This summer, Dundrum Town Centre will host the inaugural Fundrum Family Festival which will run from the 8th - 13th July. This five-day complimentary festival is one that is not to be missed as visitors can expect to see an incredible line up of live acts such as the National Clown Orchestra, Dino Live Experience, Dublin Circus Project, Jack Wise Magician and Sea Horse Aquariums. These acts along with further activities such as hip-hop classes with Rachel Fisher and Super Sensory classes for the little ones will take place from 10am – 4pm each day.
Dundrum Bee Show - Did you know that there are seven hives of bees on the roof of Dundrum Town Centre? The Centre’s very own Beekeeper, Asheena has been tending to them since 2018, and will be leading a workshop to teach adults and kids more about bees and honey in a fun and light-hearted manner.
Dino Live - Meet and interact with amazingly life-like dinosaurs, Trixie the Giant T-Rex, Terry the Triceratops and Vinny the Velociraptor. You’ll learn some fun interesting facts about Dinosaur’s and the Jurassic Era and everything is presented in a theatrical performance that will thrill and entertain kids while stimulating their imaginations.
Family Yoga Classes - You’ll have to get the family up bright and early as this starts at 10am, but it’s a great way to begin the day as a family! Mats will be supplied for this outdoor event, and don’t worry, there is a covered area in case of rain.
Hip Hop Kids Dance Classes - These free, 45-minute energised classes are led by dancer Rachel Fischer and promise great music and great atmosphere.
Baby Super Sensory - Specifically designed from birth, to aid your child's development, the classes are packed with an incredible variety of sounds, smells, sights, textures, music, dance, singing and more. This is a magical, mesmerising and memorable activity for you and your baby or child.
National Clown Orchestra - This is really not to be missed - a small orchestra of clown musicians who play a wide range of musical styles from jazz to cabaret to funk to eccentric music!
ReCreate - Arts and crafts workshops for kids where they can make something that represents their idea of the future using recycled materials.
Jack Wise The Magician - This popular magician is sure to dazzle both adults and children with his mindreading tricks and entertaining card skills.
Sea Horse Aquariums – Back by popular demand, guests can expect a range of exciting and educational talks on marine life, plus the chance to get up close and personal with seahorses, clownfish, starfish and hermit crabs.
Dublin Circus Project - Your family’s chance to learn a variety of circus tricks for all levels of experience, and to have fun while doing it!
Donnybrook Fair Cooking Demo - Head chef John Dunne will demonstrate a number of exciting summer recipes to tantalise viewers taste buds and provide top tips for entertaining all summer long.
FUNDRUM BY NIGHT
Fundrum by Night will cater to over 18’s and will take place in the evening time on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th July at Pembroke Square. Visitors can expect to see Pembroke Square transformed into a ‘date night hub’ as food and beverage retailers provide new takeaway menus and beverages to enjoy with friends in the sunshine.
A live DJ set will take place from 7pm – 9pm which will further enhance the experience. Gordon’s Gin are partnering with Dundrum Town Centre for the evening events on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th and are kindly offering complimentary Gin & Tonic’s from 7-9pm.
Fundrum is the ultimate family day out this summer, combining enjoyable exercise, entertainment and interactive activities that all ages will enjoy. Visitors will also have the opportunity to relax on Pembroke Square where there is ample outdoor seating available to enjoy take away food from a wide range of restaurants.
Don Nugent, Centre Director at Dundrum Town Centre comments: “We’re thrilled to launch the inaugural Fundrum Family Festival which is an amazing five-day experiential festival on Pembroke Square for families to enjoy and relax together. Our hope is to bring joy and an experience to remember to each and everyone who attends”.
Due to popular demand, there has been additional tickets added and walks in on the day are subject to availability. Be sure to book your space online through the link here.