castle.
  • Sunday, November 10th, Make a wallet ( bring along empty clean cartons).
  • Sunday, November 17th, Trees - what would we do without them.
  • Sunday, November 24th, Make a Surprise.
  • Sunday, December 1st, Make Christmas cards.
  • Sunday, December 8th, Christmas decorations.
  • Sunday, December 15th, Christmas Card for Teacher.
  • Sunday, December 22nd, Make a Surprise.

Please contact the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre at 01 6770095 for more information.
Car Parking available.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

National Heritage Week 2013

National Heritage Week 2013 takes place nationwide from 17th – 25th August 2013.
There are loads of things on (the majority of which will be free to attend) in Dublin.  These range from workshops to family fun days, from tea-parties to tours, from drama productions to face-painting and from bio blitzes to fashion design sessions, so your munchkins will be spoilt for choice. 
You can find out exactly what is on in the four Dublin local authority areas by doing a search under "what's on" on the Heritage Week website and then click on "events for under 12s" under "event type". 

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

June - August Events

June-August Events

(Updated 12th August) 

Saturday 1st June
Sunday 2nd June
  • Teddy Bear Nature Walk and picnic, St Enda's Park
Monday 3rd June
Tuesday 4th June
Wednesday 5th June
Thursday 6th June
Friday 7th June
Saturday 8th June
Sunday 9th June
 Friday 14th June
Saturday 15th June
     Sunday 16th June (Father’s Day)
    Monday 17th June
    Tuesday 18th June
    Wednesday 19th June
    Thursday 20th June
    Friday 21st June
    Saturday 22nd June
    Sunday 23rd June
    Monday 24th June
    Wednesday 26th June
    Thursday 27th June
    Friday 28th June
    Saturday 29th June
    Sunday 30th June

    Tuesday 2nd July

    Wednesday 3rd July
    Thursday 4th July

    Friday 5th July
    Saturday 6th July
       Sunday 7th July
      Monday 8th July
      Tuesday 9th July 
      Wednesday 10th July
      Thursday 11th July
      Friday 12th July
       Saturday 13th July
       Sunday 14th July
      Monday 15th July
      Tuesday 16th July
      Wednesday 17th July
      Thursday 18th July
      Friday 19th July
      Saturday 20th July
       Sunday 21st July
       Tuesday 23rd July
      Thursday 25th July
      Friday 26th July

    • Pirate's Party for kids 3-11 years, Hamleys, Dundrum Town Centre (12-1pm and 3-4pm)
    • The Festival of Curiosity

    • Saturday 27th July
       Sunday 28th July
      Monday 29th July
      Wednesday 31 July

      Thursday 1st August

      Friday 2nd August
      Saturday 3rd August 
      Sunday 4th August
      Monday 5th August

    • Big House Festival, Castletown House 
    • 4th Greystones Americana and Roots music Festival - Family Programme 

    • Wednesday 7th August 
      Thursday 8th August
      Friday 9th August
      Saturday 10th August
       Sunday 11th August
      Monday 12th August
      Tuesday 13th August
      Wednesday 14th August
      Thursday 15th August
        Friday 16th August
        Saturday 17th August

         Sunday 18th August
        Monday 19th August
        Tuesday 20th August
        Wednesday 21st August
        Thursday 22nd August

        Friday 23rd August
        Saturday 24th August
         Sunday 25th August
        Wednesday 28th August
        Thursday 29th August

        Friday 30th August
        Saturday 31st August