Dublin Family Events

Dublin Zoo

Dublin Zoo is much more than a fun-filled, stimulating day out for all the family... it’s a place to learn about wild animals, especially those which are endangered. The Zoo is a registered charity – your visit will help maintain Dublin Zoo to a high standard, improve the Zoo and contribute to conservation programmes. Dublin Zoo is a fun Dublin Family Event.

Located in the Phoenix Park in the heart of Dublin city, Dublin Zoo is Ireland’s most popular family event, and welcomed over one million visitors last year.

As one of the world’s oldest, yet popular zoos, the 28 hectare park in the heart of Dublin is home to some 400 animals in safe environment where education and conservation combine for an exciting and unforgettable experience!

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Stephens Green Park

Ireland's best known Victorian public park. Re-opened by Lord Ardilaun in 1880 for the citizens of Dublin. This 9 hectare / 22 acre park has been maintained in the original Victorian layout with extensive perimeter tree and shrub planting, spectacular spring and summer Victorian bedding. The herbaceous border also provides colour from early spring to late autumn. Sanctuary from inclement weather can be obtained in the Victorian lakeside shelter or in the Victorian Swiss shelters in the center of the park.

Over 3.5 km of pathways are accessible for all users. The waterfall and Pulham rock work on the western side of the green are worth of a visit likewise the ornamental lake which provides a home for waterfowl and a garden for the visually impaired. A number of sculptures are located throughout the green. A children's playground is a popular attraction of the park. Lunchtime concerts are performed during the summer months. 

Located in Centre of Dublin, at the top of Grafton Street.

Viking Splash Tours

The Viking Splash Tour is a fun and unique way to see Dublin by land and by water. During the tour, the costumed Viking Captains will explain all about how the Vikings first settled in Dublin over 1000 years ago. The highlight of the Tour is when the Viking Captain drives the Viking Splash Vehicle into the waters of the historic Grand Canal Basin.Viking Splash Tours are suitable for all the family, young and old and the entire tour lasts one hour and fifteen minutes. There are two departure points, one at Bull Alley Street beside gardens of St. Patrick's Cathedral and also from Stephen's Green North.

Opening Times:

March - October 10.00am - 5.00pm

Tour leaves every half hour.


Adults: €15.50 (Not incl. July and August) - €17.50 (All July and August)

Children under 13yr: €8.50 Monday - Friday (not incl. July & August) - €9.50 All July & August

Children under 2 years are not allowed on the water part of tour.

Family tickets ( 2 adults and up to 3 children):

€50 (not incl. weekends in June and all July and August)

€57 (weekends in June and all July and August)

Website: www.vikingsplash.ie 

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