Take the kids to Dublin this Half TermFebruary 9, 2015 5:41 pm
Are you stuck with what to do with the kids this half term? You’ve only got a week to think of something – so how about we make it easy for you: take the kids to Dublin! Dublin’s a great city, and it can be just as fun for kids as it can be for adults (perhaps not in the same way…) In pint-sized proportions the city is the perfect size for those with little legs – and even though the city is packed with culture they may not be old enough to appreciate, there are plenty of fun child-friendly popular attractions and things to do in Dublin to make a fun-filled half term.
Here are our top family picks:
Dublin Zoo is the city’s most popular family attraction and home to over 400 animals, there are plenty of furry friends to keep the kids amused for hours. Dublin Zoo is nestled in Phoenix Park, housing animals of the African Savannah to Asian elephants; as well as a Gorilla Rainforest. Take part in daily feedings and talks, too, great for the kids to learn from as well. Dublin Zoo is a great place of conservation to teach the kids about wildlife and exotic and endangered animals.
Rainforest Adventure Golf
Who doesn’t love a bit of crazy golf? Rainforest Adventure Golf just out of Dublin city centre is a must-do with the kids. This 18 hole crazy golf course is fun – and free with the Dublin Pass! Putt your way around the course, through the Aztec temples and around the Mayan world, and if you dare, there’s the 19th Jungle Temple hole to challenge yourself with at the end, too. If you manage to get a hole-in-one you’ll be entered to win a prize… Go on if you’re feeling lucky!
Airfield Farm is one of the most ecologically and socially important farms in Dublin. Having started as the Overend family’s private farm in 1894, Airfield was always involved with charitable work and giving, especially during the years of the food poverty. Now it’s a 38 acre farm open to the public where you can go and see the daily milking of their Jersey cows; you can see the vegetables being planted in their yards and see the fresh egg collections at 10am, too. Airfield is a great place to get the kids involved in an interactive and hands-on way and get them learning about nature and animals.
Wax Museum Plus
Meet your Hollywood heroes and sporting icons at the Wax Museum Plus. Irish legends of all ages are brought into their wax-work worlds, to recreate a bit of history for you. If you want something to remember your visit by, jump into the Green Room and superimpose yourself into your favourite band, or meeting your icon! The Chamber of Horrors is another must-see, but perhaps not for the tiny tots, as it’s home to some of history’s most scary characters!
Croke Park Stadium Tour
Which kid wouldn’t want to access all areas of one of the greatest sporting landmarks in Dublin? Croke Park Stadium Tour opens up the tales of the victories and defeats of the National Gaelic Football Team and National Hurling Teams. Teach your kids the rules of this unique game and let them enjoy a backstage through the dressing rooms to get that VIP feel. If you want to carry on the sporting theme, Aviva Stadium tour is another one to visit if you’re a fan of rugby, too!