List of family friendly culture programs in or around Dublin
Airfield Farm House
  • Currently 5.00/5


Airfield Farm is a working farm in the heart of Dublin 14, close to Dundrum Shopping Centre. It has been completely refurbished in the past few years and it is continuously improving to offer a more and more complex experience for visitors. It is perfect for a family day out, but unlike many pet farms, it is worth visiting without kids as well, because it is really enjoyable for adults, too. In the estate, you can find an indoor and an outdoor play area: the former is suitable for toddlers ...
An Post Museum
  • Currently 4.50/5


Letters, lives and liberty is an exciting and (partly) interactive exhibition right in the heart of Dublin. "The exhibition explores the influence of the Post Office in Ireland and offers an insight into the role played by Post Office people in the development of Irish society over many years. From stamps and stamp collecting to An Post's copy of the 1916 Proclamation and the little known story of the staff who were actually in the GPO on Easter Monday, the exhibition is a unique way to learn ...
Aras an Uachtarain
  • Currently 4.00/5


Aras an Uachtarain is the residence of the president of Ireland. It is located in Phoenix Park and can be visited for free on each Saturday of the year. (However, check the website, because occassionally the residence might be closed.) If you want to explore this beautiful building, you can get your ticket in the Visitor Centre on a first-come, first-served basis on Saturday mornings. The tours start from the Visitor Centre and take about one hour, so if you think that your baby / child is not ...


Ardgillan Castle
  • Currently 4.00/5


We have already visited this place, so pictures & review is coming soon... :) ...
Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre
  • Currently 5.00/5


We have already visited this place, so pictures & review is coming soon... :) ...
Bord Gais Energy Theatre
  • Currently 3.00/5


Please check the theatre's website for child-friendly events! (And do not forget to take a walk around the theatre before / after the performance - it is fabulous, especially if it is already dark.) ...
Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre
  • Currently 5.00/5


Dalkey Castle is one of the hidden gems of County Dublin. Located between Dun Laoghaire and Killiney, it offers a perfect family programme on a rainy day. The place is comprised of a small castle, an early Christian Church and Graveyard, a modern Heritage Centre with interactive screens and a Writers’ Gallery. Every day of the week (apart from Tuesdays, when the castle is closed) there are guided tours that are interactive live theatre performances with costumed actors, offering an ...
Drimnagh Castle
  • Currently 5.00/5


Drimnagh castle is a Norman castle in South Dublin and it is the only moated castle remaining in Ireland. Although the website claims that the restoration work of the castle was completed in 1996, there is still a lot going on in the castle, although fortunately it is now open to the public on weekdays from 9 to 4. Nowadays the castle is maintained by a small group of dedicated FAS workers, who are ready to answer the visitors' curious questions. The yard and the garden of the castle can be ...


Dublin Castle
  • Currently 4.00/5


We have already visited this place, so pictures & review is coming soon... :) ...
Dublin Hop on Hop off Tours
  • Currently 5.00/5


"The Hop on Hop Off tour offers a fun day out for all the family. Experience all the attractions the city has to offer including Dublin Zoo, the National Gallery and the National Wax Museum Plus, Dublinia and more. The tour is perfect for families to discover the delights of Dublin." http://www.dublinsightseeing.ie/ Good news for families that two children under 14 travel for free with one paying adult and you can join anywhere along the route of the bus, at any of the 24 stops located near ...
Dublinia
  • Currently 5.00/5


Notes: €1 off with ...
Farmleigh House
  • Currently 4.00/5


We have already visited this place, so pictures & review is coming soon... :) ...
Garden of Remembrance
  • Currently 3.00/5


This beautiful and peaceful little garden in the city centre is a perfect place to talk your kids about all those who gave their lives for the freedom of the Irish nation. The large sculpture of the garden (Children of Lir) symbolises rebirth and resurrection. In the middle, there is a cross-shaped pond and from early spring until late autumn the garden is in full bloom. Although it is a lovely spot to escape from the madness of the city centre, when visiting it with your kids, try not to ...
Government Buildings
  • Currently 4.00/5


We have already visited this place, so pictures & review is coming soon... :) ...


