This August 11th and 12th, Playstival, Ireland’s new festival for children and their parents, takes place in the stunning grounds of Airfield Estate in Dundrum, Dublin. The event promises to be a magical weekend, celebrating play, imagination, and fun – with no technology or screens to be found!

As part of this ‘back-to-basics’ theme, the creators of Playstival have developed 8 ‘play universes’, for children to immerse themselves in and use their imaginations to create characters and ideas, and, most importantly, have lots of fun!

The 8 ‘play universes’ are made up of beautifully made wooden games, which have been specifically designed by Festijeux, the world renowned French games company, passionate about positive play and the power of the imagination. Festijeux’s wooden games have featured at many popular family events across Europe.

The creatively-themed play universes vary in age-range suitability from 18 months to 12 years and include a construction site for kids, an architects office focused on team-skills, a pedal-powered park train service, a kid-sized food market, the animal farm, toddler-rific children’s island, a magical wonderland tea party for all the family to discover, and even a visit to the ‘Wild Wild West’.

Parents will also have the opportunity to play with their children, or to let them interact with others and the games and engage their imaginations, and each play universe will have trained supervisors.

As well as these exciting play universes, there will be over 40 free activities to engage, educate, and excite children, including family yoga, lego building, drama workshops, science exploration with ‘Junior Einsteins’, and much more!

In addition to the fun and games, our delicious and nourishing Happy Pear food will be on offer throughout the weekend – from healthy wraps and salads, to hot dishes, as well as Happy Pear smoothies, hand-roasted coffees, and a selection of healthier cakes and treats. So be sure to book your ticket now, and come by to say hi!

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