10 things to do with your Dad this Fathers Day

Celebrate Fathers Day together this weekend with these fun family days out.

This weekend children all over the country will remind their Dad how much he means to them.

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As the saying goes: 'Anyone can be a Father, it takes someone special to be a Dad'.

The weather is also going to be hot and dry all weekend so, it's also the perfect time to get out and spend some fun time together.

Dublin Kite Festival

Time to relive your youth and spend a day flying kites on a beach in Dublin this Sunday. This event was hugely popular last year, turning the skies of Dublin into a beautiful mixture of colour. This year's event promised to be even better with a whole range of fun family activities including music, games, workshops and spectacular exhibitions.

Irish Rock n Roll Museum

The perfect Fathers Day out.

Situated in the heart of Temple Bar the museum will give your Dad the opportunity to teach you about music. Not music that you like, or even ever heard of, but music that he says was the soundtrack to his youth. The museum traces the history of Irish Rock from the 70s through to today. 

Cork Summer Show

Attracting over 50,000 visitors last year, the show offers a varied programme of activities including food, garden, vintage machinery, farm machinery, music and entertainment. Running in one form or another since 1806, it's always guaranteed to be a great day out for all the family.

Kildare County Show

A huge range of competitions including Crafts, Flowers, Junior Craft, Jams, Bread, Cakes, Photography and even a dog show in Athy this Sunday.

There will also be loads of entertainment for all the family too, including juggling, animals, hunt chase, Lego displays, treasure hunts, games, food and of course lots of shopping in our indoor and outdoor trade stands.

Kia Ora Mini Farm

It's Father's Day this weekend and to help you celebrate Kia Ora Mini Farm is offering FREE admission to every Daddy & Grandad. There is no better way to spend time with your family than a fun day out that everyone can enjoy with fire engine rides, maze, go-karts, crazy football, diggers and lots of animals. Kids will happily spend a whole day here while parents relax in the restaurant or with a picnic.

Belfast Maritime Festival

An action packed weekend celebrating our waterfront heritage & seafaring traditions down at the Titanic Quarter in Belfast. From a Big Titanic Pop-up Picnic to a seafood street food market, from wooden boats to model boats, nautical walking tours to Port to Starboard talks.There are lots of fun family activities including music, games, interactive exhibits, roving performers and more.

Cork Midsummer Festival

.Annual city-wide summer celebration of contemporary arts and culture, combining local, national and international events. On Father's Day, Sunday, June 18ththere is free arts entertainment and activities in Fitzgerald Park with high energy events, installations, dance and music with drop-in workshops including Ireland's largest ever Maypole Dance inspired by the sensational dance show ProdiJIG.

Trim Haymaking Festival

 A fun-filled day of family entertainment this Sunday,  centred around bringing in of the first hay of the year, by hand or by vintage machinery. There are loads of fun family activities including a supervised play area, arts & crafts, pets corner and a dog show.

Salmon & Whiskey Festival

A two-day event this weekend in Bushmills showcasing music, food, the arts and delivering a unique experience for everyone

The festival has celebrates local salmon and whiskey, with tastings and cookery demonstrations as well as a market for other locally produced goods including chocolates, cheeses, ice cream, preserves, jams, crafts etc. There will be live music and dance as well as kids workshops and activities.


The annual fundraiser for the DSPCA is a great opportunity to help a wonderful cause while having a fun family day out. The event on Sunday will feature dog shows, grooming, face painting, bouncy castles, children's games and lots, lots more.


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