A 2-day NEW summer festival for children and their parents. Playstival celebrates play, imagination, and fun with a range of hands-on, fun and imaginative games and themed play universes.

 

Play is an integral and important part of children’s lives and the focus of Playstival is to ‘go back to basics’ and experience a more innocent approach to games and play - no fancy technology or screens to be found! Playstival is both interactive and active, kids don’t just sit and watch, they play.

 

Playstival showcases eight themed ‘play universes’ for children to immerse themselves in, use their imaginations to create ideas, roles and characters, and most importantly have lots of fun. From a construction site for kids to the wild wild west, the wonderfully themed play universes offer an unforgettable day of pure fun for families set in the heart of Dublin.

 

Playstival was created, and is presented, by the team at Laya Healthcare City Spectacular, which is Ireland’s largest summer family festival and the 2nd largest festival event, annually, after the St. Patrick’s Festival.

Why?

Playstival is an antithesis of how the world is moving

(mobile phones, games consoles etc.).

Playstival has been designed to encourage interaction, creativity, spontaneity, and movement, and it is the antithesis of too much screen time. We are now looking at the first generation in our society that will never get to say "before the internet". This is a generation growing up while being "switched on 24:7", amid increasing concerns for potential negative effects on their cognitive

and social development.

 

Playstival has been created to give parents and their kids a real, genuine feel good time to play in an atmosphere that is 100% interactive. This is an ‘involvement’ festival, not just an entertainment festival. Everything will be interactive.

 

While there are several ‘family’ festivals and  days out during the summer, there’s nothing that

celebrates play by putting children at the  centre of the action. The point of the festival is to give children a day that they won’t forget  and that parents will love too.

 

Do not miss this MUST ATTEND festival for parents and families passionate about positive play,

fun & the power of the imagination!

Where?

Airfield Estate, Overend Avenue, Dundrum, Dublin 14

 

Airfield Estate is Ireland’s largest urban farm and festival goers will also have a wonderful opportunity to enjoy all of what Airfield Estate has to offer including egg collection, Jersey herd milking and tasting, calf feeding, heritage house tours, play areas, vintage cars and animal feeding.

 

The 38 acre working farm and gardens is located in Dundrum, just 20 minutes from Dublin city and a mere 10 minute walk from Dundrum Town Centre.  Balally LUAS station is a 5 minute walk.

 

Limited parking will be available on the Airfield Estate during Playstival, and will operate on a first come first served basis.

The only dogs permitted at Airfield Estate are guide dogs or assistance dogs. No other dogs are allowed. 

Playstival is an inclusive festival and welcomes

all types of differences.

Airfield Estate is wheelchair and buggy accessible

Wheelchair users, please note that many of Playstival’s activities will be ran in grass fields

Blue badge parking is available but are limited parking spaces onsite.

A buggy park will be available at Playstival.

 

Please note the festival is not responsible for any personal belongings left behind.

 

Items left here are entirely under the owners own risk.

 

Playstival is working with AsIAm - Ireland’s National Autism Charity to create autism understanding and inclusion throughout and to promote accessibility within the festival.

 

AsIAm will provide a dedicated sensory friendly chill out zone in Airfield House and this

low-lit calm space will be open to anyone who would like to take time out from the busy festival atmosphere. The AsIAm team will be on hand to chat about all things Autism.

 

The provisions as advised by AsIAm will be available to help plan your day at Playstival