Bringing the children to Dublin but not sure what’s on offer? Here’s our handy guide to the city’s best daytrips and attractions positively bursting with kids appeal.
A hop-on hop-off open top bus tour is a great way to get your bearings. Grab a top deck pew and choose which of the many en route attractions you want to explore. Tickets are valid 24hrs so you can return the next day to complete the tour. Combine this with a Dublin Pass and get free entry into thirty attractions.
Make the most of your bus ticket and Dublin Pass with a trip to the magnificent expanse of Phoenix Park. Watch deer saunter leisurely by as you enjoy a picnic on the lawns, then head to Dublin Zoo for a train ride through the African Plains and the wonders of every continent.
Back in the city centre, junior warriors get to wear Viking hats and roar at passers-by as they ride through the streets – and into the water – on a Viking Splash Tour amphibious DUK. Afterwards, stay in Viking mode with a visit to Dublinia and see how locals lived in medieval times.
The ARK Cultural Centre for Children in Temple Bar is the first of its kind in Europe and a truly delightful arts experience for ages 3-14. Junior culture vultures should also head to the Lambert Puppet Theatre in Dun Laoghaire and catch a Saturday afternoon performance.