August 2014

Wonderfest Kids/Family Festival

16/08/2014 - Malahide Castle & Gardens

Wonderfest Kids/Family Festival)

If you are running out of ideas on how to entertain the kids this summer, you will be delighted to hear that one of Ireland’s greatest children’s music and entertainment festivals is happening this August in Malahide Castle & Gardens. Tickets to WonderFest´╗┐ are available to purchase online now exclusively at

For two days, Malahide Castle & Gardens´╗┐ will become alive with music and entertainment that the whole family will love. The festival which is created specifically for parents and children will take place over the weekend of the 16th and 17th August.

From 10am to 9pm, the festival features a full program of events and activities for children of all ages. Highlights include high quality children's theatre, circus workshops, funny science shows, non-stop, dance classes, magic, interactive animal displays, live music from top bands and much more.

The environment created exclusively for family time together, learning, enjoying great performances and bonding through laughter and fun. The atmosphere promises to be fantastic for children. The festival is non-alcoholic, with alcohol consumption strictly limited to the "Parent's Tea-Party" area.

To give families visiting Malahide the best possible experience over the WonderFest weekend, a Food Trail and Shopping Trail are being developed allowing families to make the most of the seaside village. Bicycles will be available to hire, and there will be free rickshaws going back and forth constantly from the entrance of WonderFest to the heart of Malahide village. A full program of activities is available to view on

According to Robert Quirke, Ceo of "WonderFest is set to become Ireland's greatest family festival weekend. Malahide is such an amazing location for this event, the castle grounds are fabulous and the village itself offers festival goers a brilliant weekend holiday experience. What makes WonderFest so special is that it is completely designed for children from start to finish. All the performances are very high quality acts and include Ireland's leading children's entertainers.”

Tickets to WonderFest are available to purchase online now exclusively at


Camping is confirmed at WonderFest! The camp site is deluxe for families and is in an exclusive secluded area of Malahide Castle Grounds. Camping is safe with 24 hour security, and is completely designed for family time together! Amazing and a total first in Ireland! Full facilities are on site.

The incredible Eagles Flying team is confirmed at WonderFest. Get up close & personal and learn all about these majestic raptors!

Imaginosity, Ireland's favourite children's museum is confirmed at WonderFest! Expect fairy trails, a wishing tree and lots of sparkly arts & crafts in a special marquee. Magical!

Astronomy Ireland is confirmed at WonderFest and will set up four high powered telescopes for WonderFesters to gaze at the Summer stars. They will also be giving workshops on the latest news from Mars!

Wonderfest have also teamed up with Fingal Sailing School which means that all WonderFest ticket holders can book an amazing sailing or water-sports experience on WonderFest weekend!

The amazing Reptile Village conservation zoo are confirmed on site at WonderFest for the whole weekend, Aug 16th & 17th. Lot's of displays, conservation talks from experts and handling areas for kids to learn all about these amazing creatures

Heritage week | Historical Guided Tour of Malahide Village

23/08/2014 - Starts Malahide Library 3pm

Malahide Historical Society are doing a guided historical walk on a circular route around the Village for Heritage Week. The walk starts from Malahide Library at 3pm this Saturday August 23rd. For more info visit: