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Family events currently in Dublin
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Atmosphere, Newtownship, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin.  Saturday 1st August, 2-6pm. Balloons, kites and
flight at the first ever free Atmosphere event.  Bring the kids along and watch the sky turn into a riot of
colour with wonderful eye catching sculptures and displays.  Interact and learn balloon modeling and kite
making, watch the professional balloon modelers show off their skills crating models of well know cartoon
characters, animals and lots more   More details, click
Bray SummerFest Fun Fair & Summer Bay (Kids Zone), Bray Seafront, Bray, Co Dublin.  12th
July - 3rd August, open daily 12 noon to 10pm.
. All the fun of the fair at this year's Bray summerfest:    
Ireland's biggest beach funfair including outdoor rollercoaster, ferris wheel, carousels, dodgems etc. Also
Kids Zone area for younger kids including inflatables, floating zorb balls, action and adventure Jungle
Gyms.  The festival ends with a spectacular Fireworks display on Monday 3rd August,10pm - free event.
Bray Summerfest 2015
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
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
Imaginosity, Sandyford. For the month of July, 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...
Dublinia, Christchurch, Dublin. Make a Medieval Pot, Saturday 1st August, 10-5.30pm - a series of
dedicated events for families happening at Dublinia the first Saturday of every month.. Come to Dublinia
and make your very own medieval pot in this special clay building workshop! Also free 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
Heatwave Motor Festival, Fairyhouse Racecourse, Co. Meath, 29th August, 12pm to 7pm. This
year's event will have a mouth­watering selection of astounding autos. Highlights of the show include the
Storm Rally Experience, Custom Garage, Old Skoolyard, Rally Compound, Wild Exotics, Live Action with
Stunt show, Motorbike Acrobatic, Battle of the Drift Display Teams Competition and Motorbike Mayhem.  
Bounceland Playzone for Kids features bouncy castles and inflatable games to keep mini motor
enthusiasts entertained and admission is included in the ticket price.  Adults €20 / under 16’s €10,
Toddlers Free (under 18 months), Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 children) €50.
 More details.
Heatwave Motor Festival
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
National Heritage Week, Saturday 22nd August - 30th August 2015   Don't miss this opportunity to
visit a national heritage site free of charge during the last week of August.  Each year The Heritage
Council gives families the chance to be entertained, to visit, to participate in over 1700 events taking place
across  the country.  Medieval fairs, night-time bat walks, traditional music sessions, local history walks and
talks, story telling, drop in family workshops, family fun days.  
More details.  
National Heritage Week 2015
Heritage Site Wednesdays.  On the first Wednesday of every month, key OPW heritage sites
offer free admission, including the State Apartments in Dublin Castle, Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin,
Glendalough Visitor Centre, Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre (Newgrange and Knowth), Trim Castle and The
Hill of Tara in Co Meath.
More details.