Saturday, 30 November 2013

Christmas Fair at the National Print Museum

The National Print Museum is hosting its annual Christmas Fair this weekend. It started yesterday, Friday 29th November, but continues today and tomorrow from 11am-4pm. 

The mezzanine level of the Museum will turn into a winter wonderland with markets stalls selling all sorts of gifts. The Education Area will have Christmas crafts for the little ones and the Café will be open serving mulled wine and festive treats.

National Print Museum

Friday, 29 November 2013

Eco Christmas Crafts

Tomorrow, Saturday 30th November , children can go along to the National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin and make Eco Christmas Decorations from recycled bits and pieces like old card, paper, string, and plant material from the garden. Runs from 2.00pm – 4.00pm. Cost: €5, booking essential.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Fireside Tales at the National Gallery

If you fancy a bit of an arty session, "Fireside Tales" with Susan Farrelly will take place this Saturday (30th November) from 3-4pm in the National Gallery as part of the Gallery's Family Programme. 

Numbers are limited to 30 on a first-come, first-served basis. The programme is free, and lasts one hour and is suitable for children between ages 4 and 10, and involves activities for adults and children working together under the guidance of Susan. 

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star is an early years music workshop running in The Ark on Fridays 29 Nov & 6, 13 & 20 Dec @ 10am (ages 2-3) & 11.30am (ages 3-4).

Eamon Sweeney will take tiny musicians on a twinkly, sparkly voyage through music and sound.

6 of the 8 workshops are sold out, but you can still get tickets for two of the 3-4 year olds workshops.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Mill Theatre

Mill Theatre in Dundrum is located in the main square of Dundrum Town Centre. It hosts drama, live music, comedy, children's shows, classes, visual arts and it has rehearsal and meeting rooms. To download its Winter Programe click here.

At the moment they are gearing up for Christmas. Children's shows include Big Big Trouble with the Santa Claus Double (see below).   

The Trouble in the Kingdom of Enchantasia also looks interesting (see below).

Hansel, Gretal and Bosco’s Magical Christmas is on the 30th November, but it is sold out.

It will also screen the Christmas classic "Elf" on the 20th December at 7pm as its Family Christmas Film.

Christmas Movie at Dundrum

Many local youth drama and performing arts schools are holding their Christmas plays and performances at the Mill in December and the public can buy tickets to many of these. 

Monday, 25 November 2013

Museum of Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks

The National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks is one of three National Museums in Dublin. It is located near Heuston Station and the Phoenix Park in the Dublin’s city centre. 

Collins barracks Clarke Square

It has an interesting range of free things for kids to do at the Museum from Soldiers to Scientific Instruments, and from Eileen Gray to Albert Bender.  The Barracks Life Room gives children of all ages the opportunity to explore what life was like as a soldier in the 19th & 20th centuries. They can try on costumes, handle objects and explore history using computer interactives. You can download and print the Museum’s family activity booklets before your visit. These activity booklets are also available from the main reception of the Museum.

Family at the Museum

There also provide tailored family friendly tours and events, as well as an activity area in the Museum. The My Museum programme of events is designed to encourage families to work together, in an alternative and fun way, to learn more about the National Museum of Ireland’s collections. Every two to three weeks, a different part of the Museum’s collections is explored either through an art, drama or storytelling workshop; or through a demonstration or special guided tour. 

Over the next few weeks there are some great looking events. On 28th November, there is the Babies on Board Workshop where parents/minders of babies under 12 months can join Mary Greene to find out about the origins of many Christmas traditions and then get into the Christmas spirit and make a tree decoration. On the 1st December there are two family workshops for families with kids aged 7 plus (2.30-3.15pm and 3.30pm-4pm) where they can create ceramic decorations to take home and place on their Christmas tree. On the 1st December is a family Christmas Open Day and on the 8th December there is a family Christmas Tour.  

To find out more about the times and costs of other tours and workshops, check out the Calendar of Events.  

Sunday, 24 November 2013


If you have a kid that has shown some interest in rockclimbing, there are a few indoor climbing walls around Dublin that they might find inspiration at.

Most indoor climbing centres cater for kids and run kids clubs, taster lessons, kids courses, camps during the holidays and birthday parties.

Indoor climbing centres which cater for kids in Dublin include - Awesome Walls in Finglas (see below).  

There is also the Gravity Climbing Centre in Inchichore (see below).

The UCD Sports Centre in Clonskeagh (see below).

