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City Spectacular, Merrion Square, Dublin.  Fri 10th - Sun 12th July  One of the highlights of the
Irish summer at this amazing, colourful, fun, family FREE festival!  International street performers, live
music, Kid's court (parents get pied and super-soaked by their children!!), food village, live science
shows,  petting zoo, Trampoline Mission, Fit Kidz Classes,  children's workshops and oh, so much more!  
Make sure you don't miss this fabulous, fun, festival!
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City Spectacular, Merrion Square
Colour Tour & Workshop at The Ark, Temple Bar, Dublin.  Tues 14th July - Sun 23rd August.  
Step into The Ark this summer and experience a world full of COLOUR! Interactive exhibition that brings to
life the fascinating stories of creating and using colour.  Hear stories, be dazzled, admire and explore
enticing places where colours work their magic. After the tour finishes you will become the artist and create
your own masterpiece guided by a professional artist.  Different workshop option each week.  Suitable for
ages 4+.  Children 2-3 years can partake in a different event every Tuesday morning throughout the
programme. For further details and on-line booking, click
Colour Events at The Ark
Bray Air Display, Bray Seafront, Bray Co Dublin.  Sunday 19th July 2-6pm.   The sky's the limit at
this spectacular annual air display for the whole family to enjoy and its free!  An amazing day out for the
family to enjoy.  Air Corps helicopters, Turboprops, Aer Lingus Airbus A320, formation flying from the Air
Corps Aircrafts, Swiss Airforce, watch The Black Knights jump out off the sky and lots lots more to see and
do including Artisan food and craft markets.  
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Bray Air Display July 15
Bray Air Display
Festival of Curiosity, Dublin's Annual Festival of Science & Culture, Various Locations, Dublin.  
Thurs 23 - Sun 26th July 2015.   The Festival of Curiosity if one of Europe's most exciting and innovative
festivals of science, arts and curious technology.  Free family day programme including curious treasure
trails, Lego building, rocket launches, shows and workshops where all ages can go on a city wide
adventure in science, play and curious technology.  For further information regarding dates, times,
venues, click
Festival of Curiosity, Dublin
Dublinia, Christchurch, Dublin.  Family First Saturdays at Dublinia,  Saturday 4th July, 10-5.30pm
(workshops every 30 minutes)
- make your very own Viking warrior head pencil topper at Dublinia's
extra workshops which are included in the admission price and no booking necessary.  Also
demonstrations of crafts, weaponry, stone masonry and much more every
summer Sunday!  Dublinia is
one of Dublin's top children's attractions in the heart of Dublin City and is an unforgettable experience for
the whole family to enjoy.  Three exciting exhibitions that unearth's the city's past and see Dublin from a
new perspective. For more details, click
Dublinia, Dublin
Dublin Horse Show, RDS, Ballsbridge Dublin.  Wed 5th - Sun 9th August.   Something for
everyone at this annual international horse show event.  Exciting horse classes, international show
jumping and lots of family fun for a day out.  Kid's zone including face painting, magic shows and pony
rides, live music and family entertainment.  More details and on-line booking click
The Story Bus, departing Ibis Hotel (Monastery Road) Dublin 22.  Every Weekend in
  Join the fascinating adventure and discover the fairy village and learn about fairies'
life and habits!  During the trip to and from the Fairy Village at Russborough House, Co Wicklow there will
be live entertainment, story telling, singing and interactive learning.  For kids  +2 years old.  More
information and on-line booking, click
Imaginosity, Sandyford. For the month of June, imagination is all you need at Dublin's Children's
Museum.  Your child will be enthralled by so many wonderful, fun and interactive activities such as
storytime, optical illusion craft, colourful parachute play, Professor Squigley's Waterlab, Craft-r-Noon, Big
Block Building Challenge, Musical Painting and so much more.  Dublin's Children's Museum is a
child-centred creative, educational & interactive space for children under 9-years of age and their families.
It is a space for adults and children to engage in creative play. Exhibits are educationally designed to
inspire life-long learning through play, igniting imaginations on the journey from curiosity to discovery.
Explore their website and find out more...
ON THE FIRST Wednesday of every month, various heritage sites managed by the Office of Public
Works that normally charge admission throw their doors open for free. So it won’t cost you anything to
bring the family to the State Apartments in Dublin Castle and Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin; Charles Fort in
Kinsale, Co Cork; Athenry Castle in Co Galway; Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre (Newgrange and Knowth)
and Trim Castle in Co Meath and the Rock of Cashel in Co Tipperary – to name just a few.
Starts: 01/04 Admission: FREE   Various Locations
Free Heritage Sites