Events - WorkshopsFood and Wine Magazine Christmas Show three-day food and drink extravaganza, that will show you how to recreate world class dishes in the comfort of your own home! The RDS Main Hall in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 will be transformed into a winter wonderland for the weekend. Santa will be there all weekend as our guest of honour with gifts for all! (ALL FOR FREE!!) The Chef’s Kitchen which will be the heart of the show featuring Ireland’s top chefs.  Learn from the masters and recreate some of their favourite Christmas dishes at home with fabulous produce available in our Artisan Village.  The Drinks Zone is also ideal for wine enthusiasts and experts who want to learn more about wine matches, tasting, grape varietals and even how to pull a cork with flair! Between demos on the chef’s stage, there are a host of fantastic free masterclasses to enjoy.  Inspired by Ireland’s top FOOD&WINE Magazine experts in our FREE Master classes, which will cover topics such as Wine & Champagne tasting, Cocktail-making, Cheeses and Chocolates and much more! Click here for bookings and information   Coffee and Tea Festival THE COFFEE & TEA SCENE IS A-BUZZ AS MOMENTUM BUILDS  FOR THE DUBLIN COFFEE & TEA FESTIVAL Word is spreading throughout the growing coffee & tea scene about the inaugural Dublin Coffee & Tea Festival 2014.  This unique event is fast becoming a must-do on the Dublin social calendar and takes place at the RDS, Dublin 12th -14th September 2014.   The Dublin Coffee & Tea Festival will be brimming with varying features to tickle the taste buds of coffee and tea lovers including:- The Roasters’ Village Located at the very front of the show the Roasters’ Village will house a vast range of Coffee and Tea micro roasters and retailers all wishing to engage with the public and tell the story of their particular blends.  The Cupping Room a purpose-built cupping room allowing members of the public and media to cup and taste a wide variety of teas and coffees from different Origin countries for the very first time in Ireland.  The People’s Stage showcasing a range of video footage and presentations from farmers, importers, green bean traders, and coffee and tea enthusiasts, acting as an educational platform allowing the public understand the tea and coffee growing and harvesting process first hand. The Food Village comprise a range of hand-picked artisan food and beverage suppliers whose product compliments the coffee and tea drinking experience. And not forgetting the National Barista Championships semi-final and the inaugural Home Barista Championship, the widest variety of tea and coffee blends the country has ever seen under one roof, the Dublin Coffee & Tea Festival is guaranteed to whet the visitor’s appetitie and indeed demonstrate the ever-sophisticated offering on the market today. . Visit the official Dublin Coffee & Tea Festival website for more details. The Wedding and Honeymoon Show RDS Main Hall will be transformed into Irelands largest Wedding & Honeymoon Showcase. You can, by simply walking around and viewing over 250 exhibitors stands see perhaps your dream wedding dress close up, with all the accessories and shoes, have a complimentary Wedding Day make up trial and a Wedding hair stylist will be on hand to help you decide on that special hair style, view the luxurious wedding limousines from vintage to top of the range Mercedes and admire all the various floral arrangements on view. Click here to book tickets   Ukulele Hooley by the Sea Laoghaire will host the Ukulele Hooley by the Sea. It brings together some of the world's best ukulele talent and entertainers to celebrate their love and passion for the tiny instrument that is currently the world's biggest selling instrument. There will be ukulele master classes, a "Grand ukulele public busk" and open air ukulele open mic concert for players who want to show their skills. But the show piece event of the weekend is a FREE day long ukulele concert on Sunday at the People’s Park in Dun Laoghaire featuring the some of the best ukulele performers from round the World. For more details check out our website Its a fantastic day out for the whole family and you might win yourself a ukulele in a raffle! National Heritage Week’s lots of fun in store for you during National Heritage Week. Check out our video for a snapshot of what’s on offer! From medieval fairs, night time bat walks, classical music, poetry, theatre, traditional music, storytelling, historical re-enactments, local history walks and talks, maritime and coastal events, food fairs, traditional skills workshops and archaeological digs. There’s something for everyone and most events are free! Click here for Dublin events FunnyFest Funnyfest at The Ark you can take part in workshops that'll tickle your funny bone! Learn the art of slapstick, how to draw funny pictures, perfect the unusual dance of the Kumpo and teach the very serious Queen Fionnuala to laugh. For three weekends across FunnyFest our theatre in the heart of Temple Bar becomes our very own exclusive comedy club for families and children! Come and watch some of the finest Irish and international comics as they deliver family friendly laughs for ages 6+ Performance Ticket prices: Adult/Child- €12 Concession- €9 Ark Family Membes- €8 Family Ticket for 4 people- €40 Children's Events at the National Museum visit to Decorative Arts & History is not just for adults - there's plenty for the kids too! From Soldiers to Scientific Instruments, and from Eileen Gray to Albert Bender, inspire and delight children with the objects and people waiting to be discovered in the National Museum. The Barracks Life Room gives children of all ages the opportunity to explore what  life was like as a solider in the 19th & 20th centuries. Try on costumes, handle objects and explore history using computer interactives. We also provide tailored tours and events for families, as well as an activity area in the Museum. The My Museum programme of events is designed to encourage families to work together, in an alternative and fun way, to learn more about the National Museum of Ireland’s collections. Every two to three weeks, a different part of the Museum’s collections is explored either through an art, drama or storytelling workshop; or through a demonstration or special guided tour. To find out more about the times and costs of tours and workshops, check out the Calendar of Events. For more tips and suggestions on Family Fun in Dublin click here