Fun and Active Play’ promised for National Play Day in Merrion Square

Dublin City Council, promises to bring you plenty of action in Merrion Square on Sunday, 2nd July, from 1pm to 5pm, to celebrate National Play Day.  Councillor Daithí Doolan, representing an tArdmhéara Mícheál  Mac Donncha, will stop by and join in the fun.   This event is free of charge.

The theme for this year’s National Play Day is ‘Fun and Active Play’ which is aimed at promoting fun and active play outdoors. Running, climbing, jumping, outdoor street games, action songs, skipping and cycling are just some activities encouraged to improve children’s physical and social development.

Councillor Doolan said “I would like to welcome all young families to come along to Merrion Square on Sunday and join in the fun events promised by Dublin City’s Play Development Office. In a world of digital play it is vital that children also part-take in active play. There will be plenty of opportunity to do just that in our beautiful city centre park and maybe pay a visit our much loved Selfish Giant Playground.”

‘Playing outside is very beneficial for children’s overall health and well being and is an important element of a vibrant sustainable community. This event is aimed at encouraging and supporting children and young people to engage in outdoor fun and games in their local community and forms part of Dublin City Council’s plan to make Dublin City a more child friendly and playful city’, said Debby Clarke, Play Development Officer, Dublin City Council.

National Play Day in Merrion Square is brought to you by Dublin City Council and is supported by The Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

For more information on the Dublin City Play Plan see