Things to do in Dublin for Teenagers and Older Kids


May 14, 2014

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Are you looking for activities for teenagers in Dublin? Need some ideas for tweens in Dublin? Here’s our Mykidstime Things to do in Dublin for Teenagers and Older Kids, in no particular order!!

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#1. Croke Park

Visit Croke Park to see the GAA Museum, Croke Park Stadium Tour or the Etihad Skyline.  The Croke Park Stadium Tour offers an in-depth behind the scenes look at one of the most historic and modern sporting arenas in the world.  The GAA Museum has opened a new Hall of Fame – sure to keep your GAA lovers happy!  Walk 44 metres above the ground to take in panoramic views of the Irish capital and find out more about Dublin’s key landmarks on the Etihad Skyline.

#2. The Science Gallery

The Science Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin 2 is a world first. A new type of venue where today’s white-hot scientific issues are thrashed out and you can have your say. Events and exhibitions change regularly with many suitable for future scientists!

Makeshop by Science Gallery is a collaborative workshop space where you can learn everything from cross stitching to diy robotics from origami to 3d printing.

#3. National Aquatic Centre

National Aquatic Centre – A whole host of exciting features ensures that there is lots of family fun, thrills – and something for everyone, especially at Aquazone. Be sure to try the Flow Rider & Master Blaster rides!

#4. Museums and Galleries

Entry to the National Museums of Ireland is free and there are ongoing events and workshops to enjoy. In Dublin we are lucky to have 3 National Museum of Ireland on our doorstep: Decorative Arts & History, Natural History, Archaelogy.

Visit the National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2, who hold regular events. See the collection of Irish and European Art. Admission is Free!

Kilmainham Gaol Visit Ireland’s largest unoccupied gaol. Leaders of the rebellions of 1798, 1803, 1848, 1867 and 1916 were detained here. Such names as Robert Emmet, Charles Stewart Parnell, leaders of the 1916 Rising and DeValera are associated with the Gaol. Attractions include a major exhibition detailing the political and penal history of the prison and its restoration. The tour of the prison includes an audio-visual show.

Catch some contemporary art at Irish Museum of Modern Art or Hugh Lane Gallery

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#5. Butlers Chocolate Experience


Ever wondered what really goes on behind the doors of a chocolate factory? Visit Butlers Chocolate Experience to find out. Book your visit online and save 10%.

#6. Dublin Cinemas

Who doesn’t love popcorn and a good movie?

Many Dublin Cinemas have discounted movie screenings on early showings.

See what’s on at some of the following North Dublin Cinemas: Odeon Blanchardstown & Coolock, Movies @ Swords, Cineworld Parnell St, IMC Santry, Savoy Cinema O’Connell St & Screen Cinema D’olier St.

& South Dublin cinemas: IMC Tallaght, Vue Liffey Valley, Ormande Stillorgan, IMAC Dun Laoghaire or Movies @ Dundrum.

#7. Jump Zone

Jump Zone is an trampoline park located in Stillorgan and  in Santry, Dublin. It offers a number of trampoline activities including open jumping, Trampoline Dodge ball, and trampoline Aerobics on its wall to wall trampolines.

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#8. Leisureplex

Leisureplex have 4 venues in Dublin: Coolock, Stillorgan, Blanchardstown and Tallaght. Each offers Bowling, Quasar, & Pool/Snooker which are more suitable for an older child. Leisureplex Coolock also has an indoor Ice Skating Rink. They cater for parties, groups and events and have prices to suit all budgets.

#9. Awesome Walls Climbing Centre

Awesome Walls is one of the largest and most modern indoor climbing centres in Europe, suitable for 6 to 16 year olds.  Enjoy 2 hours rock climbing with an experienced instructor and meet new friends.

#10. National Botanic Gardens

If your tween or teen is interested in plants, or even birds or insects, The National Botanic Gardens have a great programme of events.

Looking for more ideas? Check out our article with 50 Things for your Teen to do this Summer.

Do you have a favourite place to go in Dublin with teenagers and older kids? Share it in the comments below.



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Published On: May 14th, 2014 / Categories: Things To Do / Last Updated: June 17th, 2019 / Tags: , /

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