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05th Jul 2022

Dundrum Town Centre to hold fun-filled family festival – and all activities are free

Trine Jensen-Burke

Dundrum Town Centre

Staying put this summer and looking for something fun to do with the family?

Starting Friday, Dublin’s Dundrum Town Centre will host the inaugural Fundrum Family Festival – which will run from the 8th until the 13th of July.

This five-day complimentary festival promises to have something fun and festive for everyone in the family – and is the perfect outing with the kids this July.

You don’t want to miss the National Clown Orchestra, Dino Live Experience, Dublin Circus Project, Jack Wise Magician and Sea Horse Aquariums.

As well as the above, kids can get to try their hand at hip-hop classes with Rachel Fisher and for the littlest of guests, the Super Sensory classes will take place from 10am – 4pm each day throughout the five-day festival.

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“We’re thrilled to launch the inaugural Fundrum Family Festival which is an amazing five-day experiential festival on Pembroke Square for families to enjoy and relax together,” says Don Nugent, Centre Director at Dundrum Town Centre.

“Our hope is to bring joy and an experience to remember to each and everyone who attends”.

All in all, Fundrum is the ultimate family day out this summer, with enjoyable exercise, entertainment and interactive activities that all ages will enjoy – so if you are looking for something to do that will keep all the members of the family entertained, look no further.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to relax on Pembroke Square where there is ample outdoor seating available to enjoy takeaway food from a wide range of restaurants.

Bees, dinosaurs and family yoga

Here are just some of the activities taking place at Dundrum Town Centre’s Fundrum Family Festival:

Dundrum Bee Show – Did you know that there are seven hives of bees on the roof of Dundrum Town Centre? The Centre’s very own Beekeeper, Asheena has been tending to them since 2018, and will be leading a workshop to teach adults and kids more about bees and honey in a fun and light-hearted manner.

Dino Live – Meet and interact with amazingly life-like dinosaurs, Trixie the Giant T-Rex, Terry the Triceratops and Vinny the Velociraptor. You’ll learn some fun interesting facts about Dinosaurs and the Jurassic Era and everything is presented in a theatrical performance that will thrill and entertain kids while stimulating their imaginations.

Family Yoga Classes – You’ll have to get the family up bright and early as this starts at 10 am, but it’s a great way to begin the day as a family! Mats will be supplied for this outdoor event, and don’t worry, there is a covered area in case of rain.

Hip Hop Kids Dance Classes – These free, 45-minute energised classes are led by dancer Rachel Fischer and promise great music and a great atmosphere.

Baby Super Sensory – Specifically designed from birth, to aid your child’s development, the classes are packed with various sounds, smells, sights, textures, music, dance, singing and more. This is a magical, mesmerising and memorable activity for you and your baby or child.

National Clown Orchestra – This is really not to be missed – a small orchestra of clown musicians who play a wide range of musical styles from jazz to cabaret to funk to eccentric music!

ReCreate – Arts and crafts workshops for kids where they can make something that represents their idea of the future using recycled materials.

Jack Wise The Magician – This popular magician is sure to dazzle both adults and children with his mindreading tricks and entertaining card skills.

Sea Horse Aquariums – Back by popular demand, guests can expect a range of exciting and educational talks on marine life, plus the chance to get up close and personal with seahorses, clownfish, starfish and hermit crabs.

Dublin Circus Project – Your family’s chance to learn a variety of circus tricks for all levels of experience, and to have fun while doing it!

Donnybrook Fair Cooking Demo – Head chef John Dunne will demonstrate a number of exciting summer recipes to tantalise viewers taste buds and provide top tips for entertaining all summer long.

Fundrum By Night

As well as fun for the kids, Fundrum by Night will cater to over 18’s and will take place in the evening time on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th July at Pembroke Square. Visitors can expect to see Pembroke Square transformed into a ‘date night hub’ as food and beverage retailers provide new takeaway menus and beverages to enjoy with friends in the sunshine.

A live DJ set will take place from 7 pm – 9 pm which will further enhance the experience. Gordon’s Gin have partnered with Dundrum Town Centre for the evening events on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th and are kindly offering complimentary Gin & Tonic’s from 7-9 pm.

Due to popular demand, additional tickets have been added and walks in on the day are subject to availability. Be sure to book your space online through the link here: