September 15, 2020

There’s really no time like the present to plan your next family staycation to Dublin and at Trinity City Hotel we want to help you make the most of it. That’s why we have but together this list of tips for the perfect family trip to Dublin!

1. Explore Epic: The Irish Emigration Museum
This interactive museum is located in the Chq building at the IFSC and is great fun for visitors of all ages. Learn about the 10 million Irish men and women that left Ireland in hopes of a better life and see how they impacted sports, culture and music around the world. There is also an opportunity for visitors to trace their Irish history with the museum’s expert genealogists. Don’t forget to avail of your 20% discount when you show your Trinity City Hotel room key!

2. Visit Dublin Zoo
Dublin Zoo is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Dublin and is definitely worth a visit. With world class exhibits of animals from every corner of the globe, including a small farm animal exhibit, both kids and adults alike will enjoy this fun day out. Dublin Zoo is located in Phoenix Park making it easily accessible by public transport. You might even spot some wild dear in the park on your way in!

3. Discover the National Wax Museum
Centrally located on Westmoreland Street, the National Wax Museum Dublin is another great place to visit for the whole family. From celebrity exhibitions to the chamber of horrors, there is so much to explore. Here you can get your picture taken with Jedward or visit Father Ted’s room, learn from the history vaults and the science and discovery exhibit and even make your own wax hand! 

4. Enjoy a trip to The National Museum of Ireland
Spread out into 3 locations around Dublin, The National Museum of Ireland can be an endless source of entertainment for the family. At Collins Barracks discover the Museum of Decorative arts & History, at Merrion Street discover the Natural History Museum and at Kildare Street explore the Museum of Archaeology. Both fun and educational The National Museum of Ireland is a must-see spot for any family trips to Dublin City.

5. Hop Onboard the Jeanie Johnston
This Tall Ship is a replica of famine ship located on the River Liffey is where you can explore the history of the Irish famine and the lengths that people went through to escape it. Learn about the history and craftsmanship of the vessel before exploring personal stories of people who experienced the hardships of the famine and ships first hand. This exceptional tour is highly recommended by many people and guests of Trinity City Hotel also receive a 20% discount at the Jeanie Johnston!

6. Book Ahead
At the moment most attractions are asking guests to book their visits ahead of time. To avoid disappointment, it is a good idea to plan your itinerary accordingly and call or go online to book your preferred slot. This is especially encouraged at busy days such as Saturday and Sunday. It is also not a bad idea to book your meals ahead of time to ensure you are not caught out on busier nights. Our Happy Families package at Trinity City Hotel includes a family meal, that can be enjoyed in The Courtyard Garden or Courtyard Restaurant.

7. Plan Where You’ll Park
If you are planning to drive yourself to Dublin it is always best to keep in mind parking availability. Something often overlooked when planning a family trip. Free parking in Dublin City is scarce with many parking facilities charging high rates. At Trinity City Hotel we offer free valet parking with our Family Packages so that is one less thing to worry about on your trip.

Trinity City Hotel truly is a great place to stay on your family staycation to Dublin. Click here to discover our Family packages.

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