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Friday 14 December, 2018

'Save screens for the final leg': 9 ways to make long family car journeys more bearable this year
# Drivin' Home For Christmas
# Drivin' Home For Christmas

'Save screens for the final leg': 9 ways to make long family car journeys more bearable this year

Dec 14th 2018, 12:50 PM 793 Views 0 Comments

Keep your stress for the Christmas traffic jams, writes Ciara McDonnell.

Tuesday 13 November, 2018

6 totally free events for little readers at the Dublin Book Festival
# Family Event Guide
# Family Event Guide

6 totally free events for little readers at the Dublin Book Festival

Nov 13th 2018, 5:07 PM 472 Views 0 Comments

The festival starts on Friday, with pop-up poetry, giant colouring sessions and more.

Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Bread-baking in space and DIY holograms: 5 Science Week events for kids of all ages
# Event Guide
# Event Guide

Bread-baking in space and DIY holograms: 5 Science Week events for kids of all ages

Nov 6th 2018, 5:08 PM 326 Views 0 Comments

Science Week kicks off next Monday November 11, and here’s what’s on for mini Einsteins.

Tuesday 23 October, 2018

6 spectacular events to entertain your little ones during the mid-term break
# Family Magazine
# Family Magazine

6 spectacular events to entertain your little ones during the mid-term break

Oct 23rd 2018, 5:17 PM 815 Views 0 Comments

From learning how to make slime to wonderful silk animals at Dublin Zoo.

Tuesday 16 October, 2018

6 events coming up this month for kids who love arts and crafts
# Art Attack
# Art Attack

6 events coming up this month for kids who love arts and crafts

Oct 16th 2018, 5:07 PM 751 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s on around Ireland for the mini Monet in your house.

Tuesday 9 October, 2018

6 animal-tastic spots to bring the kids to this month - from wallaby farms to creepy crawlies
# Family Event Guide
# Family Event Guide

6 animal-tastic spots to bring the kids to this month - from wallaby farms to creepy crawlies

Oct 9th 2018, 5:15 PM 540 Views 0 Comments

Here’s where to bring your budding Dr Dolittles.

'All it takes is one wrong chocolate bar or snack': What it's like to raise a kid with severe food allergies
# Allergy Watch
# Allergy Watch

'All it takes is one wrong chocolate bar or snack': What it's like to raise a kid with severe food allergies

Oct 9th 2018, 5:14 PM 5,757 Views 5 Comments

Ciara McDonnell speaks to two parents whose day-to-day routines involve endless vigilance.

Tuesday 2 October, 2018

6 indoor events to keep the kids out of the rain this month - from pizza-making to puppet shows
# Family Event Guide
# Family Event Guide

6 indoor events to keep the kids out of the rain this month - from pizza-making to puppet shows

Oct 2nd 2018, 3:54 PM 446 Views 0 Comments

Escape the bad weather cabin fever with these autumnal goings on.

Tuesday 25 September, 2018

8 events for little readers at your local library - from coding classes to Scrabble matches
# Family Event Guide
# Family Event Guide

8 events for little readers at your local library - from coding classes to Scrabble matches

Sep 25th 2018, 4:49 PM 476 Views 0 Comments

Here’s our pick of library-based events for budding bookworms around Ireland.

Tuesday 18 September, 2018

8 kid-friendly events to check out on Culture Night - from aerial acrobatics to Roald Dahl
# Family Event Guide
# Family Event Guide

8 kid-friendly events to check out on Culture Night - from aerial acrobatics to Roald Dahl

Sep 18th 2018, 5:23 PM 1,793 Views 0 Comments

Ireland will come alive after dark this Friday with a packed-out programme of cultural goings-on.

Tuesday 11 September, 2018

6 get-up-and-go events for active kids around Ireland - from colour runs to sports days
# Family Event Guide
# Family Event Guide

6 get-up-and-go events for active kids around Ireland - from colour runs to sports days

Sep 11th 2018, 3:27 PM 465 Views 1 Comment

Here’s what’s on this weekend and beyond for littlies who need to burn off some energy.

7 'child-friendly' activities that are a total nightmare in reality

7 'child-friendly' activities that are a total nightmare in reality

Sep 11th 2018, 3:26 PM 3,324 Views 0 Comments

Baking with a four-year-old seems like a great idea until you’re cleaning cake mix off the ceiling, writes Ciara McDonnell.

Tuesday 4 September, 2018

7 after-school classes for your kids to check out this year - from Junior Einsteins to musical theatre
# Extra Curriculars
# Extra Curriculars

7 after-school classes for your kids to check out this year - from Junior Einsteins to musical theatre

Sep 4th 2018, 5:37 PM 752 Views 0 Comments

Here’s our pick of the coolest post-school classes, whatever your child’s interests are.

