|Days Out in and around Dublin
|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 More details.
|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.
|Imaginosity, Dublin Children's Museum, The Plaza, Beacon South Quarter, Sandyford At
Imaginosity, we believe children learn best when having fun, and we champion the ‘hands-on,
minds-on’ philosophy that encourages all visitors to get involved and have fun while
learning. With three floors of interactive play all focused on creating fun filled spaces for
children to play and learn, there is something for everyone. Mid-term week is jammed full of
workshops, interactive sessions and special guest appearances to keep our young visitors
entertained. Story-time takes place daily in the in-house theatre. More details.
|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.
|Blessingbourne Estate Mountain Biking, Co. Tryone. It's 2 hours from Dublin but
worth an overnight trip. A 550 acre country estate and working farm with 5 courtyard
apartments offering luxury self catering accommodation. Features a 14km Mountain Bike
Trail with a selection of trails to challenge every ability from family fun to the more serious
mountain bike riders who wish to test and improve their skills. Great fun pump track at the
start of the trails. Check out the video of the trails on youtube. Bike rental available, or bring
your own. Also on site is a playground and a tennis court and plenty of cats, chickens and
peacocks roaming around. More details.
|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 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 sit
among nature at its best. Family ticket up to 4 children is €29.50, under 5's are free. More
|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. More details.
|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.
|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.