Lea & Pea's Event Guide

Lee & Pea’s Dublin Event Guide – January

Welcome to Lee & Pea’s edit of the best things to do in Dublin with kids each month! While living in London we loved to visit family friendly events and since moving back to Dublin we want to experience everything on offer.  January can be a tough month for all but there’s plenty of inspiring things happening around the city to help clear away those cobwebs.

Lambert Puppet Theatre presents Little Red Riding Hood

Catch the last few performances of Lambeth Puppet Theatre’s festive production at Bewleys Cafe Theatre

Daily until 5th January – Timings vary

Suitable for all ages


Dublin 2


South Dublin on Ice at Tallaght Stadium

Get your skates on for an invigorating session on the ice at Tallaght Stadium

Daily until 20th January (excluding 16th & 17th) – session times vary

€15 adult, €13 children

Suitable for all ages

Dublin 24


Story Time at Tales for Tadpoles

Pop in to the delightful children’s bookshop on Drury Street for their new regular Story Time session

5th January – 2pm

All ages


Dublin 2


Paper Puzzles at National Museum – Archaeology

Solve this puzzle to piece together objects from the Museum’s collection.

5th January 11.30-1.30pm

Ages 6+


Dublin 2


Family Friendly Tours at National Gallery of Ireland

Tours of the gallery collection tailored to engage visitors of all ages.

6th, 13th & 27th at 12.30- 1.00pm

All Ages


Dublin 2



Drop in Family workshops at National Gallery of Ireland

Themed, artist led workshops for children and their families

6th, 13th & 27th 11.30 – 1.30pm

All Ages


Dublin 2


Sunday Sketching/Winter Workshops at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

Get creative with a sketching or workshop session at the Hugh Lane.

6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th & 27th various times

Get creative with a sketching or workshop session at the Hugh Lane.

Various ages

€7 (workshops)

FREE (Sketching)

Dublin 1


Family storytelling for Little Christmas/Armagh Rhymers at Collins Barracks

Storyteller Nuala Hayes reflects upon Little Christmas in the Out of Storage Gallery and a seasonal performance from folk theatre ensemble The Armagh Rhymers

6th January 2.15 – 4.15pm (storytelling) 3.00- 4.00  (Rhymers)

Ages 5 + (storytelling) and All Ages (Armagh Rhymers)


Dublin 8


Tiny Tots Tuesday – SENSable Tots at EPIC

Messy play sensory session, including free tea and coffee from Bakehouse CHQ.

8th January 10.30 – 12.00pm

Ages 6 months – 3.5 years


Dublin 1


Snow White and the Seven Stories at the National Concert Hall

Join the Whistleblast Quartet for a musical adventure through popular fairy tales and stories.

12th January 12.00 & 1.30pm

Ages 4 – 12 and their families

Tickets from €10

Dublin 2


Labyrinth at Lighthouse Cinema

Showing as part of the Dublin Bowie Festival, see Bowie’s turn as the Goblin King on the big screen.

12th January 1.00pm

€7.50 (child) €10 (adult)

All ages



Children’s Wellbeing Workshop at Alliance Francaise

For First Fortnight, the arts and mental health festival, Alliance Francaise host a wellbeing workshop using storytelling, arts and crafts to help children explore their feelings and emotions.

12th January 11.00 – 12.30pm

Ages 7 – 11

FREE, booking required


Starman Sunday @ Phoenix Park Visitors Centre

Family fun day as part of the Dublin Bowie Festival. Art, talks, stargazing and science experiments.

13th January 9.30 – 6.00pm

Suitable for all ages




Me and the Moon Pop-Up @ Fumbally Stables

Bray-based Me and the Moon return to Fumbally Stables for a morning of process art workshops for children.

19th January 9.00 – 1.00pm

Ages 2 – 12

From €5

Dublin 8


TradFest Children’s Hub at The Ark

The Ark host 3 days of traditional music and craft activities as part of the Temple Bar TradFest. The programme includes TradGigs for Children – Polka 4, Seedlings Early Years Workshop and Give Trad a Try, an opportunity to try out a range of traditional instruments.  

25th –  27th January, timings vary

Age suitability and prices vary – check website for details

Dublin 2



Bodytonic +  Dublin City Mum presents Family Rave at Wigwam

Glowsticks at the ready for this Family Rave from Dublin City Mum. Expect crafts for the kids, and coffee for the grown ups.

26th January 1.30 – 3.00p,m and 3.30 – 5.00pm

Suitable for all ages

€11.99 adults, €6 kids

Dublin 1


Children’s Workshop – Build a Bird Feeder at Botanic Gardens

Make a bird feeder to aid our feathered friends during the winter months

26th January 11.00am

Ages 6 – 12

FREE, booking required

Dublin 9



Drop in Drawing at Chester Beatty Library

Learn new techniques in these informal drawing sessions.

27th January 1.00pm

Ages 13+


Dublin 2


Return of Spring at Civic Theatre Tallaght

Traditional music and puppetry performance produced by Ceol Connected

30th January 10.30 & 4.00pm

Ages 3 – 5

€7 adults, €5 children

Dublin 24
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