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Dublin with Kids

5 days in Dublin
29th April 2018
Thank you for choosing this guide by Captivating Compass. Dublin is an amazing city You are going to love seeing with your family! I sourced everything you need to have some good family fun in Dublin, Ireland! Grab your passport! Let's go! First things first. Please remember, this guide is for informational purposes only. It is to be used as a springboard for your personal research and preparation. You are personally responsible to book travel, activities, excursions and to insure your vacation with the travel insurance of your choice. This guide may contain affiliate links which I gain a small commission from if you choose to make a purchase using an affiliate link in this guide. This guide will serve as one of the best resources for planning your Dublin trip. I have a variety of other guides and "teachable moment" supplements for family travel on the website. The link is below. If you have any questions while you are planning, please contact me. I’ll be happy to help as much as I can. You can follow me on Facebook, Instagram (captiv8compass), and Pinterest (captiv8compass). Shannan@CaptivatingCompass.com.
Dublin with Kids
There is so much to see and do for 5 days in Dublin with kids! You'll barely scratched the surface with this Dublin itinerary. I worked especially hard researching fun things that the kids would enjoy that didn’t make you want to poke your eye out. Stay Captivated!
Dublin Zoo
Dublin Zoo (Irish: Zú Bhaile Átha Cliath), in Phoenix Park, Dublin, is a zoo in Ireland, and one of Dublin's most popular attractions. Opened in 1831, the zoo describes its role as conservation, study, and education. Its stated mission is to "work in partnership with zoos worldwide to make a significant contribution to the conservation of the endangered species on Earth". Covering over 28 hectares (69 acres) of Phoenix Park, it is divided into areas named Asian Forests, Orangutan Forest, The Kaziranga Forest Trail, Fringes of the Arctic, Sea Lion Cove, African Plains, Roberts House, House of Reptiles, City Farm and South American House.
Transportation & Lodging
Do You Do A Ton Of Research Before A Trip? Planning a family trip can be a overwhelming and completely exhausting, can’t it? It’s a lot of work! The fear of the unknown and making the wrong choices might keep you from taking that first step toward your dream destination of Dublin. Don’t stop dreaming and planning! I’m here to help you visit Dublin and make your dream come true. I’ve done most of the leg-work for you! Here's an itinerary that’s packed with fun learning and great family memory makers? Click the website link below and get all the lodging & transportation suggestions for Dublin with kids. Then, grab your passport! Here we go!
Dublinia is a historical recreation (or living history) museum and visitor attraction in Dublin, Ireland, focusing on the Viking and Medieval history of the city. Dublinia is located in a part of Dublin's Christ Church Cathedral, known as the Synod hall. Dublinia features historical reenactment, with actors playing the roles of Vikings and Medieval Dubliners (in full costume) and encourages visitors to join in. It has recreations of Viking and Medieval era buildings (houses, etc) and street scenes. The exhibition was opened in 1993, and was redeveloped in 2010 at a cost of €2 million. The museum attracts over 125,000 visitors per annum.
Greystones to Bray - Walk
The walk along the coastline between Greystone and Bray is absolutely breathtaking. If your crew is not up for a 3 mile walk. That’s ok! You can easily take the train and stop at each village along the way. They are so cute! You can read more about our day out in the blog post below.
Guinness Storehouse
Guinness Storehouse is a tourist attraction at St. James's Gate Brewery in Dublin, Ireland. Since opening in 2000, it has received over four million visitors. The Storehouse covers seven floors surrounding a glass atrium shaped in the form of a pint of Guinness. The ground floor introduces the beer's four ingredients (water, barley, hops and yeast), and the brewery's founder, Arthur Guinness. Other floors feature the history of Guinness advertising and include an interactive exhibit on responsible drinking. The seventh floor houses the Gravity Bar with views of Dublin and where visitors may drink a pint of Guinness included in the price of admission, which was €20 on 22 March, described as "overpriced" by Condé Nast Traveler. In 2006, a new wing opened incorporating a live installation of the present-day brewing process.
Kilmainham Gaol
Kilmainham Gaol (Irish: Príosún Chill Mhaighneann) is a former prison in Kilmainham, Dublin, Ireland. It is now a museum run by the Office of Public Works, an agency of the Government of Ireland. Many Irish revolutionaries, including the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising, were imprisoned and executed in the prison by the British.
National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology
The Museum of Archaeology is free.
Let's Study Dublin E-Book
Get the Let’s Study Dublin! I can’t express how excited I am that you are investing in travel and letting the world be your textbook. You will not regret it! I’ve purposefully made this ebook as low-tech as possible so it is quick to download no matter where you are in the world. Store it on the cloud and it will be easily accessible anywhere you have a data or wifi connection. Click the link below to be taking to the Let's Study Dublin e-book page. Each Dublin destination/activity is separated into three sections: Know Before You Go Learn on Location Capturing Memories Here’s what the Let's Dublin activities guide includes: Dublin Zoo – One of the world’s oldest zoos. Dublinia – Come learn all about the Vikings & Medieval Dublin Bray Cliff Walk – a great family walk from Greystone to Bray Guinness Storehouse – There is so much to learn at this iconic Irish establishment. Kilmainham Gaol – Learn the history of how Ireland gained their independence. Museum of Archeology – Learn about the Bronze Age, Vikings, the Treasury and so much more. BONUS LOCATION: Trinity College & The Book of Kells Additional Bonus Material included with Let’s Study Dublin: ~ Pack Less. Travel More – A packing list and tutorial for the whole family. ~6 MORE chapters to help you plan your Dublin lessons and your trip, including: -Let’s Study Ireland: Digital Deals & Freebies -5-Days in Dublin with Kids -5 -Day Dublin Itinerary -17 Wanderlust Adventures for Dublin -Plan Your Dream European Vacation: Airfare Secrets -Psst! Secrets for Cheap Flights to Europe Click the link below to purchase your copy of Let's Study Dublin.
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