Things to do in Ireland | Mother's Day 24

Dads, pay attention!

Are you looking for the perfect way to celebrate Mother's Day in Ireland with your family? 

Look no further!

We've put together a list of 20 delightful ideas and events for children to enjoy with their mums, promising a day filled with love, laughter, and cherished memories. From fun outdoor days out to indoor shows or afternoon tea, there's something for everyone to explore and enjoy together, ensuring that this Mother's Day is nothing short of magical for both mum and child!

Brigit's Garden | Galway

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a visit to the special Celtic Gardens and enjoy a complimentary gift pack of Irish wildflower seeds!

Brigit’s Garden offers tranquil walks through our Celtic Gardens, exploring the woodlands, ancient ring fort, the calendar sundial, lochán and more on their 11-acre site. There’s lots of family fun to be had as well in the natural play area, checking for fairies in the fairy garden, taking the Earth Quest or becoming a Nature Detective. Plus, acres in which to run off steam! Treat Mum to a special lunch and treat in the light-filled café, either inside or outside on the covered patio. Their talented chef Aitor will be crafting a variety of dishes to suit all the family.

Belfast Children's Festival | Belfast

The 26th annual festival starts on 8th March with hand-picked incredible shows, events, activities and creative experiences for all the family, including inclusive performances specially created for those with additional needs. Mother's Day events include A Grand Soft Day, a show for all season, Making Waves, enjoy a magical sea voyage and A Children's Guide to Anarchy! Sounds perfect.

A Night At The Opera by Candlelight |  St. Patrick's Cathedral | Dublin

You can really impress your mother the evening before Mother's Day with the the thrill, drama and romance of some of opera’s most beloved and immersive stories, performed by acclaimed live orchestra, London Concertante, and some of the UK’s greatest opera singers – all presented by spectacular candlelight as part of their sell-out Candlelight Concerts series. 

Secret Valley Wildlife Park | Wexford

Mums go free with a paying child this Mother's Day where you can enjoy a fun family day out in Wexford with exotic & native wildlife plus animal handling, animal feeding - including bottle feeding baby goats - and other activities.

Sleep Seminar | Kidspace Rathcoole

Give new mums what they want most - the gift of a good night's sleep!

On Saturday, March 9th renowned baby sleep expert Lucy Wolfe can help you achieve just that with definitive steps towards positive sleep practices.There is free on site parking, tea/ coffee and fresh tasty bakes included and a free activity to keep any little ones occupied while you attend the seminar. The centre will be closed to the public.

National Museums Ireland | Archaeology | Thóg Trál | Dublin

To celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge 2024, why not drop in and challenge yourself to our worksheets in Irish? Choose from Viking Ireland, My Favourite Object, Stone Age Ireland or the Treasury Trail. Don’t forget to bring your pencil!

Chun Seachtain na Gaeilge 2024 a cheiliúradh, ar mhaith leat bualadh isteach agus tabhairt faoi cheann dár mbileoga oibre Gaeilge? Beidh rogha agat idir Éire na Lochlannach, An Déantán is Fearr Liom, Éire sa Chlochaois agus Slí na Seodlainne. Ná déan dearmad do pheann luaidhe a thabhairt leat!

No One Is Coming | Hawk's Well Theatre | Sligo

Imagine swapping funny stories about your parents with friends. But when it’s your turn to share, everyone stops laughing, they tilt their heads, their mouths hang open in horror, and they ask “OMG, whaaat?” A combination of Irish folklore, myth and storytelling, Sinead O'Brien has created a biographical comedy, a ‘love letter to her mother’ that she will never send. Suitable for ages 14+

Dinosaur Show Live! | Cork

This fun, family friendly show with some of the most realistic dinosaurs you will ever see anywhere in the world.This amazing 1hr show showcases the latest animatronic technology and ward winning puppetry. The show centres around a magical professor who takes you back in time .. 65 million years to be precise. A fun family day out in the Cork International Hotel on Saturday Mother's can take the Sunday off!

Mother's Day at The Painted Pot | Limerick

Create a unique gift with Mom or Grandmal learn to build and glaze together in a Special Mother's Day Clay Making Workshop on Sunday 10th March at 10.30am. There is also a 10% discount on all pottery pieces as you create and paint sentimental memories together for all their sessions that day.

