Our Pick of What’s On and Things to Do with Kids this Month

Emily Manning

Emily Manning

January 2, 2024

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Don’t miss our pick of what’s on and things to do with kids around Ireland this month, from virtual events to family fun days!

We have listings below for an amazing mix of family and kid-friendly events taking place around Ireland. They include plenty of free options, and ideas to introduce the whole family to a variety of cultural events, music events and festivals, open days, classes and much more.

What’s On: February 2024

Dublin Lunar New Year Festival 2024

What's On

Dates: February 3rd to 11th 2024

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with family friendly events taking place across the city to celebrate Chinese New Year.

How to Book: For more information and to book tickets, click here.

Family Performance of The Land of a Hundred Little Hills at glór, Ennis

Date: Thursday, February 15th at 12pm

Inspired by the poem A Christmas Childhood by Patrick Kavanagh, Ceol Connected bring this unique theatre experience combining music and pupptery to glór Ennis this February midterm.

Suitable for ages 6+. For more information and to book tickets click here.

Kids Go Free at EPIC Museum and The Jeanie Johnston, Dublin

Places to learn about Irish history

Dates: 12th to 18th February 2024

Up to 3 kids aged 17 and under go free with a paying adult this mid-term at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and the Jeanie Johnston, Dublin.

How to Book: This offer applies to online bookings only and tickets can be booked here.

Family Shows this February Mid-Term at The Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick

What's On

Dates: Various dates February 2024

The Lime Tree Theatre in Limerick has a full line up of events  for February including these family friendly ones taking place over mid-term:

  • Making Waves on February 16th & 17th
  • The Boy and the Heron on February 19th

Check out the full line up for February here.

Family Events at The Ark, Dublin

the ark dublin

Dates: February 2024

The Ark has a number of events taking place during February including mid-term workshops, music and theatre.

How to Book: For more information and to see all events, click here.

Dublin International Film Festival 2024

DIFF What's On

Dates: February 22nd to March 2nd 2024

The Dublin International Film Festival is back for 2024 with a full program of events including world-premiers, special screenings and much more. There will be a family special event at The Pavilion Theatre at 1.30pm on Sunday, 25th February.

Bookings: For further information and bookings click here.

Family Events at Johnstown Castle Estate, Wexford

Family Events for February 2024

What's on at Christmas - Johnstown Castle

Dates: February 2024

There are various family friendly events taking place at Johnstown Castle Estate this February 2024 including:

  • February 1st – St Brigid’s Day 10.30am to 1.30pm enjoy a stroll and storytelling with Lorraine O’Dwyer of Gallivanting Tours
  • February 17th – A Mooring with a Difference takes place from 11am to 12.30pm. Join Eddie Taylor as he reveals the hidden history behind Johnstown’s First World airship base.
  • February 24th – From 9am to 4pm join Sheila Forsey on a nature inspired creative writing workshop.

Booking Details: For further information and booking details, click here.

What’s Coming Up in 2024

Spréacha Soar Festival for Children & Young People, Draíocht Dublin

Dates: Monday 11th to Saturday 16th March 2024

Children and young people can enjoy 23 new shows inspired by young people from Dublin 15 over the week long Spréacha Soar Festival. They will incorporate art, music, dance, theatre, spoken word and more.

How to Book: For more information and to book tickets, click here.

Cirque Du Soleil, OVO at 3Arena, Dublin

Win a family ticket to Cirque Du Soleil OVO

Dates: April 18th to 21st 2024

OVO, meaning “egg” in Portuguese, is a headlong rush into a colourful ecosystem teeming with life. From mighty crickets bouncing off trampolines to a hypnotic spider contorting inside her web, OVO exudes extraordinary showmanship to tickle the imagination.

When a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects are awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives. It is love at first sight when a gawky, quirky insect arrives in this bustling community and a fabulous ladybug catches his eye – and the feeling is mutual.

Comprised of 100 people from 25 different countries, including 52 artists, OVO brings to the stage high-level acrobatic acts redefining the limits of the human body.

Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than than 378 million people on 6 continents and 86 countries. OVO will be performed at the 3Arena Dublin from April 18th to 21st 2024.

How to Book: For more information and to book tickets, click here.

Dogitude – The Dog Lovers’ Festival, Causey Farm Meath

What's On

Dates: May 25th & 26th 2024, 12pm to 5pm daily

This is a must for all dog lovers and their 4 legged friends with an agility show, breed meet-ups, sheepdog trials, woofstock music stage, food village, exhibition and lots more!

How to Book: For more information and to book tickets, click here.

Night and Day Festival 2024, Roscommon

What's On

Dates: June 28th to 20th 2024

Lough Key Forest and Activity Park are delighted to host the 2024 Night and Day Festival this coming June. 3 days of music and family friendly fun in a beautiful setting.

How to Book: For more information and to book tickets, click here.

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Published On: January 2nd, 2024 / Categories: Ireland / Last Updated: February 13th, 2024 / Tags: , , , , , , , , /

About the Author: Emily Manning

Emily Manning
Emily is the coffee-loving Editor of MyKidsTime. Mum of one daughter and two naughty Tibetan Terriers, she is particularly partial to Curly Wurlys and unable to resist pretty stationery and new cookbooks. As an avid foodie and domestic goddess-wannabe, she is most likely to be found in the kitchen.

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