Free Family Friendly Fun

The Story BirdToday we highlight some exciting free events for children and kids of all ages that will be on offer at this year’s Dublin Writers Festival.

In honour of the Gruffalo’s 15th Birthday the Gutter Bookshop will host a special celebration on Saturday, May 17th, chock full of activities and stories and all sorts of fun jam-packed into one hour. The fun starts at 11am and would suit kids between 1-5 years old who must be accompanied by an adult.

The gutter Bookshop will also be playing host to a number of special storytimes with readings from fantastic picture books for young children. Again all children should be accompanied by an adult. Storytime will take place between 11am-11.45am on Sunday, May 18th, Saturday, May 24th, and Sunday, May 25th.

Have you ever seen those old Godzilla movies, the ones where it’s a guy in a Godzilla costume stomping around a cardboard Tokyo? Sure looks like fun, eh? Well on Sunday, May 25th, at Meeting House Square in Templebar, you can help build a mini Dublin! Giant cardboard structures of all your favourite places. Let your imagination run free and unleash your inner superhero. Fun for kids of all ages. This event is free but booking is required.

Those are just some of our exciting events. This year there are over a dozen events aimed at children, some are free and others range in price from €3 to €5 per person. For the full list of events please visit our event listings page, there you’ll find information on Skulduggery Pleasant, Alan Nolan’s comic strip workshop, The Diary of Dennis the Menace and much, much more.



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