Schools out! What now? We have handpicked some of the best family events happening around Ireland this summer. Explore unique locations, go to family festivals and create long lasting memories with adventures around the country. Here’s our list of the top 8 things to do over the holidays for the ultimate family day out.

Ennis Street Festival, Co. Clare
The Ennis Street Festival is a celebration of the many cultures and artistic ways that make Ennis, Co. Clare, a special place. Expect a colourful mix of music, dance, visual arts, puppets shows, exhibitions, workshops and lots of surprises for all the family. When: July 3rd – 9th 

http://ennisstreetartsfestival.com 

Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular, Dublin & Cork city

Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular is taking place this July in Dublin’s Merrion Square & Cork’s Fitzgerald Park, Cork city. Featuring street theatre performers and a host of exciting events, fantastic exhibitions and interactive workshops it is expected to be the best one yet and an event not to be missed! When: Dublin: July 7th – 9th; Cork: July 15th – 16th 

http://www.cityspectacular.com 

Causey Family Experience, Co. Meath

This is the perfect way to get the family out and about in the fresh air. Take a chance at milking cows, herding sheep and cutting turf. There’s bodhrán playing, mural painting to enjoy and bog-jumping is even optional! When: Summer 2017

http://www.causey.ie 

Find Fairies in Co. Tipperary and Kerry

Some magical places to note. Templemore Park fairy trail in Co. Tipperary is a wonderful place for fairy spotting. Walk past the lake, to find a fairy trail deep in the woods. There are also two magical fairy trails to be found in Kerry: one in the wooded surrounds of Derrynane House, Caherdaniel, and the second in the woods of Parknasilla Resort. See how many fairies you can find! When: Summer 2017

http://www.templemoreparkfairytrail.com 

Cycle or Walk the Greenway, Co. Mayo


Escape the bustle of everyday life on the longest off-road walking and cycling experience in Ireland. There is breathtaking scenery to be seen along the 42km route from Westport through to Achill.When: Summer 2017

http://www.greenway.ie 


Sunrise Children’s Festival, Co. Galway
A unique weekend festival with camping, dedicated to children and their families. Sunrise is a celebration of music, creativity, nature and all things magical in the beautiful Brigit’s gardens and surrounding woodlands. Enjoy a unique opportunity to dance, celebrate, sing, create, and camp with your kids and all the family! When: July 29th – 30th

http://www.brigitsgarden.ie/sunrise 

Durrow Scarecrow Festival, Co. Laois

The Durrow Scarecrow Festival is a fun family event with over 300 scarecrows to see around the village, in lots of fun designs and themes. There’s a lot on offer including live music, craft workshops, country market, adult, teen and children’s entertainment. When: July 30th – August 7th

http://www.durrowscarecrowfestival.com 

National Heritage Week, Nationwide

Ireland's greatest annual celebration of its built, natural and cultural heritage, National Heritage Week runs this August with free events for all ages across the entire country. Events will take place across the country, with opportunities for free guided tours at many of our heritage attractions.When: August 19th – 27th

http://www.heritageweek.ie