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Tayto Park also has a rockclimbing attraction (see below).  


If you have a really keen kid, he/she might be interested in Mountaineering Ireland’s Youth Climbing Series, which is a series of fun climbing competitions specifically for young people with the emphasis on enjoyment. It attracts hundreds of entrants across the UK and Ireland

Other handy links include:-


Saturday, 23 November 2013

Yarn - Bray's Festival of Story and Song

Yarn - Bray's Festival of Story and Song takes place from 15th-24th November all over the town of Bray in community centres, schools, along the cliff walk and in Mermaid Arts Centre. There are a few interesting looking kiddie and family friendly events.

Today, David Campbell will give a family storytelling session in Kilruddery House in Bray (November 23rd) at 3pm. Liz Weir will also give a free family storytelling session today at 2pm in the Matello Hotel. 

Tomorrow (Sunday 24th November), there is a Betelnut Family Fun Day with Magician Joe Daly in the Betelnut Café at Mermaid Arts Centre. Magic, face-painting, cupcake decorating and stories will be on the agenda.


Friday, 22 November 2013

Pictiúr at IMMA

Pictiúr is a touring exhibition of 21 of Ireland’s leading children’s book illustrators. Co-curated by IMMA’s Education and Community department and Laureate na nÓg, Niamh Sharkey, the exhibition comprises 42 art pieces, including illustrations from books written in English and Irish. Alongside the artwork will be a selection of videos exploring the world and practice of many of the illustrators, supplementary material such as sketchbooks and 3-dimensional works. Pictiúr will be complimented by a family friendly reading area for those who want to enjoy the featured books.

The exhibition has previously been to Vienna, Bologna, Brussels, The Leuven Institute for Ireland, Belgium, Draíocht Arts Centre in Blanchardstown and the Babaró Children’s Festival in Galway.

Runs from 14 November 2013 – 12 January 2014 in IMMA's Basement and It’s a .. café, Vaults in North Range.

Lots of other thing on in IMMA too over the next month or so, Family Explorer Drop in Sessions, Teencreate Sessions and Family Book Clinic (all in my November Events Post).

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Children's Opera Noye's Fludde

Friday 22 November 2013 is the centenary of the birth of the British composer Benjamin Britten (1913–1976), and the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama will be celebrating the event with a performance of his children’s opera Noye's Fludde.   Noye’s Fludde tells the biblical story of Noah and the Ark. The text is taken from one of the medieval Chester Mystery Plays. Britten’s music is scored for an orchestra and choir of children with parts for professionals and audience participation.  All hosted in St Patrick’s Cathedral at 8pm.  

photo of Benjamin Britten: Noye's Fludde

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Dublin Zoo

Dublin Zoo is one of the most popular visitor attractions in Ireland.  The 28 hectare park is located in Phoenix Park in the heart of Dublin and it is home to some 400 animals

Daily events, feeds and talks eg elephant encounters and sealion splash are worthwhile doing if you get your timing right.  There are also regular kids and teen camps during the school holidays, birthday parties, parent and toddler mornings, birdwatching sessions, restaurants and cafes. 

From Saturday 30th November, every weekend kids can visit Santa’s Grotto or take part in some festive arts and craft activities.  There is also a new family attraction, the children’s sheltered Play Forest. 

The Zoo is running a great facebook promotion at the moment.  €5 entry to Dublin Zoo this month. See

T&Cs apply.
1) Applies to single tickets only.
2) Tickets valid until 29th November only and must be redeemed on or before this date. 
3) Only valid for tickets purchased online.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Dublin Toy Fair

The Dublin Toy Fair will be on in the RDS for 5 days from November 27 to December 1.

The world’s leading toy brands will be there. Entertainment will feature interactive family play area such as a bubbles area, a Play Doh space and a Nerf target gallery for bigger children. Santa will also make an appearance in his winter wonderland. 


Monday, 18 November 2013

Seamus Ennis Cultural Centre

The Séamus Ennis Cultural Centre in Naul, Co Dublin aims to promote and develop the Traditional Arts and The Arts in general on a local and regional basis. It organises and hosts performances, sessions, workshops and classes weekly.

It runs a variety of children's events throughout the year e.g. family cinema and art workshops such as printmaking.

For young students of traditional Irish music, it runs Junior Slow Sessions once a month on Sundays (6.30pm) during school terms. Kids can bring their instruments, learn some new tunes and play them with other young musicians with instruction from Fiddle playing teacher, Ruairí MacGorman.

