Things to do this weekend in Ireland | Mar 8 - 10

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Wells for Wellness

Relax and unwind with Wellness classes from the very best in the country including Reflexology, Yoga, Mindfulness and more. Minimum class fees apply.

Books & Hot Chocolate | Hawk's Well Theatre

To celebrate World Book Day, Hawk's Well Theatre are hosting a junior book club for children (age 7-9)  to meet and talk about their favourite books and characters on Saturday afternoon. There will also be crafts, storytelling session and tasty hot chocolate.

Belfast Children's Festival

Belfast Children's Festival is an annual international festival for children and their accompanying adults from March 8th - 13th with a packed programme of theatre, visual art, music, dance, literature, workshops and talks, guaranteed to inspire joy, creativity and curiosity. Events this weekend include Home, Milo's Hat Trick and a very popular Baby Rave!

Killarney Mountain Festival

Following on from the roaring success of last year, the festival returns and promises an even bigger & better 2019 with a hugely diverse programme of events running throughout the weekend including a children's adventure race, walks and talks, outdoor & adventure film screenings, guest speakers, a family treasure hunt, a display by the Mountain Rescue Search Dogs and lots more.

The Science Of Seeing | Riverbank Arts Centre

Join the Future Makers Collective for a STEAM workshop and explore vision and try to look at the world from the perspectives of your favourite animals. There are two workshops this Saturday morning for 7-9 year olds and 10-13 year olds.

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.

Inspectorium: Record Breakers!

What animal has the largest appetite or best sense of smell?

Drop into the National Museum of Ireland | Natural History  on Saturday from 11:00 - 13:00 to find out more and see up close some animal record breakers from the handling collection! No booking required but there may be short waiting time.

Family Day Special | The Model Sligo

This Sunday morning children can get crafty with artist Sinead O’Hanlon in a fun-filled creative family workshop that explores seasonal themes. All craft materials provided.

Northern Ireland Sugar Expo

Northern Ireland’s first dedicated sugar expo takes place at the Hilton Hotel Templepatrick this Saturday & Sunday with workshops and exhibitions in sugarcraft from professionals to hobby cakers and foodies alike featuring live demos from Molly Robins, Natalie Porter, Gavin Puttick and more.


An fhéile Ghaeilge is mó in Éirinn & ar fud an domhain - The biggest Irish language festival in Ireland & around the world! Bain triail aisti - 1-17 Márta! Events this weekend include an activity trail in Irish, suitable for children aged 8 - 12 years old in the National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts and History and a special Turas Sheachtain na Gaeilge at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. 

Peat | The Ark

The Ark presents the world premiere of a brand new theatre show for ages 8+ running until 31st March. On the edge of a town, in the middle of a bog, halfway between a school and a housing estate, Ray and Jo have come to dig a hole.

Peat is the story of the things they bury, and the things they find. With lightness and humour, this new play for children asks big questions about life, death, time and history.

Croke Park Junior Explorers Tour

The GAA Museum at Croke Park is bringing back its popular Junior Explorer Tour every Saturday Saturday morning until May 18th.

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. 

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.

Bosco's Garden & Cinderella | Lime Tree Theatre

Enjoy the story of Cinderella in an interactive live experience in the Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick this Saturday afternoon. Featuring Bosco, the ever-popular five-year-old who lives in a box and loves nothing more than meeting all the boys and girls. 

Woolly's Quest 

Branar Children's Theater brings a rip-roaring yarn, Woolly’s Quest, to the Linenhall Arts Centre, weaving together storytelling, music, song and puppetry in a pulsating show that will have audiences of all ages hooked! 

Join Woolly on her audacious quest to reclaim her shorn fleece, marvel at her sheer bravery on a journey fraught with peril to learn what life looms beyond the gate this Saturday.

Little Artist Club | Wexford Arts Centre

Inspire your budding artists (age 4-7) with the Little Artists Club at the Wexford Arts Centre, with feathers and veggies, wibble-wobbles and zig-zags, flower masks and fun tasks full of surprises. The classes take place on Saturday mornings with Wexford based artists Deirdre Buttimer & Jeni Roddy.

International Women's Day Tours

To mark International Women's Day, Glasnevin Cemetery Museum are hosting special tours that will focus on the women buried who have played pivotal roles in shaping Irish history, including Maud Gonne Mac Bride, Delia Larkin, Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington and many more.  The tour will run at 2:00pm this Friday & Saturday.

First Cut Film Festival

The 10th First Cut! Youth Film Festival takes place over four days at the Mall Arts Centre and The Regal Cinema in Youghal, Co. Cork, with a programmes of films in all genres by individual filmmakers, schools and youth groups including a Family Film Evening and an Acting For Film Workshop with John McCarthy.

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