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Dublin: 13 °C Sunday 22 September, 2019

6 great ideas to get the kids out of the house this weekend - from trolls to Teletubbies

With a few underwater stories along the way.

That's enough of your sass, Po.
That's enough of your sass, Po.
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Troll Puppet Tales: Take your toddler along to An Táin Arts Centre in Dundalk this Saturday, where artist Cliodhna Noonan will be telling stories based on Swedish fairy tales and starring trolls!

Suits: Under 3 years. Time: 11.30am. Tickets: €8 for one adult and one child. Find out more here.


The Smurfs: La, La, La, La, La, La – this weekend The Bord Gais Theatre will be hosting eight of our favourite blue friends for Smurfs Save Spring, where we’ll see the Smurfs battle evil Gargamel as he tries to ruin the best season of the year!

Suits: Children under 5. Time: Saturday: 11am, 2.30pm, 6pm; Sunday: 10.30am, 2pm and 5.30pm. Tickets: From €19.90. Find out more here.

Teletubbies: This Saturday and Sunday, Teletubbies take the stage of The Olympia for their first ever theatre show. A must for fans of the television show.

Suits: Under 4 years. Time: 10am and 1pm. Tickets: Family packages from €30.20. Find out more here.

Scene + Heard: The Scene + Heard Festival kicks off today at Smock Alley Theatre, with 86 brilliant performances of brand new work over two weeks. There’s lots for families; we love the sound of Knightlife, a play about a boy who gets the chance to prove himself and become a knight during a chance encounter.

Suits: age 12 years and over. Time: 2pm. Tickets: €6 (children), €10 (adults). Find out more here.


Underwater Story Workshop: This fantastical story workshop at the Riverbank Arts Centre will help children delve into their imaginations, and create fantastical stories all based under the sea. Ideal for would-be writers in the family.

Suits: 6-9 year olds. Time: Saturday, 8am. Tickets: €10. Find out more here.


Punch Lion Kids Comedy Club: Punch Lion and The Bray Comedy Festival are presenting a family-friendly stand up comedy show at the Esplanade Hotel in Bray this Saturday. MC’d by Sharon Mannion from RTEs Bridget and Eamon, the afternoon promises to be hilarious.

Suits: 6 years + and children must attend with an adult. Time: 3pm. Tickets: €7. Find out more here.

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