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Top Things to do in Dublin as a family!

27 June, 2017

Welcome to our vibrant Dublin City!

July is around the corner and schools are finishing up this week for the summer holidays...you know what that means?! It's time to kick back with the family and enjoy Dublin for the gem of city she is! 

We've made a handy list of things to do this July to keep the whole family entertained! If you’re here for City Spectacular, you must check out all the other amazing attractions and events that Dublin has to offer. Here are our top 5 Things for all the family to see and do on your visit to Dublin.

 

1. Dublin Bay Coastal Day Trips- Take the scenic route for the day!

The Dublin Bay coastal day trip is great way to spend a day with the family. From its most northward point at Skerries to Dalkey in the south, Dublin Bay is full of beauty and punctuated by charming coastal villages. Take a day trip using the  DART or Dublin Bus and wander around picturesque towns, discover secret beaches or enjoy breath-taking cliff walks. Whether you want outdoor adventures, tasty seafood, quirky shops, historical castles or a magical shoreline – the bay has it all! Click the link to find  out more about the coastal towns in Dublin Bay http://www.visitdublin.com/dublin-bay-day-trips

 

2. The National Museum of Ireland- See over 2 million of the coolest species

The museum is a great place to go to with the family. It’s free, it educates and inspires, leaving us feeling small and humbled amidst the vast and wondrous diversity of life on display.

Opened to the public for the first time in 1857, this museum of museums is famous for its Victorian cabinet style, which houses one of the world's finest and fullest collections still to be seen today. Displaying two millions species, this zoological museum encompasses outstanding examples of wildlife from Ireland and the far corners of the globe, some to be seen today and others long extinct. Click the link to get more info: http://www.museum.ie/Natural-History or http://bit.ly/2udtVZ3

 

3. The Irish House Party-  Ta ag Craic agus Ceoil

The Irish House Party is Dublin’s only Irish music house party. It offers traditional Irish music and dance in its proper intimate and homely setting. Firstly guests enjoy a delicious 3 course Irish dinner from a choice menu in the dining room. There are gluten free and vegetarian options available. After your dinner your host brings you into the parlour room of the house for the music and Irish dancing. Enjoy a light-hearted introduction to Ireland's literary and musical legacy, and some great stories about Dublin further enhance this unique mix of entertainment with a touch of education. For more information check out: http://www.theirishhouseparty.com/ and http://bit.ly/2sWyBTz

 

4. The Viking Splash - Get in touch with Dublin’s Heritage

Viking Splash Tours is a great way to see the sights of Dublin, both on land and water. Travelling on board the amphibious world war two vehicles (DUKWs) you are taken on a spellbinding tour of Dublin. The Viking tour guides ensure you not only hear about Viking Dublin, but also see sights such as St Patrick’s and Christchurch Cathedrals, Trinity College, Government Buildings and Georgian Dublin. The climax of the tour sees the Viking DUKWs splash into the water at the newly developed Grand Canal docklands, where the recording studio of U2 and much more are explored. check out  http://bit.ly/2sMxeZo and http://www.vikingsplash.com/ for more info!

 

5. Festival of Curiosity- It’s all about the playful days and curious nights!

The Festival of Curiosity brings a brand new approach to how we think about and look at the world this July 20-23rd. The first of its kind, this festival features a packed programme of arts and science activities, innovative technologies and cultural performances to wow all the family. The city will be alive with interactive installations, pop-up playgrounds, theatre, art, and even night cycles. Click the link to find out what’s in store for the playful days and curious nights! http://festivalofcuriosity.ie/ and http://bit.ly/2sMzf7T

 

That wraps up our top 5 things to see and do with with your family on your visit to the Capital. For more information and ideas for all things Dublin go to http://www.visitdublin.com/  or http://www.failteireland.ie/

When out on your Dublin adventure don't forget to tag and tweet #LoveDublin & #layacityspec