This Christmas, some lovely looking children's art workshops are on e.g. a yule log workshop and a Christmas wreath workshop, but they are sold out at this stage. They have a Christmas family film on Friday the 20th December and will be showing "Arthur" at 7pm. There is also a Christmas Craft Fair on the 15th December.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Day of Dance for Lily-Mae

Dance Ireland hosts a Day of Dance for Lily-Mae, daughter of Judith Sibley (Chrysalis Dance & Youth Ballet West) as the dance community join forces once again to raise much needed funds for research into neuroblastoma today Sunday 17 November 2013.

With over 40 classes on offer from 11am to 5pm, taught by Ireland’s leading dancers and dance teachers, there is something for all the family to enjoy while supporting this important charity.

Classes on offer throughout the day include children & family classes, ballet, contemporary dance, hip hop, hula hooping, Irish dance, Sean Nós, African dance, pole dancing, showgirl, line dancing, yoga, pilates, parcours and choreographer master classes.

No booking. Just drop into Dancehouse, drop your donation in the bucket and dance.

Lily-Mae Morrison was diagnosed on the 1st June 2012 with a rare form of cancer called Neuroblastoma which effects 1 in 100,000 children in Ireland. There is a 70% chance that Lily-Mae will relapse and in that event she would need to travel to Europe or America to avail of cutting edge trial treatments that are not available in Ireland. To date, over €420,000 has been raised. The goal is half a million. Any further funding will go to the Neuroblastoma Society to assist research into this appalling disease. All proceeds go to the Sunni-Mae Trust.

Day of Dance for Lily-Mae

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Coder Dojo

Coder Dojo is now a global phenomenon. It is an open source, volunteer led, global movement of coding clubs for young people, roughly from 5-18 years old. 


It was first started in James Whelton’s school in Cork in early 2011 when James received some publicity after hacking the iPod Nano and some younger students expressed an interest in learning how to code. He set up a computer club in his school (PBC Cork) where he started teaching basic HTML and CSS. Later that year he met Bill Liao, a entrepreneur and philanthropist, who was interested in growing the project into something bigger. In June 2011 the first CoderDojo was launched in the National Software Centre in Cork which saw extreme success. The Cork Dojo saw people travelling from Dublin frequently to attend sessions. By making the movement open source it has led to hundreds of dedicated champions setting up more Dojos around Ireland and subsequently around the world.

As far as I can make out from the Coder Dojo website, there are regular Coder Dojos running in Dublin at:-

Tallaght ITT

The Science Gallery

Ballyroan Library, Rathfarnham

St Sylvester's GAA Club Malahide

Dublin City University, Collins Avenue, Dublin 9

Scoil Mhuire National School, Tuckett's Lane, Howth

Institute of Technology Blanchardstown

Lucan Community College

Presentation College, Bray

Croke Park Stadium

St. Mary's College Rathmines

Friday, 15 November 2013

Annabelle's Star

The Ark is presenting a new production of Annabelle’s Star by Mary McNally and Raymond Keane this winter with public shows running from 26th November to 30th December. Show is suitable for 4-8 year olds.

Annabelle’s Star (schools)

Set to original music, Annabelle’s Star follows the plight of Annabelle, a small girl who is all alone in the world. Two golden stars appear to guide her on a magical journey, as she discovers that her greatest gift was with her all along. A story of loss and acceptance, fall and recovery, despair and hope, the show has been produced before at The Ark and each time the Ark has been struck at the children’s response to it. Because Annabelle is voiceless, the audience seems to speak for her, encouraging her on her journey of discovery and celebrating her success.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Get your skates on

If you fancy having a go at a Torvill and Dean impression, you can get your skates on at a few different venues in Dublin over the next couple of weeks.

Dundrum on Ice is back at Dundrum town centre and runs from 25th October 2013 – 12th January 2014. Family tickets available from 30-€45 euro.

Swords on Ice opens in it’s new location beside the Pavilions town centre in Swords. The Swords On Ice will be open from November 2012 – January 2013 (family tickets from €30 - €40).  

You can also skate at the RDS at i-Skate @RDS - supposed to be ireland's newest and biggest ice rink.  Family tickets from €31.50 - €40.50.  Opens 6th December - 12th January.  

The 7UP Winter Wonderland at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham has an ice skate rink - it says on the website that it is Ireland's largest covered rink (8th December to 8th January). family tickets from €44.50.