8 back-to-school resolutions I've already given up on for this year
# Better Luck Next Time
# Better Luck Next Time

8 back-to-school resolutions I've already given up on for this year

Sep 4th 2018, 5:36 PM 2,782 Views 0 Comments

‘I will create visually spectacular and delicious lunches every day.’

Tuesday 28 August, 2018

5 brilliant family events to check out during the last weekend of the summer holidays
# Family Event Guide
# Family Event Guide

5 brilliant family events to check out during the last weekend of the summer holidays

Aug 28th 2018, 5:17 PM 436 Views 0 Comments

School starts back with a bang on Monday – or sooner for some kids – so make the most of this weekend’s fun.

Tuesday 21 August, 2018

6 animal-tastic family events happening this weekend, from pony rides to real-life snakes
# Family Event Guide
# Family Event Guide

6 animal-tastic family events happening this weekend, from pony rides to real-life snakes

Aug 21st 2018, 5:18 PM 457 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s on for mini nature lovers this week and weekend.

Tuesday 14 August, 2018

8 totally free events for kids during Heritage Week 2018 - from treasure hunts to stargazing
# Heritage Week
# Heritage Week

8 totally free events for kids during Heritage Week 2018 - from treasure hunts to stargazing

Aug 14th 2018, 5:23 PM 2,032 Views 0 Comments

Keep the kids entertained without blowing your back-to-school budget.

8 reasons I'm already desperate for the kids' summer holidays to be over
# Endless Summer
# Endless Summer

8 reasons I'm already desperate for the kids' summer holidays to be over

Aug 14th 2018, 5:23 PM 1,219 Views 0 Comments

We’re on the home stretch now and I can taste the sweet relief, writes Ciara McDonnell.

Tuesday 7 August, 2018

5 outdoor events to check out with the kids this weekend - from watersports to musical picnics
# Event Guide
# Event Guide

5 outdoor events to check out with the kids this weekend - from watersports to musical picnics

Aug 7th 2018, 5:26 PM 711 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s on in the fresh air around Ireland this weekend.

Tuesday 31 July, 2018

6 great family events for the long weekend - from scarecrows to Spraoi
# Event Guide
# Event Guide

6 great family events for the long weekend - from scarecrows to Spraoi

Jul 31st 2018, 4:32 PM 861 Views 0 Comments

Your essential get-out-of-the-house inspiration kit.

Tuesday 24 July, 2018

5 Irish festivals you can bring the whole family along to - from trad music to country glamping
# Festival Guide
# Festival Guide

5 Irish festivals you can bring the whole family along to - from trad music to country glamping

Jul 24th 2018, 5:36 PM 2,489 Views 0 Comments

Here’s our pick of the best kid-friendly festivals happening during the rest of the summer.

7 tactics I'm using to stay sane this summer, from a stay-at-home mum
# Summer Sos
# Summer Sos

7 tactics I'm using to stay sane this summer, from a stay-at-home mum

Jul 24th 2018, 5:35 PM 3,026 Views 1 Comment

The summer months are a carefully curated game of Tetris for us parents, writes Ciara McDonnell.

Tuesday 17 July, 2018

6 family events to enjoy outdoors this month - from kites to an open-air circus
# Event Guide
# Event Guide

6 family events to enjoy outdoors this month - from kites to an open-air circus

Jul 17th 2018, 5:35 PM 848 Views 0 Comments

Need some inspiration for outdoor fun? Try one of these for size.

Tuesday 10 July, 2018

6 summer events for keeping bored kids entertained - from air displays to hip-hop classes
# Family Event Guide
# Family Event Guide

6 summer events for keeping bored kids entertained - from air displays to hip-hop classes

Jul 10th 2018, 4:59 PM 592 Views 0 Comments

Here’s how to stop cries of ‘I’m boooooored’ this weekend.

Tuesday 3 July, 2018

6 sports summer camps to get kids moving - from soccer to break dancing
# Event Guide
# Event Guide

6 sports summer camps to get kids moving - from soccer to break dancing

Jul 3rd 2018, 5:05 PM 948 Views 0 Comments

Have the next Kylian Mbappé at home? Here’s where to send them.

Tuesday 19 June, 2018

10 sentences every parent hears on a loop during the summer holidays
# Muuuuuuuum
# Muuuuuuuum

10 sentences every parent hears on a loop during the summer holidays

Jun 19th 2018, 4:59 PM 1,831 Views 0 Comments

“What are we DOING today?”

