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Dublin: 14 °C Monday 16 September, 2019

6 great family events to lift the January blues this week - from Bosco to panto

Get the kids out of the house with these inspiring ideas.


Cinderella: The University Concert Hall is hosting its final performances of the hilarious Cinderella, so if you still have the capacity for whooping and shouting post Christmas, this is the ticket for you.

Suits: The whole family. Time: 5.50pm. Tickets: from €18.50. Find out more here.


Wild Lights: It’s the last weekend of the Wild Lights exhibition at Dublin Zoo, and if you haven’t gone, please do – it is spectacular. Also, the zoo after dark – what kid doesn’t want to visit?!

Suits: The whole family. Time: 5-9pm. Tickets: €15 for children, €20 for adults. Find out more here

Drop in Family Session at National Gallery: Bring your tiny creatives to this art-making session where children and their accompanying adults are encouraged to work together on art projects.

Suits: The whole family. Time: 11.30am – 1.30pm. Tickets: Free. Find out more here.

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Alice In Wonderland: Expect loads of brilliant singing and dancing from the Coolmine Panto Group’s interpretation of Alice in Wonderland at Draiocht. They have a special relaxed performance this Wednesday, which will have no sudden bangs or noises, softer lighting and music at a lower level for anyone with sensory issues.

Suits: The whole family. Time: Saturday 2pm and 7.30pm, Sunday 1pm and 5pm, Wednesday 7.30pm. Tickets: €17 for children, €20 for adults. Find out more here.

Ocean After Nature: It’s the last weekend of this brilliant exhibition at the Hugh Lane, which explains how our oceans are affected by global and economic shifts. This is a fantastic way to explain the vulnerability of nature to your kids.

Suits: Age 6+. Tickets: Free. Find out more here.


Bosco Meets Hansel and Gretel: Watch Bosco charm a new generation of fans at Dunamaise Arts Centre this Saturday, as he tells the story of Hansel and Gretel in his own inimitable way.

Suits: The whole family. Time: 12pm and 4pm. Tickets: €10. Find out more here.

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