Things to do in July in Dublin and surrounding areas

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

National Museum of Ireland

Sunday 1st July – Tuesday 31st July

We bring history to life for over a million visitors every year. At our three Dublin sites and one in Mayo, the National Museum of Ireland (NMI) holds the national collections of Archaeology, Decorative Arts, History, Ethnography, Folklife and Natural History in trust for the people of Ireland. Our mission is to put people – visitors, staff and partners – at the centre of all that we do, and engage with them in new and creative ways. And with over four million objects in our collections, we have a continual source of inspiration for our programmes.

Please click on the link below to discover all the events taking place across the four Museum sites.

https://www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events

Bricks4Kitz North Dublin Summer Camps 2018

Bricks 4 Kidz® are delivering LEGO® themed Summer Camps for boys and girls aged 5-12 years across North County Dublin. Children will have the opportunity to learn, build and play with LEGO® Bricks & Technic motorised models, while meeting like-minded friends.

It’s fast approaching summer and we are actively working on our Summer Camp schedule for North County Dublin. The camps are 5 day from Monday to Friday, 10am to 1pm each day. Afternoon sessions may also available be in Santry, Malahide & Sutton from 2pm to 5pm. Our Santry centre will hold different camps each week – some geared towards our younger builders and others towards our older & teen builders. We are hoping to introduce Robotic classes as well as Stop, Motion & Animation camps too. We will also hold one day workshops in Santry throughout the summer.

Location Date

Malahide 30th July – 3rd August

20th August – 24th August

Howth 9th July – 13th July

Sutton 23rd July – 27th July

20th August – 24th August

Castleknock 16th July – 20th July

13th August – 17th August

Portmarnock 23rd July – 27th July

13th August – 17th August

Swords 7th August – 10th August

Balbriggan 7th August – 10th August

Rush 30th July – 3rd August

Lusk 7th August – 10th August

Skerries 9th July – 13th July

13th August – 17th August

Phibblestown 30th July – 3rd August

Tyrrelstown 23rd July – 27th July

If you have any questions on our summer camps, please email Joanne on jhartnett@bricks4kidz.com.

https://www.bricks4kidz.ie/fingal-santry/programmes/camps/camps/

Bricks4Kitz South County Dublin Summer Camps 2018

Bricks 4 Kidz camps are a fresh and fun way for kids to spend their school or holiday break! Children will enjoy using LEGO® Bricks to build specially-designed models, play games, explore the world of engineering, architecture and movie-making.

Bricks 4 Kidz LEGO® Summer Camps have been designed to teach the principles of Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM) to girls and boys, aged 5-12 in a fun and entertaining way. Guided by our experienced teachers and built around exciting themes such as Minecraft, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Frozen & Super Heroes, children will enjoy using LEGO to build specially-designed Bricks 4 Kidz motorised models, while learning the principles of STEM.

Summer Camp Benefits

Camps run throughout July & August

Small class sizes ensure 1 to 1 attention

STEM educational value in all camps

An opportunity to make new friends

Develops children’s problem solving skills

Our Summer Camps are located in multiple locations across South County Dublin:

Ballinteer Ballsbridge Churchtown

City West Clonskeagh Dalkey

Dun Laoghaire Glasthule Goatstown

Grand Canal Killiney Knocklyon

Monkstown Mount Merrion Rathfarnham

Rua Red Sandycove Sandyford

Step A Side

https://www.bricks4kidz.ie/southcountydublin/summer-camps/

Imaginosity Slimy Science Summer Camp

Monday 2nd July – Friday 6th July 9.00am – 2.30pm

Imaginosity

Dublin Children’s Museum

Beacon South Quarter

Sandyford

Dublin 18

Our 9 week Summer Camp Programme kicks off with one of our most popular camps here at the museum as we start with ‘Slimy Science Summer Camp’.

For each week of the summer, camps will run at the museum for children aged 4-6 years (9.00am-1.00pm), and an older camp for children aged 7-9 years (9.00am-2.30pm). For all camps there are weekly, and day rates available and additional discounts for members/sibling bookings. Advance booking is STRONGLY recommended as places on each camp have limited availability. Bookings can be made now by calling 01-2176130 or emailing info@imaginosity.ie.

https://www.facebook.com/events/296315717573083/

Mill Theatre Dundrum

Monday 2nd July to Friday 27th July

dlr Mill Theatre

Dundrum Town Centre

Dundrum

Dublin 16

Our Performing Arts Summer Camp 2018 is running for the month of July!

Discover the excitement of musical theatre!

All day, Monday – Friday (limit 25 students per age group) 10am – 3pm

Ages 4-6yrs/ 7-9yrs/ 10-12yrs / 13-15yrs

Price €110 per week

10% sibling discount / 10% multiple weeks discount

Book any week of your choice, 10% discount if you book more than one week!

This exciting week-long camp will immerse students in a high-energy, intensive, day-long learning experience consisting of instruction in acting, singing, and dancing. By focusing on process and technique-based coaching by local and UK-based professionals, students will experience the collaborative nature of theatre at its most thrilling. A culminating presentation of the material worked on will be presented on the Mill Theatre stage on Friday afternoon at 2pm for family and friends. (free of charge, no booking required)

Wk 1 : Potts Meets the Wizards (Harry Potter week)         

Wk 2 : The Fox and the Fantastics (Fantastic Mr Fox week)

Wk 3 : A Revolting Campus (Matilda week)

Wk 4:   Schools out! (Camp of Rock week)

Box Office Telephone +353 01 296 9340

http://www.milltheatre.ie/2018/04/09/summer-camp-2018-is-go/

Giddy Studios Summer Art Camps

Dates: 8 weeks of Summer (Mon to Fri exc Aug Bank Holiday)

Week 1: July 2nd to July 6th 2018

Week 2: July 9th to July 13th 2018

Week 3: July 16th to July 20th 2018

Week 4: July 23rd to July 27th 2018

Week 5: July 30th to Aug 3rd 2018

Week 6: Aug 7th to Aug 10th 2018 (not on on BH Monday 6th Aug)

Week 7: Aug 13th to Aug 17th 2018

Week 8: Aug 20th to Aug 24th 2018

Week 9: Dates on week of 27th Aug pending

Things to Know

Age: 5 to 11

Suited to Boys & Girls

Time: 10am to 3pm (Optional Early Drop Facility at 9am €5 / Optional Late Collection Facility to 4pm €5)

Giddy Studios

Dundrum

Dublin

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. Sign up to our database to get emails about Early Bird Offers www.giddystudios.com

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 helena@giddystudios.com with any questions.

www.giddystudios.com

Tuesday Kids Drop-By Activities – Botanic Gardens

Every Tuesday from 3rd July to 28th August

National Botanic Gardens of Ireland

300 Botanic Road, Dublin 9

Times: 11.00am, 11.30am, 3.00pm, 3.30pm. No Bookings. First Come, First Served.

Kids, Join us for fun activities in the dedicated Children’s Garden! Sow seeds, make seed bombs, design bug hotels and re-use everyday items to create your own piece of eco art.

All children must bring their own grown-up.

https://www.facebook.com/events/441493812948854/

Kids’ Falconry Workshops – Wells House

Thursday 5th July, 12th July, 19th July, 26th July 1.00pm – 2.00pm

Wells House & Gardens

Ballyedmond

Gorey Y25 CF96

1 Ticket per child for 1 hour Workshop

€ 15.00

Under the guidance of our resident Falconer go on an adventure with our falcons and learn interesting facts about these stunning birds with Wells House as your backdrop! Get hands-on and hold and feed the magnificent creatures, then watch them soar and see how the magic of nature can create special memories for kids and adults alike.

For any enquiries please contact info@wellshouse.ie or call 053 9186737 €10 gate token applies.

