So the summer holidays are almost upon us. Are you looking to spend some family days out this July? Well I’ve rounded up some of the great events on for families next month. Some free, some not but all fun.
Family days out this July: Open-Air Garden Theatre; Peter Pan at Castletown House (July 1)
Start the month off at Castletown House in Celbridge where Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Peter Pan Saturday on the back lawns at Castletown. The performance begins at 4pm but the lawn will be open to guests from 3pm.
Organised by the OPW, this production of the classic tale is directed by Philip Stevens. Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, and in support of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, J.M. Barrie’s timeless classic is brought to life in a brand new adaptation by award winning writer Laura Turner, with beautifully designed costumes, music and songs.
Note that you should bring your own rug for comfort. Picnics are permitted also. You can purchase tickets for the event here.
Family days out this July: Kildare Animal Foundation Open Day (July 9)
The annual Kildare Animal Foundation Open Daay will be held on Sunday July 9th, from 1pm. Entry is free and there will be lots of family fun. See you there for loads of fun! Meet the foundation’s dogs and cats when you join them for this fun day at the shelter with lots of activities and stalls! A worthy charity to support. Further details here.
Family days out this July: Layla Healthcare City Spectacular
This is a brilliant family event in Dublin and in Cork again this year. The Layla Healthcare City Spectacular is on in the capital (Merrion Square) from July 7 to July 9 and in Cork (Fitzgerald Park) on July 15 and July 16.
If it’s street performances, interactive family activities, food stalls and a pet wellness area you’re after then this festival is right up your alley. There will be break dancers, magicians, jugglers and lots more to keep the family entertained and the best thing is that it’s free. Yes, I said free!
We missed it last year but were at it in 2015 and had a great day out. For more details visit see the Layla Healthcare City Spectacular website.
Family days out this July: Bray Air Display (July 22 and July 23)
Ireland’s biggest air festival is back again this July. Visitors will be treated to gravity-defying manoeuvres, fly-over’s and aerobatic performances that will leave you speechless. It’s an incredible show!
While you wait for the activities to start in the skies over Bray there’s some great events/activities on the ground from 12 noon. They include a static display. Food & Craft Village, the Seafront Fun Fair and more.
More information is available from the event’s website.
Family days out this July: Festival of Curiosty, Dublin (July 20 to 23)
Experience a cultural feast of unique, visual and interactive experiences in Dublin that merge cutting edge technology, design, arts and science in playful, immersive and curious ways.
The Festival of Curiosity takes a brand new, innovative and research led approach to audience participation and engagement in science, arts, design and technology for all ages and has sold out every year since it’s inception.
From Playful Days (family programme) to Curious Nights (adult programme) the festival creates, produces and curates unique, visual and interactive cultural experiences that merge cutting edge technology, design, arts and science in playful, immersive and curious ways.
Family days out this July: Bord na Mona Fairy Festival (July 22)
Bord na Móna, along with The Irish Fairy Door Company, have announced the return of the spectacular Fairy Festival in Lough Boora Discovery Park, Co Offaly on Saturday 22nd July.
Kicking off from 12.30pm until 3.30pm, event-goers of all ages are encouraged to dress up in their best Fairy costumes and play their part in the first Irish world record attempt to have the largest group of fairies.
There will be activities to entertain kids of all ages across three stages. Activities will include exploring the new extension to fairy avenue, fairy note writing workshop, arts and crafts, a kids disco with fairy dance lessons and much more.
More information is available here.
Has anyone any more suggestions of family days out this July?
We are actually of on our holidays in July. Check out our plans here.