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!

Bear Ranger Summer Camp: Russborough House

Each week from Monday 1st July to Monday 19th August inclusive 10.00am – 4.00pm

Russborough House and Parklands

Blessing ton

Co. Wicklow

Multi Activity Outdoor Summer Camp €155 per week

Activities can include:  NEW Ropes Course  I  Zipline (NOW over 100 metres)

NEW Climbing Tower   I  Abseiling  I  Biking  I  Canoeing

Archery Range  I  War Canoes  I  Bushcraft  I  Team Tasks

Orienteering  I  Target Training  I  Archery Tag

Sit on Top Kayaking  I  and more..

Age 8 – 13

https://www.facebook.com/events/836687910019875/

Free Summer Concerts in the Parks

July and August

Dublin

Ireland

Dublin Concert Band’s popular series of summer concerts in association with Dublin City Council returns this year, with five family-friendly and free Sunday afternoon performances in some of Dublin’s most welcoming parks. So pack a picnic and come and enjoy an entertaining selection of classics, jazz standards, favourite movie scores, and music from musicals in a park near you.

http://dublinconcertband.ie/event/dcb-free-summer-concerts-in-the-parks

Giddy Studios Summer Art Camp

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

Week 1: July 1st to July 5th 2019

Week 2: July 8th to July 12th 2019

Week 3: July15th to July 19th 2019

Week 4: July 22nd to July 26th 2019

Week 5: July 29th to August 2nd 2019

Week 6: August 6th to August 9th 2019 (not on on BH Monday 5th Aug)

Week 7: August 12th to August 16th 2019

Week 8: August 19th to August 23rd 2019

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

Giddy Studios

Dundrum

Dublin 14

Giddy Studios Creative Summer Art Camp takes place in our Studio in Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 16. It runs for 8 weeks of Summer. It’s the most flexible camp around where you can sign up for single days at €30 per day. Or a block of 5 days can be purchased for €129. 10% discount is offered on each additional sibling ie: first child is full price, each additional sibling after that is discounted by 10%.

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 💗

Parking: If you are in and out of Dundrum Town Centre car park in 15 minutes you don’t pay for parking – you simply exit the car park using the ticket that you got on entry.

https://www.facebook.com/events/294969251430760/?event_time_id=294969261430759

Summer Slime Camp at Imaginosity

Monday 1st July – Friday 5th July

Imaginosity

Dublin Children’s Museum

Beacon South Quarter

Sandyford

Dublin 18

We are kicking off the summer holidays with one of our best selling camps ‘SUMMER SLIME CAMP’.  Come and join us to kick start summer for a oozy, gooey, slimey FUN packed week.

Imaginosity, Ireland’s ONLY Children’s Museum (located in Sandyford) runs fun, hands-on, interactive and educational camps for kids during each of the school holidays.

This summer, Imaginosity will be running 9 fun packed weeks of hands-on themed kids camps to keep the kids entertained and engaged all summer long!Summer camps are available at the museum for children aged 4-6 years (9am-1pm daily) and 7-9 years (9am-2.30-pm daily).For all camps there are both daily, and weekly rates with additional discounts available for members/sibling bookings.  Advance bookings are STRONGLY recommended as each camp has limited availability, to ensure maximum enjoyment for all children attending. 

Full 5 day camp week for 4-6 year olds €120, full 5 day camp week for 7-9 year olds €135.

https://www.facebook.com/events/288647505423570/

Performing Arts Summer Camp – Mill Theatre Dundrum

Monday 1st July – Friday 26th July  10.00am – 3.00pm

Mill Theatre

Dundrum

Dublin 14

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 : The Greatest Show

Wk 2 : Potter Returns

Wk 3 : Poppins Returns

Wk 4:   Camp Disney

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    

The Benefits of Performing Arts

Build confidence, Build friendships, Builds trust, Allows Creativity

Students are focused and can problem solve

Safe environment

All teachers from Steptacular Performing Arts are fully qualified, garda vetted with child protection courses.

http://www.milltheatre.ie/2019/03/29/summer-camp/

National Museum of Ireland

Monday 1st July – Wednesday 31st July 2019

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

Malahide Castle Fairy Trail

Open all year round

Malahide Castle

Malahide

Co. Dublin

With fun sculptures, fairy houses and lots of other hidden gems to find, little visitors are invited to use the interactive booklet to solve clues and answer questions on their way around the trail.

Tickets for the Fairy Trail can be booked online in advance or bought on the day in our Visitor Centre. If you buy online, don’t forget to pick up the booklets from the Visitor Centre before you start the Trail.

Important Notes for Grown-Ups

The Trail is open all year around from 9:30am. Last entry is at until 4:30pm in the summer season (April to October) and 3:00pm in winter (November to March).

Children under four go free!

The trail is around 1.8km long and takes approximately an 1hr 15 minutes to complete… Although time flies when having fun with fairies!

The trail is along an aggregate pathway. We recommend you stick to the path to avoid any accidents or injuries!

We would like our Fairy Trail to be an experience for all to enjoy for many years to come and so we kindly ask you to prevent any climbing on the fairy displays.

Malahide Castle and Gardens tickets include entry to the Fairy Trail on the West Lawn. Interactive trail booklets are available at the Admissions Desk and priced at €2 each. Tickets for the Fairy Trail only are also available.

Hungry fairy spotters take note: all Fairy Trail ticket holders can enjoy 25% off children’s meals at the Avoca café in the Visitor Centre!

Buy your tickets for the Fairy Trail now.

https://www.malahidecastleandgardens.ie/fairy-trail/

Scrapefoot    The Ark

Tuesday 2nd July – Friday 30th August  10.30am – 12.30pm

The Ark

11a Eustace Street

Dublin 2

So you think that you know the story of Goldilocks? Think again!

This summer, enter the world of SCRAPEFOOT, a walk-through visual art experience for audiences of just four people at a time.

Goldilocks wasn’t always blonde! In fact, over time she has morphed from a fox called SCRAPEFOOT into an old hag, and finally into the Goldilocks we know today. What remains the same in each version of the story, is that they each entered a house in the woods (when nobody was home), to feast, sleep and shelter.

Now it’s your turn to explore this enchanting house but beware of the three figures who might come home earlier than planned! Have you always been a porridge fan? Is it really trespassing if the door was open?

You will take the lead in your own immersive adventure, piecing together what really happened or what nearly happened or indeed what could have happened on that fateful day…

https://www.facebook.com/events/563549634053321/

Summer Sessions: Art & Craft Dock at EPIC and the IFHC

Wednesday 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st July  10.30am – 11.30am and 12.00pm – 1.00pm

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

Custom House Quay

Dublin D01 T6K4

Week 1 – 3rd July

Shipwrecked

Are you ready to sail the seven seas? Create your own pirate survival kit, including treasure map and spyglass, alongside rebel pirates like Anne Bonny and Mary Read.

Week 2 – 10th July

Into the Wild

Jump into the jungle and run through the rainforest with activities inspired by the adventures of wildlife experts Liz Bonnin and Bear Grylls. Make your own colourful animal masks, birds of paradise and bookmarks to bring out your wild side.

Week 3 – 17th July

The Science of You

To tie in with the Festival of Curiosity, we’ll be mixing science and art to learn what makes you, YOU! From X-Ray and DNA inspired art to scientists like Margaret Bulkley and Robert Boyle, it’s sure to bring out your inner scientist!

Week 4 – 24th July

Up, Up and Away

Have you fastened your seatbelt and put your goggles on? This week we’ll be taking to the skies with characters such as Spitfire Paddy! Make your own airplane and flying kit so you’re ready to take flight.

Week 5 – 31st July

Christmas in July

Did you ever hear of Christmas in July? It’s snow joke! Grab your jacket, hat and scarf for this chilly workshop where we really make it snow! Based on Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton, make your own winter scene in a jar.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1101982289985711

Art Workshops    Wells House

Saturdays in July and August    12.00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm

Wells House and Gardens

Ballyedmond

Gory

Co Wexford

Come along and get creative at WELLS HOUSE! Every Saturday we will host drop-in workshops at the stunningly beautiful Wells House.  Each week has a different theme from Mixed Media, Pastels, Monoprinting, Clay, Collage, Painting & Drawing.

Drop-in €8                Duration: 45 mins

Suitable for Children aged 5-12years!  Wells house gate fee applies!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2115257822106969/

Explorium Ireland

Opening Hours:

Science & Sport: Mon – Fri 3pm – 6pm.

