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Things to do with the family in Dublin City

  • Mon, 8 Aug 2022

When it comes to a day out with the family, parents are forever looking for inspiration on things to do.

DublinTown has so many family friendly activities and there’s always something to do. We’ve complied a list of things to do with the family in Dublin City that will help keep those every exploring minds occupied.

GPO Witness History 

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

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Big Bus Dublin 

There’s no better way to explore Dublin City than on the Big Bus Dublin tour buses! 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. And for a limited time kids go free!


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.

National Leprechaun Museum

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 Disney Store

Create true magic and bring out your inner child with a trip to The Disney Store on Grafton Street! From stationary, toys and costumes there really is something for everyone!



BusyFeet & CoCo Cafe 

Stop in to BusyFeet & CoCo Cafe on the beautiful South William Street. With a delicious selection of sandwich’s, soup’s and coffees along with friendly faces and a gorgeous outdoor seating area.


Metro Cafe

Since 1996, Metro has served up fantastic coffee, great meals and friendly service at the historic location in the heart of Dublin city centre.



Murphys Ice Cream

Who doesn’t love ice cream? At Murphy’s they make real ice cream and memorable flavours that would put a smile on anyone’s face. Located in the heart of Dublin city centre on Wicklow street.



At Gino’s they have been in the business of making people happy through the art of ice cream for three generations. With a huge variety of flavours, you are truly spoilt for choice.



Viking Splash Tour

The Viking Splash Tour has been roaring around the city for 2 decades. This top attraction brings you on an adventure to unearth stories about medieval Dublin and it’s Viking heritage. You drive through the city roaring at unexpected passer by’s with your Viking Call, before the amphibious vehicle splashes into the Grand Canal Basin where you will see U2’s recording studios.



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