Bray is a gorgeous seaside resort not far from from Dublin. If the kids are railway buffs, choose the DART to visit this beautiful town situated about 20 kms south of the capital. Although it takes 40 minutes (from Tara street), it is worth the journey, if you find window seats. From the DART station you can walk to the strand within 5 minutes. If you decide to go by car, parking will not be a problem (unless you visit Bray during the Summerfest or on St Patrick's Day) as there are plenty of parking slots along the famous 1 mile long beachfront promenade. If you have toddlers or younger babies it is wonderful to take a long, leisurely walk along the beach, have a picnic or play ball games in the green, but if your kids are older, they might enjoy climbing up to the cross on Bray Head or walking from Bray to Greystones http://dublinfox.com/show/nature/Bray-Greystones%20Cliff%20Walk.html as well after strolling a bit on the strand. Towards the end of the promenade, there is a lovely cafe that sells excellent latte and if you are in Bray it is definitely worth trying out the fish & chips as well. (Not to mention the lovely ice-cream sold in several places along the beach.) In winter or if the weather is too windy or rainy to enjoy spending your time outside, it is a good option to pop in Sealife.
How to get there: DART: Bray
Bus: 45, 45a, 145
Entry is free
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