DCC Funtropolis: Free family fun days for all!

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Geneva Pattison

On the 10th of July, Funtropolis will be heading for Merrion Square for a full day of events, sure to be jam packed with family fun. The best part is, it’s free! From 12pm to 6pm, expect magnifcent street theatre performances, weird and wonderful science shows, immersives storytelling and delicious food and drink to enjoy. This is sure to be a memorable summer event for all the little ones and those who are still young at heart.

Funtropolis will be bringing joy to both sides of the Liffey, with two family fun days planned. The first taking place in Merrion Square n July and the second, in Mountjoy Square Park on the 21st of August. Both areas are easily accessible via bus and luas routes, so you don’t have to worry too much about parking!

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Events lined up for the Funtropolis days inlcude The Story Yurt, where the art of storytelling will burst to life, with some of Ireland’s best loved writers doing readings.

Keeping wth the theme of stories and literarture, ReCreate will encourage children and famlies to design their own sculptures, inspired by their favourite books and tales.

You can take a breather and relax to the upbeat sounds of the Rathfarnham Ukulele Performance Group, the Cork based brass band Code of Behaviour, samba group Morro 16 and enjoy dancing to Dj Donal Dineen.

If you venture through the park, you’ll find the hillarious Guido Fanzini’s Thunderous Entertanment Haberdashery and Mark the Scence Guy doing fun whacky science experiments. Comedy and crazy anitcs will be on show from the Curious State: Messrs. Smiley & Vaneer, there will be a magical puppet show from Little Gem Puppets and Ireland’s only all women cabaret act Daring Dames will be sure to bring lots of laughs.

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Check out what’s lined up for Mountjoy below!

“The focus of Funtropolis at Mountjoy Square Park will be a celebration of the rich local heritage that the area is steeped in, through fun performances, circus and science shows and immersive, interactive activities. Over in the Story Yurt, young and old heritage enthusiasts will be delighted to step back in time at EPIC: A Sailor went to Sea, Sea, Sea – An interactive, sea themed event for the whole family in association with EPIC Museum.”

“Writer Sarah Webb will be on hand for a very special reading of The Bee Charmer of Henrietta Street along with illustrator Rachel Corcoran while Granny Whale’s Pirate Tale will be a wonderful collaboration of music, storytelling and shadow puppetry detailing the story of Grainne Mhaol, Ireland’s now mythologised Pirate Queen.” – Via Press Release.

For more information and updates vist: https://dublin.ie/whats-on/listings/funtropolis

Use the hashtag #funtropolisdublin to share your adventures on social media!

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