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7 Family Things to do in DublinTown

  • Fri, 1 Sep 2017

**Updated January 2019

When it comes to the weekend, families are forever looking for inspiration on things to do. So let DublinTown help with 7 suggestions for places to visit in the city centre to help keep little minds occupied.

GPO Witness History

Dublin One

Immerse yourself in this highly engaging exhibition which puts you right inside the GPO during Easter Week in 1916.

Do Dublin

Dublin One

There’s no better way to explore Dublin City than on the famous green Hop-on, Hop-off tour bus! As well as taking in all the big attractions this tour also includes some of the lesser known gems in the city. You can jump on at O’Connell Street, Dublin One.

Little Museum of Dublin

The Little Museum of Dublin is located at Stephens Green and really what child doesn’t love the museum. They have worksheets for kids of all ages and there are lots of fun things to do throughout the building.

The Ark

The Ark is Ireland’s only venue exclusively dedicated to producing high quality cultural programmes for children aged 2 to 12. Here, in a unique building designed specifically for them, children explore everything from theatre, music and literature to painting, film, dance and more.

National Leprechaun Museum

Dublin One

Enter the enchanting world of the Leprechaun with a visit to the National Leprechaun Museum! Explore this fascinating space with the help of one of the museum’s engaging storytellers. Enter via Jervis Street, Dublin One to commence your adventure full of myths and legends!

(Please note children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. This experience is not suitable for some younger children).


Dublin One

Escape to another world or even another planet at Cineworld, Parnell Street! Screenings take place throughout the day, every day, with something for everyone.

The National Wax Museum

Having recently moved to it’s new location on Westmoreland St, the all new National Wax Museum Plus has even more to see and do. The little ones will be enchanted at the kid’s zone while the young adults will be measured on the fear factor through the Horror Hotel, while also taking in some history and seeing their favourite celebs!

The above are just a few of the many things you can do in Dublin’s City Centre. Don’t forget to check out What’s On section for regular family activities happening in the city at different times.

With all these activities your little ones may get a bit peckish so click here for some suggestions on where to eat