Things to do in August
I have put together a list of things to do with your family in August in Dublin and surrounding areas. I find sometimes when you are looking for things to do you totally forget what is on so this is a handy guide that you can keep coming back to. Some events are a little drive outside Dublin but I have linked all events so you can see where they are and what suits you best. Hope it gives you some ideas of things to do!
Dublin Horse Show
9th – 13th of August – 10.00 – 12.00
RDS – Ballsbridge
The Dublin Horse Show is considered to be one of the top three equestrian shows in the world and the only one of these to be held in a major city. Held on the grounds of the RDS, the Royal Dublin Society, the Show has been running since 1864 and is the oldest show jumping competition in the world. While specialising in show jumping and other equestrian competitions, the Show is as much renowned for the social occasion it provides, which is saying something in Dublin! It is a staple of the summer calendar and one that people from all over Ireland and beyond come for year after year, as it provides social, shopping, fashion and equestrian all in one venue in early August each year.
Tel: 00353 1 668 0866
Family Storytime at Origami Wonderland
11th of August – 11.00 – 12.00
Join the whimsical charactors, Swimsy the Goldfish and Flopsy Hop the Rabbit, on their magical adventures through Origami Wonderland. An enchanting book reading with author George Dempsey Flanagan. Suitable for all ages. Free of charge. Event takes place in Birr Castle Galleries.
+353(0)57 912 0336
Family Fun Day
11th of August – 13.00 – 16.00
William Street, Drogheda, Co Louth
Family fun day for all the family
✔Movie on big screen
✔Raffle on the day
✔Much much more
11th of August – 10.00 – 12.00
Our Young Farmers series is a range of farming workshops for children aged between 8-12 years which are run from 10am to 12pm on Saturdays throughout the year.
Each session will vary and focus on a different animal, perfect for animal lovers and outdoor explorers. Highly trained experienced educators will encourage children to investigate our farm animals and explore their hidden talents. Kids will learn about and create toys and activities that will delight animal and Young Farmers alike. Farming is all about working together, working hard but having fun and satisfaction in a job well done.
We want every child who attends a workshop to leave with a greater understanding of farm life and the animals that live there.
For more workshops visit www.airfield.ie/whats-on/
Phone – 01 969 6666
Milos Bears Picnic
12th and 13th of August – 12.00 – 17.00
Milo Bear has made his decision!
Bring your teddy bears out to play for Milo Bear’s picnic on the West Lawn. Pack a picnic and enjoy some memorable family fun time with face painting and a teddy hunt.
Join us on Saturday 12th or Sunday 13th August from 12 Noon to 5pm
Family garden tickets are only €18.50 (2 adults & 2 children) and can be purchased at the Admissions Desk.
+353 (01) 8169538
Inflatable Colour Run- Kildare
13th of August – 12.00 – 17.00
Kildare – Naas Punchestown Racecourse
The Inflatable Colour Run is coming to Punchestown Racecourse this Sunday.
This one of a kind event combines all the best parts of an inflatable event, with an amazing Colour run, and the result is an EPIC, unmissable summer FUN event!
Suitable for all ages and abilities, so whether you want to run, walk, dance or bounce your way along the route- its totally up to you- its all about fun!!! Tickets on sale at this link>https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/inflatable-colour-run-kildare-2017-tickets-34659360079
Children’s Summer Art Camp
14th of August – 11.00 – 16.00
National Botanic Gardens of Ireland
Join artist Niamh Synnott for Children’s art week! Children will be encouraged through fun art activities to observe, engage in and be inspired by their surroundings. Kids can try their hand using a variety of mediums and materials such as mono and block prints, batik, plein-air painting, and construction using art straws.
Ages 4-7 years: 11.00am – 12.30pm
Ages 8-12 years: 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Cost: €60. Booking essential.
Telephone No: + 353 1 804 0300
Email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Magic Show at Ardgillan Castle
16th of August – 12.00 – 13.00
Ardgillan Castle – Magician Jamie Skelton
Ardgillan Magic Show with Magician Jamie Skelton
Wednesday 16th August at 12pm
Duration approximately 1 hour.
”Jamie Skelton is a full time professional kids magician in Dublin. He performs all over the country, mainly in Dublin and it’s surrounding areas. Jamie has held a residency at Tayto Park, performing over 1000 shows there, so you know that you are booking a bonafide magician!
With over 10 years experience, Jamie is one of the most sought after kids magicians in Dublin, with over 90% of his shows booked through word of mouth…he’s that good!”
Check out his website for clips and more information
€10 per person
Booking required/Limited Numbers
Please read the terms & conditions before purchasing.
Terms & Conditions:
Please retain your receipt as proof of purchase.
Tickets are non-refundable, non-exchangeable and have no cash value.
Please be prepared for all weather conditions.
Suitable for children ages 4 – 12 years.
Parents are welcome to attend the show, but would need to purchase a ticket.
For more information contact the team at the castle.
Phone: 01 8492212
The Big Grill 2017
17th – 20th of August – 12.00 – 21.00
Herbert Park – Ballsbridge Dublin 4
The Big Grill BBQ,Herbert Park, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.
50plus Food Stalls & Producers
25plus Pitmasters & Restaurants
Demos & Talks
Djs & Live Music
Live Fire Cooking
And much more
Sunnydaze Children’s Festival
19th – 20th of August – 12.00 – 17.30
Rathbeggan Lakes – Dunshaughlin
Sunnydaze Children’s Festival at Rathbeggan Lakes
• Saturday 19th August to Sunday 20th August 2017
• Boutique Weekend Family Festival with free Overnight Camping on Saturday for weekend ticket holders
• Live Entertainment, Interactive Cool Games for Kids of All Ages and Abilities, Crannóg Nature Crafts, Artisan Food
• Access to Rathbeggan Lakes Family Activities
An incredible fully programmed 2 day weekend children’s festival with overnight camping on Saturday 19th – Sunday 20th August at the superb child centred venue of Rathbeggan Lakes, Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath- just 10mins from the M50.
For full details please visit our website:
With 3 covered Stages:
– Mainstage with live music and entertainment, Kidisco, comedy and theatre.
– Big Bubbles with giant wooden games, puppet shows, magicians, giant angry birds, hammocks for parents and children alike, and a kids cinema.
– Crannóg Crafts with workshops arts and crafts, talks, Phoenix earthcare, reduce, reuse and upcycle.
Boutique food stalls, fun, family and much, much, more….
Saturday: All day, 10am – 21.30PM *
Sunday: All day, 10AM to 5.30PM*
Overnight camping on Saturday night for weekend ticket holders only. Camping grounds will be open from Saturday morning t Sunday evening.
* exact times to be confirmed
Tickets are on sale now, access the ticket sales page from our Facebook Page and also our Website, there will be a limited number of tickets available and will be on a first come first serve basis, hope to see you there!.*Sunnydaze Team*
Tickets prices also inlcude a number of tokens that you can use for extra activites available at wonderful facility of Rathbeggan Lakes:
for more details:
Swan Paddle Boats (5 tokens per boat)
Bungee Bounce (4 tokens)
Water Rollers (4 tokens)
Mini Jeeps (4 tokens)
Bouncy Fun Zone (5 tokens)
High Kings Tower
Climbing (5 tokens)
Abseilling (7 tokens)
Zip-Line (7 tokens)
One Token = €1 and they can be purchased individually or in bags of twenty.
Extra tokens available at Rathbeggan Lakes 1token = €1
All day wristband t include a variety of activities also available at Rathbeggan Lakes- please visit their site for more details- www.rathbegganlakes.com
This fully programmed 2 day weekend event promises immense fun for all families with children of all abilities and ages! It will sell out so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Hope to see you all there!!
(01) 824 0197
Introduction to Bee Keeping
11th of August – 10.00 – 12.00
Are you interested in keeping bees and having your own honey, but don’t know where to start?
Join local beekeeper Brian O’Toole from Leinster Honey for an introduction to the fascinating world of bees.
As part of the workshop we will have a live bee colonly on display so you will be able to see upclose inside the colony!
Phone – 01 969 6666
Groove Festival 2017
19th – 20th of August – 11.00 – 18.00
Groove loves families!
Groove Festival 2017 will offer even more for little kids and big kids alike. From our new family zone, bigger and better outdoor activities, extended opening hours, to our range of family friendly dining options, Groove Festival is the perfect hassle free summer’s day out for the whole family.
Don’t forget, kids 12 and under now go FREE to Groove Festival! Book your tickets online today and be sure to add your little ones, they won’t want to miss this (max two free child tickets per adult, see full terms & conditions here).
Get ready for some serious festival fun!
Tickets available via: http://bit.ly/GrooveFestivalTickets
Under 12s go free*
Summer Art Camp
21th – 25th of August
Giddy Studios, Dundrum Town Centre
Giddy Studios Creative Summer Art Camp takes place in our Studio in Dundrum Town Centre for 8 weeks of Summer. It’s the most flexible camp around where you can sign up for single days at €30 per day. Regular rate for a 5 day week is €129 however sign up to our database to get emails about Early Bird Offers www.giddystudios.com
Things to Know //
Age: 5 to 11
Suited to Boys & Girls
Wear pre loved clothes due to the fabulous amount of glue & glitter used.
Crafts include: Pottery Painting (glazed on 1st day of camp week) + Pottery painted with acrylic paint on all other days; along with a multitude of lots of other paper & foam clay based crafts 💗
Call 012960303 to book & prepay.
Email email@example.com with any questions.
IFI Family Festival 2017
25th – 27th of August
Irish Film Institute (IFI) – 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2,
Round off your family summer with some of our great festival films! In our animal-packed programme, we have talking cats, teaching frogs, racing buffaloes and loyal dogs. There are fierce wolves and very big elephants too. Our film adventures come from around the world, so we’ve some special guests to help with subtitles if you need them, and a chance for you to read and swap stories too!
Individual tickets for all films cost €5, including the opening night event. A family ticket (feature films and shorts programmes) is €15.00 for 2 adults and 2 children, or 1 adult and 3 children. Workshops cost €15 – €20 each. Films can be booked via the IFI Box Office on 01-6793477 or via the IFI website. Workshops can only be booked via the IFI Box Office on 01-6793477.
(01) 679 3477
Super Milk Wild Air Run – Inflatable 5k
26th of August – 10.00 – 16.00
Super Milk Wild Air Run returns to MALAHIDE CASTLE, DUBLIN.
30% off full price tickets for the first 300 tickets!
New 4 lane, 60m long slide! 3 new inflatables!
Tickets are ON SALE now @ wildairrun.com
The Super Milk Wild Air Run is an experience with a difference. All ages (7+) and fitness levels can enjoy Ireland’s first inflatable obstacle course.
Join the 20,000+ people that got involved and had EXTREME FUN in Summer 2016. The Wild Air Run craze is sweeping the nation!
Guarenteed to sell out so get your tickets today to make sure you don’t miss OUT!
Under The Sea Event
26th of August – 13.00 – 14.00
UNDER THE SEA EVENT
How would you like to learn more about our sea creature friends? Well on Saturday 26th of August on our Centre Mall (Level 2) we will have waves and waves of fun with so many fun and fishy activities! Fun for all the family!
We will have arts and crafts, free face painting and even an educational talk with the expert Kealan from Seahorse Aquariums!
We can’t wait to see you there!
(01) 452 5944
Hope you like the suggestions!
Have a great August