Bricks 4 Kidz Workshop

Thursday 5th July, 12th July, 19th July, 26th July 2.00pm – 3.00pm

Wells House & Gardens

Ballyedmond

Gorey Y25 CF96

1 Ticket per child for 1 hour Workshop

€ 15.00

Celebrate the summer and build memories with a unique Bricks 4 Kidz Workshop experience at Wells House & Gardens and enjoy the Gruffalo walk, adventure playground, animal farm and much more!

Bricks 4 Kidz LEGO® themed workshops are sure to provide your child with a unique creative and imaginative experience with a variety of themes such as Ninjago, Minecraft, Superheroes, Pokémon, Angry Birds or Dinosaurs.

For any enquiries please contact info@wellshouse.ie or call 053 9186737 – €10 gate token applies.

Build a Bear

Thursday 5th July, 12th July, 19th July, 26th July  3.00pm – 4.00pm

Wells House & Gardens

Ballyedmond

Gorey Y25 CF96

1 Ticket per child for 1 hour Workshop

€ 18.00

Join us here at Wells House & Gardens four our Build a Bear Workshop in our new Party House! Choose your bear and take home a birth cert and wishing star to make your new friend feel part of the family!

Only 15 spaces available so book now to avoid disappointment.

For any enquiries please contact info@wellshouse.ie or call 053 9186737 – €10 gate token applies.

Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular, Dublin

Friday 6th July  – Sunday 8th July  12.00pm – 8.00pm

Merrion Square

Dublin 2

The 13th annual Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular returns this summer to Dublin’s Merrion Square from Friday 6th – Sunday 8th of July and Entry to Ireland’s biggest family friendly festival is entirely FREE of charge.

The festival runs over three days in Dublin, showcasing the best in international street performance, the world’s leading living statue artists, free family activities, delicious street food from around the world as well as a pet area with charity partner the DSPCA (Dublin SPCA).

Laya Healthcare, Ireland’s second largest health insurance provider, has once again committed its support to the FREE family festival and this year announced that it will focus on children’s health and wellbeing and encourage visitors to live life to its fullest with it’s BRAND NEW AREA – ‘It’s Good To Live’.

The festival’s 13th annual international street performance line up includes:

Sara Twister- the woman who can fire a bow and arrow from her feet while balancing upside down.

Mat Ricardo – the first man in history to put the tablecloth back on a set table.

The Piano Juggler – the world’s fastest piano juggler.

Charlie Caper the world renowned and award winning magician from Sweden.

Jonathan Burns the man who can squeeze himself through a toilet seat.

Madame Guillotine (Kate Mior) -brings her unique comedy mime show which culminates into a final execution…don’t lose your heads!

Thelmo Parole – brings laughter and entertainment with ‘the show must go on’.

Fraser Hooper – the award winning clown who boxes and mimes.

Street comedy -Two highly skilled and funny individuals join together in a highly energised comedy show

Snap Boogie – who’s performance includes multi disciplinary dance, Popping (robot dance), comedy, and crazy physical stunts.

This year’s park will be also be animated with some of the world’s leading living statue artists including LSD Living Statues DJS who come to life to play their music set and Cartoonette (Lady White), who appears to have escaped from a cartoon and came to life. The world’s best living statue JOHNman will perform two of his characters WOODY WOODman, a wooden character carving himself out of tree-trunk and Candy Man the artificial Candyman brought to life, passers by will be in for a treat!

Bringing their 80’s NYC street party vibe to the City Spectacular street is Limerick based art collective, Limerockers Cru. Kids and parents can learn to breakdance, drop some beats and learn how to ‘wildstyle tag’ graffiti which is sure to impress!