House Number 29
  • Currently 5.00/5


We have already visited this place, so pictures & review is coming soon... :) ...
James Joyce Centre
  • Currently 5.00/5


Notes: €1 off adult entry with ...
James Joyce Tower and Museum
  • Currently 4.00/5


We have already visited this place, so pictures & review is coming soon... :) ...
Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum
  • Currently 0.00/5


Notes: 10% off with ...
Killruddery House
  • Currently 5.00/5


We have already visited this place, so pictures & review is coming soon... :) ...
Liffey River Cruises
  • Currently 5.00/5


Notes: 20% off with ...
Lullymore Heritage and Discovery Park
  • Currently 4.67/5


We have already visited Lullymore Heritage Park, so photos and review are coming ...
Malahide Castle and Garden exhibition
  • Currently 5.00/5


We have already visited this place, so pictures & review is coming soon... :) ...
National Gallery of Ireland
  • Currently 4.00/5


The National Gallery of Ireland is located conveniently in the heart of Dublin. The entrance is on Clare street, just a few minutes' walk from Grafton street or Merrion Square. Admission to the Gallery is free. Besides the fact that the whole building is wheelchair (and buggy) accessible, the National Gallery of Ireland is proud to be family-friendly in many other ways as well: for example its cafe (the stylish Wintergarden Cafe) has a small play area at the back and the Gallery provides a ...
National Library of Ireland
  • Currently 5.00/5


The National Library of Ireland’s main building is located in Kildare street, in the city centre. In this building you can find the Main Reading Room, the Microfilm Reading Room facilities, the Library's Genealogy Service, a seminar room, a cafe and a big exhibition area, where the current exhibition is about W. B. Yeats's work and life. Although toddlers and younger kids might not enjoy this exhibition very much, as it is quite interactive and lively, children over 6-7 might be mature ...
National Museum of Ireland - Archeology
  • Currently 4.50/5


We have already visited this place, so pictures & review is coming soon... :) ...
National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts and History - Collins Barracks
  • Currently 5.00/5


We have already visited this place, so pictures & review is coming soon... :) ...
National Museum of Ireland - Natural History
  • Currently 5.00/5


Dublin's Dead Zoo is located between the Goverment Buildings and the National Gallery, opposite Merrion Square. At the moment there are two exhibitions in the museum: on the ground floor visitors can find animals native to Ireland (Irish Fauna), while on the first floor they can see the Mammals of the World collection. Unfortunately there is no lift in the building, so the first floor is not wheelchair or buggy accessible. Besides the exhibitions, on the ground floor there is a small Disovery ...
National Print Museum
  • Currently 5.00/5


When we first visited the National Print Museum, our son was only about 1-year-old, so the stairs interested him much more that anything else in the museum. 2 years later we revisited the place and the difference was awesome. He was fascinated by the giant old machines (some of them are still working and can be tried out) and it was nearly impossible to separate him from his beloved perforating machine... However, if you visit the museum with a kid, it is an absolute must to check out the ...
National Transport Museum of Ireland
  • Currently 4.00/5


The National Transport Museum of Ireland is located near Howth Castle and it is not too far from the DART station, either. The museum owns Ireland's only comprehensive collection of public service and commercial road transport and thus visitors can explore about 60 vehicles under one roof. Due to safety reasons, climbing up the vehicles to see them closely is not allowed, so younger kids might find the museum a bit disappointing / boring, because it is not interactive at all. As the corridors ...
National Wax Museum Plus
  • Currently 4.50/5


First of all, please note that the museum has just been relocated, so from now on it can be found in Temple Bar. The entry is free for kids under 5, which is reasonable considering the fact that many young kids are afraid of wax figures finding them too scary. Personally I would not recommend the Chamber of Horrors to children at all, but some parts like the Wax World, the Enchanted Forest and the Wax Hands (where you can have a copy of your own hand molded in wax) can be interesting for ...
Pavilion Theatre
  • Currently 4.50/5


Please check the theatre's website for child-friendly events! (And don't forget to take a long stroll on the pier before or after the performance!) ...
Pearse Museum, St Endas Park
  • Currently 5.00/5


