A city break to Dublin is full of fun, attractions, and plenty of Guinness! If you’re travelling with the kids, then you will no doubt want to know what you can do to keep the little darlings occupied, whilst also seeing all of the sights and experiences Dublin has to offer.
City breaks aren’t the cheapest things in the world, however if you can grab a bargain on your hotel, you’ll have more to spend whilst you’re there. You can easily find budget accommodation in Dublin, five star hotels, B&Bs, as well as hostels, and it’s just a case of searching. Hotel Direct offers a large range of accommodation.
Once you’re in Dublin, what exactly can you do to keep the little ones happy and occupied?
Dublin Zoo – Most cities have one, and Dublin is no different. 400 different animals will keep your little ones occupied and happy, and the educational element is there too, meaning you can learn all about conservation.
Dublinia – An interactive exhibition where you can learn all about ye olde days, this particular attraction features three different areas – Viking Dublin, Medieval Dublin and History Hunters. Each of these feature fun but educational activities.
Viking Splash Tours – This is a great way to see the main sights, whilst learning about it all too, and Viking-themed bus drivers will make the kids laugh as well. Taking in most of South Dublin City, you’ll sit in comfort as the best sights pass by you.
Liffy River Cruises – A 45 minute boat trip is sure to put a smile on the kids’ faces, and again this is a good way to see the sights in relative comfort. This is also an all year around attraction, so even if it’s freezing, get wrapped up and head out onto the river.
Surfdock Watersports – Just because you’re in the middle of a city, it doesn’t mean that you can’t get active and find a bit of adrenaline excitement. Surfdock Watersports offer children’s lessons in windsurfing, paddle boarding, kitesurfing and kayaking.
Sea Safari – Jump on a boat and experience a sea safari of Dublin Bay. This is a fun experience, with plenty of activities and attractions on board to keep the kids occupied, whist you take in the sights.
Of course, Dublin has the usual shopping, night-life and restaurants to explore, and plenty of the good old Irish craic, but these suggested activities will mean your kids are happy and active whilst you’re enjoying the hospitality.