For the full programme of fun activities and excitement at Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular check out cityspectacular.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/2157455094279533/

Humpty Dumpty’s Big EggVenture Mill Theatre Dundrum

Saturday 7th Jul 12.00pm and 2.00pm

dlr Mill Theatre

Dundrum Town Centre

Dundrum

Dublin 16

For the first time ever, the classic nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty is brought to the stage in this wonderful all singing and dancing interactive production.  Humpty is on a big adventure to climb the highest wall in the Kingdom but he needs your help. Singalong, solve puzzles, and meet lots of famous characters including The Three Little Pigs, Little Bo Peep and the animals on Old MacDonald’s Farm!  With amazing costumes, dazzling stage sets and a host of colourful characters.

Recommended age suitability up to 7 years.

Duration 1 hour with a short interval.

Box Office Telephone +353 01 296 9340

http://www.milltheatre.ie/events/humpty-dumpty-big-eggventure/

Groove Festival, brought to you by Energia

Saturday 7th July – Sunday 8th July at 11.00am – 10.30pm

Killruddery House and Gardens

Southern Cross, Bray

Co. Wicklow

Groove Festival, brought to you by Energia, takes place on the 7th & 8th of July in Killruddery House & Gardens, Bray Co Wicklow.

* Headliners Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Heather Small – The Voice Of M People & The Stunning plus Something Happens, The Riptide Movement, HamsandwicH and so many more!

* New – Our Live Lounge showcasing some of the best of Ireland’s comedy talent

A brand-new children’s area: Little Top, that will feature everything from percussion sessions to science experiments to keep your little ones entertained.

https://www.facebook.com/events/409374816228357/

Secret Garden Saturdays: Botanical Drawing (Ages 5-7)

Saturday 7th July 11.30am

Saturday 7th July 2.00pm

The Ark, Dublin

11a Eustace Street

Dublin 2

Above the hustle and bustle of Temple Bar is its best-kept secret…The Ark’s top floor workshop & garden! Join artist Jane Groves for a series of visual art workshops inspired by what you can see and hear out there.

To start the series off, these workshops for ages 5-7 will create beautiful paintings using nature’s toolbox. In this workshop you will experience the surprising tools and materials you might find in your garden and use them to make your own natural artworks. Investigate the potential of sticks, stones and feathers to make marks and explore vibrant watercolours and dusty charcoal.

https://www.facebook.com/events/473886609724184/

Children’s Event: Pond Dipping Botanic Gardens

Saturday 7th July  11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Saturday 11th August 11.00am – 12.30pm

National Botanic Gardens of Ireland and Irish Wildlife Trust

National Botanic Gardens

300 Botanic Road

Dublin 9

Suitable for children age 8 and up    Booking Essential      Free

Explore the weird and wonderful world of insects and mini-beasts living in and around the pond at the National Botanic Gardens. Perfect your technique with guidance from the experts and learn how to identify the amazing creatures you have captured. Once you have discovered the hidden pond life you will never look at ponds the same way again!

https://www.facebook.com/events/239721823436533/

Little Red Riding Hood & The Silly Billy Wolf  Mill Theatre Dundrum

Sunday 8th July 12.00pm and 2.00pm

dlr Mill Theatre

Dundrum Town Centre

Dundrum

Dublin 16

This colourful, fast-paced all singing and dancing show is a fun and gentle re-telling of the classic fairy-tale of Little Red Riding Hood. Little Red Riding Hood is adventuring through the woods to visit her Granny, but somewhere along the way the Silly Billy Wolf is waiting.

Children with have great fun joining in on the action, singing songs and playing games and meeting some amazing characters in this original show, written especially for this touring spectacular. Find out why Granny is the coolest Granny in the world! Play games with Granny’s Crazy Cat! Meet the Lumberjack Bear!  Find what happens when Granny decides to give Little Red Riding Hood the surprise of her life!  With beautiful costumes, stunning stage sets and hilarious characters, making this a fun-packed show not to be missed!

Recommended age suitability up to 7 years.

Duration 1 hour with a short interval.

