Things to do this weekend in Ireland | April 5 - 7

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Wax Museum

A lot more than just wax statues, the museum is full of fun, interactive exhibits that will keep active children entertained.  A perfect way to spend a couple of hours out of the rain this summer, just avoid the Chamber of Horrors if you want to sleep that night! Save 15% with tickets bought on YourDaysOut.

Croke Park Junior Explorers

Go behind-the-scenes and learn fun facts about the GAA and Croke Park.

During the Stadium Tour, visit the team dressing rooms, warm-up area and run out pitch side through the players’ tunnel, while in the GAA Museum, use the special Junior Explorer Passport to follow clues and discover some of the museum’s most famous exhibits, including the original Sam Maguire and Liam MacCarthy Cups.

Princesses Can Be Pirates | Axis Ballymun

This Saturday,  children 4+ and families, can enjoy a highly energetic, fun and enjoyable dance performance that seeks to playfully question and explore what is considered “typical” or “normal” behaviour for girls and boys. In a series of hilarious and lively escapades, the two performers swap toys and activities, in their quest to defy stereotypes and break the norm. 

Big Bang Dublin | Free Concert

Ireland’s first ever annual international music festival for young audiences, the Big Bang Festival, takes place this weekend in The Ark in Dublin's Temple Bar . To celebrate the end of the festival is a free outdoor performance for family audiences with Stomptown Brass providing a loud and upbeat brass street performance in Meeting House Square on Sunday at 14:30.

Experience Japan Family Day | Farmleigh

Visit the beautiful surrounds of Farmleigh this Sunday afternoon to celebrate Japanese and Japanese-Irish culture with free music and dance performances, along with demonstrations of Japanese culture.

The Five Lamps Arts Festival

This year's festival starts this week with sixty-seven different events and over one hundred performers in theatre, film, music, dance and more.

Feis Shligigh

The annual Feis is so popular it now takes place over three weekend before Easter, ending with four days of Drama during Holy Week. This weekend it's the turn of Traditional Music & Sean-Nós Dancing in The Model, Sligo.

Seamus Heaney | Listen Now Again

The Bank of Ireland Cultural and Heritage Centre on Westmoreland Street are hosting a free guided tour of Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again. The professional guides will give you an insight into Seamus Heaney’s life, show early drafts of his work and explain the importance of his poetry in Ireland today.

Jawsome Sharks | Sea Life Bray

Take a dive into the deep this spring and become the newest recruits of the Jawsome Rangers and fulfil the mission of finding the missing shark teeth. Guests will be tasked with helping Professor Finn locate the large Play-Doh model shark teeth in the tanks.

Family Drop In | National Art Gallery

Every Sunday, families are welcomed to the National Art Gallery with a free creative workshop at 11:30 and a family friendly tour at 12:30. Drop-in and stay for as long (or as little!) as you wish. Suitable for children of all ages.

Limerick Fringe

Limerick Fringe is a vibrant, multi-genre performance based event hosted in Limerick and the 3rd festival runs this weekend with a mixture of free and paid events across differnet genres including comedy, theatre, dance and street.

Events this weekend include Mr.H, Malcolm the Marmoset PI., Gerda and Jock's Big Holiday and the Cikada Circus.

Sleeping Beauty | Birr Theatre

The 33rd annual charitable pantomime production presented by PwC as part of its Community Affairs Programme takes place in Birr this weekend. This year’s production, Sleeping Beauty, sees Princess Aurora put under a wicked spell by Insomnia, the most evil fairy in all the land. Is it too late for Panto? Oh no, it's not!

If I Ran The Circus | Nenagh Arts Centre

Cloughjordan Circus Club presents ‘If I Ran the Circus’ inspired this year by the Dr Seuss book. Young people have been creating some fantastic circus acts including juggling, tightwire, unicycle and acrobatics. And if that’s not enough they've also been composing their own “seussian” introductions for the show!

Donadea Castle Family Fun Run

The event is set in the beautiful surroundings of Donadea Forest Park, participants will enjoy their race through a magical mixed woodland of beech, ash and Norway spruce covering over 240 hectares, with every finisher getting a medal!

Greenan Maze Opening Weekend

Greenan Maze will re-open this weekend for another full season of events and activities including the upcoming Easter Egg Hunt.

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