Things to do in July in the Dublin area!

Things to do in July in the Dublin area!

Are you constantly looking for things to do at the weekends with your little ones? I am always on the lookout for something new and fun to do with Sofia. Below I have added an event for each weekend in July for anyone living in the Dublin area. From small to big events whatever takes your fancy!

Family Comedy Weekend is back at Farmleigh

1 July – 2 July at 11:45 to 2 July at 17:00
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Castleknock, Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland D15 TD50

We’ve a great programme of family friendly comedy at the lovely Farmleigh for a whole weekend! including stand-up comedy, comedy workshops, street performers, top joke competition, silly story telling and big board games.

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Open-Air Garden Theatre; Peter Pan at Castletown

1 July – at 16:00–17:30

Castletown House

Exit 6, M4, Celbridge West, Celbridge

Open-Air Theatre; Chapterhouse Theatre Company present, ‘Peter Pan’Saturday 1st July, 2017 on the back lawns at Castletown. Performance starts at 4pm, with access to the lawn from 3pm.

After the hugely successful event in 2016, the OPW team at Castletown is delighted to welcome Chapterhouse Theatre Company with a production of ‘Peter Pan’ directed by Philip Stevens.

Join Wendy, Michael and John Darling on their adventrues with Peter, far away on the magical island of Neverland. There they encounter the enchanting mermaids, magical fairies and the cruelest pirate of them all, Captain Hook!

Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, and in support of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, J.M. Barrie’s timeless classic is brough to life in a brand new adaptation by award winning writer Laura Turner, with beautifully designed costumes, music and songs.

For your comfort, please bring along your own rug, cushions or low back seating. Picnics are welcome and please dress for our Irish summer, this performance will take place rain/shine and tickets are non-refundable. Please note, no dogs allowed onto the back lawns.

open air theatre Peter Pan Casteltown


RADFest Family Fun Day

1st July – 12:00–15:00


RAD FEST- Rathfarnham and District Festival

Rathfarnham, Dublin, Ireland Dublin 14

An amazing family fun day out at Rathfarnham Castle with music, art & entertainment for the kids.

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Irish Classic & Vintage Motor Show

2 July – 11:00–18:00

Terenure College

Templeogue Road, Dublin, Ireland Dublin 6

  The Irish Classic and Vintage Motor Show in Terenure College, Dublin, the biggest Classic and Vintage Car Show in Ireland for over 20 years.

Motor show


Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular in Dublin 2017

7 July – 9 July 12.00 – 20.00

Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular

Merrion Square, Dublin, Ireland Dublin 2

For full festival line-up, see
Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular will return to Dublin’s Merrion Square this July 7th – 9th and to Cork’s Fitzgerald Park on July 15th and 16th.
Entry to this family friendly festival is entirely FREE of charge.
This year’s free festival will be brought to life through our spectacular line-up which includes world record breaking street performers, healthy heroes The Happy Pear, spandex sporting comedy duo Lords of Strut and this year’s festival ambassador – Ireland’s favourite turkey Dustin The Turkey.

Areas to explore at this summer’s biggest festival include Laya Healthcare’s Greatest Place on Earth; a spellbinding land with family health and happiness at its heart, a world street food village from Just Eat Ireland with a live music stage and waiter service, and pet wellness area with the Dublin SPCA where festival-goers can get pet health advice or be the star of the Scruffs Dog Show. We would love everyone – families, friends, couples and pet pooches – to come join in the celebrations and enjoy our FREE festival this July.

laya city spectacular


Super Milk Wild Air Run

8 July at 10:00–18:00

St. Catherines Park – Lucan Demesne

Lucan, Dublin, Ireland

Super Milk Wild Air Run is coming to DUBLIN, ST.CATHERINE’S PARK for the very first time!

NEW 60 Metre Long Inflatable Water Slide!!
We are bringing you BIGGER & BETTER in 2017! New obstacles, new elements and a whole lot more fun!

Early Bird Tickets are ON SALE now for a limited time only @

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!

Make sure you don’t miss OUT!

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The Inflatable Colour Run

14 July at 19:30–21:30

Newbridge Park and House

Donabate, Donabate Co Dublin

The Inflatable Colour Run is Bouncing into DUBLIN for a fantastic EVENING of fun!!!!!

Get the weekend started and enjoy a summers evening of colour at the Inflatable Colour Run – Dublin!
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 ailities, so whether you want to run, walk, dance or bounce your way along the route- its totally up to you- its all about FUN!!!
inflatable colour run


Dublin Maker 2017

22 July at 10:00–18:00

Merrion Square

A day-long free festival of hackers, crafters, coders, DIYers and curious inventors

Attention all makers, tinkerers, inventors, hackers and do-it-yourselfers: A creative carnival of show and tell, Dublin Maker, is set to take over Merrion Square this Summer. Transforming it into a spectacular family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness and we want you join us.

The open call for this year’s Dublin Maker is now open to all inventors, makers, hackers and creators. Whether you’re a tech enthusiast or a creative crafter, we’d love for you to apply for a place at our biggest Dublin Maker yet.

Each year, we welcome, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, science clubs, students, authors and commercial exhibitors of all ages and backgrounds. Dublin Maker’s mission is to entertain, inform and connect the makers of Ireland, while inspiring the next generation of Ireland’s makers and inventors and we want you to be part of it.

Take the opportunity to glimpse into the future, get hands-on and join the Maker Revolution. There’s nothing else like it. Remember, your project doesn’t need to be finished, and it definitely doesn’t need to be for sale. We want you to share how you make, so in-progress, hobbyist projects are A-OK!

You can get more information or why not submit an idea

dublin maker


 Bray Air Display

22 July at 12:00–22:00

Bray Seafront, Bray, Ireland

Join us for Day 1 of the #BrayAirDisplay ground events kick off at 12 noon. See for more details.

The twelfth annual Bray Air Display will take place this year on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July 2017. The festival is managed by Bray Summerfest with thanks to main supporter the Irish Aviation Authority, as well as Wicklow County Council and

Awe-inspiring aerobatic acts from across Europe will take to the skies during this summer’s #BrayAirDisplay, which is supported by the Irish Aviation Authority. The award winning event will take place over two days again this year, on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July 2017 and includes a Fun Fair, Hospitality Packages, Food & Craft Village, Live Music plus lots more. Great weekend of fun for all the family. See

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Malahide Has It 2017

28 July at 19:30 to 30 July at 23:00

Malahide Has It Festival​​

Malahide Festival is a feature of the Summer. It takes place in late July and details for next year’s Festival will be posted when available.

Bands, family activities, fairground … there will be something for everybody



Teddy Bears Picnic

29 July at 14:00 to 30 July at 17:00

Wooly Ward’s Farm

Whitestown, Oldtown, Dublin

Teddy Bears Picnic

Don’t miss our annual Teddy Bear’s Picnic on July 29th & 30th at Wooly Ward’s Farm. A fun filled day for all of the family with activities such as make your own Teddy Magnet, bring your Teddy to the Teddy Hospital for a check up,having a picnic with Goldilocks, decorating a Shortbread Teddy Bear, Magic Show, Animal Petting, Bouncy Castles and so much more!!

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Hope it gives you some ideas for what to do with your little ones over the summer! If there is anything you want to add just let me know 🙂


Eimear xx


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