Sat + Sun 10am – 6pm.

Junior : Mon – Fri 9.30am – 5pm.

Sat + Sun 10am – 6pm.

Find us just off exit 13/14 on the M50 South or Northbound OPPOSITE LAMB DOYLES, Blackglen Road, Sandyford, Dublin D18 N1F2

A key philosophy at Explorium is to challenge both mind and body so we have also created sporting areas that will encourage our visitors to push their limits.

Find more information and for SUMMER CAMP dates please visit website below:

https://www.explorium.ie/?fbclid=IwAR1OyIu3fPH6H0zuH5F7qp2vNCVheH4j872xert1d8ZYDXYhy2h2JG7N-7s

Babies love Books – Tallaght Library

Every Thursday 10.00am – 11.00am

Tallaght Library

Tallaght

Dublin 24

Join us in the library every Thursday at 10.00am for our Babies Love Books sessions.  Come along for this free hour of songs, stories and play!  All welcome.

https://m.facebook.com/Tallaghtlibrary/photos/a.430553871702/10157057044211703/?type=3

Build a Bear Workshop – Wells House

Thursday 4th, 11th, 18th July – 3.00pm – 4.00pm

Wells House and Gardens

Ballyedmond

Gory

Co Wexford

Join us here at Wells House & Gardens four our Build a Bear Workshop in our 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 queries please contact info@wellshouse.ie or call 0539186737.

€10 gate token applies.

https://www.facebook.com/events/367507910790333/

Young Growers – Airfield Estate

Sunday 7th July- 10.00am – 12.30pm

Airfield Estate

Overhand Way

Dundrum

Dublin 14

This NEW class is designed for enthusiastic gardeners aged 5-8!

7th April: In our first workshop, children will tour the gardens of Airfield to learn about what’s growing at this time of year. They will learn about gardening routines and gardening tools and make their own mini terrarium to take home.

23rd June: In this workshop, our budding gardeners will learn how to identify herbs and other plants by sight, taste and smell. They will learn the culinary and medicinal uses of flowers and herbs and will make their own herbal infusion.

7th July: Bees and insects play a really important role in making sure we have delicious fruits and vegetables to eat. In this workshop, we will go into the garden to observe the world of bees, and learn how they make honey and why it is so important for us to protect them. We will also plant a bee-friendly flower to take home and hunt for bugs in the woodlands.

1st September: Most of the food we eat comes from the soil, so every aspiring gardener needs to know about the earth beneath our feet. In this workshop, we will investigate all things soil including carrying out a soil experiment and painting with soil.

If you would like to book all 4 classes at a reduced rate of €95 (€85 for members) please phone us on 01 969 6666, select option 1.

https://www.facebook.com/events/407862353126586/?event_time_id=407862366459918

Art Attack Summer Camp at Imaginosity

Monday 8th – Friday 12th July  4-6 years 9.00am – 1.00pm .7-9 years 9.00am – 2.30pm

Imaginosity

Dublin Children’s Museum

Beacon South Quarter

Sandyford

Dublin 18

Imaginosity, Ireland’s ONLY Children’s Museum (located in Sandyford) runs fun, hands-on, interactive and educational camps for kids during each of the school holidays.  Week 2 of our summer camp programme will feature ‘Art Attack’, a celebration of creativity and artistic expression!

This summer, Imaginosity will be running 9 fun packed weeks of hands-on themed kids camps to keep the kids entertained and engaged all summer long!Summer camps are available at the museum for children aged 4-6 years (9am-1pm daily) and 7-9 years (9am-2.30-pm daily).For all camps there are both daily, and weekly rates with additional discounts available for members/sibling bookings. Advance bookings are STRONGLY recommended as each camp has limited availability, to ensure maximum enjoyment for all children attending.