Admission: €12/ €40 family four €45 family of five

Box Office Telephone +353 01 296 9340

http://www.milltheatre.ie/events/little-red-riding-hood-the-silly-billy-wolf/

Afternoon Tea – Airfield Estate

Sunday 8th July 2.15pm – 4.30pm

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 Dairy 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/

Wells Enchanted

Sunday 8th July 1.00pm – 5.00pm

Wells House & Gardens

Ballyedmond

Gorey Y25 CF96

Wells House & Gardens opens its doors to magic and all its whims and wonders! The Mad Hatter is back and will host his tea party on the lawn while the princes and princesses of our favourite stories roam the grounds – but keep your eye on Tinkerbell she loves a little mischief!

Entry is €10 per car.

For more information contact info@wellshouse.ie

Adventurers Camp Airfield Estate

Monday 9th July – Friday 13h July 9.30am – 2.30pm

Monday 30th July – Friday 3rd August 9.30am – 2.30pm

Airfield Estate

Overend Way

Dundrum

Dublin 14

Kids will spend the week outdoors come rain or shine.

Adventure campers will get up close with animals, learn how to care for them, how nature is hard at work all around us and how to grow food in their own gardens.  They’ll run, climb, balance, laugh and thrive in a natural setting.

https://www.facebook.com/events/190538918392960/?event_time_id=190538938392958

Star Wars Summer Camp at Imaginosity

Monday 9th July – Friday 13th July 9.00am – 2.30pm

Imaginosity

Dublin Children’s Museum

Beacon South Quarter

Sandyford

Dublin 18

Calling all mini Jedi’s….week 2 of our summer camp programme at Imaginosity see’s the return of one of our most popular summer camps, STAR WARS SUMMER CAMP!

For each week of the summer, camps will run at the museum for children aged 4-6 years (9.00am-1.00pm), and an older camp for children aged 7-9 years (9.00am-2.30pm). For all camps there are weekly, and day rates available and additional discounts for members/sibling bookings. Advance booking is STRONGLY recommended as places on each camp have limited availability. Bookings can be made now by calling 01-2176130 or emailing info@imaginosity.ie.

www.facebook.com/events/166057790907172/

Explorers Camp Airfield Estate

Monday 9th July – Friday 13h July 9.30am – 2.30pm

Monday 16th July – Friday 20th July 9.30am – 2.30pm

Airfield Estate

Overend Way

Dundrum

Dublin 14

Busy science campers will spend their days experiencing what it’s like to be a scientist.

They’ll fulfil their natural curiosity by making crazy concoctions, structures such as rain resistant shelters, explore concepts of building and construction and carry out lots of hands on experiments.

Campers will be exploding with new ideas by the end of the week.

https://www.facebook.com/events/202603537010870/?event_time_id=202603543677536

The Ark 5 Day Summer Camp: Make a Play in a Week! (Ages 9-12)

Week beginning Monday 9th July 10.00am

Week beginning Monday 16th July 10.00am

The Ark, Dublin

11a Eustace Street

Dublin 2

Join theatre artists Maisie Lee and Marie Ruane for a fun, creative week of theatrical fun where you will discover how to put a play together from scratch!

You will explore the world of theatre and production, learning about all of the elements of creating a show – from acting to lighting, sound to poster design. The week will culminate in a short performance combining everything learned over the week for your family and friends.

https://www.facebook.com/events/437266456700862/

Theatre in the Gardens: Alice in Wonderland – Botanic Gardens

Tuesday 10th July 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Chapterhouse Theatre Company and

National Botanic Gardens of Ireland

300 Botanic Road

Dublin 9

Take a trip down the rabbit hole with Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as they present the classic tale of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Join Alice as she stumbles into the magical world of Winderland and meet a whole host of colourful characters.