Tuesday 12 June, 2018

6 toddler-friendly events around Ireland this month... from teddy bear picnics to swim sessions
# Family Event Guide
# Family Event Guide

6 toddler-friendly events around Ireland this month... from teddy bear picnics to swim sessions

Jun 12th 2018, 5:32 PM 798 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s happening this month for preschoolers who need to burn some energy.

Forgot the toothbrushes again? 10 packing tips to make family travel a breeze
# Pack Up Your Troubles
# Pack Up Your Troubles

Forgot the toothbrushes again? 10 packing tips to make family travel a breeze

Jun 12th 2018, 5:31 PM 5,688 Views 7 Comments

Still packing up that last suitcase at 2am? Ciara McDonnell feels your pain.

Tuesday 5 June, 2018

From pirates to 'playstivals': 6 of the hottest tickets for families around Ireland this summer
# Event Guide
# Event Guide

From pirates to 'playstivals': 6 of the hottest tickets for families around Ireland this summer

Jun 5th 2018, 4:32 PM 526 Views 0 Comments

Some dates for the diary.

4 entertainment-packed itineraries for family staycations around Ireland
# Family Magazine
# Family Magazine

4 entertainment-packed itineraries for family staycations around Ireland

Jun 5th 2018, 4:31 PM 2,286 Views 1 Comment

Not heading abroad this summer? We’ve got your back.

Tuesday 29 May, 2018

6 family events to check out this bank holiday weekend... from Lego robots to sailing tours
# Family Event Guide
# Family Event Guide

6 family events to check out this bank holiday weekend... from Lego robots to sailing tours

May 29th 2018, 4:58 PM 967 Views 0 Comments

Here’s our handpicked selection of the best goings-on over the long weekend.

Tuesday 22 May, 2018

7 parenting lessons I’ve learnt while planning our first ever family trip abroad
# Family Holidays
# Family Holidays

7 parenting lessons I’ve learnt while planning our first ever family trip abroad

May 22nd 2018, 5:30 PM 1,876 Views 1 Comment

Suddenly, the presence of a kids’ disco at our hotel has become important, writes Ciara McDonnell.

5 outdoor events for families this weekend - from park running to wakeboarding
# Family Event Guide
# Family Event Guide

5 outdoor events for families this weekend - from park running to wakeboarding

May 22nd 2018, 5:30 PM 472 Views 1 Comment

Head out and enjoy the summer weather with the kids in tow.

Tuesday 15 May, 2018

7 great events coming up for kids who love reading
# Event Guide
# Event Guide

7 great events coming up for kids who love reading

May 15th 2018, 4:34 PM 700 Views 0 Comments

For all the little bookworms out there.

Tuesday 8 May, 2018

6 weekend events for tweens and under-12s... from musicals to midnight walks
# Family Event Guide
# Family Event Guide

6 weekend events for tweens and under-12s... from musicals to midnight walks

May 8th 2018, 4:41 PM 357 Views 0 Comments

Darkness Into Light takes place this weekend, and there’s plenty more on besides.

Tuesday 1 May, 2018

My kids know more about life online than I ever will - so how do I keep up?
# Play The Game
# Play The Game

My kids know more about life online than I ever will - so how do I keep up?

May 1st 2018, 2:25 PM 801 Views 1 Comment

And more importantly, asks Ciara McDonnell, how do I keep them safe?

Tuesday 24 April, 2018

6 events for mums on maternity leave - from book clubs to baby-friendly movie screenings
# Maternity Leave
# Maternity Leave

6 events for mums on maternity leave - from book clubs to baby-friendly movie screenings

Apr 24th 2018, 4:19 PM 7,060 Views 1 Comment

Here’s our pick of Irish events you can happily cart your new baby along to, exploding nappies and all.

Tuesday 10 April, 2018

5 events to keep your under-fives entertained this weekend - from classical music to comedy
# Events For Toddlers
# Events For Toddlers

5 events to keep your under-fives entertained this weekend - from classical music to comedy

Apr 10th 2018, 5:49 PM 1,229 Views 0 Comments

There’s plenty on around Ireland this weekend for little ones. Here’s a taste.

Tuesday 3 April, 2018

6 active weekend events to get the whole family moving - from ziplining to wildlife-watching
# Family Event Guide
# Family Event Guide

6 active weekend events to get the whole family moving - from ziplining to wildlife-watching

Apr 3rd 2018, 5:56 PM 1,177 Views 0 Comments

Rain or shine, wrap up and head outside with the kids this weekend.

Tuesday 27 March, 2018

6 family events to check out over the Easter break - from egg hunts to life-size teddies
# Easter Bunnies
# Easter Bunnies

6 family events to check out over the Easter break - from egg hunts to life-size teddies

Mar 27th 2018, 5:54 PM 1,377 Views 0 Comments

Here’s our pick of what’s on for mini Easter bunnies this long weekend.

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