Oddly, Ireland is currently without a permanent ice skating rink.  If you want to go for a spin at a non festive time of the year you will have to head to Antrim and go to the Ice Bowl.  

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Dublin Flamenco Festival

The Dublin Flamenco Festival 2013 is featuring a free Flamenco session for all the family this Sunday 16th November from 3.30pm-4.30pm in the Liffey Trust Studios North Wall. Children and their (grand-)parents can clap, stomp and have fun in this special taster class the whole family will enjoy.

Flamenco for all the family

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Welcome Santa Parade in Dundrum

I was hoping to put off blogging anything about Christmas until at least the end of November, but once the night draws a veil over the spooky fest of Halloween on the 31st October, is seems November 1st beckons the arrival of Christmas ads of the tv, decorations in the shops and ads for Christmas parties on the radio.  

Well, let's face it Christmas is one of the most special times of the year for most people so bring it on!!

And, the big annual Parade to welcome Santa to Dundrum Town Centre is happening tomorrow so I thought I had better put something up on it , in case any of you are in the area and want to take a snoop.

The festivities kick off at 5.30pm on Town Square where Corus Choir will sing Christmas Carols.  Santa will begin his parade from the LUAS stop on Main Street Dundrum at 6pm, where you can see his sleigh,  the Tallaght Youth Band and fun characters.  The parade will make its way up to the Town Square where Miss Ali and her stage school, the Corus Choir and Angel and her band will provide more entertainment. Then there is the countdown to the big switch when Santa turns on the Dundrum Christmas lights.

So Christmas is well and truly here!!  I know there are loads of other places Santa will be visiting so I will get working on a list of these for another post.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Science Week

Science Week is taking place from the 10th to the 17th November.  It aims to promote the relevance of science, technology, engineering and maths in our everyday lives and to demonstrate their importance to the future development of Irish society and to the economy.  

There are lots of really interesting events on for kids across Dublin, such as science exhibitions, bubble shows, scavenger hunts, tours, radio shows and workshops. 

Science Week kids get ready to take off with Paolo Nespoli from ESA

Monday, 4 November 2013

Design Week Family and Teen Workshops

Design Week promotes design related events taking place in Ireland. There are walks, talks, launches, debates, clinics, exhibitions, and workshops. Design Week, originally an initiative of the Institute of Designers in Ireland has grown to include numerous design organisations, academic institutions, local authorities, collectives and individuals all organising design related events across the island.

Design Week takes place this year from today the 4th-10th November. There are two really interesting looking and free workshops for families and teens taking place this weekend during Design Week in Dublin.

The first one is for families and it is called ArchKIDtecture: family design workshop – you learn to design your own house.  It is on in Malahide Pastoral Centre (Saturday 9th November: two workshops at 2-3.30pm and 3.30-5pm). 

DarraghDesign Week Poster

There is also a teen focused workshop on creating architectural installations in IMMA which is run in association with Irish Architecture Foundation called IAF at Imma: Teen Create which takes place from 2-4.30pm.


Saturday, 2 November 2013

Nine Exhibition at The Lab

From Saturday 27th July – Saturday 9th November at The LAB, NINE, where four young Irish artists respond to the idea of being 9 years old.

With work from Irish artists Alan Butler, Aideen Barry, Maeve Clancy, Sam Keogh and designer Oonagh Young, NINE explores a pivotal developmental time in a child’s life. Nine is identified as the age when children are expanding their ideas about the world and becoming autonomous human beings, yet still need lots of security and reassurance from their family group.

To download the brochure CLICK HERE
For further information, T 222 5455 or email,  or

Nine Logo

Friday, 1 November 2013

November Events

List of events for November 

Friday 1st November
Biodiversity at the Botanic Gardens (from 12pm)
FREE Theatre Lovett mid-term workshops, IMMA (10.30am-12.30pm and 2-4pm)
Scary Fish Festival, Sealife
Mid term Family Fun at Ikea

Saturday 2nd November
Biodiversity at the Botanic Gardens (from 12pm)
FREE Theatre Lovett mid-term workshops, IMMA (10.30am-12.30pm and 2-4pm)
Scary Fish Festival, Sealife
Mid term Family Fun at Ikea

