You’re in luck! Dublin is not just a city filled with beautiful views, rolling hills, and delicious beer. It’s also a place to engage kids of all ages! Read on to discover the 7 lucky attractions for families in the heart of Ireland! 


1.     Take a Double Decker Bus Tour

What better way to see the city of Dublin than on the top of an open-air double decker bus? These busses allow you to hop off at different attractions, stay as long as you’d like, and get back on. It’s a great way to get to know the city better, and the kids will love the views! In addition, they give you a coupon book so discounts are everywhere! The tour guides are very informative and funny, so the whole family is sure to enjoy it.

2.     Visit the Dublin Zoo

A must-see when visiting Dublin! Located in Phoenix Park, the zoo was recently voted the most popular attraction in Ireland. With over 600 animals, it’s a great way for the kids to learn about different species. Stop by the Meerkat Café, where you can get a bite to eat while watching the Meerkats trough the glass. It will keep the kids busy for hours!

3.     Take a Viking Splash Tour of Dublin

A new and exciting way to see the city by both land and water! You’ll get to see the main sights of Dublin while riding in a World War II vehicle with you Viking guide. They take you on an hour and fifteen minute tour and leave out of Stephens Green. The kids will love the ride and the Viking guides will have them in fits of laughter.

4.     Visit the Ark -Children’s Cultural Center

In the heart of Dublin’s Temple Bar lies a place where children ages 2-12 can explore dance, art, music, theater, literature and more. They have workshops, expositions and performances but every visit they will have something new and different. It’s a unique hands-on experience that will be well worth the visit!

5.     Trinity College Dublin- Book of Kells

Take a journey back in time by visiting Trinity College. The cobblestone streets will make your family feel as though they are living in the 18th Century, when the old library was built. It’s a good learning experience for your little bookworms. It even has over 200,000 books from many years ago. If your kids still aren’t sold, people say it reminds them of Hogwarts!

6.     Visit Dublinia

With three different interactive exhibitions, your kids can learn all about Medieval era in Dublin. They can even meet a Viking! Both you and your kids will leave knowing more about the Irish before the country was what it is today. Its not just educational for the little ones, adults will also learn too! Go on a guided tour to learn even more fun facts about medieval times!

7.     Visit Airfield Farm

A lovely farm to take the family to on a sunny day! There are lots of farm animals, like goats and cows, for the children to interact with. The friendly staff can take you around for thirty minutes to explore the beautiful gardens and expansive land. There are a variety of play areas for kids that blend in to the landscape, in addition to classrooms that allow you to learn about cooking and other topics.


As you stroll through the city take note of the picturesque cobblestone streets and the statues of many famous writers. To end your day, don’t forget to eat some local Irish cuisine at one of the many chip shops! It’s a great place to have an authentic Irish meal with your family.

For the young in age and young at heart, Dublin will have you clicking your heels with the luck of the Irish!