Days Out


Playstival is a relatively new kids festival. It takes place over 2 days in August each year in the grounds of Airfield Estate in South Dublin. We missed it the first year due to being away but we headed along in 2019 to check it out.

To make your day at Playstival enjoyable you need to book in advance and to download the programme of events and choose which events you want to do, based on your children’s interests. I carefully timetabled our day to get the most out of the event and this worked really well!

There are different play zones (the restaurant, the building site, etc) and you need to book a time slot for each one so it is advisable to arrive early and get your time slots booked. You then turn up at that time and in you go to play!

Alongside these imaginative play areas were other events taking place such as a bubble workshop, dance workshops, science shows, etc. Having pre-planned our day it was easy to head along to the events we wanted to go to. There was also an area with outdoor games and activities for the kids to play with.

There were food vans dotted around but the cost of these can add up so we also had brought a picnic. It’s a mostly outdoor event and the Irish weather can be unpredictable so dress appropriately! We were lucky to be able to spend most of the day there before strong winds caused the event to be closed early. Those who arrived later unfortunately missed out on the full experience.

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