With its many unique family attractions and plentiful green space, Dublin offers as much for kids as it does for grown ups. From children's theatres to amazing interactive museums, there are countless options for immersing yourself in the city's culture, while ensuring that little ones are kept entertained. What's more, with so many fantastic holiday lettings spread across the city, now is the ideal time to discover Dublin with the kids.
Located in the Temple Bar district, The Ark hosts concerts, theatre performances and exhibitions aimed at children. It opened in 1995 and is a space for children aged between 2 and 12 to learn about the world and explore their creativity. There are shows on almost every day so check the website to find out about productions during your holiday.
A visit to Dublinia will introduce the whole family to the history of Ireland. Find out about the Vikings and medieval Dublin through storytelling and interactive displays, as well as getting to climb St. Michael's Tower. You can also access Christ Church Cathedral and its famous crypt via a Gothic walkway at the end of your tour.
The Leprechaun Museum takes you on a trip to the "Otherworld". Learn about the mythology of Ireland on a story-filled adventure while you explore dark tunnels, massive chairs, caves and ponds within this unique museum. There are plenty of fun photo opportunities here and younger children are especially enchanted by the fairy world that is creatively portrayed.
For a guaranteed hit with the kids, take a tour of the waterways and major sites of Dublin on an amphibious vehicle from World War 2, with Viking Splash tours. You'll learn about Trinity College, St. Patrick's College, the government buildings and more while the energetic guides keep children entertained throughout. This exciting tour takes just over an hour and fifteen minutes.