Things to do in Dublin and surrounding areas in February

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


Dinosaurs Around The World

Saturday 16th December – Monday 30th April 2018

Open daily 10.00am

Cost:  €8-€38    Kids under 4 go free

Ambassador Theatre (top of O’Connell St)



Dublin’s Ambassador Theatre presents Dinosaurs Around the World, now open for a limited time only. Dinosaurs Around the World takes you back in time on a dinosaur adventure and a tour of an Earth very different from today – a time before the continents as we know them existed, when lush landscapes covered Africa and greenery was the norm in Antarctica! With advanced animatronics, a multi-layered narrative, fossils, authentic casts, cutting-edge research and immersive design elements you’ll experience the Age of Reptiles as it comes to life!

Dinosaurs Around the World invites you to grab your prehistoric passport to Pangea and discover how plate tectonics, land bridges, and volcanic activity allowed dinosaurs to disperse to all corners of the globe, giving each of the seven continents its own unique selection of these giant reptiles. During their 172 million year reign, dinosaurs adapted into a variety of forms due to the conditions of the areas in which they lived. The exhibition includes examples such as the mighty T. rex of North America, the swift Velociraptor of the Gobi Desert, the massive herbivore Amargasaurus form the tropical jungles of South America and ten others!

National Mjuseum

National Museum of Ireland

10 great things for families to enjoy at the Museum this spring.

The National Museum of Ireland has just launched its new programme of winter/spring 2018 events and there is plenty on offer to keep young minds (and parents too!) busy and entertained over the coming months.

To celebrate the launch of the new programme, we have highlighted ten great events for families to enjoy together this spring at the Muse

National Concert Hall

National Concert Hall Family Workshop Day

Saturday 10th February

National Concert Hall


Baby Bop: 10.15am | Toddler Twist: 11.30am

Venue: Baby Bop & Toddler Twist: Room 107

Baby Bop (3 – 12 Months)  and Toddler Twist (1 – 2 years)

Have fun with your baby or toddler in these engaging workshops, geared not only to entertain, but also to equip you with a range of tunes and techniques to continue the musical journey at home. This session is great fun for you and your small person, and uses folk songs and lullabies from around the world, together with easy and accessible musical activities for you to share together.

Prices: Baby Bop & Toddler Twist

1 Adult + 1 Baby/Toddler: €15

1 Adult + 2 Babies/ Toddlers: €19.50

Tin Whistle Workshop: 10.30am & 11.45am

Tin Whistle Workshop (ages 6+)  10:30am &11.45am

This hands-on family music workshop introduces the tunes and techniques of the tin whistle!  No previous experience is necessary.  Participants are welcome to bring their own D whistle, or whistles are available to purchase online with your ticket or at the Box Office on the day for €5.

Bodhrán Workshop: 10.45am & 12.00pm

Bodhrán Workshop (ages 6+)  10:45 & 12.00

Come explore rhythm in this interactive workshop designed to provide a fun and musical experience for children. Each participant will learn how to play the bodhrán to accompany the jigs and reels of Irish traditional music.

Venue:  Bodhrán Worksop: Kevin Barry Recital Room

Tin Whistle Workshop: The Studio

Tin Whistle Workshop (age 6 +)

Prices: Bodhran & Tin Whistle Workshops:

1 Adult + 2 Children: €19.50

Adults: €8

Child: €7

Young Maestros: €6

Tin whistles €5 per person

No previous musical experience is required, just a willingness to join in and have fun!

Botanic gardens

National Botanic Gardens of Ireland Childrens Art Classes

Saturday 10th February 11.00am – 4.00pm

Botanic Gardens

300 Botanic Road



*10 Euro per child. Booking Essential Call 01 857 0909*

Budding Artists

Join our ‘budding’ artists, a creative workshop especially for younger children taking place once a month, under the attentive eye of artist Niamh Synnott. Children are encouraged to take a closer look at the natural world all around them to inspire fun art-making activities. Suitable for 4 to 7 year olds.

Time: 11.00am-12.30pm. Meet at the Education and Visitor Centre

Cost: €10. Booking Essential

Hardy Annuals

Why not join us for a guided discovery of the natural world where you can observe, engage, and be inspired by your surroundings. Participants in this art programme will be encouraged to use materials in fun and interesting ways while taking inspiration from the world of plants on show at Glasnevin. Suitable for 8 to 12 year olds.

Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm. Meet at the Education and Visitor Centre

Cost: €10. Booking Essential

the ark

The Ark, Dublin

Saturday 10th February – Friday 16th February

Music in Glass Exhibition – Ages 6+

Until Saturday 10th February · The Ark, Dublin · Dublin, Ireland

10.30am – 4.30pm

Saturday 10th February

Zombie Prosthetics Workshop – Ages 9+

Lego Animation Workshops (Ages 8-12)

Tuesday 13th February – Friday 16th February

One of a kindOne of a Kind Kids Camp

Monday 12th February Friday 16th February

9.00am – 2.00pm

St Conleths College

28 Clyde Road

Balls bridge

Dublin 4

This camp is open to School going children over 4 years of age up to 11 years of age. We design and implement our program of activities depending on the time of the year in which we are running the camp. Activities include but are not limited to the following: Spooky Arts and Crafts Drama, Multi-sport, Cooking, Competition team games, Lego and more!


