Is it teething time for your little one?
New Year’s Eve can be a hectic night but that doesn’t mean you need to leave the kids out of the celebrations.
 
If you’re looking to get out of the house tomorrow, why not try one of these kid-friendly events taking place both in the daytime and after dark?
 
From parades to pantos, you’re sure to find something to please the whole family!
 
Dublin
 
Procession of Light
Stephen’s Green – Temple Bar – City Hall – Dublin Castle
7 – 8pm
Cost: Free
 
As part of Dublin’s three day New Year’s Festival, a parade of street performers, light installations and fire-breathers will light up the city during this hour long procession. Watch from your chosen spot or walk along and join in the New Year’s magic!
 
Luminosity
Barnardo’s Square
5pm – 9pm
Cost: Free


Watch one of Dublin’s most iconic destinations come alive with a story of fairytale characters and vibrant landscapes told through 3D projections onto each building. This interactive animation allows your little ones to become storytellers! Other Luminosity events will take place at Wolfe Tone Square and Trinity College from 5pm to midnight.
 
Cork
 
Cork on Ice
Mahon Point
10.30am – 5.30pm
Cost: €14 per child, €15 per adult

 
Have some fun on the last day of the year with a family ice-skating session. Skates are provided. This is a great day out for all the family!
 
Cinderella
Everyman Palace Theatre
2pm
Cost: €23, or €80 for four people
 
Join in the fun at Cork’s favourite traditional panto, as fairy-godmother-in-training Calinda tries her best to find Cinders a prince.
 
Limerick 
 
Limerick on Ice
Arthur's Quay
10am - 5.30pm
Cost: €13 per child, €15 per adult
 
Limerick's winter ice rink is back at Arthur's Quay and is open all day on New Year's Eve. With a special skate school in operation during certain sessions, even beginners will have a great time!
 
Belfast
 
Once Upon a Fairytale
W5 at The Odyssey
10am - 5.30pm
Cost: Free with W5 entry (£6.50 per child, £8.50 per adult)
 
This exhibition of model fairytale sets includes models of Dorothy's house from the Wizard of Oz, Captain Hook's ship from Peter Pan, the Snow Queen's castle, the Mad Hatter's tea party from Alice in Wonderland, the Dwarves cottage from Snow White and the Beast's Castle from Beauty and the Beast.
 
Climbit at Christmas
W5 at The Odyssey
10am - 5.30pm

Cost: Free with W5 entry (£6.50 per child, £8.50 per adult)
 
This incredible climbing exhibit has been transformed for Christmas, allowing youngsters to ascend the "icy peaks" amid a swirling storm of light-projected snowflakes. A magical winter experience.
44 Shares

Latest

Trending

Hello Mama!
Help us help you by allowing us and our partners to remember your device as having browsed MummyPages and serve you better content and ads

We're on a mission to help our mums and their families thrive by informing, connecting and entertaining.

Join us in our mission by consenting to the use of cookies and IP address recognition by us and our partners to serve you content (including ads) best suited to your interests, both here and around the web.

We promise never to share any other information that may be deemed personal unless you explicitly tell us it's ok.

If you want more info, see our privacy policy.