Teddy Bears Picnic
This celebration of the Teddy Bear takes place in Blackrock Park in early July and is an ideal event for all the family. The event usually includes a DJ, face painting, bouncy castles and inflatable games for all ages, whilst the Teddy Bears Hospital offers minor repairs to give ailing Teddy Bears a new lease of life. The Teddy Bears Picnic is a celebration of the Teddy Bear for all the family. The event is free but everyone should bring a Teddy Bear to get into the picnic.
Each year thousands of people and Teddy Bears of all shapes descend on Blackrock Park to a picnic in the sun.
Bloom in the Park
Ireland’s largest gardening, food and family event, Bloom in the Park is back this year at Dublin’s Phoenix Park in Dublin City this June Bank Holiday weekend. Families visiting the event this year will once again be entertained by the outdoor entertainment stage and highly enjoyable and educational Kids Zone.
Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th August 2019, 9am to 6pm daily – Now in its second year, our favourite children’s festival Playstival celebrates play & discovery, fun & excitement, live music & great food at Airfield Estate, Dublin.
Families will enjoy a two day 100% interactive and ‘screen free’ summer festival with themed ‘play universes’ and activities for children to immerse themselves in. Playstivaloffers an unforgettable day of pure fun, with over fifteen activity areas and three themed play universes designed to foster the imagination and inspire creation while having lots of fun.
Cruinniú na nÓg
Cruinniú na nÓg is a day of free creativity for children and young people. This festival of fun takes place all over the country during the 2nd week of June.
Food and Drink Festivals
With fresh food from Dublin Bay and Ireland’s famed farmland to the west and south, the fresh produce on offer here is second to none – and the city’s restaurateurs are making the most of it, offering up traditional favourites as well as a wider variety of international offerings than ever before.
Bloom in the Park
Bloom is Ireland’s largest garden festival and is set in Dublin’s Phoenix Park. It is also one of the best food festivals on offer throughout the year, with an endless array of food trucks and suppliers, creative chefs and artisan producers on hand to fulfil any possible craving you may have.Find Out More
A festival connecting food, nature and sustainability through a series of talks, demos and tours, and a celebration of local food and producers in the surroundings of St Anne's Park
(and finished off with a party!)Find Out More
Festival of Food - Airfield
Airfield The working farm and gardens on Airfield Estate host a Festival of Food — a free, two-day extravaganza of artisan food, cookery, gardening, workshops, wellness, live music and kids play. There will be family favourites from egg collecting to cow milking, lawn games to action adventure trails across 38 acres and a Food Village with over 50 local producers. https://youtu.be/O8ZiZRCce7sFind Out More
Dublin Bay Prawn Festival
The Dublin Bay Prawn Festival is the supreme foodie experience offering delicious food and craft beer, white wine samplings in addition to real-time cooking demos, road home entertainment as well as demonstrations by local anglers done in the heart of idyllic fishing village of Howth.Find Out More
It’s impossible to be bored in Dublin – no matter how you like to spend your free time, with museums, mountains, galleries, markets, seascapes and more to keep you entertained.
Family & Schools
There is always something new to experience, learn and explore in the Dublin Bay Biosphere.
Food & Drink
With the coast to the east and Ireland’s famed farmland to the west and south, the fresh produce on offer here is second to none.
Nature & Outdoor Activities
Take a journey through the Biosphere's stunning seascape from historic Dalkey to the picturesque Howth Head peninsula.