Full 5 day camp week for 4-6 year olds €120, full 5 day camp week for 7-9 year olds €135.

https://www.facebook.com/events/429557374511016/

Little Bear Camp – Russborough House

Weeks beginning Monday 8th, 22nd, 29th July  10.00am – 2.00pm

Russborough House and Parklands

Blessing ton

Co. Wicklow

Multi Outdoor Activity Camp for age 5 to 7 yrs

https://www.facebook.com/events/2366161383707400/

Tiny Tots Tuesday: ChatterKids! – EPIC

Tuesday 9th July 10.30am – 12.00pm

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

Custom House Quay

Dublin D01 T6K4

Did you know that the way you talk, play, engage and interact with your child really matters? It’s often said that the Irish have the gift of the gab, and some incredibly talented Irish people have made their mark in the world just by talking! In this workshop with ChatterKids, we’ll explore language development and encourage your child to get chatty through a series of fun interactive games and songs.

Taught by registered speech and language therapist Katia Klymenko Lacey, M.H.Sc., S-LP(C), this workshop is perfect for ages 15 – 36 months. Come along to learn interesting facts about language and ways to promote its development in your child, meet other local families and enjoy some delicious free tea and coffee from Bakehouse CHQ for free, as well as some sweet treats. Best of all, you and your little one will spend quality time interacting, learning and having fun together!

Participants at this event can also avail of a 20% discount on tickets to our museum and 20% discount in our retail store (not valid on items already discounted). All you have to do is show your Eventbrite ticket at the desk.

Pre-Booking is mandatory for this event as spaces are limited.

https://www.facebook.com/events/881784835490672/

Budding Botanists – Botanic Gardens

Thursday 11th July and Thursday 25th July at 11.00am – 12.30pm

Botanic Gardens

Glasnevin

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/362125774660055

Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular

Friday 12th July  at 12.00pm until Sunday 14th July  at 8.00pm

Merrion Square

Dublin 2

The 14th annual Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular returns to Dublin this July with its BIGGEST and most SPECTACULAR three-day programme of events for ALL ages.

Dublin’s Merrion Square will be transformed into Ireland’s busiest summer festival on Friday the 12th of July to Sunday the 14th from 12-8pm each day.

Expect 3 days of breathtaking international street and circus performances, a feel good family health and wellbeing area with Laya Healthcare, delicious global flavours at the Just Eat Street world food market, rockin’ live music with bop-worthy bands, Pet-tacular fun with the DSPCA, a vintage funfair and a plethora of FREE spectacular programming for ALL AGES.

https://www.facebook.com/events/401564260685884/

Summer PlayLab – Malahide (Fri)

Friday 12th July – Friday 23rd August 

9.45am – 10.45am

10.45am – 11.45am

11.45am – 12.45pm

Malahide Castle and Gardens

Malahide

Co,.Dublin

Are you looking for some fun to enjoy with your baby, wobbler or toddler over the summer? Then why not join ClapHandies and enjoy all the fun of our PlayLabs  at selected venues across Dublin.

Never been to a PlayLab before? Here are some of the key benefits of joining us –

* Make new friends that are local to you

* Great maternity leave activity

* Helps transitioning to creche or play school

* Toddlers enjoy being challenged

* 100’s of play ideas to inspire you to play more at home

* Happy child, happy parent

Please visit our website to learn more and also to book your space.

We hope to see you at a ClapHandies PlayLab soon.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2353535968268240/

Pond Dipping – Botanic Gardens

Saturday 13th July 11.00am – 12.30pm

Botanic Gardens

Glasnevin

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!

Organised with the Irish Wildlife Trust

https://www.facebook.com/events/353239855331264/?event_time_id=353239858664597

Young Chef 2019 – Airfield Estate

Sunday 14th July 10.00am – 12.30pm

Airfield Estate

Overhand Way

Dundrum

Dublin 14

Is your child a budding chef or do they love to help you out in the kitchen?

Our kids’ cookery classes might be right up their street! All classes are suitable for 8-12 year olds who love all things food! Each class is based on a seasonal theme and will begin by exploring what’s available in the garden and will then move on to prepare and cook a selection of themed recipes.

Classes will be led by our education team in a relaxed and fun environment which will allow the children to see the process of food from farm to fork and get hands-on, learning kitchen safety and correct utensil care.

There is a charge of €25 per workshop (€22 for Airfield Estate members) and the day will run from 10 am – 12.30 pm.

