Days Out in and around Dublin
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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.
 In fact the Irish National Stud has just welcomed over 100 new born foals so
far  and another 100 expected - a great time to of year to visit!
 Dine in the restaurant or bring your own picnic and sit
among nature at its best.  Family ticket up to 4 children is €29.50, under 5's are free.  
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Irish National Stud & Gardens
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
here for more
details.
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  Wax Hands is the new fun attraction
and that's exactly what it is - visitors can have a copy of their own hand model moulded in wax to take hope and keep!  
Children under 5 are free.  Open 7 days 10am -7pm    
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The National Wax Museum
THE ARK, Temple Bar    
The Ark is a unique, purpose-built cultural centre in the heart of Dublin's Temple Bar, where children aged 2 -12 can
explore theatre, music, literature, art, film, dance and more. Our programme of world class performances, exhibitions
and creative workshops changes every few weeks, so expect a different experience every visit!  For further information
on the most up-to-date events, timings, dates and on-line booking, click
HERE.
The Ark, Dublin
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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Imaginosity
Nurney Fishing Lakes & Farm Park, Nurney, Co. Kildare (only 7 minutes from Kildare Village Outlet
Shopping).  Pack the kids, pack the picnic and have a great fun, family day out at the Nurney Fishing Lakes & Farm
Park!   Try and catch a fish, see and pet the different farm animals (donkeys, Vietnamese pot bellied pigs, jacob
sheep, zwartbles, cows, chickens, ponies and rabbits),  followed by a play in our fun park, which has sandboxes,
ride-on toy tractors, climbing frame, play house, zip line, exciting indoor shed play area, swings and more.  Opening
hours: 10:30am-5pm (11:30 Sundays & Bank Holidays).   Ph: 087 222 1828.  
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Nurney Lakes
Dublinia, Christchurch, Dublin.  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.  Also see
Family Events page for Dublinia's latest monthly events. 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).  
More details.
Dublinia
Viking Splash Tours St Stephens Green North, Dublin 2. A must for anyone, especially for the kids,
to see and learn about the historical sights of Dublin, with the extra exciting element of getting to go in the water as
well.  One of Dublin's most exciting tours with Viking guides who will inform you, entertain you and ensure you will
have the best history lesson ever.  For awesome kids birthday parties, Viking Splash Tours are the best!  Click
HERE
for more details and on-line booking or call 7076000 to make a booking.
Viking Splash Tours
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 weather.
During Easter Dublin Zoo
has some fantastic Spring Workshops which the kids will love and on Sunday 5th April and Monday 6th April they
will have their Easter Egg-Stravanganza!
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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 coffee.  
More details.
Go Kids Go
The Little Museum of Dublin, 15 St Stephen’s Green, 9.30 to 5pm.  Children and families are welcome at
this “much-loved museum” (Rough Guide) which tells the story of Dublin in the 20th Century.  Features over 5,000
artefacts (some interactive)  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 €14 (2 adults and up to 2 children) and all children under 3 go free.
Email: bureau@littlemuseum.ie, (01) 6611000.  
More details.
The Little Museum Dublin

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