Ski camp

SKI Centre Children’s Camp

Monday 12th February  – Friday 16th February

5 days Monday to Friday (0900-1200 or 1400-1700 daily)

Hot chocolate/Cordial and Water provided

Bring your own healthy snacks/lunch

Children will learn to ski in a safe, fun and social environment

Includes all equipment – however it is recommended that you bring along thick sports or ski socks

All Children will receive a Ski Award Certificate upon completion

Cost: 199 euro per week

Early drop off and late pick up available 1 hour prior to start and 1 hour after finish at additional cost (early drop + €25, late pick up +€25, both +€50 – weekly cost)

All of our instructors are Garda Vetted

For shorter Children’s camp periods, please call us at 01 293 0588 so we can accommodate you

Waiver for each child must be completed prior to ski


Playball Kids 4 day Camp

Tuesday 13th February – Friday 16th February

9.30am – 2.00pm

Admission:  80 euro

Taney Parish Centre,

Taney Road


Fun sports, arts and crafts and lots more! Open to 4-12 year olds. Small groups with experienced and fun coaches!!!!

Giddy studios

February Mid Term Art Camp Giddy Studios

Wednesday 14th February – Friday 16th February

Giddy Studios


Dublin, Ireland

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!

Day 1: Wednesday 14th February

Day 2: Thursday 15th February

Day 3: Friday 16th February

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

Call 01 2960303 – Payment is taken by credit card over the phone at time of booking.

Junior songschool

Junior Songschool – National Concert Hall

Thursday 15th February, 10.30am

Room: The Studio

Price: €20

20% discount for Young Maestros

Junior Songschool is for students aged 8 -12 years old who are interested in writing and recording songs, performing them in concert, learning about music technology, and meeting people who love music as much as they do… not to mention forming bands and having fun!

Make music and new friends!


Anyone4Science Engineering Workshops

Thursday15th & Friday 16th February

Day camps in venues across the country. A day of engineering activities to coincide with Engineers week 2018. Design, create and explore

At these one day workshops the children will have fun doing age appropriate engineering experiments and work on some design projects

The camp runs for 5 hours typically from 10-3pm but check as some locations have different start and finish times.

Times: 10 am – 3 pm Admission: Cost €45, Early bird €38


dspcaDSPCA (Dublin Society for the prevention of cruelty to Animals)

Mount Venus Road


Dublin 16


The DSPCA are running 2 one day Kids Camp for kids aged between 6-11 years olds on Thursday 15th February or Friday 16th February 2018 from 9.30am – 4.00pm. There are limited places available for each of these fun filled days. Each day costs €40 per child.( please email for 10% discount on multiple bookings)

Learn to look after lots of different animals and have fun with lots of animal related activities.

Children are asked to bring Wellington boots, rain gear and warm outdoor clothing. Bring a decent pack lunch too(no nuts as there may be nut allergies) and lots of drinks; all art supplies will be provided. If they want to bring a few apples and vegetable to feed the animals it would be great too.

Please let us know in advance if your child has any special requirements or allergies as we want to ensure they have a fun and safe experience. Email any queries to:

bricks4kidzBricks 4 Kidz Fingal Santry

Thursday 15th & Friday 16th February

Mid-term 2 day camps in Castleknock, Malahide, Santry & Sutton.

Thursday February 15th & Friday February 16th, 9am to 12pm.

Afternoon Camps available in Santry, 2pm – 5pm…

bricks4kidssouth dublin

Bricks 4 Kidz South County Dublin

Thursday 15th & Friday 16th February

Rathfarnham Educate Together School, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

Rosemont School, Enniskerry Road, Sandyford, Dublin

Our two day LEGO® Technic midterm camp will be sure to keep your little ones entertained on their school break. They will enjoy 4 hours of fun at any of our camp locations. We introduce the foundations of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths using their favourite toy “LEGO®”. Our camp theme is “Winter Fun” where the children will build and learn about snow plows, skiers, ice hockey and so much more. All your kids need to create these winter memories are our bricks and their imagination.


Teletubbies in DUBLIN!

Olympia Theatre



See the iconic, world famous Teletubbies in their first ever theatre show created especially for your little ones.

chinese NY

Chinese New Year 2018 in Dublin.  Events across Dublin.

Friday 16th February – Sunday 4th March

2.00 – 8.00pm



may cafeCoffee & Ballsbridge

Until 22nd May  2018

Panda Play Cafe

Old Belvedere RFC

28A Anglesea Road, Dublin, Ireland Dublin 4

Join us at our regular meet up at Panda Play Cafe. It’s a fantastic way to get to know other FGG members over a coffee whilst the kids play in a safe environment and make new friends themselves.

This meet-up is open to families with children under the age 5yrs. For more information about Panda Play Cafe please visit :

Hope you like our suggestions!

Have a great February 🙂

Eimear x


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