Bring the Kids to Dublin!
Dublin will be the next destination for your family trip but you are afraid that your kids will get bored easily? This is not going to happen, there are many activities that will make your kids happy. We have selected some of them to give you ideas, whatever you choose they will not be disappointed!
Discover Dublin in Dublinia
Dublinia is an immersive museum, where you feel as if you had traveled back in time. There are four exhibitions: The Viking Dublin, the Medieval Dublin, the History Hunters and the St Michael’s Tower. You will see Dublin from a new perspective and you will learn things without having the feeling that you are learning something.
The heart of historic Dublin is definitely the Dublin Castle. The castle stands on a strategic site at the junction of the River Liffey and its tributary the Poddle, where the original fortification may have been an early Gaelic Ring Fort. It has been discovered that later a Viking Fortress stood on this site, visitors can see a portion of it in the “Medieval Undercroft” which also includes the remains of the original 13th-century castle. Located in the city centre and minutes away from the best accommodations in Dublin like the O’Callaghan Stephen’s Green hotel, this castle is a good start if you want to see the medieval Dublin.
Chester Beatty Library
One of the most famous libraries in the world is located in the historical city centre of Dublin just next to the Dublin Castle. So seize the opportunity to see this amazing collection of more than 20,000 manuscripts and rare books, you will not be disappointed. Among its numerous treasures, you will find the second oldest biblical fragment ever found or even (for the romantic ones) love poems written on papyrus and dated from around 1100 BC. All along the year, different exhibitions take place there, making it a perfect place for artists or students.
National Wax Museum
The kids will love this museum, it gives an overview of Irish history through the ages from the Bronze Age up to present day Ireland, for the bravest, there is the terrifying Chambers of Horror. The kids will be delighted to spend some time in the Kids Zone and meet the biggest children’s characters.
National Leprechaun Museum
This museum is dedicated to Irish myths, you will discover there a world of folklore and stories. This museum will delight adults and children and make you travel through the most famous Irish stories thanks to the original sets.
See the animals at Dublin Zoo
Located in Phoenix Park in the heart of Dublin city, the Dublin zoo is an incredible place where rare and exotic animals are living in a large variety of natural habitats. The animals come from all around the world, from giraffes and zebras to elephants and tigers. This is a must see in Dublin!
Aquazone Aquatic Centre
Aquazone at the National Aquatic Centre is one of the biggest and most exciting attractions for families, groups, and individuals in Ireland, this is also Europe’s largest indoor water park. Kids will love the Master Blaster (water roller coaster), Flow Rider (surfing machine), Pirate Ship (for the little ones), Dark Hole Flume and Green Giant Flume (water slides), as well as the wave pool, lazy river, and bubble pool.
There are a lot of hotels in Dublin City but the best hotel to stay with your kids is The Davenport hotel, its beautiful façade will make them feel like princes and princesses in a castle.