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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“What are we DOING today?”

Tuesday 12 June, 2018

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

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

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

Tuesday 5 June, 2018

4 entertainment-packed itineraries for family staycations around Ireland

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

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

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

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

For all the little bookworms out there.

Tuesday 8 May, 2018

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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