If you or your kids are interested in history, this museum is an absolute must-see. It is free to visit and it describes the role of the Pearse family in Irish history in a very thorough and inspiring manner. As the tour of the museum is self-guided, you can visit this former secondary school with the youngest kids as well, although be prepared that some parts of the museum are not wheelchair (buggy) accessible and if the littlies cannot sit for 20 minutes quietly you might miss the ...
Phoenix Park Visitor Centre
  • Currently 5.00/5


Phoenix Park Visitor Centre is located near the bigger playground of Phoenix Park. In the grounds of the Visitor Centre, there is a lovely cafe selling gorgeous cakes and coffees, but if you wish to have a delicious lunch after a long walk in Phoenix Park, you will not be disappointed either, as it is also possible in the courtyard. Opposite the Visitor Centre, near Ashtown Castle, there is a great, grassy picnic area with benches, while next to the Centre you can take a stroll in a lovely ...
Rathfarnham Castle
  • Currently 5.00/5


Please note that at the moment the castle is closed for renovation works. Update: The refurbished cafe was opened on the 17th October, 2015. ...
Russborough House
  • Currently 4.00/5


We have already visited this place, so pictures & review is coming soon... :) ...
Shaw Birthplace
  • Currently 4.00/5


As far as we know, the house / museum is currently ...
Skerries Mills
  • Currently 4.00/5


We have already visited this place, so pictures & review is coming soon... :) ...
Viking Splash Tours
  • Currently 4.50/5


Notes: €2 off with ...
Wicklows Historic Gaol
  • Currently 4.00/5


We have already visited this place, so pictures & review is coming soon... :) ...
Aviva Stadium
  • Currently 0.00/5


Avondale House
  • Currently 0.00/5


Bealieu House, Gardens and Car Museum
  • Currently 0.00/5


Belvedere House, Gardens and Park
  • Currently 0.00/5


Brú Na Boinne Vistor Centre
  • Currently 0.00/5


Butlers Chocolate Experience
  • Currently 0.00/5


Casino Marino
  • Currently 0.00/5


Castletown House
  • Currently 4.00/5


Chester Beatty Library
  • Currently 0.00/5


Chocolate Warehouse
  • Currently 0.00/5


Croke Park Stadium Tours
  • Currently 0.00/5


DLR Lexicon Library
  • Currently 4.00/5


Dublin City Hall
  • Currently 0.00/5


Dublin Fire Brigade Museum
  • Currently 0.00/5


Dublin Road Train
  • Currently 0.00/5


Dublin Writers Museum
  • Currently 4.00/5


EPIC Ireland
  • Currently 0.00/5


Giddy Studio
  • Currently 0.00/5


Glasnevin Museum
  • Currently 0.00/5


Glencree Visitor Centre
  • Currently 0.00/5


Greenan Farm, Museum and Maze
  • Currently 0.00/5


Howth Express
  • Currently 0.00/5


Howth Vintage Radio Museum
  • Currently 4.00/5


Hugh Lane Municipial Gallery
  • Currently 0.00/5


Irish Museum of Modern Art
  • Currently 0.00/5


Irish Rock and Roll Museum Experience
  • Currently 0.00/5


Kilmainham Gaol
  • Currently 0.00/5


Lambert Puppet Theatre
  • Currently 0.00/5


Maynooth Castle
  • Currently 3.00/5


National Concert Hall
  • Currently 0.00/5


National Leprechaun Museum
  • Currently 0.00/5


National Maritime Museum of Ireland
  • Currently 0.00/5


Newbridge House
  • Currently 0.00/5


Old Mellifont Abbey
  • Currently 0.00/5


Powerscourt House and Taras Palace
  • Currently 0.00/5


Science Gallery
  • Currently 0.00/5


Steam Museum and Lodge Park Walled Garden
  • Currently 0.00/5


Story of the Irish
  • Currently 0.00/5


Swords Castle
  • Currently 0.00/5


The Ark
  • Currently 0.00/5


The Little Museum of Dublin
  • Currently 0.00/5


The Old Library and the Book of Kells Exhibition
  • Currently 4.00/5


Trim Castle
  • Currently 0.00/5


Waterways Visitor Centre
  • Currently 0.00/5





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