If you would like to book all 11 classes for a reduced rate of €250 and €220 for Airfield Estate members, then please phone 01 969 6666 (options 1)

https://www.facebook.com/events/370494277039602/

Summer Camps at Dublin Zoo

Week beginning 15th, 22nd and 29th July

Dublin Zoo

Phoenix Park

Dublin 8

Dublin Zoo’s week-long camps introduce children to the wild and wonderful world of animals and science.  There will be a range of engaging activities to enjoy, all age appropriate and designed to appeal to many different learning styles. But, most of all, they’re fun!  There are two great camps right next to the animal habitats – Camp Congo near the Gorilla Rainforest, Camp Kaziranga near the Kaziranga Forest Trail and experience Wild Space, our nature haven in Dublin Zoo.  It’s a week to be remembered! (6-12 years.)

https://dublinzoo.digitickets.co.uk/tickets

Imaginosity’s Unicorn & Dinosaur Summer Camp

Monday 15th – Friday 19th July  4-6 years 9.00am – 1.00pm .7-9 years 9.00am – 2.30pm

Imaginosity

Dublin Children’s Museum

Beacon South Quarter

Sandyford

Dublin 18

Imaginosity, Ireland’s ONLY Children’s Museum (located in Sandyford) runs fun, hands-on, interactive and educational camps for kids during each of the school holidays.  Week 3 of our summer camp programme will feature a celebration of Unicorns & Dinosaurs so come and join us!!

This summer, Imaginosity will be running 9 fun packed weeks of hands-on themed kids camps to keep the kids entertained and engaged all summer long!Summer camps are available at the museum for children aged 4-6 years (9am-1pm daily) and 7-9 years (9am-2.30-pm daily).For all camps there are both daily, and weekly rates with additional discounts available for members/sibling bookings. 

Advance bookings are STRONGLY recommended as each camp has limited availability, to ensure maximum enjoyment for all children attending. 

Full 5 day camp week for 4-6 year olds €120, full 5 day camp week for 7-9 year olds €135.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1282984738542514/

The Festival of Curiosity 2019 – Dublin

Thursday 18th July 9.00am – Monday 21st July at 6.00pm

Dublin

Ireland

Booking now open at www.festivalofcuriosity.ie/programme

Join us for playful days & curious nights and experience a cultural feast of science, arts, design & technology in Dublin from July 18-21, 2019.

Homegrown in Dublin, The Festival of Curiosity takes place every July and is Ireland’s annual celebration at the intersection of art, science, technology, and design and has quickly grown to be one of the most exciting and innovative festivals of it’s kind in Europe.

From Playful Days (family programme) to Curious Nights (adult programme) we create, produce & curate 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.

Curious? Visit www.festivalofcuriosity.ie for info on events, tickets & what we have in store in 2019.

www.festivalofcuriosity.ie / @festofcuriosity / #curiousdublin

Young Farmer Classes – Airfield Estate

Sunday 21st July 10.00am – 12.30pm

Airfield Estate

Overhand Way

Dundrum

Dublin 14

Perfect for animal lovers and outdoor explorers, we’re running a series of classes for young farmers aged 8-12.

Each class will focus on the farm animals at Airfield Estate. Our team will be working with the young farmers as they get hands-on with life on our farm, learning about our animals and how they’re cared for.

2019 classes will take place on;

Sunday 21st July

Sunday 22nd September

Cost: €20 per workshop (€18 for Airfield Estate members) and each day will run from 10 am – 12 pm.

If you would like to book in for all 4 workshops please call us directly on 01 969 6666 and save.

https://www.facebook.com/events/487539231768275/

Summer PlayLab – Malahide (Sat)

Saturday 27th July – Saturday 7th September  10.00am – 11.00am

Malahide Castle and Gardens

Malahide

Co,.Dublin

Are you looking for some fun to enjoy with your wobbler or toddler over the summer? Then why not join ClapHandies and enjoy all the fun of our PlayLabs  at selected venues across Dublin.

Never been to a PlayLab before? Here are some of the key benefits of joining us –

* Make new friends that are local to you

* Great maternity leave activity

* Helps transitioning to creche or play school

* Toddlers enjoy being challenged

* 100’s of play ideas to inspire you to play more at home

* Happy child, happy parent

Please visit our website to learn more and also to book your space.