https://www.facebook.com/events/197640457627806/

Children’s Workshop: Budding Botanists Botanic Gardens

Thursday 12th July, Thursday 26th July at 11.00am – 12.00pm

Thursday 9th August, Thursday 23rd August at 11.00am – 12.00pm

National Botanic Gardens of Ireland

National Botanic Gardens

300 Botanic Road

Dublin 9

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP. Ever wanted to start your very own dried plant collection? Get great tips and discover how you can become a plant collector! Join our guides on an expedition through the Botanic Gardens, identifying and collecting suitable plants for pressing before constructing your very own flower press. If you like, you can also create some beautiful botanical designs with our pre-dried plants.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL – four separate dates. Suitable for ages 6 and up. Call (01) 804 0319 / 857 0909 or email botanicgardens@opw.ie. Admission Free.

https://www.facebook.com/events/224838784947758/

Art Camp Airfield Estate

Monday 16th July – Friday 20th July 9.30am – 2.30pm   

Age – 5-8 years

Monday 23rd – Friday 27th July 9.30am – 2.30pm      

Age – 8-12 years

Airfield Estate

Overend Way

Dundrum

Dublin 14

Budding art campers will develop their creativity and build on their natural artistic skills.

Campers will be inspired by the natural environment and will be tasked to create wonderful, take-home art pieces.

https://www.facebook.com/events/582730878758814/?event_time_id=582730888758813

Forest Camp Airfield Estate

Monday 16th July – Friday 20th July 9.30am – 2.30pm   

Monday 23rd – Friday 27th July 9.30am – 2.30pm      

Airfield Estate

Overend Way

Dundrum

Dublin 14

Perfect for little ones who want to get hands on with nature and let their imaginations run wild!

Forest campers will learn how to survive in the wilderness, build dens, use tools, be one with nature and create works of forest art.  Kids will be encouraged to develop their relationship with the great outdoors.

https://www.facebook.com/events/780409982168248/

Imaginosity’s Harry Potter Summer Camp

Monday 16th July – Friday 20th July 9.00am – 2.30pm

Imaginosity

Dublin Children’s Museum

Beacon South Quarter

Sandyford

Dublin 18

Calling all budding Harry’s & Hermione’s – come and join us this July for our Harry Potter Summer Camp, for lots of mystical magical fun and mischief around the museum!

For each week of the summer, camps will run at the museum for children aged 4-6 years (9.00am-1.00pm), and an older camp for children aged 7-9 years (9.00am-2.30pm). For all camps there are weekly, and day rates available and additional discounts for members/sibling bookings. Advance booking is STRONGLY recommended as places on each camp have limited availability. Bookings can be made now by calling 01-2176130 or emailing info@imaginosity.ie.

https://www.facebook.com/events/181744699206697/?event_time_id=181744715873362

The Festival of Curiosity

Dublin’s International festival of science, art, design & technology.

Thursday 19th July –  Sunday 22nd July

Playful days & Curious Nights. Experience a cultural feast of unique, visual and interactive experiences in Dublin that merge cutting edge technology, design, arts and science in playful, immersive & curious ways.

With over 45,000 people descending on Dublin from across the globe every year and visiting 14 venues & spaces across the city centre you can experience Dublin come alive in an energetic fusion of interactive installations, pop-up playgrounds and curiosity carnivals to immersive experiences, performance, visual art, theatre, film, secret tours, night cycles & urban escapes.

https://festivalofcuriosity.ie/

SSE Airtricity Sustainability Weekend and Dublin Zoo

Saturday 21st July – Sunday 22nd July 12.00pm – 4.30pm

Dublin Zoo

Phoenix Park

Dublin 8

As the proud Sustainability Partner of Dublin Zoo, we’re inviting visitors to join the us for two fun-filled Sustainability Weekends for all the family taking place in June & July.

Everyone visiting Dublin Zoo for each of the two-day weekend events will be guided through fun and interactive tasks and activities, including taking part in a mini worm excavation, building your very own ‘Bug Hotel’, and exploring SSE Airtricity’s Eco Explorer Trail. Plus, there will be plenty of exclusive prizes to be won, facepainters for your ‘little tigers’, and much more.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2183080555246159/

Victorian Garden Party! – Wells House

Sunday 22nd July 1.00pm – 5.00pm

Wells House & Gardens

Ballyedmond

Gorey Y25 CF96

Our 6th birthday and a day of Victorian tradition! Celebrate with us and enjoy live music and a barbecue on the terrace then immerse yourself in our Victorian games for all the family.

