Days Out in and around Dublin
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Dublinia, Christchurch.  A great family day out and one of Dublin’s top visitor attractions with three
exciting exhibitions; Viking Dublin, Medieval Dublin and History Hunters Exhibition.  An exciting, fun and
contemporary way for all ages to learn and experience Old Dublin's sights, sounds, and smells!.  Open
every day from 10am to 5pm with guided tour at 2.30pm daily.  Can
book online or drop in.  €24 for family of
2 adults and 2 children.  March to September Daily: 10am–6.30pm (Last entry 5.30pm), October to February
Daily: 10am–5.30pm (Last entry 4.30pm).  
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Tara's Palace Museum of Childhood, Powerscourt House, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow.  The
magical miniature world of Tara’s Palace Museum of Childhood is yours to explore at Powerscourt House.
The Museum is home to Ireland’s Largest Period Doll House, which includes a collection of dolls, antique
toys and other dolls houses. Perfect for all ages from 5 to 105.  Family Admission is only €12 for the whole
family.  Click
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Wakedock Cable Wakeboarding,  Sunday mornings from May to September, 10am to 12pm.  
and off peak on weekdays.  2 hours of Cable Wakeboarding with up to 7 other children (8-13 yrs or 14-17
yrs).   Cable Wakeboarding is where the wakeboard cable replaces the boat and pulls the rider along a
course.  It's perfect for beginners to learn wakeboarding because if they fall, the operator can drive the
handle back to them and they can get up again right there.  It's also ideal for more advanced riders to
practice their tricks and hit the obstacles.  €15.  Ph: (01) 6643883.  
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Nurney Lakes Fishing and Farm Park, Nurney, Co. Kildare (only 7 minutes from Kildare
Village Outlet Shopping).  A great family day out, with fishing lakes, a farm and a fun park.  Fun park has
sandboxes, ride-on toy tractors, climbing frame, swings and more.  Our farm has donkeys, Vietnamese pot
bellied pigs, jacob sheep, zwartbles, cows, chickens, ponies and rabbits.  There are two well stocked lakes
(for fly fishing or bait fishing), with rainbow trout and a number of specimen fish, for catch and release, or
purchase.  Suitable for  juniors, families and experts.  Outdoor and indoor picnic areas, snack bar for tea,
coffee and snacks and toilet facilities (including disabled access facility) are available.  Entry is €15 for
Family of 4 (excludes fishing rates).   Booking is advised for fishing, especially at weekends.  Ph: 087 222
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The Irish National Stud, Kildare.  Have a great family day out at the Irish National Stud, the
Japanese Gardens,  Fiachra's Garden and the Horse Museum.  Take a 35 minute tour of the stud, visit the
museum and stroll through St. Fiachra’s Garden, which has 4 acres of woodland & lakeside walks.  The
World famous Japanese Gardens, tell the story of the Life of Man, from the Cradle to the Grave.  The
paddocks are close by so you may see foals running freely with their Mothers.  Dine in the restaurant or
bring your own picnic and browse our very unique gift shop.  Family ticket up to 4 children is €29.50, under
5's are free.  
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The Irish National Stud
The National Wax Museum Plus, Temple Bar.  Visit the re-designed museum that is magical for
children (and adults!).  The Children's Fantasy World is a dream world featuring pillars painted like cake
and sweets, a tunnel of four worlds and their favourite wax figures such as the Simpsons and Harry Potter.  
In the Wax Factor studio, they can use the green screen technology to make their own YouTube video. You
will love the Hall of Irish Legends, the Grand Hall, the Irish Heroes of Discovery and of course the Chamber
of Horrors.  Open 7 days 10am -6.15pm    
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Go Kids Go, Coolmine Industrial Estate.   Great Indoor fun for children up to 12 years.  The
Adventure softplay area with 3 lane astra slide, giant balls and ball cannon, will challenge and exercise your
children (while you relax in our cafe).  Also features go karts, indoor soccer, disco and arts and crafts.  
Parent and toddler morning is Mon to Fri, 10am to 12.30pm for €5 and includes you, your child and a tea or
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Phoenix Park Bike Hire, Phoenix Park Gate, Chesterfield Ave, ( stop 16 of the Dublin Tour bus
route).  Explore the new cycle friendly Park, with 20km of cycle paths.  We have a range of great bikes, from
kiddies, to ladies mountain bikes, hybrids, tag-alongs, baby seat, baby carriers, all the way to carbon fibre
racing bikes.  Great for families - try a  tandem bike with your child.  Prices for single bike from €5 for 2
hours.  To book a bike, phone 086-26 56 258 or email  
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Imaginosity, Dublin Children's Museum, The Plaza, Beacon South Quarter, Sandyford.  A unique
child-centred creative space for children up to 9 years of age, and their families.  Includes 2.5 floors of
interactive exhibits, educationally designed to inspire life-long learning through play.  Meet the Eco Badger
up on the roof garden, learn about how the unique 'green' building works and make your way up the Climber
past the Wizard's Lair and the Rocket Ship to Rapunzel's Castle.  
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Dublin Zoo, Phoenix Park.  Ireland’s most popular family attraction, the 28 hectare park in the heart of
Dublin is home to some 400 animals, where education and conservation combine for an exciting and
unforgettable experience! While you are there, visit the new Play Forest, guaranteed to have your children
climbing, swinging and sliding! The new Play Forest is completely sheltered so it can be enjoyed in any
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Rainforest Adventure Golf, Dundrum Town Center.  All the skills of golf.  All the thrills of an
adventure!  Deep within the rainforest lie the ruins of two ancient civilisations. Hidden among them,
according to legend, are two incredible indoor 18-hole golf courses. Courses that snake through huge
crumbling temples, beneath statues to primitive gods and past sinister crystal skulls, leading to the
ultimate challenge—the Jaguar Temple. Have you and your friends got what it takes to triumph against the
odds? Family ticket only €28.  
More details.  Take part in the Rainforest Minigolf Open Championship”.  
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RainForest Adventure Golf
Pirates Village, Pirates Village Liffey Valley Shopping Centre and Swords village, (between Swords
Central & The Pavilions Shopping centre).  A “pop-up” play-zone with themed, custom-made inflatables, for
children aged 1 to 10 yrs. Includes a ship-wrecked galleon,a mega slide, pirate’s assault course, thunder
valley cars, bumper boats and water walker zorb balls. Open from 10am to 6pm weekdays and from 11am
to 7pm weekends.  From €5 per child, adults and under 1's go free, but must accompany child.  Sessions
are hourly, on the hour. Tickets can be bought at the box office. Birthday parties from €12 including food. .  
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Pirates Village
The Little Museum of Dublin, 15 St Stephen’s Green, 9.30 to 5pm.  This “much-loved museum”
(Rough Guide) tells the story of Dublin in the 20th Century.  Features over 5,000 artefacts in the collection,
as well as three floors of exhibition space and an acclaimed café in the basement.  Worksheets are
available at the museum for children of all ages and tour guides will help you and your children get the most
from your visit.  For schools, we run the 'I Love Dublin' classes, or your school can book a school tour
independently.  Family admission rate of €13 (2 adults and up to three children). Email:, (01) 6611000.  
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The Little Museum Dublin