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7 family events to head along to this weekend - from micro pigs to musical picnics

Here’s our handpicked selection of the weekend’s best kid-friendly events.

Fancy hanging out with a micro pig? Visit the Burren Nature Sanctuary this weekend.
Fancy hanging out with a micro pig? Visit the Burren Nature Sanctuary this weekend.
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Burren Nature Sanctuary: Burren Nature Sanctuary in Kinvara is home to lots of animals and plant life, as well as a fantastic playground. Take a walk through their fairy forest, and if you visit on a Sunday, be sure to be there by 11am to take Emilia the micro pig for her daily constitutional.

Suits: The whole family. Time: 11am. Tickets: €5/€10. Find out more here.


Family Day @ National Concert Hall: The NCH is decking itself out for families this Saturday, with a toddler and baby bop, tin whistle workshop and a bodhran masterclass taking place throughout the day.

Suits: Varies by workshop. Time: from 10.15am. Tickets: €6.50/€8. Booking is essential, do so here

Tiny Tunes Cabaret: Introduce your kids to the raucous world of cabaret with this all-singing and dancing family-orientated show performed by Susannah de Wrixon at The Mill Theatre in Dundrum this Sunday.

Suits: 2-5. Time: 11am and 12.30pm. Tickets: €12. More information here.

Meet The Relatives: This Saturday, meet a zoologist, investigate different ape skulls, and find out more about our closest relatives at Dublin’s Natural History Museum.

Suits: 5 +. Time: 11am. Tickets: Free. Find out more here.  

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Teddy Bears’ Picnic: Grab your favourite cuddly toy and head along to An Tain Arts Centre in Dundalk this Saturday for a morning full of songs, rhymes, games and movement.

Suits: 3-5 . Tickets: €8 for one child and one adult (teddies go free). Time: 11.30am. Find out more here.


Little Folk On Tour: The whole family can freestyle to a variety of music during John Kyle Riley’s Music and Movement workshop at Presentation Arts Centre in Enniscorthy this Saturday.

Suits: Under 6. Time: 2pm. Tickets: €5/€7.50. Find out more here


From Script To Screen: Join Damien O’Connor from Brown Bag Films at University Concert Hall this Saturday as he demonstrates how a television series evolves from storyboards onto our screens each week.

Suits: 9-11. Time: 10am. Tickets: €12. Find out more here

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