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Sat 7 & Sun 8 June, 1pm-4pm

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

CULTURAL CENTRE Traditional musician Thomas Johnston leads a music workshop with lots of entertainment for the smaller music enthusiasts on Saturday mornings, 7 and 14 June. Both adults and children ages two to four are encouraged to get involved. Tickets €11/€8

Mon 9 June at 12pm & Sun 15 June at 5pm

VISIT FAMILY FARM DUBLIN ZOO Developed by Agri Aware and Dublin Zoo, this visit helps children to learn about the importance of family farms in Ireland.

Sat 7 - Fri 13 June, various times

CINEMAGIC FILM AND TELEVISION FESTIVAL Cinemagic Dublin is back with another packed programme for film fans under 12, with screenings, workshops and schools events all around the city. There’s a junior talent lab where eight- to 11-year-olds can get crucial tips from professionals working in the industry, and a nursery programme of short films for pre-schoolers. Also look out for family films screening at Cineworld on 7 and 8 June, and a Young Film Critic of the Year competition. Visit for more details.

Sats 7 and 14 June, 10am & 11.15am



Featuring family days on 14 and 15 June. Tickets: adult €15, child €12.50, under-10s free

Sat 14 June, 2pm

CINEMA: THE KING & THE MOCKING BIRD Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire A tyrannical king rules over the land of Takicardia, and only the spirited Mr Bird dares to make fun of him. Adapted from Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale, this is widely considered one of the best animated features of all time. Visit www.www. 01 231 2929 Tickets: €5

Sat 14 June, 3.30pm-4.30pm

THE TOP TEN TOUR National Museum of Ireland, Archaeology Explore 7,000 years of Irish history by means of ten artefacts, including a gold lunula, the Tara Brooch and the Ardagh Chalice. All ages. No booking required. Admission €2, under-16s free

Sat 14 June, 2pm

Up to 25,000 visitors are expected to descend on Iveagh Gardens for another food festival featuring world- class chefs, 20 top Dublin restaurants and over 100 foodie exhibitors.

SILK WORM CLUB: THAI MYSTICAL CREATURES Chester Beatty library Create your own mythical Thai creatures through collage and drawing, inspired by the library’s Thai collection. Limited to 20 children per session so booking is essential. Suitable for ages 6-11 years. Book online at Free

Sat 14 - Sun 22 June

NATIONAL BIKE WEEK National Bike Week 2014 includes a host of bike-related events all over the city. It opens on Sat at St. Anne’s Park with a day of free bike-related fun from 11am to 4pm. Among the highlights of the week are an art competition in which school students are asked to draw an A4 poster on the theme ‘Get on your bike!’; the 6km Bay Cycle starting in Dun Laoghaire at 3pm on Saturday; two public bike fix-it day in Dun Laoghaire on Sunday and in Sandyford on Thursday from 12.30pm to 2.30pm; cycle training in Loughlinstown for children with mild disabilities on Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm; and Active 8, an afternoon of fun cycling activities for children

Sat 14 – Sun 15 June, 2pm- 5pm

WOOLY WARD’S 3RD BIRTHDAY PARTY Wooly Ward’s Farm, Oldtown Highlights include a Roll the Wool competition, cupcake decorating, party games, animal balloons and a giant birthday cake. Phone 087 367 6787 or visit www.woolywardsfarm. com. Tickets: €12/ €6, family of four €42

Mount Anville Montessori Junior School 2½ – 12years

At Mount Anville Montessori Junior School pupils begin their education at 2½ years. Each child‘s development is nurtured in both our Montessori and Junior Departments. We offer an extensive curriculum and a full range of activities including Music, P.E. Sport. We also have an exciting extra-curricular programme. Early morning Supervision from 8am and extensive aſterschool care available from 8am – 5pm.

Limited places now available for August 2014

For further information please contact: The Admissions Secretary, Mount Anville Montessori Junior School, Mount Anville Road, Dublin 14 Phone: 01 2885313 Fax: 01 2832373,

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