14th-17th March, 2015. Dublin, Ireland

2016 Events

Big Day Out

11:55 AM, Sun, 20 Mar

Big Day Out

Venue: Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Time: 12pm - 6pm
FREE Event!

Merrion Square will be transformed for this exciting day-long carnival, bursting with energy, colour and whimsical antics. Be wowed by sensational theatrics, mind-boggling workshops, fantastical magic shows and rousing music.

Children can enter The Book of Learning inside a Georgian House where UNESCO City of Literature opens up a world of magic, craft, creative writing and pet rats!  Just around the corner, SFI Science Zone gives budding scientists a chance to experiment with the enchanting world of science through amazing workshops, explosive shows and enthralling exhibitions. 

Enjoy getting your hands dirty at the Keelings Love to Grow Children’s Garden, where the first Irish strawberry of 2016 will be revealed. With planting, digging, hands-on workshops including how to create a seed bomb, this beautiful temporary garden is not to be missed. Keelings’ team will be on hand to help and you’re never too old to get your picture taken with the giant Keelings Strawberry!

Applaud the awesome feats of clowning, acrobatics and juggling of Cirque du Gael - the world’s first and foremost and funniest and fabulous-est Irish language circus!
Buailigí isteach, a dhaoine uaisle, chuig Cirque du Gael – sorcas ina bhfuil an greann níos grinne, an meidhir níos mire, na hiontais níos iontaí, na cleasanna níos cleasaí, agus an áilteoireacht níos áilteortha ná aon áit eile – ar bith – ariamh!! 

Make sure you get to choose a show from the Fanzini’s giant Jukebox with Chinese pole stunts, acrobatics and juggling shows galore! Meet the amazing mismatched musical family - The Town Band of Bremen - with four fellow travelling animals who all share a passion for music, storytelling, live music, mask work and puppetry -  all performed from their medieval travelling cart. 

Children can use their imaginations and lots of recycled materials to build, draw, paint, and weave their dreams together with Recreate or play away ‘til their heart’s content in colourful paper aeroplane obstacle courses with Creative Arts. Wooly Wards Farm will also be arriving with lambs, goats, bunnies and many more furry friends to play with! 

Look out for hilarious shows, live drumming, 4 handed guitarists, acrobatic tennis players, archaeological digs, stilt walkers, clowns on bicycles and pet Llamas! With this incredible array of family activities, there really is no other way to spend your Sunday!