It looks like we are in for a lovely warm, dry and sunny weekend so make the most of it and get outdoors with the kids, here are 5 free things to do in Dublin this weekend:

  • The Family Day Festival , Wolfe Tone Square, Dublin 1 (beside the Jervis Centre).

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The sixth annual Family Day Festival taking place on Sunday 15 May. Brimming over with free fun and festivities, family-friendly performances including magician Brian Daly, comedian Joe Rooney, and Professor Plunger, a pop-up print shop with the National Print Museum, games, workshops, facepainters, balloon modellers and costumed characters. All entertainment, workshops, games and activities are FREE! For more see www.familyday.ie

  • Corkagh Park pet farm, Clondalkin. 

The free pet farm at Corkagh Park in Clondalkin is well worth a visit. Home to a range of farm animals, birds and pets, younger children will love seeing the animals up close. Located near the visitor centre and rose garden, The Pet Farm is open daily from 11.00 – 12.45 and from 14.00 to 16.00. Further infomation: http://bit.ly/1g8X6oC

  • Guided Tours of the Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin.

An oasis of calm and beauty only 3km north of the city centre in Galsnevin. Every Sunday 12:00 & 14:30 they offer free guided tours. Please see their website http://www.botanicgardens.ie/ for more info.

  • Dun Laoghaire Pier.

Nothing beats a walk/scoot along the pier to see the boats. Afterwards, there is the fantastic farmers market in the peoples park at the weekends as well as a playground and a plethora of family friend eateries along the sea front.

  • Marlay Park Rathfarmham

Marlay park is a great spot with two playgrounds, duck ponds, a dog park and woodland trails including the Wicklow Way.The Miniature Railway operates on Saturday afternoons (weather permitting) from 2.30pm to 5.00pm from May to September.  There is also a coffee shop and the farmers market is open on Saturday and Sunday. Further information: http://bit.ly/1Ih8Bah

Have a great weekend,

Dublin Mummy x

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