Things to do in Dublin and surrounding areas in March

Things to do in March in Dublin and surrounding areas!

I have put together a list of things to do with your family in March 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!

calves and farmers

Young Farmers Series – Cows and Calves
Sunday 4th March 10.00am – 12.00pm

Airfield Estate
Overhand Way
Dundrum
Dublin 14

Our Airfield Estate Young Farmers series is back for 2018. Perfect for animal lovers and outdoor explorers, we are running a series of farming workshops for children aged 8-12 on four Saturdays throughout the year.
Each of our workshops will focus on different animals and aspects of farming. Our experienced educators will encourage children to get hands-on with life on the farm, learning about our farm animals and how they are cared for, and making toys to keep them active and entertained.
Our aim is for every child who attends these workshops to leave with a greater understanding of farm life, the animals that live there, and their role on the farm.

All workshops are hands on and outdoor based, so make sure to bring your jacket and wellies.

For our first workshop, we will get a behind the scenes look at the farmyard in spring and the chores that need to done. We will follow the journey of milk from udder to glass and learn about caring for calves by getting to know the youngest members of the herd.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1059913137506844/

All Stars Wexford

Magical All Stars – Wexford
Sunday 4th March 3.00pm – 4.30pm

Talbot Hotel
On the Quay
Wexford

We are delighted to invite you and your children a New Live Tribute Show. Fully interactive event for kids.
€10 PP or family of 5 – €40
Tickets available on arrival. Doors open 30 min before show.

https://www.facebook.com/events/207682033146911/

Grandparents imaginosity

Grandparents go free at Imaginosity each term-time Tuesday
Tuesday 6th March 9.30am – 5.30pm
Tuesday 13th March 9.30am – 5.30pm
Tuesday 20th March 9.30am – 5.30pm

Imaginosity
Dublin Children’s Museum
Beacon South Quarter
Sandyford
Dublin 18

Don’t forget Grandparents go FREE each term time Tuesday at Imaginosity, Dublin Children’s Museum!

www.imaginosity.ie

Dr Osity after school Imaginosity

Dr.Osity’s After-School Science Class is back for 2018
Wednesday 7th March 3.00pm
Wednesday 14th March 3.00pm
Wednesday 21st March 3.00pm

Imaginosity
Dublin Children’s Museum
Beacon South Quarter
Sandyford
Dublin 18

Imaginosity’s after-school programme is back for a second term to kick start 2018, and we have a GREAT new term planned. Crazy Dr.Osity is back for a 2nd term of AFTER-SCHOOL SCIENCE CLASS, with a new 10 week term of FUN packed, interactive hands-on scientific learning! Every week will include hands-on experimentation, scientific exploration and museum discovery. Term 2 will feature ALL NEW class material making it perfect for both new, and returning, mini scientists!

Dr.Osity’s After-School Science Class starts on Wednesday 10th January 2018, and will run for a 10 week term (excluding February mid-term break), until 21st March 2018. Science Classes will take place each Wednesday after-school in Imaginosity from 3.00-5.00pm. Classes will feature an hour of class based fun and lots of hands-on learning, followed by an hour of supervised play in Ireland’s ONLY children’s museum.

www.imaginosity.ie

Giddy Studios March 9th

Paint with Mum & Granny Weekend!
Friday 9th March 10.00am – 9.00pm
Saturday 10th March 10.00am – 7.00pm
Sunday 11th March 10.00am – 7.00pm

Giddy Studios
Dundrum
Dublin 16

This weekend is all about mums and grannies at Giddy Studios. Pop in to the studio and make some special memories and mum can paint a free tile!* It runs all day, both Saturday and Sunday, from 10am to 7pm.

Call 01 2960303 to book a space and get in on the creative fun with mum. 🙂

AGE: All ages. Drop Off Service available – age 5+.
*PRICE: Pay for what you paint. Free tile for Mum to paint. Must quote ‘Paint With Mum’ offer when booking to avail of 1 FREE tile per family. Minimum spend €20.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1998951387038941/

Mothers day airfield

Mother’s Day at Airfield Estate
Sunday 11th March 9:30am – 5.00pm

Airfield Estate
Overend Way,
Dundrum
Dublin 14

Join us at Airfield Estate this Mother’s Day! All mums can enjoy free access to the Estate on Sunday 11th March 2018.

Take a leisurely stroll through our working farm with the cows, pigs, donkeys & hens, explore our organically managed gardens and even our Overends heritage experience.

There are plenty of play areas for the kids to run about and also lots of educational spaces to learn about the land and the food it produces.

You can also enjoy a family brunch in Overends Kitchen & we are taking bookings for groups of 6 or more. You can also just drop in on the day and enjoy a meal with your family.

Please call us on 01 969 6641 or email ok@airfield.ie to reserve a table.

https://www.facebook.com/events/977673609063424/

Dinosaurs zoo

Discover Dinosaurs Weekend
Saturday 10th March – Sunday 11th March 12.00pm – 4.00pm

Dublin Zoo
Phoenix Park
Dublin 8

Did you know that dinosaurs dominated the Earth for 100 million years? Learn more about dinosaurs and evolution at this fun and informative family event which will take place at Zoorassic World.

Standard Dublin Zoo entry fee

https://www.facebook.com/events/412999205806593/

Giddy kids pottery

Kids Pottery Making Class with Artist Christien Van Bussel
Sunday 11th March 10:30am – 12:30pm

Giddy Studios
Dundrum
Dublin D16

In these pottery classes with artist Christien Van Bussel you make and decorate your own table-ware. Through various techniques you learn how to make mugs, bowls and plates out of clay which is fired in the kiln afterward. You also can try the wheel and get your hands really muddy!

Kid Session (6-13yrs – €25 per child): 10:30-12:30
Adult Session (14+yrs – €35 per adult): 1:30-3:30

Book and pre-pay by calling 01 2960303.
Limit of 10 people per class

https://www.facebook.com/events/147721119219424/

The Tiny tea party

Mother’s Day Tiny Tea Party
Sunday, 11th March 1.00pm – 4:30pm

Wells House
Ballyedmond
Gorey
Wexford

Celebrate Mother’s Day with your little loved ones in the Great Dining Hall of Wells House and enjoy a high-tea picnic suitable for you, your little ones and their favourite cuddly friends. More information coming soon at:

www.wellshouse.ieBusking competition

St. Patrick’s Weekend Festival – Year of the Fleadh
Friday 16th March at 7.000pm to Sunday 18th March 11.00pm

Fleadh Cheoil Drogheda 2018
West Street,
Drogheda,
Ireland

The Fleadh Charter & Legacy Committee is bringing a taste of the Fleadh to the upcoming Drogheda St. Patrick’s weekend festival. We hope to make it a Fleadh-tastic weekend. Further information to follow

https://www.facebook.com/events/110503966441669/

Johnnie Foxes

St Patrick’s Weekend at Johnnie Fox’s Pub
Saturday 17th March at 11.00 to Monday 19th March at 12:30pm

Johnnie Foxs Pub
Ballybetagh Road
Glencullen
Dublin

Its that time of year again, St Patrick’s Day! You can’t get more Irish or more traditional than Johnnie Fox’s Pub, and this year is set to be our biggest yet!

Join us for a drink, a meal or just the craic! We have a jam packed weekend with live music throughout the day from 3.30pm and then there’s the big one; The Six Nations & for the Grand Slam 2018 with Ireland taking on England at 2.45pm shown in our new haggart area, this is a Saturday at the pub that’s not to be missed!

For drinks just drop in and hope to grab a free table, for food; get those bookings in by going online to www.jfp.ie or call 012955647.

We’ll see you there!

https://www.facebook.com/events/167642300553516/

Grianain mazeLeprechaun Treasure Hunts at Greenan Maze
Saturday 17th March at 10.00am to Monday 19th March at 6.00pm

Greenan Maze
Gretna
Rathdrum
Wicklow

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations and Opening Day Festivities for 2018 Season on Saturday 17th March and Sunday 18th March and Monday 19th March 2018 –
Leprechaun Treasure Hunts each day from 12pm to 4pm.
Find Larry the Leprechaun in the Maze….answer the riddles and find the treasure and win from his pot of gold.
Leprechauns gold is fools gold found at the end of the rainbow!
Face Painting for the wee ones in the tea rooms from 12pm to 3pm on Sat 17th March.
Sit by the fire side in the tea rooms and listen to some Irish tunes with a bowl of Irish stew and some good ole craic!
Wrap up warm and follow the fairy tree trail and treasure hunt around the farm.
Feeding the animals is weather dependent and if you find some freshly laid eggs you will be very lucky.
Normal Entry Fees apply – Season Ticket holders welcome!

https://www.facebook.com/events/541006399605912/

Paddys day paraades fingal

Flavours of Fingal County Show

6 super community parades in #Swords #Lusk #Rush #Balbriggan #Blanchardstown and #Skerries

St PAtricks day festival Durrow

St. Patrick’s Day Festival
Saturday, 17th March 1.00pm – 4.00pm

Durrow
Laois
Ireland

St. Patrick’s Day Parade and festival will take place on Saturday 17th March. Event includes Parade, Food and Craft Stalls, Bouncy Castles, Gaelic Games etc.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1549198941845816/

Leprechaun hunt

Leprechaun Hunt 2018 – Ardgillan Castle
Sunday, 18th March 12.00pm – 5.00pm

Ardgillan Castle
Balbriggan
Co Dublin

Here at Ardgillan we are friends with some special people and one of our favourites is Lucky O’Sullivan, the leprechaun. He is making his annual visit to Ardgillan in March and is planning on hiding lots of special leprechauns around the park. This year is going to be better than ever as he is feeling very generous!!

There will be entertainment at Ardgillan from 12pm, with a magic show, face painters, Irish dancing, music and lots more….

There will be cash prizes and treats to be won on the day…this is one event not to be missed.

Tickets €4 per person!!

CASH PRIZES OF €100 TO BE WON!!!
There will be other prizes on the day including vouchers for castle activities and a prize for everyone who takes part.

Tickets available on the day

https://www.facebook.com/events/450131398775390/

Magic show Ardilaun

Magic Show with Jamie Skelton
Sunday 18th March

Ardgillan Castle
Balbriggan
Co Dublin

Duration approximately 30mins.

€6 per person

We are delighted to welcome Jamie back to Ardgillan to add to our jammed packed Leprechaun Hunt Event. Following his captivating performance on Ireland’s Got Talent, where he received 4 yeses, we are so lucky to have Jamie back to perform 3 shows for us! This is a must see event, tickets always sell out so be sure to get them while you can!!!

”Jamie Skelton is a full time professional kid’s magician in Dublin. He performs all over the country, mainly in Dublin and its 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 kid’s magicians in Dublin, with over 90% of his shows booked through word of mouth…he’s that good!”

Shows start at

12:00pm
1:00pm
2:00pm

Please keep your email receipt as proof of purchase.
Tickets are non-refundable, non-exchangeable and have no cash value.
Suitable for children ages 4 – 12 years.
Parents are welcome to attend the show, but would need to purchase a ticket.

