14 Things to Do in Dublin with Families

Are you searching for something to keep your kids and family entertained in Dublin? Well, look no further. Below are some of the best things to do with your family in Dublin. While some will need that you have a car, you can hop on Luas or Dart with others. Consult Dublin Tour Company for a better, organized trip.

1. Imaginosity

Popular known as Dublin’s Children Museum, Imaginosity is a child-centered space that kids and parents can have endless hours of creative plays. The setup includes educationally designed items that inspire learning through creative play. Due to the common crowding, it is wise to book in advance.

2. Airfield Estate

For families who love gardening, the Airfield Estate provides an opportunity for members to learn more about farming, food, and overall nature in this relaxed urban setting. Kids can check out the Naturescape that has an interactive play area and an isolated woodland walk area.

3. Picnic at Stephen’s Green

This pretty Stephen’s Park is located at the centre of Dublin city. It has beautifully manicured grounds that makes it an awesome photo shootout location. The large water pond and stone footbridge, in particular, will be your family members favourite spots.

4. The Dublin Zoo

Though quite an obvious choice, this is a solid choice. The best thing about it is that you can visit it on your own time. There is a lot to see and engage in at the zoo. However, you should inquire in advance to know the feeding times and other activities in the zoo. Perhaps an exciting addition to the zoo is the African Plains that are interesting to see up close, especially for kids.

5. Walk along the Dun Laoghaire Pier

If you want to get your kids to bed early, the Dun Laoghaire Pier is a good way to tire them. The walk features a lengthy walk along with the fresh sea air with rewards of some ice cream and chips. For an even longer walk, go past Teddy’s towards the mess and enjoy some exercise machines along the Pier coast.

6. Rainforest Adventure Golf

If your family enjoys some mini-golf, try some rainforest golfing experience in this area. It is located in the Dundrum and a big winner for competitive streaks for both little and big kids. The area is open from mid-day on weekends.

7. Malahide Castle

The Malahide Castle has not only to cool playgrounds with zipline diggers but also has large spaces for kids to play around. With these options, you can either spend time on the ground or visit the castle. The Avoca Café is an additional bonus in this location that serves sweet coffee for families in need of quick sugar fix.

8. North Aquatic Centre’s Aqua Zone

Kids certainly love water. Well, it is much fun when the entire family is involved. It is an underwater playground with a pirate ship and a wave pool with few water slides. From all these, there are several things to do. Parents can take turn babysitting the kids in the water slides for combined fun.

9. Sea Life Bray

Though some distance outside Dublin boundaries, the Sea Life Bray is close enough for your family’s weekend visit. In this location, there are a lot of sea life for your family members to see, including black tip sharks, leopard sharks, and sea horses. Kids tired of the zoo can get involved during the feeding times or engage in an interactive rock pool.

10. Local Playgrounds

Playgrounds globally have been improved over recent times, and Dublin has some top-quality fields. There are many distributed around the city, and one could be just on your doorstep. You can as well take a drive to a better-built playground some distance away. Visit either the Fairview Park or Cabinteely Park.

11. The Cinema

Whereas some may argue that visiting a cinema in Dublin isn’t a good idea, there is a lot to enjoy with your family in this area. Visiting the cinema guarantees two good hours of satisfying entertainment with minimal effort from the parents.

12. The Johnnie Fox’s Pub

Probably among the best pubs in the city, you should visit it for its amazing Irish food and other traditional music. The views of the Dublin Mountains from the pub are nothing short of spectacular. If you have extra small kids, visiting during the lunchtime would be ideal.

13. Check-in for Lunch at Bad Ass Café

You can’t run out of options if you need a good place for a family lunch in Dublin. The Bad-Ass restaurant, for instance, is one of the popular restaurants frequented by locals and tourists for its delicious food.

14. The Leprechaun Museum

A Dublin trip with your family won’t be complete without a visit to a museum. Apart from the National Art Gallery and Ireland Museum, the Leprechaun Museum is another interesting place to visit. The site provides more visual and sensory fun with giant chairs, crazy tunnels, and optical mirrors.

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