Looking for things to do in Dublin with your family during your stay in this beautiful Irish city? Whatever your reason for staying in Dublin, whether it’s for business or pleasure, if you have your family with you, you’ll want them to enjoy themselves. But don’t worry, because we’ve done the hard work for you and compiled our own list of must see venues during your stay in Dublin.
Read on to see how you can keep yourself and your family busy in Dublin:
One of the most famous zoos in the world, Dublin Zoo opened in the early half of the 19th century. It was originally founded as a private society and was for use by anatomists and physicists only. There are many fascinating mammals and birds here that both you and your family will enjoy. You’ll find Dublin Zoo in Phoenix Park, and finding your way there, either by car or bus is easy.
The beautiful Botanic Gardens of Ireland are to be found not far from Dublin City Centre, and there’s no entrance fee either, there are many beautiful plants and flowers to see as well as some amazing wrought iron glasshouses. Well worth a visit.
If you’ve ever thought about trying roller skating, then while you’re in Dublin, try it. Its tremendous fun and don’t worry about whether the shoes don’t fit, Spin Roller in Dublin have a variety of sizes up to and including a size 14 and starting from a junior size 9. There’s a great sound system, and you can have your birthday party or hen/stag night here too. You’ll find Spin Roller Skating down the Long Mile Road.
A great indoor karting arena with plenty to challenge even the most seasoned karting driver. There are 3 indoor circuits and you can try all of them. There’s great facilities and a fully trained team of drivers to help you. Come along and have the time of your life with Kylemore Karting – you’ll find them on Kylemore Industrial Estate, Killeen Road.
A great chocolate experience with Butlers, where you can actually try the chocolate, buy it and also see how it is made, a great day out, especially if you love chocolate. You’ll find Butlers at Clonshaugh Business Park.
A set of climbing walls that will help you to become more equipped to climb outdoors, or just give you the experience of climbing in a safe environment with trained staff. All safety techniques are taught so you can climb with confidence. You’ll find the Dublin Climbing Centre at North Park on North Road.
Fancy a family adventure in the forest, well you’ll get it with Zipit Forest Adventures. Here you’ll find a variety of outdoor activities that will feed your adrenalin, and keep you busy for quite some time, in the most original and fun way. The whole place is run beautifully and ethically by the staff, and everyone is taken care of so they have a great time in a safe environment. Go to Tibradden Wood and that’s where you’ll find Zipit Forest Adventures.
This is a rather novel indoor themed mini golf venue that promises a great deal of fun for everyone. There’s an 18 hole crazy golf course with a South American theme, hence the rainforest, where all age groups are catered for at this great venue. You can organise birthdays, outings, and team building exercises here as well as school trips. All in all its great family fun. You’ll find it at Unit 6, Dundrum South in Dundrum Town Centre.
So there you have it, some great things to do in Dublin with your kids. We hope you enjoy your time in Dublin and hope that the venues we’ve chosen are a great way for you to spent time together as a family.