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16th Feb 2020

Mid-term: 7 super-cool kids activities and events taking place in Dublin next week

Trine Jensen-Burke

mid-term kids activities

Well, that came around fast.

We don’t know about you, but we feel like the Christmas break was like seconds ago, and yet here we are, on the brink of another February mid-term.

Lucky for us, though – when it comes to finding things to do with the kids, mid-term or not, Dublin City Mum has got her finger on the pulse of all things kids related in Dublin.

And right now, on her brilliant website and blog, you’ll find a list of tons of great activities, classes and events to bring the kids to in Dublin this mid-term.

Here are seven we think sounds all sorts of fab, but hop on over to Dublin City Mum, and you’ll find tons more fun and educational things to do with your littles next week:

1. Introduction to Movie Making @ The Ark

When: Tue, Feb 18 – Fri, Feb 21, 2020<
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

More info: Learn to create an on-screen world through artful techniques, props, scriptwriting, clever camera work and editing with Createschool. Part of Fantastic Flix at The Ark.

Do you have a story idea you’d like to bring to life on screen? These introductory filmmaking workshops with Createschool will teach you some of the tips, tricks and tools you need to create your movie masterpiece.

In an enjoyable and creative environment, discover how simple it can be for anyone to make their own films using mobile technology. Whether you want to share a story you’ve already imagined or create a new one from scratch, you’ll learn lots of new movie-making skills to help you on your way to cinematic

2. Build a Birdfeeder @ National Botanic Gardens

When: Thursday, February 20, 2020
Time: 11:00am-1:00pm

More info: A fun kids’ workshop where we will be making bird feeders to help our feathered friends during the colder winter months. Be sure to wear old clothes since we may be making a mess!

Suitable for ages 6-12. Booking is essential.

3. Reading from ‘Boot’ and Robot themed illustration workshop @ Hugh Lane Gallery

When: Thursday, February 20, 2020
Time: 11:00am-12:05pm

More info: Join us for readings from this year’s Dublin City Libraries Citywide Reading Campaign choice Boot with the author Shane Hegarty, followed by an illustration Robot themed workshop.

Suitable for 5-10-year-olds. Parents stay with their children for this workshop.

Free, no booking required, although numbers may be limited.

4. Back in Time for Supper! @ National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology

When: Thursday, February 20, 2020
Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm

More info: Drop-in to the Museum to discover what people ate for their supper in the past! Learn how archaeology helps us understand how food in Ireland has changed from prehistoric Ireland through to Medieval times, match the menu to the time period and then make your own tiny replica quern stone!

No booking required.

5. Mother Tongues Festival @ Draiocht

When: Fri, Feb 21 – Sat, Feb 22, 2020
Time: All day

More info: Draíocht is delighted to be working with Mother Tongues Festival for the first time in 2020 to present a range of workshops and performances in different languages for children, young people, families and adults.

Pre-booking advised

6. Unicorns are Real! @ Smock Alley Theatre

When: Sat, Feb 22 – Sun, Feb 23, 2020

Time: 11:00am-12:30pm

More info: The most epic sleepover EVER.

‘They are, they’re not, they are, they’re not, they ARE…how do you know if they are real?’

Two friends embark on a quest to find out if unicorns are real.

Suitable for Ages 4-6 yrs

7. Family Open Day: Nature Heroes! @ Natural History Museum

When: Saturday, February 22, 2020

Time: 10:00am-4:00pm

More info: Drop-into the Museum this mid-term and meet some real nature heroes from organisations such as BirdWatch Ireland, Irish Whale & Dolphin Group, Seal Rescue Ireland, Inland Fisheries Ireland, The Herpetological Society of Ireland and more!

Learn about sustainability and how to be more environmentally friendly towards wildlife in Ireland. Join different activities and short talks on the day during this free, fun and educational event.

No booking required. Partially wheelchair accessible.