Half term, midterm, whatever you want to call it, but one thing is for sure - it's fast approaching.
Wondering how to entertain the little ones on the first school break of the year? Here's our round-up of some of the best budget-friendly and educational days out available in the coming days across Ireland.
National Museum of Country Life
Celebrate the start of spring, learn how to knit or crochet and enjoy a series of workshops and drop-in family activities such as learning to share, play and practice songs with fiddles and more at the Turlough Park venue this midterm.
For more information visit the National Museum of Country Life
The National Museum of Natural History
Meet real nature heroes from BirdWatch Ireland, Seal Rescue Ireland, Irish Whale & Dolphin Group and more, over half term and learn about sustainability and how to be more environmentally friendly towards wildlife in Ireland.
For more information visit the National Museum of Natural History
National Museum of Decorative Arts & History
Over February, Collins Barracks has an action-packed events guide including smartphone photography workshops, a museum activity trail and drop-in activities where families can explore military uniforms, headwear and various other equipment our ancestors used in the preparation of war.
For more information visit the National Museum of Decorative Arts & History
National Museum of Archaeology
Travel back in time and take a Viking tour and learn about the raiders, traders and settlers of times gone by while examining stunning oval brooches worn by Scandinavian women and discover ice skates made of bone.
For more information visit the National Museum of Archaeology
National Botanical Gardens
Suitable for ages 6-12, enjoy a fun free kids workshop making bird feeders to help our feathered friends keep warm during the cold winter months. While there take in an oasis of calm and beauty as you explore a large collection of plant species and cultivars from all over the world.
For more information visit www.botanicalgardens.ie
Hugh Lane Gallery
Join author Shane Hegarty who will be reading from this year's Dublin City Libraries Citywide Reading Campaign choice 'Boot' followed by an illustration robot-themed workshop suitable for children aged 5-10 years old.
For more information visit www.hughlane.ie
Kerry County Museum
Enjoy a fun-filled workshop over midterm discovering all things Viking. Suitable for children ages 3 to 10, This drop-in activity allows kids an opportunity to make their own Viking shield. Each session lasts about 30 minutes and kids go free, however, adults are charged €5 each.
For more information visit www.kerrymuseum.ie