6 fun things to do in Dublin on your next family day out 11 months ago

6 fun things to do in Dublin on your next family day out

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Planning a day out with the kids? Here are some top picks for family fun in Dublin...

Itching to do something new this summer? We've got you covered. From farms to fairy trails, viking boats to vintage buses, here are some of the best new family friendly things to do in Dublin.

Newbridge House & Farm - Donabate, North Dublin

Set in 360 acres of wildflower meadows, Newbridge House and Farm is a wonderful family day out. Roam the Georgian mansion with its original furnishings, have fun on the farm saying hello to the animals and burn off energy in the adventure playground and on woodland walks.

This summer, there is a new upstairs-downstairs guided tour of Newbridge House, which takes you on an evocative journey through three centuries of Irish history as you enjoy some fine examples of Georgian architecture and beautiful period Irish furniture.

The Casino Model Railway Museum - Malahide, North Dublin


If your little ones love all things locomotive, then take them to the charming Casino Model Railway Museum, which has a new home in the beautifully restored Casino cottage in the heart of Malahide Village.

Choo-choose to spend some time admiring the miniature railway engines, wagons and carriages on a self-guided tour before heading outside to follow the fun Fairy Trail and visit the Butterfly House. Pack a picnic and enjoy lunch on the tranquil grounds surrounded by nature and the centuries-old thatched cottage.

Big Bus Dublin - Dublin City Centre to Howth

Make the most of the sunny weather by hopping on an open-top double-decker bus and heading out to the seaside village of Howth. A half-day Big Bus Coastal Tour is a scenic looped journey from Dublin to Howth and includes a guided walking tour of Howth cliffs and free time to explore the village. Tradition dictates that you must enjoy fish and chips on the harbour wall whilst soaking up the sea air and dodging seagulls.

Little Museum of Dublin - Stephen's Green, Dublin 2


The Little Museum of Dublin has teamed up with the Museum of Literature (MoLI)  to create The Big Little Treasure Hunt.  A fun family activity, this is a great adventure through time and space without having to leave St Stephen's Green.

Grab your map of the park and complete the treasure hunt by finding the answers where X marks the spot. As you explore the park, you'll learn about Irish history and have plenty of laughs along the way. Your treasure ticket also includes free entry to the MoLI and the Little Museum of Dublin. A great day full of culture and craic.

Vintage Tea Trips - Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Step onboard the 1950s double-decker Routemaster bus and step back in time to experience a taste of old-school Dublin. On a Vintage Tea Trip, you travel through the city to see the sights whilst tucking into a scrumptious afternoon tea — a veritable feast of delicious local foods from artisan producers. En route, your friendly, chatty hosts regale you with their favourite stories of Dublin, many of which you won't find in guidebooks, making this a truly unique way to experience the best food, drink and landmarks of the city.


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Dublinia - Christ Church, Dublin 2

Suitable for all ages, in Dublinia you follow in the footsteps of the Vikings. Discover what life was like aboard a Viking warship, learn new skills, try on warrior clothes, visit a smoky and cramped Viking house and hear the myths and mysteries surrounding these Scandinavian warriors.

Then, immerse yourself in the new audio-visual experience that follows the story of one man’s life growing up in Mediaeval Dublin. It's fascinating! Finish your visit by climbing up the 96 steps in the original Medieval tower to admire the spectacular views of the city.


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