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This August 10th & 11th the beautiful Airfield Estate working farm and gardens in Dundrum will be transformed into an energetic family festival, offering two fun-filled summer days of play-related, interactive and immersive programming for all the family in an environment that is 100% screen free!

The jam-packed programme will feature imaginative play universes, a family sports day, old school outdoor game field, science shows and lego model building, children’s storytelling and creative writing, toddler playtime, world street food village, vintage funfair rides, farmyard animals and much more.

Playstival showcases three themed ‘Play Universes’ for children to immerse themselves in, use their imagination to create ideas, roles and characters, and most importantly have lots of fun.

The imaginatively themed Play Universes include The Market, a farm to table experience for budding chefs, The Architects Office where kids can build their dream homes and design cities, and The Construction Site for Kids the ultimate kids at work zone with hard hats, diggers and tractors at the ready!

Discover the electrifying world of science at W5’s Science & Discovery Hub and join in on their explosive science shows, STEM challenges and exciting bubble exploration. Attack alien invaders and become Pac-man at the Actual Reality Arcade, a life-sized interactive retro game zone for all ages inspired by classic arcade games; Become the ultimate master lego builder with Bricks 4 Kidz - LEGO Masters where kids will learn the basics of STEM and build 3D and motorised models; Get the feel of the outdoors with the Irish Girl Guides; Become a superstar with Next Stage Dance & Drama; crunch and digest all about food at the Cool Food School; Game on in The Sari Family Sports Daywhere your family can go head to head with other families in the most epic game of rounders, football and table-tennis; Get creative in Johnny Magory’s Explorer’s Storyland; Get your family picture beside Airfield’s Big Tractor and plant your own seed to take home. Learn all about what Airfield does and meet the animals; Whirl around the Vintage Funfair; and extra little ones will delight in Discovery Playtime’s Toddler Fun and their ongoing messy and sensory play sessions.

Playstival is an inclusive festival and welcomes all types of differences. Playstival is working with As I Am - Ireland’s National Autism Charity to create autism awareness throughout and to promote accessibility within the festival. AS I AM will provide a dedicated sensory friendly chill out zone in Airfield House and this low-lit calm space will be open to anyone who would like to take time out from the busy festival atmosphere. Parents can feast on global flavours at the World Street Food Market, and kick back or jump around to live bands and Irish DJs on the Live Music Stage.

Grab brunch with friends at Airfield Estates own farm to fork restaurant the ‘Overends Kitchen’.

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Event Dates:

  • Sat, 10 August 2019 09:00 - 18:00

  • Sun, 11 August 2019 09:00 - 18:00

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