St Patrick’s Day: Ideas of What To See & Do
St Patrick’s Day is on Sunday, the 17th of March this year meaning a bank holiday Monday is on the horizon!
A day off of work and school can be a great thing, but it can be hard to know exactly how to keep the kids entertained. We have put together a few ideas of things you can see and do this St. Patrick’s Day Weekend!
Arts & Crafts
Get creative with your kids and plan some St Patrick’s Day art projects! Some of our favourites include:
A simple yet fun activity, make some St Patrick’s Day greeting cards with your children.
Grab some A4 card (preferably green, white or orange if you’re going on theme), some colouring pens and pencils, glitter, stickers whatever you like really to decorate your cards! You can cut out shamrock shapes, draw some leprechauns or why not even paint a rainbow with a pot of gold?
Your little ones can hand them out in school or give them to some family members!
St Patrick’s Day is a chance to celebrate all things Irish, and what is more Irish than a leprechaun…? We love this idea from The Resourceful Mama, which makes leprechaun hats out of toilet roll tubes - fun and you’re recycling materials, what more could you want?
You will need:
Green, black, and yellow card
3” paper puncher (optional)
A Shamrock Wreath
This is a great decoration that older kids might enjoy making and will stand the test of time. The tutorial recommends buying foam shamrocks to stick to the wreath, but these might be hard to come by. Instead you can cut out a shamrock template, grab some stocky card, or felt material, in various shades of green and create your own shamrocks this way. Glue gun the shamrocks to a circular wreath and voilà!
Things To See & Places To Go!
St Patrick’s Day means an abundance of parades will be happening throughout the country. Most villages and towns will hold some sort of parade, big or small. This is always a fun way to spend a few hours in the afternoon. If you feel like going big this St Patrick’s Day the St Patrick’s Day Festival Parade held in Dublin every year is a spectacle to behold! A great day out for all the family! If you’re not feeling a parade this year though, there are other events happening throughout the country. Here are our top picks!
Slime Lab at Cool Planet Experience - Wicklow
The CPE are hosting a green slime lab over St Patrick’s Day Weekend. The basis of the Slime Lab is to educate children on the different materials that can be used to save the planet, in this case slime… Not only will your children learn new valuable information but they’ll have great fun doing so!
This experience is for children aged 6-14.Tickets are €15 and can be pre-booked here.
Dublin Zoo St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations!
Dublin Zoo will be playing host to an exciting event to celebrate all things Irish! The Zoo will be “hosting a themed family fun day. Visitors will be able to enjoy maypole ribbon dancing, magical storytelling with the leprechaun king and atmospheric music. There will also be arts and crafts, festive face-painting and special keeper talks.”
The event will take place from 12-4 on March 17th.
Nore Valley Snake Hunt! - Kilkenny
St Patrick missed a few snakes when he banished them out of Ireland and into the sea! They’ve been spotted in Nore Valley in Kilkenny!
This event takes placeon Saturday 16th and Monday 18th March 2019, between 10am-4pm.