We know you’re going to clock out a bit early today so, let’s help you do less of the planning and more of the doing! Here are 5 tips on things you can do for any bank holiday. Enjoy! 

1. Grab some free drinks, dinner, and entertainment before the bank holiday starts! 

Free food is all over the place. Check out Eventbrite for free food and know how to search for those free items. 

For some light entertainment, check out the Tram Café. Offering free, live jazzJuan Pablo Meja and Jonathan Batista bring a combination of their Spanish and Brazilian cultural sounds with a sense of passion, vibrancy, and energy. 

(Want something today? Blanchardstown Corporate ParkPruune Consulting LTD. host their monthly MeetUp group at the local Weatherspoons, The Great Wood every first Friday of the month. Drinks and dinner are on the house. Come join and meet some new people.) 

 2. Hey, Dublinlet’s take a road trip! 

Family days out are occasions to remember. Half the time is spent organising the details and the plans to get there. Save that time and bond a bit.  

  • Clonfert Pet Farm, Maynooth South, Clonfert, Co Kildare. Get up close and personal with some llamas and emus and help the kids rid some excess energy by exploring the playgrounds, bouncy castles, mini-golf, go-karts and football pitch. Adults and children are €5 each on entry with under twos free. 
  • Tayto Park in Kilbrew, Ashbourne, Co Meath will have everyone screaming with laughter. Enjoy some wild rides at this theme park for €18 or entry and unlimited attractions for €33.50. 

 3. Bank holiday weekend music festivals! 

All Together Now just sold out, but solo tickets for Saturday (€59 including booking fee) and/or Sunday (€59 including booking fee) are still available for Indiependence out in Mitchelstown, Co Cork.  

Beatyard is showing promise to have the best weather of them all. Stay in-house, here in Dublin and head down to Dún Laoghaire. Weekend tickets for bundling Saturday and Sunday are €99, solo tickets for Saturday and/or Sunday are €59 each. Kids have access, Saturday and Sunday for €5 each. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a ticket-holding adult over 18. 

 4. Bank holidays are an excellent time to start a new hobby. 

  • DIY your routine skin care.  

Learning how to replace retinol with Bakuchiol, a clear-skin, face wash. Enjoy some ‘treat yo’ self’ time with homemade, DIY goat soap.  

  • Become a photographer over-night.  

Smartphone Filmmaking Workshop in The Lab Gallery, Foley Street, Dublin 1, are hosting a workshop to teach you how to shoot and edit a film on a phone with the help of professional apps Dreamgrip and Alight Creative. 

 5. Not interested in traveling this bank holiday? Go on a fairy hunt…  

Take a step into a magical fairyland and explore Ireland’s fairytale ‘roots’. Ger’s Wild Atlantic Diner, Leap, Co Cork is a tiny fairy village, complete with a miniature bridge allowing fairies to the river safely.  

Templemore Park, Co Tipperary allows visitors to follow a fairy trail. To find the portal of the entrance, follow the path passing beside the pitch and putt course. Head over the heritage stone bridge. Keep straight ahead until you come to a T-junction keeping to the right in a circle.  

We hope you enjoyed these 5 items and suggestions on how to play around this Bank Holiday weekend. Enjoy yourself, take loads of photos and videos, and relax. See everyone back at work on Tuesday!