Things to do in Dublin with Kids
From live animals at the Zoo to some past animals at NMI Natural History, from quirky boat tours to learning about farms and animals, there’s plenty for families to do and to explore in Ireland’s capital city.
There’s plenty of public transport options for getting around, you can use the Luas or the DART or one of Dublin’s buses, or even go for a hop on and off Guided Bus Tour that goes around Dublin.
Many of the places on our list of favourite things to do in Dublin with kids are also within walking distance of each other.
Under 4s go free on the Luas, under 5s go free on DART services, and both often do Kids Go Free offers during summer season.
#1. Dublin Zoo
We know we said this list wasn’t in order, but top of any family’s list for a visit to Dublin should be the Zoo.
See the giraffes & zebras in the African plains, elephants in the rainforest; there are monkeys, chimps, tigers, lions and penguins, to name just a few of the amazing animals that live at Dublin Zoo.
You can save up to 15% by prebooking your ticket.
#2. Take a Splash with Viking Splash Tours
Take an unforgettable journey around Dublin by land and water in vintage WWII amphibious vehicles, the Dukws. Viking Splash Tours is a great way to learn about the history and sites of Dublin City.
A costumed Viking tour guide will lead you on a fun (and a little bit wet!) experience through the streets of the city.