Sunday 3rd November
Biodiversity at the Botanic Gardens (from 12pm)
Drop-in Activity “Explorer”, IMMA West Wing (2.00pm – 4.00pm)
Jackula, Mill Theatre (2pm)
Mid term Family Fun at Ikea
Phoenix Park Children's Art Workshop, Phoenix Park Visitor Centre,10.30am-12.30pm
Scary Fish Festival, Sealife
Birdwatching at Dublin Zoo
RHA Art Cart  in the RHA Atrium every Sunday (2.30-4.30pm)
Meet Barbie at Hamleys, Dundrum Town Centre (1-5pm)
Viking Dublin Tour, Dublinia (2.30pm)

Tuesday 5th November
The Bockety World of Henry and Bucket, The Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire (10am and 11.30am)

Wednesday 6th November
Parent and Toddler Morning, Dublin Zoo (11am-12pm)

Thursday 7th November
Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream, Citywest Hotel (7pm)
*Welcome Santa Parade, Dundrum Town Centre 

Friday 8th November

Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream, Citywest Hotel (7pm)

Saturday 9th November
Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream, Citywest Hotel (11am, 2.30pm and 6.30pm)
Teencreate Programme for 12-15 year olds, IMMA Studio 10 (2:00pm – 4.30pm)
Unearthed - An Archaeology of Dublin Tour, Dublinia, (2.30pm)
Thor’s Hammer: Drop In Activity for kids aged 6 plus, National Museum of Archaeology (11am-1pm)
* The Gruffalo and the Gruffalo’s Child, The Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire (3pm)
Make a Market Stall with artist Kitty Rogers, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane (3pm)
Make a Bird Feeder (part of DLR Biodiversity Autumn Events), Shanganah Park (10am-12pm)
ArchKIDtecture: family design workshop – part of Design Week, Malahide Pastoral Centre (2-3.30pm and 3.30-5pm)
IAF at Imma: Teen Create, IMMA (2-4.30pm)

Sunday 10th November

RHA Art Cart  in the RHA Atrium every Sunday (2.30-4.30pm)
Drop-in Activity “Explorer”, IMMA West Wing (2.00pm – 4.00pm)
Unearthed - An Archaeology of Dublin Tour, Dublinia, (2.30pm)
Hands on History: Drop In Activity for kids of all ages, Collins Barracks: Decorative Arts & History, (3-4pm) 
Phoenix Park Children's Art Workshop, Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, 10.30am-12.30pm
Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream, Citywest Hotel (11am and 2.30pm)
* Science Week events all over Dublin  
Science Week at Dublin Zoo
Sunday Sketching for 7 years olds plus “Dublin’s Fair City”, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane (3-4pm) 

Wednesday 13th November
Parent and Toddler Morning, Dublin Zoo (11am-12pm)
Science Week events all over Dublin  

Thursday 14th November
Dublin Books Festival Children’s Programme
Social Inclusion Night (part of South Dublin County Council’s Programme for Social Inclusion Week), A.M.P. Youth Café at the Big Picture in Tallaght (6pm-9pm)
Social Inclusion Night (part of South Dublin County Council’s Programme for Social Inclusion Week), Youth Café, Clondalkin (7pm-9pm)
Science Week events all over Dublin  

Friday 15th November

Dublin Books Festival Children’s Programme
Social Inclusion Night (part of South Dublin County Council’s Programme for Social Inclusion Week), Youth Café, Clondalkin (8.30-11pm)
Science Week events all over Dublin  

Saturday 16th November

Dublin Books Festival Children’s Programme
Studio 8 Programme for 15-18 year olds, IMMA Studio 10 (11am-2pm) 
Ireland’s Family Pet Expo, RDS
Medieval Dublin Tour, Dublinia (2.30pm)
Science Week: Ancient Know-How! Answers from Experimental ArchaeologyNational Museum of Archaeology (11am-4pm)
Flamenco for the Family (part of Dublin Flamenco Festival), Liffey Trust Studio (3.30-4.30pm)
You’ve Been Framed! Frame Making Workshop, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane (3pm)
Building bridges – a celebration of cultural diversity, Balgaddy Child and Family Centre, Lucan (1pm-5pm)
Budding Artists – workshop for children aged 4-7, National Botanic Gardens (11am-12.30pm)
Hardy Annuals– workshop for children aged 8-12, National Botanic Gardens (2pm-4pm)
Tiny Tot workshop – A Rainbow of Colour, National Gallery (2pm)

