Iveagh Gardens, Dublin 2
Sunday, May 19th 2013
11am – 5pm
One Family, Ireland’s leading organisation for one-parent families and EBS celebrate the diversity of families in Ireland with Family Day 2013. This free, family-friendly day out takes place in Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens on Sunday, May 19 from 11am to 5pm. Family Day celebrations also include a national art competition for young people.
Family Day was launched today by Anton Savage of Today FM. All family types are invited to enjoy Family Day including one-parent families, step families, the traditional two-parent married family, adoptive and foster families, blended and extended families, and those with opposite and same sex parents. UN International Day of Families is held on May 15 annually and inspires the Family Day celebration. This is the third year for events to take place in the Iveagh Gardens and it is growing every year, attracting over 5,000 visitors in 2012.
Family Day fills the beautiful Iveagh Gardens with song, dance, music, magic, arts and crafts workshops, sports, storytelling, face painting, games and festivities for children of all ages. A complementary pampering area for grown-ups provides a relaxation haven, while a food village offers flavours from around the globe.
Celebrating all families in the week of UN International Day of the Family (May 15th), Family Day is presented by One Family, Ireland’s leading organisation for one-parent families, and EBS.
MC Al Kazam, magician extraordinaire, will enthrall all ages while overseeing the smooth running of the music and dance performances on the stage, and arts workshops from organisations including Fighting Words, Imaginosity and The Ark will intrigue young children and teenagers. The FAI’s goal scoring challenge and a traditional sports arena will keep everyone on their toes and when it’s time to take a well-earned rest, Family Day-goers can enjoy their own picnic or visit the food village on site where tasty treats can be purchased.
The Family Day art competition is open for entries until May 31 2013 to young people up to the age of 18 with a prize of €500. Entries can be submitted at local EBS offices nationwide or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Last year over 1,200 entered the art competition with their wonderful family portraits.
Further information about Family Day is available on www.familyday.ie.