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 The 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:

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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Dublin Zoo

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.

5.3km - 15 minute drive

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Dublinia - Viking and Medieval Dublin

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.

2.2km - 17 minute walk

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Viking Splash Tours

Roar your way through Dublin City in a unique Land and Water experience provided by one of Ireland’s most unique sightseeing experiences.

Let Viking Splash Tours take you around Dublin on one of our WW2 amphibious DUKWs. Our guides provide a fun, informative and unforgettable experience for all ages and groups taking in our cathedrals, Georgian Dublin and much more before splashing into the Grand Canal basin for a short cruise by the iconic U2 studios.

Voted as one of Dublin’s best tours, this is an experience you won’t want to miss.

1.1km - 10 Minute Walk

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National Museum of Ireland - Natural History

Walk into the National Museum of Ireland on Kildare Street and be magically transported back in time! You cannot leave Dublin without seeing Bog Bodies exhibition, exploring human sacrifice rituals in Iron Age Ireland. Ramble through prehistoric Ireland and experience life at the same time of the Vikings in the Viking Age exhibition.

1km - 13 minute walk

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EPIC - The Irish Emigration Museum

Get hands on with Irish culture and its past with our fully interactive museum – swipe through video galleries, dance through motion sensor quizzes, listen to remastered audio from 100 years ago and watch videos that bring Irish history to life. At EPIC you’ll discover the far reaching influence of Irish history, and the impact the 10 million Irish men and women who left Ireland had on the world.

750m - 9 minute walk

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The Nation Wax Museum

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.

450m - 6 minute walk

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National Leprechaun Museum

Folklore made fun, an oral storytelling experience taking you on a trip to the Otherworld, home of leprechauns and other mythical creatures. In the heart of Dublin, somewhere between bars and buskers, not far off the tram, there is a small place of fun and magic.

Take a break from your serious self and step into the Otherworld. Come on a voyage back to your childhood, bring back the memories and immerse yourself in a world of myth and legend.

1km - 10 minute walk

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St. Stephen's Green

St Stephen’s Green Park is a beautiful historical park and garden, located in the centre of Dublin city and is the ideal place to feed the ducks or have a picnic.

10-15 minute stroll through Grafton Street from the hotel

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