Things to Do in Dublin with Children

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Things to Do in Dublin with Children


Children at the Five Lamps

We are always looking for things to do in Dublin with children. There is a gem of a festival about to take place between March 7th and 11th, that will have your children dancing, laughing, playing and learning in the streets. All of the events are completely free.  And the best part?  After five days of fabulous events, your children should have a new sense of community, pride in their city and appreciation of the arts.  These are our child-friendly highlights for the Five Lamps Arts Festival.

  • On Wednesday 7th in the Charleville Mall Theatre, Circus By Carnation Theatre tells the tale of Desmond Dunphy, a cobbler whose first love, Nelly, ran away with the circus.


  • Friday the 9th sees Bloom And Buzz an interactive performance suitable for 3-6 year olds. With clowns, puppetry and physical theatre, this is a perfect way to spend a morning with your little ones.


Plenty of fun at Charleville Mall Library

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Quiet Tree
  • favorites Ceoil Connected are bringing the creatures of Whistleberry Forrest to Charleville Mall Library on Saturday 10th. The Quiet Tree is a magical traditional music, storytelling, and puppetry performance for young children and their families.


  • Families can dance the morning away at the Dance Workshop in Charleville Library on Saturday 10th. Aimed at parents with young children (4-7 years) who like to move, this workshop will cater to both the parent and child, getting everyone dancing together in a fun and creative way. No more Dad-dancing!


things to do in dublin with children
Science Magic at the Five Lamps


  • How about meeting a real-life wizard? On Saturday 10th, in Connolly House Donal Vaughan Science Magic will have your children laughing while learning tricks of the wizarding trade. Suitable for ages 5+, this will be a huge hit for any Harry Potter fans in the audience.


  • And if real wizards aren’t enough, how about world-famous (in their own worlds) Dan Dan The Great & Graeme. Punch Lion, master at children’s comedy, present a raucous show suitable for ages 5 +.

All these events are free. However some do require advance booking. Finally, the details for these events are correct at the time of publishing.  We do recommend that you check with the event organisers before you travel.

Things to do in Dublin with children? Sorted…..

But there’s also plenty of great events for grown-up’s happening during the Five Lamps Arts Festival.  Find out more here.