Entry is €10 per car.

For more information contact info@wellshouse.ie

The Ark 5-Day Summer Drama Camp (Ages 6-8)

Week beginning Monday 23rd July 1.00am – 1.00pm

The Ark, Dublin

11a Eustace Street

Dublin 2

Things are getting dramatic this summer! Join us for a fun and creative week of drama based play for ages 6-8 with theatre artists Maisie Lee and Marie Ruane

The week will focus on theatre games and performance skills in the fantastic surroundings of The Ark’s theatre. You will unleash your imagination in fun improvisation activities, build up your confidence, and make lots of new friends!

https://www.facebook.com/events/355459524976110/

Music in Motion Summer Camp at Imaginosity

Monday 23rd July – Friday 27th July 9.00am – 2.30pm

Imaginosity

Dublin Children’s Museum

Beacon South Quarter

Sandyford

Dublin 18

Our 9 week Summer Camp Programme continues with a brand new camp for 2018 with ‘Music in Motion’ here at the museum. No musical knowledge necessary, join us for the week and explore the medium of music through art, drama, engineering and song!

For each week of the summer, camps will run at the museum for children aged 4-6 years (9.00am-1.00pm), and an older camp for children aged 7-9 years (9.00am-2.30pm). For all camps there are weekly, and day rates available and additional discounts for members/sibling bookings. Advance booking is STRONGLY recommended as places on each camp have limited availability. Bookings can be made now by calling 01-2176130 or emailing info@imaginosity.ie.

https://www.facebook.com/events/265456744192477/

Imaginosity Incredibles 2 Summer Camp

Monday 30th July – Friday 3rd August 9.00am – 2.30pm

Imaginosity

Dublin Children’s Museum

Beacon South Quarter

Sandyford

Dublin 18

To celebrate the release of the much anticipated new Disney Pixar movie the Incredibles 2 this July, we will be hosting our very own Incredibles 2 Summer Camp! Join us for a week of superhero packed summer fun and games….

For each week of the summer, camps will run at the museum for children aged 4-6 years (9.00am-1.00pm), and an older camp for children aged 7-9 years (9.00am-2.30pm). For all camps there are weekly, and day rates available and additional discounts for members/sibling bookings. Advance booking is STRONGLY recommended as places on each camp have limited availability. Bookings can be made now by calling 01-2176130 or emailing info@imaginosity.ie.

https://www.facebook.com/events/178554209478052/

Russborough House and Parklands

Russborough

Blessing ton

Co Wicklow

Russborough is a cherished and renowned part of Ireland’s architectural heritage

Location: 22km from Dublin off the N81 and 4.5 km from Blessington, County Wicklow.

Within Ireland’s Ancient East.

Rediscover Russborough – rich in paintings collected by the Earls of Milltown and donated to the National Gallery of Ireland in 1902 by lady Geraldine Milltown. They will be on view in their original surroundings for the first time in over 100 years.

Designed by Richard Castle for the 1st Earl of Milltown in 1742, Russborough is a cherished and renowned part of Ireland’s architectural heritage. The façade, the longest of any house in Ireland, stretches seven hundred feet across the landscape at the foot of the Wicklow mountains.

The RHSI 18th century walled garden is available for pre booked groups.

Family Fun

Maze

Fairy trail

Playground

Tree trail

2km audio walking tour of the Demesne

Restaurant and Gift shop

Open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. from 1st March to December.

Free Coach Park.

€2 Car Park fee.

Tel: +353 (0)45 865239

Website: www.russborough.ie

Email: friedaoconnell@russborough.ie

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Have a great July 🙂

Eimear x