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03rd Apr 2015

Free Dublin-based activities taking place during mid-term

Put the purse down

Sive O'Brien

 If you’re sick of shelling out this mid-term, check out these FREE family-friendly events taking place in Dublin this week.


Family Day Design Workshop

Where: Design Hub, Dublin Castle

When: Saturday April 11, 10.30am-12pm

What: Irish Design 2015 offers a diverse range of family day design workshops, which explore the current exhibitions through playful experimentation with materials, techniques and ideas. On two Saturdays of each month young designers and their families are invited to the ID2015 Design Hub in Dublin Castle, to take part in hands-on design – exploring design ideas and processes through talking, drawing and making. These 60-minute hand-on workshops are designed for children of five years old and over with parents/guardians.

Free Programming at the Education Area

Where: The National Print Museum’s Education Area

When: Sunday April 12, 12pm-4pm

What: Families and children can discover the creative world of printing at the National Print Museum’s Education Area. Self-guided and encouraging family learning and interaction, activities include arts and crafts (ink stamping, light box picture tracing, stencilling, easy origami, drawing and colouring), alphabet games for the tots, activity sheets and reading from the Junior Library.