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Michelle and Taylor Glynn at Bray Air Display 2017.
Michelle and Taylor Glynn at Bray Air Display 2017.

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.
Jul 10th 2018, 4:59 PM 593 0

Bray Air Display: Enjoy out of this world aerobatics as planes traverse the sky in Bray, along with a host of family friendly activities. This is one of the best family events of the summer, but try to take public transport, as parking can be difficult.

Suits: The whole family. When: July 28-29. Find out more here.

City Spectacular: This weekend the Laya City Spectacular is heading to Cork’s Fitzgerald Park and it’s a riotously fun day out for the whole family, complete with circus performers, experiments and all kinds of multi sensory fun.

Suits: The whole family. When: July 14-15. Find out more here.

Festival Of Curiosity: 14 venues will transform into a family friendly carnival of interactive installations, pop up playgrounds and street performances for the weekend as a part of the Festival of Curiosity in Dublin this month. It’s a wonderful way to explore the city.

Suits: The whole family. When: July 19-22. Find out more here.

Explore Dublin Castle: Dublin Castle is running family friendly tours each Saturday until the end of July, where families will be allowed to explore this gorgeous building with a tour guide along to help with some historical background.

Suits: Ages 4 and up. When: Each Saturday in July 11am-12pm. Find out more here.

Day of Dance: Cabinteely Park is hosting a day of free hip-hop dance classes for the whole family this weekend with Robert Connor from Dance Theatre of Ireland. From toddlers to grandparents, all are welcome.

Suits: Some all ages, some 5 – 10. When: July 14, 10.30-12pm and 2.30-4pm. Find out more here.

The Liberties Festival: Find community in the capital by heading to this brilliant family-friendly festival, now in its 48th year. With a jam-packed programme of mostly free events over five days, it’s a fantastic opportunity to spend time with the family in the city.

Suits: The whole family. When: July 18 -22. Find out more here.

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