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1. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 7y

We are going to Dublin next weekend - normally l can quite easily find things to do in Dublin (for ADULTS!) but we will have a boisterous 5 almost 6 year old with us - what do we do? We are staying at Christchurch but for the life of me l cannot think what to do - the book of Kells etc isnt gonna really float the boat of a small child!

Help give me some ideas - l know that direction of what to do will be on my shoulders as Paul hasnt been in Dublin before so l need help folks!!



2. Posted by pjdscott (Budding Member 31 posts) 7y

A trip on the DART to Brey is good fun. Besides being able to see plenty, go through tunnels and pass Bono's house and Enya's castle, there are amusements in Brey.

Another idea via DART is Malahide Castle, where the Cyril Fry model railway is located. It is really interesting, being a representation of Dublin with ships, cars, trams as well as trains. The castle itself is beautiful but probably wouldn't interest a child.

3. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 7y

Go to The Queen of Tarts and indulge in the best desserts ever (and some of the best coffee, too). Always a nice place to stop after a long day!

4. Posted by Wonkerer (Respected Member 592 posts) 7y

Perhaps the zoo? But the weather might put a damper on that Also what about a Viking tour? Good luck H

5. Posted by Buffalo (Full Member 120 posts) 7y

Hey Heather, if you do make it to the Phoenix Park/Zoo you should check out Farmleigh if the weathers good, once a month there's a market and entertainment there so maybe check out their website. Some other options...Fort Lucan: Interactive GAA Museum in Croke Park; Imaginosity, Dublin Children's Museumin Sandyford; National Aquatic centre in Blanchardstown followed by bowling/games in Leisureplex or cinema; Viking splash tour...I'm a pimary school teacher so a lot of these places have been tried and tested!! Enjoy!

6. Posted by hamsterfox (Budding Member 33 posts) 7y

The Viking Splash tour is supposed to be brilliant, even for adults!

7. Posted by zaksame (Respected Member 571 posts) 7y

I agree 'The Viking Splash' tour is the way to go for a great piece of entertainment.

8. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 7y

Dam and blast the Viking Splash tour doesnt commence again until 27th Feb!!!!