Dublin is heaps of fun for the whole family, kids included. There are plenty of things to do around the city as well as varied places to visit.
Embark on a memorable adventure as you explore all Dublin has to offer from the bustling city centre to the quiet and quaint coastal towns. Delve into its Viking past or take the little ones to the city zoo, whatever you decide to do it’ll be a trip that the whole family will love.
- Ahoy Captain!
Jump aboard the Dublin bay cruise, and you’ll get to see the city from a different perspective. Taking a ride on a Dublin Bay cruise ship is a great way to explore some of Dublin’s famous landmarks. Delve into the past passing the James Joyce Tower, Howth Head or Baily lighthouse and the kids can do a spot of bird watching as you cruise past Irelands Eye as well as spotting the Seals on Dalkey Island.
- Malahide Castle
Hop on the DART and head to the charming coastal town of Malahide to further explore its Castle and exquisite gardens. This magnificent castle is full of interesting things to see and explore. The little ones will adore its fairy garden, and butterfly house while the grownups may be more inclined to delve into its medieval past. It’s also a great place to allow the kids to burn off some steam at the awesome playground, which is full of exciting things to do, from seated Ziplines to mini diggers.
- Saint Anne’s Park
Why stop at one park? On the way back from Malahide you pass Saint Anne’s so you may as well give that one a visit too. Situated in Clontarf Saint Anne’s Park is regarded within the top five parks of the world. It’s near to the coast yet has its unique river, ornamental pond and is well-known for its Herculean Temple, trails and a fantastic playground. The kids will adore the remote-controlled model Car track, and if all of that works up an appetite, the Olive Room within Red stables is home to some lovely grub.
- Airfield Estate
Just a short stroll from the shopping hives of Dundrum, one can enjoy the calm tranquility of Airfield estate, a farm where the kids get to take hands-on approach feeding the cattle, milking the cows and collecting eggs. Airfield Estate is a secret spot within the hustle and bustle of Dublin. A visit to the café is mandatory to try some of the delicious products grown on the farm.
Delve into Dublin’s historical past with a trip to Christ Church. See, wear, and even smell all things medieval as Dublinia knows how to bring the past to life. Brace the Viking ship, pop on their attire and witness the smoky dwelling- home to our Viking ancestors. Once you’ve seen it all stroll to the next stop, St Patrick’s Cathedral, a historic build dating back to 1432, complete with park and adventure playground for the kids.
The kids will love to cross the city’s Ha’Penny Bridge but if you want to step it up a notch why not pass under the bridge instead by taking a Kayaking Trip through the heart of the Irish Capital; it’s a paddle of laughs, that one!
- Dublin Zoo
Finally, a Trip to Dublin Zoo, situated within the largest enclosed park in Europe (aka Phoenix Park), it is home to some amazing adventures that kids will love. Rhinos and Giraffes on the African Savanna, a Gorilla Rainforest to name but a few. To get the best deal book your tickets online and don’t worry about your toddler since up to the age of three they gain free entry.
There are many more Dublin sights to see, places to visit, and things to do, in and around Dublin, and booking a short stay or something longer will not leave you bored of stuff to do, ever!
It’s certainly a trip that you will remember and one that the whole family can explore and enjoy together, making some great memories