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We've selected a few to try this weekend and a few early tips for next week. Have fun!
1) Rockin Road Festival
Fun family day out raising funds for equipment for students and children who use the services of Childvision. The event runs from 12pm - 8pm on Sunday and features vintage scooters, bikes and cars, music, inflatables, horse & carriage rides, market stalls and lots more.
2) Funderland, Limerick
Funderland returns to Limerick until June 10th. Based on the Groody Road, Castletroy, they will have another exciting line-up of attractions to entertain the whole family.
3) Baltimore Seafood Festival
Baltimore is going to be busy this weekend as two festivals will entertain locals and visitors. The seafood festival is three-day festival showcase for the products of Baltimore's fishing and local food-producers.
Visitors have the opportunity to sample some of the best of the fish, shellfish, smoked fist from the seas off Baltimore, together with other produce like cheese and home-baking in the food tents lining the pier.
4) Baltimore Wooden Boat Festival
Baltimore Wooden Boat Festival is a celebration of the traditional timber sailing boats of Ireland. Sailors and boat-lovers from near and far will enjoy a weekend of sailing, talking, learning and partying in true West Cork style!
5) Fort Lucan Adventureland
If your child's school is closed on Friday, don't panic. Fort Lucan Adventureland is opening all day to let your little ones burn off a little energy. Set within a huge wooden Viking Fort, the centre provides hours of outdoor fun for children aged between two and 12 years.
6) Puppet Festival
Northern Ireland's only Puppet Festival will take place in Conway Square, Newtownards on Saturday until Monday. This year, it promises to be bigger and better than ever before with programme jam-packed with performances, street theatre, workshops and lots of fun for all the family.
7) Portrush Raft Race Weekend
The Portrush Raft Race, in aid of RNLI, is one of the most popular family fun days on the North Coast. Large crowds of spectators gather to watch as the ‘home-made’ rafts race from the West Strand beach to the finishing line in the harbour while also enjoying other events including Super Hero Sunday and Dog Day Afternoon.
8) Copper Coast Festival
The second Copper Coast Festival will take place between Friday, 25th May and Wednesday, 30th May highlighting the geodiversity along the beautiful Waterford coastline between Tramore and Dungarvan.
They involve as many of the Geopark villages and communities as possible in preparing an exciting programme full of fun activities and events including Ecological & Geological Walk, Geopark Visitor Centre Open Day, Explore It! Draw It! Eat It!, Seaweed Discovery Walk with Lunch, Evening Surf Lesson and more.
9) Bank Holiday Adventures at Foylehov Activity Centre
Over the late May Bank Holiday Weekend in Northern Ireland there is so much lots to do at Foylehov Activity Centre providing family and friends with a fun day out trying something a bit different among the stunning scenery of the Causeway Coastal Route.
10) Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival
A multi-site festival highlighting the stunningly beautiful surroundings of Ballycastle town, Rathlin Island and the waters in between.
11) Biodiversity Week
Biodiversity Week continues throughout the weekend highlighting the importance of sustaining our natural ecosystems.
Events include Go Wild in Galway, indoor and outdoor events across the city featuring a wide range of biodiversity, Dublin City Green Trail, exploring biodiversity in Dublin city green spaces and free Family Forest Fun from 3pm on the 26th in John O’Sullivan Park, Clare.
12) Bealtaine Living Earth
The biodiversity and natural heritage festival concludes this weekend with Science on the Farm at Copper Coast Mini Farm on Sunday afternoon. This is a fun way to explore science while getting up close to all the animals living on a farm and includes a treasure hunt, hands-on science experiments and a free family pass for the whole day.
13) Children's Workshop - Origami
Get creative with paper at a special children's origami workshop in the National Botanic Gardens and learn about the ancient Japanese art of paper folding.
Did you know ‘Ori’ means fold and ‘Kami’ means paper? Having mastered the basics of this elegant art, you can then transform a sheet of paper into something exciting like an animal, tree or flower. Suitable for ages 8 to 12 and materials supplied but booking is essential.
14) Cruagh Family Friendly Walk
Dublin Mountain Partnership have organised an easy walk around Cruagh Forest suitable for all the family on Sunday, meeting in the car-park at 11am. The route difficulty is rated easy and will take about two hours. Unfortunately, no dogs are allowed on this walk and booking must be made in advance before noon on Friday.
15) The Ark
Little Red: Family Fairytale Workshop takes place in The Ark on Sunday afternoon as part of theInternational Literature Festival Dublin. Rediscover the stories of Hansel & Gretel and Rapunzel - with wicked twists! - and help Bethan Woollvin build a 3D fairytale forest out of paper.
16) Kinnity Castle
Kinnity Castle Vintage Day takes place from 12pm on Sunday hosted by The Sunrise Vintage Club. It promises to be another great family day out with lots of attractions & entertainment to suit all the family. All proceeds are donated to local charities.
17) Bealtaine Festival
Events this weekend include My Granny and Grandpa Storytime in the County Library, Tallaght, Kevin McAleer in Hawk's Well Theatre, Sligo and The Piper and the Faerie Queen musical performance in in the O'Donoghue Centre as part of the Galway Early Music Festival.
18) Battle for the Bay
The Battle for the Bay returns to Dollymount Beach in Dublin with the annual festival of fun, wind, water and fun!
19) Tattersalls Irish Guineas Festival
The Tattersalls Irish Guineas Festival promises two spectacular days of racing at The Curragh followed by live music and entertainment.
Three things to do next week:
Hosted by Bord Bia, Bloom will run from Thursday 31st May to Monday 4th June 2018 in the Phoenix Park celebrating garden life at Ireland’s largest and most spectacular gardening event.
Be sure to pop by and say hello to RTÉ LifeStyle's Taragh Loughrey-Grant in the RTÉ tent as she interviews the Super Garden team - the judges and the winner.
2) Balbriggan Summefest
Balbriggan Summerfest is back again, with a week of activities leading up to a fun-packed June Bank Holiday Weekend. Events include during the week include sports, music, art, table quiz and scavenger hunt.
3) VHI Women's Marathon
Each year around 35,000 women participate the 10km fundraiser and this year's event on Sunday 3rd June is set to be the biggest to date.
Whether you walk or run the route, or decide to show your support from the sidelines, the atmosphere in Dublin on the day of the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon is guaranteed to be electric.