As the Easter break approaches, many of our guests and indeed many of you, will be contemplating how to keep their children entertained. This blog post details 5 of our top recommended places to visit in Dublin to keep your children entertained.
Natural History Museum
Most children have a fascination for animals and insects and there is no better place to satisfy their curiosity (and yours) then at the Natural History Museum. With over 2 million specimens this museum is fondly known as the “Dead Zoo”, there is a tremendous charm to the place and you can see amazing examples of many types of mammals, birds and insects on display in glass cases. The museum is centrally located on Merrion Street in Dublin 2, for more information and opening hours visit their website – http://www.museum.ie/en/intro/natural-history.aspx
The National Wax Museum
Since most of us will never meet any major celebrities in our lifetime. The National Wax Museum is a unique experience to bring children up close and personal to some famous people from throughout history. Like many other wax museums this features some world renowned figures, however, it has an added Irish twist to it bringing Irish history to life through exhibits such as The Writers Room, Hall of Irish Legends and Time Vaults of Irish History. Visit their website for more information – http://www.waxmuseumplus.ie/index.asp
In Phoenix Park you’ll find Dublin’s top family attraction, Dublin Zoo. The zoo opened in 1831 and is one of the world’s oldest zoos. It is home to over 400 animals ranging from gorillas and giraffes to a plethora of flamingo’s and monkeys plus the ever comical meerkats. This is a true family day out so pack a picnic and plan to walk and through the 28 hectares and see their amazing collection of animals up close and personal. For admission prices, visiting hours and more – got to their website – http://www.dublinzoo.ie
For younger children, Imaginosity, a Dublin Children’s Museum located in the Beacon South Quarter, provides plenty of creative play. The list of activities are endless and include activities like Story Corner, Wobbler & Toddlers and Endangered Species. There are about 4 different daily activities.
Do be sure to book ahead, especially during the holidays. Directions, hours and a full listing of activities can be found on their website. http://imaginosity.ie/
The legends of Leprechauns lie deep in Irish culture and the Leprechaun Museum, located on Jervis Street in Dublin 1, is just the place to learn more about Irish folklore and mythology. For more – http://www.leprechaunmuseum.ie/
There are loads more activities for children in Dublin to choose from of course. These are merely five options which come highly recommended from both ourselves here at Ariel House, and our guests.