Sunday 17th November
Dublin Books Festival Children’s Programme
Drop-in Activity “Explorer”, IMMA West Wing (2.00pm – 4.00pm)
RHA Art Cart  in the RHA Atrium every Sunday (2.30-4.30pm)
Medieval Dublin Tour, Dublinia (2.30pm)
Phoenix Park Children's Art Workshop, Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, 10.30am-12.30pm
Ireland’s Family Pet Expo, RDS
Sunday Sketching for 7 years olds plus “You’ve Been Framed”, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane (3-4pm)
Monthly Junior Slow Session, Sean Ennis Cultural Centre (6.30pm)
Science Week events all over Dublin  

Monday 18th November
Baby Workshop – Discover Shapes, National Gallery (2pm)

Wednesday 20th November
* Richard Clane clown workshop, The Grainstore (6.30-9pm) 

Friday 22nd Nov
The Elves and the Shoemaker, Draíocht (5pm)
Noye's Fludde, St Patrick's Cathedral (8pm) 

Saturday 23rd November
Twinking Stars– Family Programme, National Gallery (3-4pm)
The Elves and the Shoemaker, Draíocht (11am, 2pm and 5pm)
Science Week Tour: The Bog Bodies for kids aged 8 plus, National Museum of Archaeology (3.30-4.30pm)
Meet the Moshi Monsters at Hamleys, Dundrum Town Centre (11am-5pm)
Dig Workshops, Dublinia (2.30pm)
Family Book Clinic, IMMA Lunch Room (12 – 3pm)
David Campbell family storytelling session, Kilruddery House in Bray (3pm) (part of Yarn Festival)
* Liz Weir family storytelling session, The Martello Hotel (2pm) (part of Yarn Festival)

Sunday 24th November

* RHA Art Cart in the RHA Atrium every Sunday (2.30-4.30pm)
* Betelnut Family Fun Day with Magician Joe Daly, Betelnut Cafe at the Mermaid Arts Centre  (part of Yarn Festival)
* Drop-in Activity “Explorer”, IMMA West Wing (2.00pm – 4.00pm)
Dig Workshops, Dublinia (2.30pm)
Phoenix Park Children's Art Workshop, Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, 10.30am-12.30pm
IFI Family Film - Ma Maman est en Amerique: Elle a rencontre Buffalo Bill, IFI (11am)
Sunday Sketching for 7 years olds plus “Pigeons and Ponies”, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane (3-4pm)
Silk Fibre Papermaking Workshop for Children, Sean Ennis Cultural Centre (2pm)
Staying Warm (part of DLR Biodiversity Autumn Events), FitzSimon’s Wood (2-4pm)
My Museum: Medieval Munching for kids aged 6 plus, National Museum of Archaeology (3-4pm)
Meet the Moshi Monsters at Hamleys, Dundrum Town Centre (11am-5pm)

Monday 25th November

Readers group for 10-12 year olds, Cabra Library (4.15pm)
Junior readers group 1 for 7-9 year olds, Cabra Library (3.45pm)

Wednesday 27th November
Toy Show, RDS

Thursday 28th November
Toy Show, RDS
Babies on Board: Christmas Traditions: for adults with babies under 12 monthsCollins Barracks: Decorative Arts & History, (11.30am-12pm)

Friday 29th November
 Toy Show, RDS
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star: early years music workshop, The Ark (10am for ages 2-3 and 11.30am for ages 3-4)
* Christmas Fair, The National Print Museum (4-8pm)

Saturday 30th November
Boscos Magical Christmas with Hansel and Gretel, Mill Theatre (2pm)
Viking Dublin Tour, Dublinia (2.30pm)
Meet Rudolph’s Relatives in Phoenix Park, Phoenix Park (11am and 2pm)
Toy Show, RDS

IFI Family Film - Ma Maman est en Amerique: Elle a rencontre Buffalo Bill, Irish Film Institute (11am)
Fireside Tales - Family Programme, National Gallery (3-4pm)
Children's Art Workshop – Eco Christmas Crafts, National Botanic Gardens (2-4pm)
Annabelle’s Star – for 4-8 year olds, The Ark (2pm and 4pm)
From earth to the Stars Workshop for ages 7-12, The Ark (2.30pm)
Sun, Moon and Stars: early years art workshops for 2-3 year olds, The Ark (11.30am)
Cosmic Corner, The Ark (1pm-4.30pm)
Explore the Learning Resource Room, National Museum of Archaeology (11am-1pm)
Santa’s Grotto and Christmas Arts and Crafts, Dublin Zoo
Christmas Fair, The National Print Museum (11am-4pm)