Date: Saturday 4th  May 2024.

Gates open 11.30am. Activities from 12 noon.

Tickets: Available on the day – €50 for two adults with kids.


Calling all Moms, Dads, aunties, grandparents, God parents, big sister, Big Bro, minders and more!

Looking for good value entertainment for the smallies in the house? Look no further than The Big Family Day Out at the Punchestown Festival.

Get up close to the horses and jockeys throughout the eight race card. First race goes to post at 2.30pm

Free Activities Around the Racecourse By Fruit Shoots:

New Big Top Circus Shows:

Join us under the big top for two 20-minute shows every hour from 12-5pm featuring:

Juggling: Watch skilled jugglers showcase their talent.

Spider-Man: See Spider-Man perform daring feats atop the Big Top.

Motor Cycle stunts and acrobatics

Husky Dogs: Meet adorable huskies and learn about these fascinating animals.

Crazy Clown: Get ready for laughs and giggles with our entertaining clown.

Crossbow Act: Experience the excitement of a thrilling crossbow performance.


Around the Enclosures: 

Pony Rides: Future jockeys can enjoy a pony experience on the festival grounds.

Face Painting: Let your imagination run wild with our talented artists.

Street Performances: Dancing, music, costumes and interaction.


Back By Popular Demand

Spin City Funfair Fun Fair Rides: For the big kids (and kids at heart)  Funfair rides operate on a pay-per-ride basis.


Special Family Tickets:

Make the most of your day with our special on-the-day family tickets. For just €50, two adults and kids under 14 can enjoy all the festivities. (Note: Tickets available for purchase on-site.)


Punchestown Is a Family Friendly Venue

Free parking and plenty of it.

Free in for all kids under 14.

Changing facilities in all bathrooms.

Plenty of outdoor buggy friendly space and indoor comfort options.

The Feedroom and Hay Café will happily offer child size portions of delicious homemade dishes.

Very importantly everyone can get up really close to the horses and jockeys.

Good chance that the grown-ups to enjoy the day too!

Punchestown Is A Family Friendly Venue!