National Playday 2019 in Kildare

'Back to Basics'

Saturday 14th September 2019 - 12 noon - 5.00pm

About National Playday

National Playday in Kildare includes something for every member of the family including those with special needs.

'Back to Basics' - Free Activities (Indoor and Outdoor) for the whole family

Where: Kildare County Council, Head Office, Naas



The eighth annual Kildare Play Day takes place on Saturday, 14 September at Áras Chill Dara in Naas.

It is a free family event run by Kildare County Council in conjunction with the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. 

It promotes the idea of play in all its forms. Leisure and recreation are very important for society.

Kildare County Council along with volunteers, workshop facilitators, entertainers and emergency services deliver an exciting and engaging fun filled day. 

The 2019 event includes live stage acts, over 40 activities held both indoors and outdoors including attractions for different age groups. It offers accessible features such as a quiet entry and wheelchair friendly access, sensory suite and Mobiloo accessible toilets. 

This year we also have access to the playing pitch at Gael-Choláiste Chill Dara and have an Activator programme running in the Osprey.

3,000 people attended last year so we're looking forward to another busy day at the council offices. The event starts at midday and continues until 5.00 p.m.

Kildare County Council would like to extend a warm invitation to you and your family to join us at this year's event. 

All activities and parking are free on site and food and drinks will be available to purchase. 

We hope to see you there!



  • Bouncy Castles
  • Wooly Ward’s Mobile Farm
  • Story Telling
  • Tusla - Balloon making, Face Painting, Treasure hunt
  • Dinosaurs Down Under 
  • Drumming Workshop
  • Captain Ho Ho
  • Irish Peatland Conservation Council
  • Recreate Recycling Workshop
  • Play with Clay
  • Potato & Nature Printing Workshop
  • Junior Einstein / Slime Workshop
  • Bricks4Kidz
  • Plasticine Animals Workshop
  • Science workshop 
  • National Reptile Zoo
  • Make & Do
  • Enormous Bubbles
  • Puppet Show - The Gruffallo 
  • Ink Making
  • Scouts 
  • Imagination Playground 
  • Colour Workshop
  • FAI 
  • Kildare Sports Partnership
  • North Kildare Beekeepers 
  • Birdwatch Ireland
  • Giant Jenga / Snakes & Ladders / Limbo / Connect 4 / Musical Keyboard
  • Wobbler and Toddler Room 
  • Jigsaw Puzzles
  • GAA / Tag Rugby / Hurling at Gael Choláiste Chill Dara pitch




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