Tickets: ardgillancastle.ie

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Luggwoods Easter Hunt!!!
Saturday 24th March 10.00am to Monday 2nd April at 4.00pm

Luggwoods
The Lugg
Saggart 24

Your magical rustic experience will begin as soon as you enter the beautiful Luggwoods Enchanted Forest. You’ll be greeted by our fairy tale characters that will show you to the Easter Bunny’s tractor drawn carriage called “The Luggwoods Express”.
Once you board The Luggwoods Express our fairytale characters will guide you on an interactive and fun journey through the Enchanted Forest. Along the way, you will take in the stunning view of Dublin city and help our fairytale characters find the clues that crack the code of the lost letters in the forest. Are you ready to do an exciting Easter Egg Hunt through the mystical forest & help find the missing eggs?
At the Big Red Barn you’ll meet some Bunnies & Chicks, listen to stories, do some art n crafts and met the Easter bunny himself. Of course, he will have an egg for all of the children.

luggwoods.ie

Afternoon tea with teapot

Afternoon Tea Airfield Estate
Sunday 25th March and Sunday 22nd April – 2.30pm

Airfield Estate
Overend Way,
Dundrum
Dublin 14

Relax & enjoy a very special Afternoon Tea in the beautiful surrounds of Airfield House. Spend an afternoon in the company of your favourite people overlooking the beautiful walled gardens as they begin to bloom with the Spring bulbs & the stunning Dublin Mountains!

Our menus are seasonally prepared to use the freshest seasonal produce from our Estate and our selected local suppliers.

Sample Menu

Pot of Freshly Brewed Tea
Selection of Solaris Herbal Tea
French Press of McCabe’s Artisan Coffee

Mini Raisin Scone, Wholemeal & Orange Scone
Fresh Diary Cream
Cuinneog Farmhouse Butter
Airfield Rhubarb Compote

Chocolate & Coffee Opera Gateau
Individual Lavender Meringue, Lemon Curd Filling
Airfield Elderflower & Edible Flower Jelly
Rosewater Éclair, White Chocolate & Pistachio

Smoked Salmon, Airfield Guinness Bread
Pastrami & Airfield Horseradish Roulade
Coronation Chicken, Puff Pastry Shell
Airfield Egg & Watercress Mayonnaise, Sourdough

Vegetarians and Gluten Free catered for

https://www.facebook.com/events/1706744746012265/

mid term easter pottery giddy

Easter Mid Term Art Camp – Week 1
Monday 26th March – Thursday 29th March

Giddy Studios
Dundrum
Dublin

We run a gorgeous art camp on mid term breaks and school holidays.
Come and enjoy some creative arts and crafts projects and of course lots of pottery painting too!
Perfect way to get a break from screen time and make new friends in a lovely environment!

Projects include pottery painting, foam clay, beads, fabric etc. On 1st day of each camp week glazed pottery project is done. All others days have acrylic pottery projects. Each of the days are themed. Pottery will vary from the image attached – you can always be assured that the quality of the projects is of equal value.

Suits Age 5 to 11. Bring a packed lunch. Wear pre-loved clothes. For Drop-off & Collection – if you are in and out of the car park in 15 minutes you don’t need to pay parking fees.

Price: €30 per day. Camp day runs from 10am to 3pm (early drop from 9am & late collection is charged at €5 p/hr p/person).
This is a very flexible camp – you can book just one day or multiple!

Email enquiries to helena@giddystudios.com
Call 01 2960303 – Payment is taken by credit card over the phone at time of booking.

https://www.facebook.com/events/568827370148995/Slimy science camp imaginosityImaginosity Slimy Science Easter Camp
Monday 26th March – Friday 30th March 9.00am – 2.30pm

Imaginosity
Dublin Children’s Museum
Beacon South Quarter
Sandyford
Dublin 18

‘Slimemasters’ and budding ‘Mini Chemists’ will LOVE our first Easter Camp which will run at the beginning of the school holidays -‘Slimy Science Camp’! All week long we will be mastering all kids of slime, and learning all about the Science behind what works and why….

Camp will run from Monday 26th March – Friday 29th March, from 9.00am-1.00pm/2.30pm for children ages 4-6 &7-9 years. Week long and day camp rates both available, visit www.imaginosity.ie for further information.

www.imaginosity.ie

Airfield adventurers camp

Airfield Adventurers Camp
Monday 26th March – Friday 6th April

Airfield Estate
Overend Way,
Dun drum
Dublin 14

On the Airfield Adventurers Camp, we will spend the week out and about on the estate exploring the gardens, farm and natural habitats.

Each adventurer will spend time getting hands on with activities that help our gardeners and farmers get ready for the busy spring and summer seasons.

Working with our education team, campers will hunt for mini-beasts, meet the animals, sow seeds, bake yummy treats and much more.

Age: 5 – 8 years

Week 1: 26th March – 30th March (5 day camp)
Week 2: Tuesday April 3rd to Friday April 6th (4 day camp)

Time: 9.30am – 2.30pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/563025230736774/

Young explorers airfieldAirfield Explorers Science Camp
Monday 26th March – Friday 6th April

Airfield Estate
Overend Way,
Dun drum
Dublin 14

On our all new Airfield Explorers Science Camp, our busy campers will spend a week experiencing what it like to be a scientist, while at the same time, exploring our farm, gardens and natural habitats.

Working with our education team, our junior explorers will experiment with crazy concoctions, discover how to make rain resistant shelters, explore concepts of building and construction, and because it’s Easter, carry out lots of EGGsperiments – egg drop challenge, floating eggs and much more.

Children will spend five fun-filled days in the gardens, on the farm and in nature, learning science concepts with hands-on activities that fulfill their natural curiosity.

Age: 5 – 8 years

Week 1: Monday March 26th to Friday March 30th (5 day camp) suitable for 5-8 year olds
Week 2: Tuesday 3rd April – Friday 6th April (4 day camp) suitable for 6 -10 year olds

Time: 9.30am – 2.30pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/191547601430223/

Beauty and the beast

Beauty and the Beast In Concert – Bord Gais Energy Theatre
Tuesday 27th March at 7.00pm – 10.00pm

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
Grand Canal Square
Dublin

Disney In Concert announces a Dublin date at Bord Gais Energy Theatre for the Beauty and the Beast Live in Concert 2018 tour. The story and characters audiences know and love come to spectacular life in Disney’s live-action adaptation “Beauty and the Beast,” a stunning, cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told. Audiences in Ireland will have the opportunity to experience the spellbinding story unfold live in concert with a full orchestra.

A unique way to experience the most heart-warming and memorable films in history, the Disney In Concert shows create an all-encompassing experience via a full orchestra performing the magical scores alongside the film on a giant screen.

Directed by Bill Condon based on the 1991 animated film, “Beauty and the Beast” stars: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Audra McDonald with Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson.

The music of Beauty and the Beast matches the majesty and charm of the film itself. The film features the unforgettable score from eight-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken with new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and two-time Academy Award winner Howard Ashman. Also featured are three new songs written by Menken and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice, with two end credit compositions performed by Céline Dion and Josh Groban.

Now, with the film having amassed over $1billion at box offices worldwide, audiences in Ireland will have a very special chance to experience one of the most recent and highest grossing films of all-time brought to life live in concert.

Tickets will go on sale Friday 22nd September at 9am and will be available from;

www.ticketmaster.ie
Ticketmaster Outlets Nationwide
24hr Credit Card Bookings: 0818 719300 (ROI)
24hr Credit Card Bookings: 0844 277 4455 (NI)

https://www.facebook.com/events/199607223913179/

Viking fest

Viking Fest 2018
Friday 30th March at 11.00am to Monday 2nd April at 4.00pm

Dublinia
St Michaels Hill
Christchurch
Dublin 8

We promised you something huge and here it is………
Dublinia is proud to present Viking Fest 2018. A huge celebration of Viking Culture happening Easter weekend at Dublinia and Wood Quay from the 30th of March to the 2nd of April.
This unmissable festival of Viking heritage will host Living history demonstrations, Viking ships moored and on display in Wood Quay, and will culminate in a live outdoor spectacle with the international Follow the Vikings audio visual and theatrical performance at the historic Wood Quay amphitheatre, celebrating the cultural and historic impact of the Vikings on Saturday 31st March.
Dublinia hosts Viking Fest with support from Dublin City Council, Failte Ireland, Follow the Vikings and Creative Europe.

