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Sat 5 & Sunday 6 July, 1-4pm


FAMILY PACKS Chester Beatty Library Family packs are based on the library’s collections. Booklets are available for children aged 5 to 7 and 8 to 11 years. Colouring books available for under fives. No booking required. Free


Mon 7 – Fri 11 July, 10am-2pm


KIDS SEA CAMPS BULL ISLAND UNESCO BIOSPHERE Through expert instruction and facilitation from experienced marine biologists children are introduced to the wonders of marine life. Activities during the camp include walks, illustrated talks, instruction using interactive touch pool containing live sea creatures, bird watching, seaweed identification, arts and crafts activities. Suitable for ages 6-7 (Kids Sea Star Camp) and 8-12 (Marine Explorer Camp). See www. marinedimensions.ie Tickets: €130


Sun 6 July, 2pm


CINEMA: MR PEABODY AND SHERMAN Mermaid Arts Centre Bray Mr Peabody is a super-intelligent beagle who adopts a human boy – seven-year-old Sherman – and tries to complete his historical education with the aid of a time-machine. Tickets: €5


Thurs 7 July, 2.30-4pm


MEDIEVAL MONKIE FUN National Library of Ireland Join Debbie Thomas, author of ‘Monkie Business’, for an afternoon reading followed by fun and a treasure hunt. Age group: 8-12 years. Booking required. Phone (01) 603 0259. Admission free


Fri 11 – Sun 13 July


See how chocolate is made


Chocolat e Workshop


Make your own chocolates to bring home


2hr event . Its great fun


STREET PERFORMANCE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Merrion Square, Dublin Taking place over two weekends in July, the Laya Healthcare Street Performance World Championship will bring the world’s best street performers to Dublin to compete for the world champion title. Featuring jugglers, acrobats and sword swallowers. Free


Sat 12 July, 2pm


SINBAD: LEGEND OF THE SEVEN SEAS Chester Beatty Library Brad Pitt, Catherine Zeta Jones and Michelle Pfeiffer lend their voices to this animated adventure. Spaces are limited. Rating PG. Free


Sat 12 - Sun 13 July, 2pm-5pm


COUNTY & WESTERN BARBECUE Wooly Ward’s Farm, Oldtown Bring your own barbecue, design a cowboy hat and take part in the best- dressed cowboy competition. There’ll be live music and giant games. Tickets: €12/ €6, family of four €42


Sat 12 – Sun 13 July WHERE’S WALLY WEEKEND


BOOK NOW AS PLACES ARE LIMITED Mulcahy Keane Ind Est, Greenhills


Road, D12  Tel: 01 4500080 www.chocolatewarehouse.ie


12 Primary Times SUMMER ISSUE


IMAGINOSITY Can you find Wally at Imaginosity? With museum-wide Wally Hunts, prizes to be won and Wally themed art, this weekend is packed with Wally fun.


Tues 8 – Fri 11 July, 11am (ages 5-7) & 2pm (ages 8-12)


STAND-UP COMEDY WORKSHOPS


THE ARK Sharon Mannion uses listening, truthfulness, teamwork and communication activities to develop your story-telling skills, build your confidence and unleash your inner stand-up comedian. Tickets €11/€8


Tickets: €8 adults & children over 3 Sun 13 July, 11am


THE ENCHANTED GARDEN: SPACE WITH NICO & MARTIN Kilruddery House & Gardens Bray Join Nico and Martin for an imaginative journey to the stars with orbiting instruments, galactic games, original songs and an encounter with aliens. Tickets €10


Mon 14 July, 2.30pm-3.30pm


STYROFOAM PRINTMAKING FOR 8-12 YEARS


NATIONAL PRINT MUSEUM Using safe Styrofoam sheets, children will carve out their own personally designed images, colour them with a variety of inks and create their very own series of prints. Tickets €12.50


Mon 14 July, 11.30am-12.30pm


SILK WORM CLUB: DOODLEBOT Chester Beatty Library Build your very own drawing robot that draws pictures once you turn it on. Limited to 20 children per session. Please book online at www. cbl.ie. Suitable for ages 6-11 years. Admission free


Tues 15 July, 11.30am-12.30pm


SILK WORM CLUB: BRUSHBOT Chester Beatty Library Transform a kitchen brush into your very own dinosaur or dog-like robot. Limited to 20 children per session. Please book online at www.cbl.ie. Suitable for ages 6-11 years. Admission free


Tues 15 - Friday 18 July, 12pm (ages 5-7) & 2pm (ages 8-12)


COMEDY ANIMATION WORKSHOPS


THE ARK Join Brown Bag films and learn how to make your own comical short animated film using basic stop- motion animation. Tickets €11/€8


Weds 16 July, 11.30am- 12.30pm


SILK WORM CLUB: CLOCKIFY Chester Beatty Library Design and build your very own clock. Limited to 20 children per session. Please book online at www. cbl.ie. Free


Weds 16 July, 2.30pm-3.30pm


EASY PRINTMAKING FOR 4-7 YEAR OLDS National Print Museum Using a variety of everyday materials such as bubble wrap, plastic forks and corrugated cardboard for printing, children will create their own unique animal prints. Booking essential. Tickets: €12.50


Thurs 17 July, 2.30-4pm


THURSDAY TALES National Library of Ireland Join us for some tall tales and create your own tall tale through art. Ages 5-8 years. Booking not required. Admission free.


Fri 18 July, 11.30am-12.30pm


SILK WORM CLUB: BRUSHBOT Chester Beatty Library Transform a kitchen brush into your very own dinosaur or dog-like robot. Limited to 20 children per session. Please book online at www.cbl.ie. Suitable for ages 6-11 years. Admission free


Fri 18 July, 2.30pm-3.30pm


BOOKMAKING FOR 8-12 YEAR OLDS


NATIONAL PRINT MUSEUM Using traditional and modern methods and materials children will handcraft their own mini hardback book which they will decorate and personalise with fun craft materials such as feathers, sequins, ribbon and fancy paper. The completed book can be used as a notebook, diary or a sketchbook. Tickets €12.50 Tickets €12.50


Sat 19 July, 12pm & 2pm


WOOLY WARD’S FARM Imaginosity Wooly Ward’s Farm visits Imaginosity and brings with them a whole host of animals big and small!.


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