Free Things to do with Kids Round Ireland Christmas Break 2015

Are you looking for free things to do with kids during the Christmas Break?  Here are some free things to do with kids this year around Ireland:

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#1. Castlecomer Wellie Race

In Co. Kilkenny, The Castlecomer Wellie Race takes place again this year on New Year’s Day, Jan 1st 2016.. All are welcome to come along and participate in the fun.

#2. Design It at The Ark, Temple Bar

The Ark Design ItCheck out the Design It Exhibition at The Ark in Temple Bar an exhibition exploring design in a child’s world.

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#3. Christmas Day Swim for Cope in Galway

Christmas Day Santa Swim in Galway.  Brave the icy waters with your swim gear and Santa hat. Everyone welcome, although the children may prefer to watch!  All the money raised goes to COPE Galway.

#4. National Musuem of Ireland

Museum of ArchaelogyCheck out the Free Christmas Events at the 4 National Museum of Ireland sites, Collins Barracks, Merrion Square and Kildare Street and Country LIfe Mayo.

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#5. Coca Cola Truck

The Coca Cola Truck from their Christmas ad will be visiting cities around Ireland during December.

#6. Glow Festival Smithfield Dublin Festival

The Glow Free Family Event takes place in Smithfield Square, Dublin on December 5th.

#7. The Moving Crib Parnell Square

The moving crib will be in Parnell Square, Dublin until January 10th.

#8. Visit a Christmas Market or Craft Fair

Soak up the Christmas athmosphere at your local Christmas Market or Craft Fair and support local traders and crafts people.

#9. Visit the Animals at Powerscourt Stables

Santa at PowerscourtCome along and visit the animals at the stables in Powerscourt House and Gardens, Co Wicklow this December.

Check out our Christmas Fun Ideas post chock full of festive goodies.

#10. Christmas at Farmleigh, Dublin

Farmleigh have a full Christmas programme this year with Horse & Carriage Rides, Christmas Storyteling, Puppet Shows, Festive Courtyard, Carol Singing and Special Guests. All events are free and can be attended on a first come served basis. Every weekend in December up to December 20th.

#11. New Years Festival Dublin

Free things to do with kidsJoin in the fun as this 3 day NYF festival takes to the streets of Dublin with many free events for families. It runs December 30th, 31st and January 1st.

If you have any other favourite free things to do in your local area that you’d like us to share with other parents, let us know in the comments below

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Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls