Family Attractions in Dublin

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Family Attractions in Dublin

Dublin really is the ideal place to go on a family holiday. There is so much to do in the city and beyond to keep both adults and children entertained. From fun activities and adventure sports to cultural pursuits and shopping, there is something for everyone.

It also helps to be staying in a city centre location like Trinity City Hotel as there are so many tourist hotspots that are easily accessible when you have such a central base. Public transport and taxis are also right on our doorstep so the whole city really is within striking distance.

Some of the most popular family-friendly attractions in Dublin include:

  • Dublin Zoo, which is located in the Phoenix Park
  • Dublinia, the recreational museum in Christ Church Cathedral
  • Natural History Museum on nearby Merrion Square
  • EPIC, the Irish Emigration Museum
  • National Wax Museum
  • The Ark in Temple Bar and
  • Imaginosity, the Dublin Children’s Museum.

Please note that opening times of individual attractions and venues may vary, in light of the current situation with Covid-19. For the most up-to-date information regarding opening times and ticket prices, please refer to the individual website of these attractions.

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Bram Stoker Festival

The Northern Lights are coming to Dublin this Hallowe'en for #BramStokerFestival! BOREALIS is a mesmerising, immersive light and sound experience which you’ll never forget! This free spectacle, coming to Dublin for the first time ever, will create a spectacular vision of the Northern Lights in Dublin Castle’s Upper Courtyard. This free event will take place each night of the festival, from Friday 28th October until Monday 31st October at 6.30pm to 10.30pm. Details on how to experience BOREALIS will be released in early October

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Dublin Zoo is an obvious choice – you can spend few hours or a whole day wandering around. Get in early to see animal feeding times – the zoo-keepers are a great source of information and your kids will absolutely love them! The African Plains is a great addition to the Zoo, and seeing the animals up close is really exciting for the kids.

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The National Wax Museum Plus offers a museum experience unlike any other - whether you are young or old, a culture vulture or fun-seeker - The National Wax Museum Plus is the ultimate entertainment experience for all.

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Learn about Dublin’s past, and how we have all been influenced by the Viking and Medieval eras, with magnificent artefacts on display - including those found at the famous Wood Quay excavations. Finish your visit by climbing an original medieval tower, a 96 step climb to the top, where you can see spectacular views of the city

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This working farm allows guests of all ages to learn about food, farming and nature in a relaxed urban setting in Dundrum. Kids can explore at Naturescape with an interactive play area for 4-12 year olds, which is located in the woodland walk area.

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As well as fantastic cultural pursuits, there is also great shopping in Dublin City Centre. From Grafton Street and the Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre to Henry Street and the Jervis Shopping Centre, there is a whole range of shopping options which will keep you and the family busy.

When you need to take a break, the city is also home to a huge number of family-friendly restaurants. You will find everything from popular burger joints and world-famous chicken restaurants to the best pizzas and the finest ice-cream. If anything, you might just have too much choice!

Our friendly Reception and Concierge are also more than happy to advise you on where to go and how to get there – and back!

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A LUAS ride away from city centre, this mini-golf centre is located in Dundrum Town Centre. Mini-golf set in a rainforest? Sounds amazing and your kids will love it!

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Awesome Walls Dublin is one of the largest indoor climbing centres in Europe. With over 2000 square metres of dedicated climbing surface, more than 1000 square meters of bouldering, 18m lead walls and ~ 250 climbing routes; there really is something fun and challenging for everybody to try.

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