We hope to see you at a ClapHandies PlayLab soon.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2198537150266606/

Afternoon Tea – Airfield Estate

Sunday 28th July at 2.15pm

Airfield Estate

Overhand Way

Dundrum

Dublin 14

Celebrate a special occasion with a gorgeous afternoon tea at Airfield Estate.

Our 2019 dates are now available to book, taking place the last Sunday of each month from March – September.

Who doesn’t love afternoon tea..

Mother’s day falls on Sunday 31st March so why not treat mum to a treat this year with Afternoon Tea at Airfield Estate!

Prices starting from €35pp

http://www.airfield.ie/events-estate/afternoon-tea/

 

Treasure Island – Powerscourt Estate

Sunday 28th July 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company for this brand-new adaptation of everyone’s favourite swashbuckling pirate adventure: Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. When he stumbles across a coveted treasure map, young Jim Hawkins finds himself on an epic adventure in the hope of finding Treasure Island.

But not everyone is to be trusted, and a dark secret is lurking on board the ship… Don’t miss this much-loved story, adapted for stage in one of the most beautiful open-air venues Ireland has to offer.

Secrets, pirates, gold: will young Jim Hawkins discover Treasure Island?

Things to Bring

Please bring rugs or low back seating.

You are welcome to bring a picnic and enjoy a meal al fresco during the performance.

This is an outdoor event so please dress appropriately for the anticipated weather conditions. Performances go ahead in all but the worst weather.

Check-In

Gates to the Walled Gardens where the performance will be held are open at 1.30pm. Visitors are welcome to tour Powerscourt Gardens in its entirety using their theatre tickets in advance of this (I.E. There is no additional cost to visit the Gardens) Powerscourt Gardens is open from 9.30am on the day of the performance.

https://www.facebook.com/events/818035578567377/

Imaginosity Science Camp

Monday 29th July – Friday 2nd August

Imaginosity

Dublin Children’s Museum

Beacon South Quarter

Sandyford

Dublin 18

Imaginosity, Ireland’s ONLY Children’s Museum (located in Sandyford) runs fun, hands-on, interactive and educational camps for kids during each of the school holidays.  We are celebrating our love for Science this summer with a full week of scientific experimentation and discovery….

This summer, Imaginosity will be running 9 fun packed weeks of hands-on themed kids camps to keep the kids entertained and engaged all summer long!Summer camps are available at the museum for children aged 4-6 years (9am-1pm daily) and 7-9 years (9am-2.30-pm daily).

For all camps there are both daily, and weekly rates with additional discounts available for members/sibling bookings.  Advance bookings are STRONGLY recommended as each camp has limited availability, to ensure maximum enjoyment for all children attending. 

Full 5 day camp week for 4-6 year olds €120, full 5 day camp week for 7-9 year olds €135.

https://www.facebook.com/events/422762548304976/

 

Irish National Stud – Summer Fun

Every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday during July and August

Irish National Stud &Gardens

Tully

Co Kildare

There are plenty of fun activities taking place at the Irish National Stud & Gardens, Co Kildare, during the Summer months. Every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday throughout the months of July and August enjoy a wonderful experience for the whole family.

From 12-4 we will be asking our resident ponies Dipper, Prince & Bertie to don their saddles and bridles to offer  pony rides to all our little visitors. Face painting obligatory whilst you wait!

We will also welcome back the interactive Maperath Farms and their farm animals. There will be giant games and other fun activities, sure to keep the little ones entertained.

All the regular attractions are available including an opportunity to meet the Living Legends team, take the fairy trail route through St Fiachras Garden or walk along the stepping stones in the Japanese Gardens for hours of outdoor fun. This is also a lovely time to meet some of our frolicking foals in their paddock.

This is a full day out so allow 4/5 hours to really make the most of it.  Our cafe will be serving seasonal recipes along with the usual cakes and treats and of course, we cannot forget the ice-cream.

All events are included in the admission prices. Event suited to a younger audience.

Located Exit 13 on the M7 motorway, only 40 minutes from Dublin

Family Ticket is only €29.50 (includes 2 adults and 4 children)

Adult €12.50

Students / OAP’s €9.50

Children €7.00 (5yrs – 15 yrs)

You can also purchase a SEASON PASS and visit us all year long!

https://irishnationalstud.ie/summer-fun-2019/

Hope you like our suggestions!

Have a great July 🙂

Eimear x