Bringing your kids to the Groove Festival this weekend? Here is what you need to know 4 years ago

Bringing your kids to the Groove Festival this weekend? Here is what you need to know

If you have yet to bring your children along to the Groove festival in Bray, Co. Wicklow, you might want to start a new yearly tradition this weekend.

The festival, brought to you by Energia, takes place at the stunning Killruddery House & Gardens this weekend, July 7th and 8th, and the organisers promise a ton of fun for families (and everyone else too).

This year, don't miss the Magical World in the Wood, where you'll encounter circus magicians, acrobats, pirates looking for treasure, a Dark Queen looking for the fairy princess and a mad scientist trying to make them all disappear.

These wondrous shows promises to "make your hair stand on end and laugh till you pee!"


For the over 7s, why not sign up to do Hell and Back challenge, where the specially designed course will give you a taste of Ireland’s toughest physical and mental endurance challenge. You will go over, under, around and through a number of obstacles over a 2km route taking approx 15-20 mins, depending on your fitness. Suitable for adults and kids aged 7+.


And even if the Hell and Back challenge isn't for you, you should consider visiting Groove for the food alone – with the selection this year being bigger and better than ever.

There is a wide range of healthy foods from local producers, entrepreneurs and chefs, from Sharon Shannon’s Garden of Vegan to local Bray burger legends, Box Burger. Other highlights include authentic Thai and Vietnamese cuisine from SABA, Dublin’s beloved Teddy’s ice cream and the Dough Kitchen wood fired pizzeria. With the hand-picked selection of restaurant pop-ups, sensational street food and savoury snacks, there’s something there for even the pickiest of eaters.

The line-up for the festival is amazing this year, with acts like Fun Lovin' Criminals, The Stunning, Riptide Movement, Heather Small, Cult Called Man, Mack Fleetwood and many, many more.

The backdrop for the festival, the stunning Killruddery House & Gardens, is located just a 30-minute drive from Dublin City Centre, and has plenty of onsite parking available. In addition, shuttle busses will run from Bray Dart Station to the site during the day and evening.

Planning your weekend? Here is the timetable you need to know.

Saturday, July 7th:

Sunday, July 8th: