Mid-term break ideas in Ireland

The Crazy Cave at Crag Cave will keep everyone entertained.
The Crazy Cave at Crag Cave will keep everyone entertained.

Mid-term break is made for family fun and although Easter is not far away it is still a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your kids.

Many of your favourites will have special opening hours this week so check on their websites. Below are some of our favourites that we would love to get to this week.

Westport House is back open

Westport House is open for mid-term break until Sunday from 10:00am to 4:00pm.  And even better news, kids go FREE this week! Also, the Westport Train Tour will run on Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 4pm. http://www.westporthouse.ie/

Crag Cave

Looking for something to do with the kids on mid-term in Kerry?  Why not call to Crazy Cave. The Kingdoms No.1 House of Fun! Crazy Cave is a large children’s softplay indoor & outdoor adventure centre. It is a three tiered play area with mega astra slides, ball pools, spiral slides, funball battle cannons, rodeo bull, climbing wall and much much more.They are open tomorrow and Friday from 10am and is a great place if ther weather turn against you. http://www.cragcave.com/

Aure Leisure Centres - It might be too cold for the beach but an indoor family swim is a great way to spend the afternoon. Check out their open swim times this week at all their centres around Ireland; Drogheda, Dublin, Dundalk, Limerick, Leitrim, Letterkenny, Navan, Trim, Tullamore, Youghal. http://www.auraleisure.ie/

National Wax Museum

Help your kids stay creative and learn in a fun and interesting way during mid term. All you need to do is gather your family and let yourself go to the flow of their interactive tour through history, science, literature, mythology, music, sports and a special section for the youngest members of your family – kids world. http://www.waxmuseumplus.ie/

Pirate Village have extended opening hours during mid-term week

Pirates Village is an adventure play-zone for kids under 10.  It is a pirate themed indoor playground located at Liffey Valley Shopping Centre. Thursday 11am-6pm; Friday 11am-7pm; Saturday 11am-7pm; Sunday 11am-7pm http://www.piratesvillage.ie/

Imaginosity

Imaginosity, Ireland's only interactive children's museum for the under 9's is dedicated to children's success. They are open all day but places are filing up fast so if you are planning a visit over the next few days of mid-term please book in advance to avoid any disappointment! http://www.imaginosity.ie/

If you are in Dublin, visit the Museum this Mid-Term to experience a range of talks, workshops and drop-in activities.

Events at the Natural History Museum at Merrion Street 

Inspectorium: Amazing Africa!

Thursday 18th February

11am-1pm 

Drop-in to the Discovery Zone to examine some amazing African animals from the Natural History Handling Collection including a hippo tusk and a rock python snake skin.

No booking required. Wheelchair accessible. Drop-in Activity. All Ages 

Events at Archaeology Museum at Kildare Street

Sacred Scarab Workshop

Thursday 18th February

11:30am-12:30pm and 2:30pm-3:30pm

Ancient Egyptians believed that scarab beetles represented their sun god Ra on earth. See a sacred scarab beetle on a real Egyptian mummy and make your own clay beetle to take home.

Booking required, please phone 01 6486332 or email educationarch@museum.ie. Located in the Learning Resource Room, first floor. Not wheelchair accessible.

Across Africa Talk 

Saturday 20th February 

2:00pm-2:45pm and 3:30pm-4:15pm

Visit the Museum for a Natural History story of science, adventure, danger and jungle donkeys with Catherine McGuinness.

Location: Viking AV Theatre, first floor, National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Not wheelchair accessible. Booking required as places are limited: 01 6486316, educationnh@museum.ie

Events at Collins Barracks

 Love is in the Air

Friday 19th February

11.30-1pm

Join Lisa Flanagan for a St. Valentine’s Day themed workshop exploring the romantic connections of objects in the Museum’s collections. Learn the secret language of the fan and find out about the traditions of Claddagh rings and Hurling balls. Then have a go at making your own fan or love token to bring home! 

Booking required: 01 648 6453 or bookingscb@museum.ie  6-12 Years, 2 euro contribution towards materials per child. 

Finally, don’t forget to check out your favourites as many places are open during the mid-term. Let us know how you get on; review, rate or add your own day out on yourdaysout.com

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