Best Things to Do in Dublin with Kids

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Dublin a beautiful city, filled with fun for the whole family. Whether you’re looking to get out and about, or want to stay indoors there’s plenty to do. We are here to help narrow down the best things to do in Dublin with kids.

Dress Like a Local

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Before the fun begins, get your little ones dressed for the day in the comfiest of clothes from AA McEvoy kidswear. AA McEvoy is a luxury organics unisex kidswear store for years 3 and under. All clothes are made in Ireland and help keep your kid looking cute and feeling comfortable and cozy all day. Once everyone is dressed for a great day out, go explore some of these great Dublin attractions. (Psst…did you know GirlCrew Premium members get an exclusive discount?)

Unleash Your Imagination

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One of the best things for kids under 9 to do while in Dublin is the Imaginosity Children’s Museum. Let your child’s creativity roam free in the wonderful interactive world of Imaginosity. They believe in the philosophy of “hand-on, minds-on,” where kids can have fun while learning and making memories that will last. Imaginosity is a great things in Dublin to do with kids; you can spend the afternoon letting your little one have a great time and learn so many things. At a great low rate for the whole family, your kids can have a great day playing and learning in the many difference exhibits, classes, and workshops offered. From climbing up a spaceship or Rapunzel’s castle, to workshops in computers, arts, and more, there is something for your kids to love.

See a Show

Smock Alley Theatre is a hidden gem of Dublin. Spend a few hours seeing a production the whole family will love, like School for Dinosaurs or The Comedy of Errors. If you are looking for the fun to last a little longer, enroll your older kids in a summer camp offered by the Smock Alley Theatre. Kids will love spending the week in the Smock Alley School of Magic, by world renowned magician Colm Dawson. Colm Dawson will share some of his secrets he learned over his 20 years of practice with tricks and illusions; from card magic, mind reading, coin tricks, optical illusions, and more amazing secrets your kids will love!

Roar Like Vikings

Explore the best sights of Ireland on land and sea with Viking Splash Tours. The entire family will have an absolute blast seeing the main attractions, while rocking some fun viking hats along the way. The Viking guides provide entertaining commentary from their fantastic staff, exciting information on some of Dublin city’s great history, and ensuring a thrilling tour for all ages. Some of the sights include boating around the Dublin Docklands, Christ Church Cathedral, Trinity College, and many more stops along the way. This tour is definitely one of the most fun things to do in Dublin with kids.

Visit the Deer

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Spend the day exploring the largest enclosed park in any capital city of Europe. Rent a bike to ride around for a few hours seeing all of the park. Bike past the Phoenix Monument, Prehistoric Burial Chamber, the People’s Garden, Ashtown Castle and Demesne, and the Victorian Walled Kitchen Garden, and more to explore. After working up an appetite on the bike ride, grab a cup of tea and pastries at the tea house while you watch your kids roam around the big, beautiful park amongst the wildlife. If you’re lucky you might also see the wild deer that roam the park – but remember, to keep your distance.

Dublin Zoo

After grabbing some food at the tea house, walk on over to the Dublin Zoo for a fun filled afternoon. See over 400 animals small and large from turtles to elephants, and everything in between. The Dublin Zoo just recently welcomed three adorable California sea lion pups, and they are a must see! Your kids will have a blast learning about all the different species as well as exploring every inch of Dublin’s most popular family attraction.

Like our suggestions of things to do in Dublin with kids? Have more great ideas? Let us know in the comments below! Looking for more things to do in Dublin? We know some really interesting things to see and do, from our local perspective. And while some of these companies are #friends we’re friends with them because we love them. If you want even more tips, join the Dublin GirlCrew group to meet up with some of the amazing women who call this city home!

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6 comments

  1. I travel with my kids most of the time, We have never been to Dublin, but you iterated a lot of fun stuff. Imaginosity sounds interesting. I’ll bookmark this for future reference.

  2. Dublin is one of the places on my bucket list and rather than have a tour guide, I can print your blog and take it with me instead! Looks like there’s a lot to see and do there. My favorite thing, however, would probably be the zoo! 🙂

  3. I don’t know what it is but I have begun collecting ‘Things to do’ in places articles so this came at right time. I have traveled and lived in a few countries (heck I moved to Australia for good 2 decades ago over a chat) but I have to travel so many before. I hope to cover at least 50 nations before I am gone!

  4. I travel with my kids most of the time. Yet, I haven’t been to Dublin. But will definitely use this as a reference. The Imaginosity sounds interesting!

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