Top 10 Things To Do with Kids in Dublin

Planning a visit with the family to Dublin? Or looking for new things to do? Here's our Top 10 Things to Do With Kids in Dublin:

#1. Visit a world of animals at Dublin 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. 


#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 spellbinding experience through the streets of the city.

#3. Discover Imaginosity

There is something for every little person at Imaginosity, Ireland’s first interactive museum for children under ten. Get creative in the art studio and on the kid’s stage. Join in the building fun in the construction company or climb the Imaginosity climber.


#4. Step Back in Time at Dublinia

And continue the Viking theme with a visit to Dublinia and The Viking World, this award winning cultural centre brings to life medieval Dublin in the time of the Vikings.

#5. Get Cultural at The Ark

Check out what’s on at The Ark, Europe’s first cultural centre for children, located in Temple Bar. It boasts a great programme of events for kids with lots of activities to promote cultural stimulation from art, music theatre and architecture.

#6. Take a stroll up Grafton Street

Llisten to the buskers and watch the street performers. St Stephen’s Green lies at top of the street. Horse and carriages are available for hire outside the green to tour around the area. The green has beautiful gardens, a large playground and bring some bread for the ducks!

#7. Visit one of Dublin's National Museums

Dublin has 3 museum’s – Decorative Arts & History, Natural History & Archaeology.  Entry to the National Museums of Ireland is free and there are ongoing family events and workshops to enjoy throughout the year, especially on school & national holidays.


#8. Hop on and off one of the Guided Bus Tours

Kids love the open topped buses and tickets can be used all day, great for seeing all the sights and getting round town.

#9. Visit the only puppet theatre in Ireland!

The famous Lambert Puppet Theatre performs magical stories and fairytales sure to enchant children of all ages.

#10. Travel on the Luas

Take the Luas, the kids think its great even when you aren't going anywhere!  They have a great offer on at the moment – Kids Go Free on Weekends!  This offer is only on until the end of April so hurry to take advantage of it!!  As an extra bonus if you are coming to Dublin from the N7, parking at Cheeverstown Luas Park + Ride (Exit 2 off the N7) is also free until the end of May. There has never been a better time to travel on Luas, so bring the kids on board!

Do you have a favourite place to take kids in Dublin?  Share it with us in the comments below.

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This website was created by Jill Holtz and Michelle Davitt, both of whom are mothers of young children. Jill and Michelle decided to create this resource themselves, and launched in 2007.