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Spending A Family Vacation In Dublin? 5 Fun Kid-Friendly Spots To Visit

Dublin is jam packed with plenty to do, including kid-friendly excursions. There’s a variety of ‘must-do’ offerings in the city to keep both the young and old well entertained.

So breathe in the fresh Autumnal air, hop on a bus or in the car as it’s only a short ride to experience all the interesting and fun kid-friendly activities around Dublin!

1. For a creative play for all ages: Imaginosity

Imaginosity is a child-centred space where kids and their parents can engage in creative play.

The exhibits are educationally designed to inspire learning through play, and it’s a massive hit with kids up to about ten years old. It’s also definitely worth booking in advance and sessions last two hours so make sure you get your full money’s worth.

2. For a unique interaction with marine life: Sea Life Bray

Just a short Dart or car ride away just on the Dublin border in Wicklow, Sea Life in Bray has loads of different marine life for the kids to enjoy including sea horses, black tip sharks and leopard sharks. For any kids tired of the zoo, this is an exciting alternative for them as they can get involved with feeding times and engage with the interactive rock pool.

There’s loads of great places to eat nearby including Platform Pizza right beside the Dart station who do great food and are super kid-friendly.

3. For a getaway close to nature: Airfield Estate

This working farm allows guests of all ages to learn about food, farming and nature in a relaxed urban setting in Dundrum. Kids can explore at Naturescape which includes an interactive play area for 4-12 year olds.

A zip wire, balance beams, climbing structure and willow tunnel are proving to be great additions to the estate.

Younger kids will be kept busy in the soft play area for 0-4 year olds and there is an imaginative play area for budding little ones to take on the role of being a farmer, gardener or chef at Airfield.

4. For a casual family day out: Dun Laoghaire Pier

If you head to Dun Laoghaire on a Sunday you can pop into the People’s Park for the delicious food market from 11am until 4pm. And plus there’s a fab kiddies play park too.

A lengthy walk on the Pier taking in the fresh sea air with the reward of an ice-cream from Teddy’s is the done thing when in Dun Laoghaire. There’s plenty to see and do, a great choice of Restaurants, galleries, shops and local history that’ll keep the whole family happy!

5. For a fun, splashy adventure: Aqua Zone at the National Aquatic Centre

AquaZone is the perfect family day out with raging water park adventures for the bigger kids and pirate play areas for the younger ones.  They’ve got something for everyone at the National Aquatic Centre including some of Europe’s biggest and best water rides!

AquaZone is one of Ireland’s most popular attractions and the emphasis is on fun for the whole family, young and old alike.

Author Bio: Katie McGarr is a daytime writer for Rochestown Lodge Hotel Dún Laoghaire, a modern hotel located 4km from the picturesque coastal towns of Dun Laoghaire, Killiney and Dalkey. When she’s not writing engaging articles about travel, food, and lifestyle, you can find her browsing travel OOTD inspirations on Pinterest. 

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