Family Events in Dublin
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Dublin City Soul Festival Picnic, 26th and 27th July, 12pm to 6pm, Merrion Square
Park, grab your picnic blanket, ust in case) and make your way to Merrion Square Park to
sample the unique Soul Festival atmosphere while enjoying the very best local, national and
international performers in a picnic style.  If you don't have a picnic, visit our Food Village
offering a mouth-watering selection of tasty treats including delicious slow roasted pulled
pork and steak sandwiches and more.  
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The Festival of Curiosity, Smock Alley Theatre,  24th to 27th July.  Step inside a world
of science, play and curious technology for all the family. From the Curiosity Carnival to
exploding science shows, curious trails and mysterious creatures, this year’s festival
promises to ignite the curious heart of Dublin once again.  
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FunnyFest - A Festival of Comedy for Children, The Ark, Temple Bar, 5th July to
24th August
.   Performances and workshops to make you smile this Summer, featuring
Stand Up Comedy for Families, Stand Up Comedy Workshops, Queen Fionnuala’s Funny
Bone: For Ages 2-4, Where’s me Kumpo, Comedy Animation Workshops, Comedy Writing
Workshops and much more.  
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Stand Up Comedy Workshops, The Ark, Temple Bar, 8 Jul - 22 Aug.  So you think
you're funny? Do you like making people laugh? Want to pick up some tips and techniques
from a professional comic? Join comedian Sharon Mannion as she uses listening,
truthfulness, teamwork and communication activities to develop your story-telling skills, build
your confidence and unleash your inner standup comedian!  
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Imaginosity, Sandyford, July. Come visit us during the Summer Holidays and have lots of
fun at - Where's Wally Weekend (July 5th), Dora the Explorer weekend (July 12th),
Wollywards Farm (July 19th), Experimentation Station, Story Corner and lots more.  Or join
us for fun outside with Professor Squiggly's Waterlab. And every morning between 9.30 to
11.30, we have Wobblers and Toddlers.  Our Summer Camps also start from 30th June and
features Engineering Camps, Circus Skills Camps, Magic Camp and lots more.  
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Queen Fionnuala’s Funny Bone, 10 Jul - 31st July.  Join this interactive workshop for
toddlers and together let’s see if we can turn Queen Fionnuala’s palace into a giddy,
grinning gigglefest! The Queen needs help. She has never had a giddy giggle, a chuckling
chortle or snorting snicker. She doesn’t seem to have a funny bone and has never learned
to laugh.  
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Temple Bar Outdoor Night Market, Temple Bar, Thursdays 5th June to 28th August,
6pm to 10pm.  Features hand crafted jewellery, pottery, prints, woodcraft and artisan food.
There will also be free live street entertainment including musicians, story tellers, magicians,
comedians and circus acts...
free fun for all the family to enjoy.  More details.
Make a Medieval Pot! Dublinia, 2nd August.  Come to Dublinia and make your very own
medieval pot! 4 sessions at 11am/12am/2pm and 3pm.  Part of the Family First Saturdays at
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Outdoor Movies in the Park, Marlay Park, 9th and 10th August, The lush grass of
Marlay Park with the help of a huge 530 square foot screen will be transformed into an
outdoor cinema for one weekend only.  The backdrop for the giant movie screen will be the
magnificent Marlay House and with some sunshine the event will be an unmissable
experience.  Filmgoers are welcome to bring picnics and blankets for a great family day out.
Movie treats will be available for purchase throughout the event.  
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