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8 family events to head to this weekend - from Paw Patrol to Lego workshops

Planning a fun-filled weekend with the kids? Here’s our pick of the best events around the country.

Image: James Wessels/Paw Patrol Live


Paw Patrol Live: If you have fans of Marshall, Chase and the rest of those cartoon dogs, then bring your kids to see the live show this weekend at the Bord Gáis Theatre. There are two acts to this all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza, so come prepared.

Suits: 2-5. Time: 10.30am, 1.30pm and 4.30pm all weekend. Tickets: €20-€35. Buy tickets here.

Lords Of Strut: Absolute Legends: The entire family will love this hilarious dance show at Project Arts centre this weekend, where brothers Seamus and Seamus rock out some banging moves in an attempt to perfect the ultimate dance routine and achieve their destiny – fame.

Suits: 6+. Time: 1pm. Tickets: €8 (kids), €14 (adults), €35 (family). Buy tickets here.

The Honey Show: The Phoneix Park will literally buzzing this Sunday, with all kinds of experts on hand to teach us about the importance of bees and their honey. There’ll be scheduled talks on everything from bee-friendly gardens to the origins of the honey bee, plus free family activities throughout the day.

Suits: All ages. Time: 11am. Tickets: Free. More info here.

The Speks: Get the whole family to The Pavilion Theatre in Dun Laoghaire this weekend, where The Speks are putting on a show of nursery rhymes set to traditional Irish music. Expect mega levels of energy and lots of dancing.

Suits: 2+. Time: 2pm. Tickets: €8. More info here.

The_Speks_Web Source: Pavilion Theatre


Waterford Harvest Festival: This year, the weekend-long Harvest Festival has a Junior HQ at Ballybricken Green, where kids can attend workshops about growing their own fruit and vegetables.

Suits: 5+. Time: All weekend. Tickets: From €3. More info here.


Dingle Tradfest: One of the most exciting dates on the traditional music calendar, this year’s programme for Dingle Tradfest is predictably brilliant. There are some great family workshops on around the town, including a kid-oriented tribute to Turlough O’Callaghan at noon on Saturday.

Suits: 5+. Time: All weekend. Tickets: Free. More information.

shutterstock_504793912 Source: Shutterstock/Witsanukorn Oya


Elemental Arts Festival: This year’s line-up includes Lego workshops for the next generation of builders and engineers, courtesy of The Fab Lab on Rutland Street. Booking is essential.

Suits: age 4+. Time: Four sessions between 11.30 – 3.30. Tickets: €10. Book here.


A Taste Of West Cork: With over 230 events taking place over the weekend, there is something at A Taste Of West Cork for everyone. Cré Pottery Studio in Skibbereen is hosting a workshop on Saturday morning where kids can fashion their own clay plate of food with the help of on-site artists.

Suits: 4+. Time: 10am. Tickets: €5 – booking is essential. More info here.

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