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Lego Animation Workshop at The Ark
Make your own Lego movie during the mid-term break next week with Brick Flicks
All you need to bring is your favourite Lego character to cast as the star of your film. There will be plenty of hands-on learning and simple demonstrations as you create a set, storyboard and plan for your movie, which you will then film, edit, and record using iPads.
Family Drop In | National Art Gallery
During mid-term, the National Gallery has organised a mask making creative workshop with artist Serena Alberigo to coincide with the Venice Carnival. Taking place on Thursday 21st & Friday 22nd at 11:00-12:30 for 4+ and from 14.00pm-15.30pm for 8+, they must be booked in advance.
On Sunday, the weekly free family workshop is based on the Winged Lions of Venice with artist Libby Simmington and inspired by the exhibition Canaletto and the Art of Venice.
An Introduction To Collins Barracks
Join an introductory tour on Sunday 24th from 15:00-16:00 to learn about the history of Collins Barracks from the 1700s to the present day and its transition from Barracks to Museum, taking in some of the highlights from the Museum's military history or decorative arts exhibitions. Admission free but places allocated on a first-come basis 15 minutes before tour.
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Mid-Term Tales | Glasnevin Cemetery
The popular mid-term tours take place this weekend in Glasnevin Cemetery & Museum, designed to both educate and entertain children and adults alike.
There will be tales of graverobbing, yew trees that can poison, vaults & crypts and strange characters from Dublin’s past along with much more! Booking in advance recommended.
Winter Wooly Walk in aid of Cancer Fund For Children
It’s time to rally the family, gather your friends, and join us for a beautiful walk in aid of Cancer Fund for Children. On Saturday 23rd February there are four picturesque walks for you to choose from. Each walk ranges from 2 to 4 miles and is, as always, suitable for the whole family.
So bring the kids, the grandparents and get the woolly hats on!
National Print Museum | Free Tour
During our interactive guided tour of the Museum, every Sunday at 15:00, your tour guide accompanies you on a journey of discovery, with both technical descriptions and anecdotal tales, through the three core areas of the exhibition – the Composing Area, the Printing Area and the Finishing Area. Each visitor is offered the opportunity to hand compose and print a poster during the tour! No booking required.
The DLR Winter of Heritage programme runs until March with free guided tours of Cabinteely House, James Joyce Tower, Marlay House, The Oratory & The Maritime Museum.
A puupy is not just for Christmas, and you can start the new year introducing your new pet to other puppies and help teach them social skills in a safe environment. The DSPCA Puppy Play dates take place every weekend and are free to join in, but booking must be made in advance.
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Northern Ireland Puddle Jumping Championships
Challenge your friends and family to see who can make the biggest, craziest splash with the special ‘splashometer’ at the Puddle Jumping Championships at Castle Espie this weekend. Enjoy live music and fun with the family while you splash the day away with daily winners and other splash-tastic fun activities Wear your wellies and waterproofs and prepare for a mucky day out!
The Hobbit King has heard about all the magic at Wells House and has announced a royal visit on Saturday, 24th. The Fairies are organising a spectacular party with a fun-filled day including a magical treasure hunt where everyone gets to take home their very own treasure!
Only those who believe in magic to attend.
Croke Park Junior Explorers Tour
The GAA Museum at Croke Park is bringing back its popular Junior Explorer Tour for young families starting this Friday and Saturday at 10:30am. The family-friendly tour was created to bring to life the magic of the home of Gaelic games for younger visitors, with the countries littlest GAA fans set to take over the iconic stadium. The tours continue every Saturday morning until May 18th.
Scene + Heard Theatre Festival
The Dublin 8 festival provides a platform for new work in the historic Smock Alley theatre with the audience providing feedback directly to the artists that can help in the future development of their work. The festival runs until the 2nd March and this weekend features Tír na nÓg, The Murder Trust of Iron Mike Molloy, The Terms and Conditions of Me and My Ma and much more.
Dublin International Film Festival
The DIFF continues this weekend with another incredible section of movies including Dub Daze and the thrillng Hotel Mumbai while Fantastic Flix for children continues with Fantastic Flix Shorts on Saturday morning in the Lighthouse and the Odeon Charlestown while The Muppet Movie is shown in various venues on Sunday.