Tips & inspiration for traveling parents

Dublin

16 March 2018
by kiddiemundo

30 Fun Places and Activities for Kids in Dublin

Beautifully located on the east coast of Ireland, Dublin offers many attractions for children of all ages and interests. This historic city features beautiful parks, family-friendly museums, indoor play areas, interesting tours, and scenic places right outside the Irish capital. We hand-picked for you 30 indoor and outdoor places that you and your children will certainly enjoy (and the list is growing). Check them all out on our website and share your opinion about the places you have visited. You can also add your own discoveries to our portal, so other parents will be able to discover them too. Here is a sample of what we have:

 

INDOOR ACTIVITIES: 

Butlers Chocolates

The Butlers Chocolate Experience

This is a perfect place for all chocolate-lovers. During your chocolate adventure you will not only learn a lot about the fascinating origins of the cocoa bean but you will also have plenty of complimentary chocolate tastings. On the tour, you will dress like a real Butlers chocolatier, enjoy an up-close chocolate demonstration, learn interesting techniques of how individual chocolates are made, and decorate your own chocolate figure.

 

EPICEPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

This museum is a “must see” for everyone. Upon your arrival, you will receive a stamped passport and then enliven the unique journey of the Irish nation by walking through 20 interactive themed galleries, covering 4 thematic groups: Migration, Motivation, Influence and Connection. You will  explore the many tales of migration, the forces that have driven it, and the impact that it has had on the world.

 

Dublinia

Dublinia 

A living history museum focusing on the Viking and Medieval history of Dublin. Here, you will meet the Vikings, learn about life during the Medieval period in Dublin, explore the world of a History Hunter and see a Medieval view of a modern city from the Medieval tower. Dublinia features 3 self-guided exhibitions with actors playing the roles of Viking and Medieval Dubliners. They will teach you things you won’t find in other places.

 

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES: 

Powerscourt EstatePowerscourt Estate

This place seems enchanted. Just 20 km outside of Dublin features beautiful gardens, sweeping terraces, statues, ornamental lakes, secret hollows and rambling walks. Other attractions include the Dolphin Pond, the Japanese Garden, Pets Cemetery, Pepperpot Tower, and the Tara’s Palace with a museum for children. There are hundreds of different types of plants, flowers and trees, and about 6km from the Main Estate there is  the Ireland’s highest Waterfall.

 

National Botanic GardensThe National Botanic Gardens

They boast a collection of over 15,000 plant species and cultivars from a variety of habitats from all around the world. Within the living collections you will also find over 300 endangered species from different parts of the world including 6 species already extinct in the wild. At the Gardens, you will also find the Herbaceous borders, rose and rock gardens, the alpine yard, the pond area, the arboretum, and several historic wrought iron glasshouses.

 

Viking Splash ToursThe Viking Splash Tour

This tour is a wonderful way to introduce children of all ages to the history of Dublin. The tour goes around the main sights of Dublin City – by land and water in an authentic World War II American amphibious vehicle called a Dukw, The tour is accompanied with an informative, entertaining and engaging commentary delivered live by the Viking guides. It is fun for all ages.

 

 

FOR VERY ACTIVE: 

Awesome Walls Dublin_1Awesome Walls Dublin

This is one of the largest indoor climbing centers in Europe. With over 2000 square meters of dedicated climbing surface, more than 1000 square meters of bouldering, 18m lead walls and approximately 250 climbing routes there really is something fun and challenging for everybody to try. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced rock climbing athlete, this place is for you.

 

AquaZoneAquaZone

This is a perfect place for the family day out. AquaZone features raging waterpark adventures for the bigger kids and a pirate play area for the younger ones.  The park is located at the National Aquatic Centre and has some of Europe’s biggest and best water rides. They have Master Blaster and Flumes for the more daring swimmers but also a Wave Pool and a Lazy River where you can simply relax. You can also try yourself in surfing on the Flow River ride.

 

SPROAISPRAOI Children’s FunWorld

SPRAOI stands for Spectacular, Physical, Recreational, Action-packed, Outstanding, Inimitable. In other words: FUN! SPRAOI offers a maze of activities to keep children happy and physically active by crawling, climbing and exploring. This modern, state-of-the-art children’s world will keep your kids active for hours while you can enjoy your coffeewith a perfect view of everything that’s going. SPRAOI is for toddlers up to pre-teens.

 

Are you looking for more? Check KiddieMundo’s website where you can search for kid-friendly activities in Dublin (and other places) using various filters such as type of activity, recommended age and more.