Family Day Festival

Things to Do

Laugh, create, play and relax at Family Day on Saturday 27 May. All entertainment, workshops, games, activities and entry are free.

Laugh and Be Entertained

Family Day MC
Magician Brian Daly is one of those talented performers who manages to entertain children and adults equally, at the same time. He has many friends including Rocky the Mind-Reading Ferret, a princess and a dragon so who knows who might show up! Just follow the sound of side-splitting laughter. All day.



For a full list of performers at Family Day check out the programme



family treeIreland’s Biggest Family Tree | Help set a record! Children (and grown-ups too) can draw pictures of their family on the colourful leaf designs and place their leaf on our giant tree. Children can feel a sense of pride in their family by being part of a beautiful Family Tree that celebrates family diversity. It’s sure to be a magical and special experience for all. If you can’t make it on the day, email or post your contribution to us and we’ll be sure to add it. Details here. All day.



boy blue handFamily Day Festival Little Handprint Project | For the seventh year in a row, children can contribute to making a beautiful handprint banner at Family Day. Previous artworks will be displayed at the One Family tent. Make sure your children take part this year to make their mark on a beautiful ongoing Family Day Festival legacy. All day.



Brown Bag Films Workshops | We will have a number of exciting workshops facilitated by some of Brown Bag Films most creative people at Family Day this year. These workshops are free but ticketed. Click here for more information.




Family Day Facepainting | Photo by Paul Sherwood

One Family | Enjoy face painting,  arts and crafts, sand and much more at the Vintage Bus, where parents can also find out about supports and services available. All day.



Screen Shot 2016-05-07 at 19.08.33Pop-up Play | Jenga, Connect 4 and lots more – but OVERsized. It might feel like you’ve stepped into the Land of the Giants while you have fun with these giant games kindly supplied by Dublin City Council (DCC). All day.




Bring Back PlayTraditional Street Games |  Brilliant fun for children and for grown-ups who remember the simple joy of games like hopscotch, kick the can and skipping. All day.





Screen Shot 2016-05-07 at 19.02.05After all of that entertainment and activity, enjoy your own picnic.   All day.





Grown-up Stuff

One Family Logo_No StraplineOne Family | One Family, founder of Family Day and Ireland’s organisation for one-parent families and people sharing parenting or separating, offers support, information and services including the lo-call askonefamily helpline on 1890 66 22 12, counselling, and parenting supports including mentoring and mediation. Visit One Family at the Vintage Bus to find out more. There’ll be lots for the children to do, so you can have a chat with an expert if you like.



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