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Why Beatyard is the perfect Dublin festival to bring your kids to this summer

It can be incredibly hard to find a summer festival that's suitable for both yourself and your kids to attend. Many music events don't cater for little ears, but Beatyard are doing things differently.

Beatyard takes place on August 3 and 4 this summer in Dun Laoghaire, with a stellar musical line-up, delicious food stalls, boat parties, pop-up fashion shops as well as games and entertainment for kids.

Families are more than welcome to the festival, with tonnes of brilliant kids activities taking place throughout both days at Kidsyard

Kidsyard family raves will take place in the Wigwam Stage from 12pm each day with face painters, neon crafts, bubbles, parachute games and balloons on the dance floor for the children.

Planet Science is set to bring hands-on scientific experiences to allow the little ones to explore chemistry, physics, geology and physics. Their slime lab with monsters, falls and bubbles is a crowd favourite.

The exothermic reaction workshop with Coco-Cola Geysers always brings big audiences, and produces lots of laughs from the kids.


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Bricks 4 Kidz develops programmes for children aged three-years-old to 12, where they can learn how to build unique, fun creations with LEGO Bricks.

The team are committed to developing proprietary models where simple machines, motorised models, robotics among other aspects can be experienced by youngsters during the weekend.

The fundamentals of S.T.E.M. education are brought to the stages for Kidsyard to encourage learning logical skills from the youngest possible age.

The Dublin Circus Project is a live circus workshop where your kids can learn and explore different art forms like tightwire, stilt walking, juggling, clown skills, object balance, flower stick, rolla bolla, plate spinning, hula hoop and diabolo.

Me and The Moon are scheduled to host highly interactive art workshops such as Process Painting at easels, a 'Dancing with Paint' collaborative piece and ‘Imagine, Draw + Make!’ clay workshop.

Festijeux & Compagnie join Beatyard with beautiful interactive play universes with oversized and brilliant wooden games.

Eight alternating games from Fetijeux’s “Children’s Island” universe and sandcastle building stations will also be set up to illuminate your little one's creativity.

Award-winning initiative DabbledooMusic are on the line-up with their ground-breaking approach to music education, using animate and colour-coded graphic notation to get everyone making music.

Age, ability or experience are all forgotten in this amazing experience. Professional, magical entertainers Genie Mackers are ready to fill your kid's weekend with laughter, bubbles, facepaint and memories.


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Children under two years of age go in free, and anyone under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Luckily, tickets for children are just €5 per day, so bringing them along won't break the bank.

Grab your tickets here for just €59 for one day or €99 for the weekend per adult. You can also sign-up for waste collection volunteering to get a free day ticket by filling out this quick form

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