National Wax Museum Plus | Dublin

To celebrate Mother's Day the Wax Museum are giving 20% all online tickets on Sunday, 10th. The National Wax Museum Plus is It is a unique museum that showcases an extensive collection of wax figures, interactive exhibits, and immersive experiences, providing visitors with an entertaining and educational journey through Irish history, culture, and popular culture. A fun day out for all the family.

Jurassic Newpark | Kilkenny

Why not enjoy a fun, family day out this Mother's Day in the incredible Jurassic Newpark where there is so much to entertain the whole family. Follow the Fairy Trail, where you can see the wonderful houses and homes of the wood fairies, and learn all about the park’s animals from Leafy, the talking tree, wrangle the ride-on baby T-rex before looking straight into the enormous teeth of his mother from the treetop walkway!

Family Shark Show | Siamsa Tire | Kerry

The National Folk theatre has organised a fun Mothers's Day out as they bring to life the story behind the song. Venture into the deep blue sea and join Baby on the adventure of a life-time with the whole family and some memorable (the children will never stop singing them!) songs.

National Botanic Gardens | Dublin

Spring has sprung and the Gardens are glorious; with the help of expert guides you can see buds, blooms and beds in all their spring finery, hear tell of the history of how the Gardens came to be, and learn about the importance of the plant kingdom in all our lives. There are two tours on Mother's Day; one at 11:30 and the other at 15:00

Epic Irish Emigration Museum | Dublin

Sandwiched between Mother's Day and International Women's Day, Epic The Irish Emigration Musuem has a special tour on Saturday, March 9th where you can discover the impact Irish women have had on the world. In the tours, you will learn how Irish women overcame prejudice, stigma, laws, famine and more to go on to make a positive impact in the world.

Hear the tales of trailblazers like Nellie Bly, pioneering investigative journalist; workers’ rights activist ‘Mother’ Mary Jones; Olympic gold medallist Sarah ‘Fanny’ Durack; WWII frontline hero Emma Duffin; ground-breaking scientist Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell; and more.

SkyPark Carlingford | Louth

Treat mum to an adventure this Mother's Day. With aerial adventures and lots of fun activities on the ground available too you can have a wonderful experience together and why not complete the day with tasty dinner or a drink in beautiful Carlingford village.

Vintage Tea Tour | Dublin

Treat the special Mother in your life to afternoon tea with a differnce. Savour all your afternoon tea favourites— freshly made sandwiches, desserts, cakes, and pastries—as your bus travels through downtown Dublin. Pass sights such as St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Christ Church, Trinity College, St. Stephen’s Green, Wood Quay, O’Connell Street, Phoenix Park, and the grand buildings of Georgian Dublin.

Mother's Day Tour & Treat | Hugh Lane Gallery | Dublin

Located in Dublin’s City Centre, in Parnell Square, Hugh Lane Gallery, (originally named Municipal Gallery of Modern Art), houses one of Ireland’s most exciting collections of modern and contemporary Irish and international art. On Mother's Day you can bring your Mum on a special tour of selected highlights from the Hugh Lane Gallery collection with guide Aoife Convery, followed by tea/coffee and a sweet treat.

Mother's Day Planting Event | Waterford

Bring your mammy to Tirlán CountryLife Dungarvan on Saturday, March 9th, from 10-11am for a special morning of planting and bonding. Enjoy refreshments as we dig in and create beautiful planters together. Tickets only.

Afternoon Tea | Titanic Belfast

Experience the elegance of the era and step back in time to a period of luxury and 5-star service with our Sunday Afternoon Tea. Set in the opulent surroundings of the Titanic Suite featuring the stunning Grand Staircase and live jazz music, it is an experience not to be missed!

Kidsyard Family Rave at The Lighthouse | Dublin

Kidsyard Rave is an inclusive family experience, on Mother's Day afternoon in Dun Laoighre, where parents can have just as much fun as their kids.

Presented by Bodytonic, old ravers can relive their youth with their kids (and without the hangover!) at our fun filled family friendly raves. Mums, Dads, Grandparents, Aunties, Uncles and kids are all encouraged to hit the dance floor and have fun. Dancing with your kids is the ultimate sensory experience as kids love seeing the grownups in their lives letting loose and having a good time! Kidsyard Rave will include glowstick crafts, face painting and bubbles with parachute games on the dancefloor… AND incredible dance tunes & disco lighting.

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