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Tues 29 July – Fri 1 August, and Tuesday 5 – Fri 8 August, 10.30am (ages 5-6), 12pm (ages 7-9), 2pm (ages 10-12)


SLAPSTICK WORKSHOPS The Ark Join performers Niamh McGrath and Amy Conroy for this physical theatre and slapstick workshop full of fun, games and hilarious ways of falling over. Tickets €11/€8


Fri 1 August, 10am


A BRUSH WITH BEEKEEPING Kilruddery House & Gardens Bray


Children are invited to become apprentice beekeepers for a day, learning where honey comes from, helping to take part in the extraction process, and eating honey on fresh bread at the end of the day. Suitable for ages 7-12. Tickets €35


Sat 2 August, 11am-3pm


FAMILY FUN DAY M1 motorway service areas at Lusk, Castlebellingham and Enfield Another Applegreen free family fun days feature face painting, balloon modelling, children’s entertainers and more.


Sat 2 August, 1.30pm


FALCONRY Kilruddery House & Gardens, Bray A family-friendly afternoon featuring 12 birds including hawks, owls and falcons on Kilruddery lawns. Tickets: (gardens only) €6.50 adult, children under 12 free


Sat 2 - Sun 3 August


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


Sat 9 August


BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS Imaginosity Celebrate seven years of Imaginosity with go-karting, magic shows, special birthday workshops and games – and, of course cake.


Sat 9 - Sun 10 August, 10am- 6pm


FREDDY FYFFES WEEKEND Dublin Zoo Join Dublin Zoo’s gorillas for fun and games, face-painting, special keeper talks and more. Freddy Fyffes is the proud sponsor of the Gorilla Rainforest.


Tues 12 - Fri 15 August, 10.30am (ages 5-7) & 2pm (ages 8-12)


FUNNY PICTURES Ark


Comedy drawing workshops with illustrator and theatre-maker Patrick Sanders. Tickets €11/€8


Tues 12 - Sun 17 August, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm


CRACKED The Ark


Calling all detectives. The state police are baffled and the citizens are demanding answers. Can you crack the case and become Supremo Detective Extraordinaire? Ages 7+ Tickets €12/€9, family of four €40


Sat 16 – Sun 17 August, 2pm- 5pm


FAIRY TALE SUMMER FINALE Wooly Ward’s Farm, Oldtown Featuring a Fairytale Show and a chance to meet your favourite characters, as well as crafts and storytelling. Tickets: €12/ €6, family of four €42


Sat 16 – Fri 22 August


RECREATE WEEK Imaginosity Working alongside Recreate, helping to promote creativity through refuse, we will be reimagining lots of materials into fantastic pieces of art. Join Imaginosity for “Re-imagination” workshops all week long.


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MILLENNIUM HERITAGE WEEK Clontarf Promenade During Heritage Week 2014, the Clontarf Historical Society and the Raheny Heritage Society will be running daily guided walks along the Battle of Clontarf Heritage Trail. The meeting point will be the Sails Sculpture near the junction of Clontarf Road and Alfie Byrne Road. See www.clontarfhistorical.com


Tues 19 - Fri 22 August, 11am (ages 5-7) & 2pm (ages 8-12)


STAND UP COMEDY WORKSHOPS The Ark Another week of Sharon Mannion’s confidence-boosting stand-up comedy workshops. Tickets €11/€8


Sat 23 – Sun 24 August, 2pm


STAND UP COMEDY FOR CHILDREN The Ark The Ark’s very own exclusive comedy club for children aged six and over and their families. Tickets €12/€9, family of four €40


Thurs 28 & Fri 29 August, 11.30am-12.45pm


AMULET OR KEEPSAKE Chester Beatty Library Be inspired by the A to Z Exhibition and create your own lucky charm. This workshop is designed to mark Heritage Week. Limited to 20 children, ages 6-11. Please book online at www.cbl.ie. Admission free


Sat 30 & Sun 31 August, 2pm- 4pm


OWLS FAMILY POND WALK AND GAMES Join the team from OWLS , the children’s nature charity, as they explore pond life using nets, buckets and identification charts. Also meet Sir Pipsqueak, the Irish Smooth Newt, who squeaks. At Bushy Park on Saturday and at St Anne’s Park on Sunday.


Weds 6 - Sun 10 August


DUBLIN HORSE SHOW RDS Ballsbridge The 141st Dublin Horse Show features live music and entertainment, art, fashion, shopping, gourmet food and the best in national and international equestrian competitions. Also includes a Kids’ Zone with pony rides, fun inflatables, face painting, Billy Bubbles and magic shows. Visit www.dublinhorseshow.com or phone 0818 719 300


Tickets: General admission €21 adult, €15 child, family of four €54


Sun 17 Aug, 2pm


CINEMA: RIO 2 Mermaid Arts Centre Bray


It’s a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they’re hurled into the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak- to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all – his father-in-law. Tickets €5


Sun 17 – Sun 24 August, 2.30pm daily


BATTLE OF CLONTARF Primary Times SUMMER ISSUE 25


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