Wild Child Day

On Wednesday 22 August, encourage your kids to drop the devices, jump off the couch and get outdoors and connect with nature for Wild Child Day!

Here’s just a few free Wild Child Day events to get you started:

Go Wild on Wild Child Day 

22 August, 10:00am – 4:00pm, Monaghan Co Council, Rossmore Park, Co. Monaghan

A chance for your little ones to experience the great outdoors & nature. Activities include pond dipping, electro fishing, nature walks etc. Feel free to bring a picnic


Wild Child Activity Day

22 August, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, Glenveagh National Park, Co. Donegal

Fun hands on learning and adventure in the wild with the Education Guides.


Wild Child Day

22 August, 11:00am -  1:00pm & 2:00pm to 4:00pm, Woodstock Gardens, Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny

Booking Required

Join us for a wonderful time in the woods incorporating lots of fun activities and storytelling for all. Suitable for age 5 to 10 years.


Wild Child Nature Walk

22 August, 11:00am -  12:00pm, Hollywood, Community Centre, Co. Wicklow 

Booking Required

Come and explore, connect with nature, enjoy the scenery, learn some cool stuff and chase a few butterflies if we are really lucky! Join us on an adventure and release your inner "Wild Child".


Wild Child Bug Hunt

22 August, 12:00am -  3:45pm, The Fairy House, The Demesne, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon

Meet up with Nature’s Little Creatures with the help of a Nature Expert. Bug Pots and Nets provided for groups of up to 12 children on a first come first served basis every 30 mins starting @ 12.00pm


Burren Wild Child

22 August, 2:00pm -  4:00pm, Burrenbeo Trust, The Burren, Co. Clare

Join the Burrenbeo Trust for a fun and active exploration of the Burren's heritage. Featuring fun tasks and activities, families can get to know this fascinating a place a little better.


Wild About Nature

22 August, 10:00am -  1:00pm, Ballyhoura Beo, Kilmallock Pastoral Centre, Co. Limerick

Booking Required

Wild about Nature' is an environmentally themed, fun, nature based camp for children aged 7 to 12 years. The activities include scavenger hunt, mini orienteering, introduction to Irish bats, camp craft and environmental art.

Nuts about Nature Workshop

22 August, 3pm - 4:30pm, Rediscovery Centre, Swords Library, Co. Dublin

Booking Required

Explore our natural heritage, the importance of biodiversity and what we can do to protect our wildlife through fun activities and games. Suitable for children 6 to 12years. Also taking place in other libraries in Fingal during the week too.


Massy’s Woods Treasure Hunt

22 August, 2:30pm - 4pm, South Dublin County Council Libraries, Hellfire Club Carpark, Killakee Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

Booking Required

If you go down to the woods today, you'd never know what you'd find! Join us for a fun heritage trail in Massy's Woods.


 Heritage Week takes place from 18-26 August 2018 with over 2,000 events happening across Ireland, see what's on near you.