So, what’s happening…………..
Living History, Viking Weaponry, Coin Minting and crafts
Swords, shields, spears, bows axes, and the skills and tactics of Viking weaponry will be on display in the Dublinia courtyard all weekend. The special art of Viking coin minting will also be demonstrated as well as Viking crafts like tablet weaving. You’ll see history come to life with our re-enactors demonstrating how to use a quern-stone or even playing some Viking games.
All taking place at Dublinia.

Vikings Ships moored and on display
The Vikings are coming back to Wood Quay – just like they did over 1,000 years ago. Lakes Viking Warriors will have two Viking longships moored at Wood Quay on the River Liffey for all to see. A full size longship will also be aground on Wine Tavern Street with lots of Viking Warriors on hand to tell you all about the ship and life for them as it would have been a thousand years ago.

The highlight, the Follow the Vikings theatrical performance.
Follow the Vikings is an audio visual and theatrical extravaganza that will take place in the wonderful historic Wood Quay amphitheatre. A 45 minute experience of film, animation, projection, sound, dance, drumming, battle re-enactment and live action. An event not to be missed. This amazing performance is free of charge but is ticketed, and tickets will be available form the 1st of March.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1263160243786016/

Wooly farm eggs

Easter Eggstravaganza At Wooly Farm
Friday 30th March at 2.00 to Sunday 1st April at 5.00pm

Wooly Ward’s Farm
Whitestown
Oldtown
Dublin A45 HE68

Wooly Ward’s Farm is delighted to announce the return of the Easter Eggstravaganza on Friday 30th March, Saturday 31st March and Sunday 1st of April!

Special Activities such as the Easter Egg Hunt, Live Lambing, Animal Maternity Ward and the Easter Show will all be on offer. Not forgetting Bouncy Castles, Thomas the Tank Engine, Animal Petting and Scary Mary which will all be there as usual!

Tickets on sale now – book early to avoid disappointment!

https://www.facebook.com/events/222796464948708/

Easter family fun weekend

Easter Family Fun Weekend
Saturday 31st March at 11.00am to Monday 2nd April at 6.00pm

Irish Military War Museum
Starinagh Collon, Collon

Come join us at The Irish Military War Museum In Collon From Saturday 31st of March – Monday 2nd of April for a weekend of Fun & Frolics.

€13 per child (plus booking fee) and the following is included :

– Treasure Hunt for the children
– Easter Egg for Every Child
– Admission into the Bouncy Castle Park (which has the largest obstacle course in the country)
– Admission into the Cinema room ( movies will be playing thruout your session)
– Fully equipped playground
– We will aso have Mickey & Minnie Mouse or similar characters show up during your session for Meet & Greet where you are welcome to take photos with the children.

And the best part is ADULTS GO FREE, you only need tickets for the children
Please note this is a TICKET ONLY EVENT!!

**Please note each session is 3 hours long, please arrive at your allocated time so as you get the most out of your fun filled day.

**Tours of the musuem is not included in this package, you can book that on the day if you wish.

**And most importantly bring spare socks!!!

https://www.facebook.com/events/327190801124611/

Easter puppet show

Easter Puppet Shows
Saturday 31st March 1.00pm – 4.00pm

Wells House & Gardens
Corey
Wexford

Join us here at Wells House & Gardens for our Eggstatically-Exciting, Easter Puppet Shows by Red Moon Theatre! Take in the fresh air and enjoy some theatrical fun as our puppets go on an eggciting adventure!

For any queries please call info@wellshouse.ie or call 053 9186737.

Shows run for approximately 45 minutes.

Ts & Cs apply.

https://www.facebook.com/events/152064942176472/

Hope you like our suggestions!

Have a great March 🙂

Eimear x