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Family Days Out in Leinster
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Pirates Cove Adventure Park
Gorey
Pirates Cove Adventure Park Offering adventure mini golf, go karting, indoor play, tenpin bowling, water walking, arcade, train ride and the best bumper boats we know of, plus kiddie land train with with charming music and train sound effects. Open daily June through August, limited hours at other times.
Dublin Zoo
Dublin
Dublin Zoo Home to some 400 animals in safe environment where education and conservation combine for an exciting and unforgettable experience!
Reptile Village Zoo
Gowran
Reptile Village Zoo Ireland’s only Reptile Zoo, displaying snakes, lizards, tortoise, turtles, crocodiles, alligators, caiman, spiders, scorpions, frogs, salamanders and hands on opportunities available!
National Sea Life Centre
Bray
National Sea Life Centre An aquatic Zoo with 30+ displays which are home to over 1,000 creatures including: Black Tip Reef Sharks, Octopus, Seahorses, Stingrays and Red-Bellied Piranha.
Sea Safari
Dublin
Sea Safari Will bring you on an exciting, fun filled sea tour of the Dublin Bay area whilst showing you spectacular sights and attractions. 2 tour types available.
Secret Valley Wildlife Park
Enniscorthy
Secret Valley Wildlife Park Interactive animal experiences and observation opportunities, plus indoor and outdoor play areas, crazy golf and more.
Dublin Falconry
Balbriggan
Dublin Falconry Both a sanctuary and educational visiting experience offering expert insight into birds of prey, with additional extras including Hawk Walk, plus Owl and Falconry Experiences. Please note limited opening.
Talnotry Avian Care Trust
Dublin
Talnotry Avian Care Trust Currently has around 350 animals in its long term care to visit and learn about.
Glenroe Farm
Greystones
Glenroe Farm Children's farm with petting corner, playground, heritage exhibit building, nature walk, secret and sensory gardens and picnic areas.
Airfield Farm
Dublin
Airfield Farm Newly reopened, demonstrating traditional farming and heritage across the working farm, gardens and historical experience in the Overend family home.
Rancho Reilly
Carlow
Rancho Reilly Indoor and outdoor play, sports, trampolines, mini golf, pedal vehicles and track, and of course the petting farm to get up close with all things cute and furry. And feathery!
Nore Valley Park
Kilkenny
Nore Valley Park Bottle feed and handle the animals, race round the go kart track or on a pedal tractor, play in the sandpit, on the playground and in the 3D maze!
Blackwater Open Farm
Enniscorthy
Blackwater Open Farm Children's farm experience plus indoor and outdoor play areas, with bouncing castle, climbing equipment, pedal go kart track and ride on tractors.
Newgrange Farm
Slane
Newgrange Farm Interact with the animals and explore the farm, plus play areas, go karts, little maze and more.
Kia Ora Minifarm
Gorey
Kia Ora Minifarm Farmyard animals and some more exotic types to interact with, plus on site sing a long fire engine tours, go cart tracks, genuine diggers, sandpits, a football pitch, a rough rider track and a veritable convoy of ride on tractors!
Tick Tock Activity Farm
Arklow
Tick Tock Activity Farm Plenty of friendly animals to interact with, plus indoor and outdoor play areas, painting zone, ride on tractors and more.
Newbridge House and Farm
Donabate
Newbridge House and Farm Children's farm with plenty of domestic friends, modern adventure playground, plus the 18th era working farm is a great educational experience.
The Chocolate Warehouse
Walkinstown
The Chocolate Warehouse This is a unique and special journey through the history and joy of making chocolate aimed squarely at kids. Loads of seasonal specials and holiday events too.
The National Wax Museum Plus
Dublin
The National Wax Museum Plus A journey through Irish history, an enchanting children’s zone of discovery, Green screen video room, recording studio and all the exceptionally lifelike wax work characters you can expect at the national museum.
Dublin Writers Museum
Dublin
Dublin Writers Museum Irish literary celebrities from the past three hundred years are brought to life through their books, letters, portraits and personal items. A fascinating insight, best appreciated by well read kids.
Croke Park Stadium and GAA Museum
Dublin
Croke Park Stadium and GAA Museum Learn about ancient cultural sports, peruse the exhibition galleries and collections of sporting paraphernalia. Visitors can also try hurling and football in the interactive games zone, or take the Etihad Skyline Tour and view the stadium from 17 stories up!
Irish Museum Of Modern Art
Dublin
Irish Museum Of Modern Art Presents a wide variety of art in a dynamic programme of family suitable exhibitions. Housed in arguably the finest 17th-century building in Ireland, with the grounds well worth some exploration too.
National Gallery Of Ireland
Dublin
National Gallery Of Ireland With free admission to the permanent galleries and strong supporting temporary exhibitions, plus family packs including sketch kits and kids' audio tours, there's no excuse not to go get your art on!
The National Museum of Ireland
Dublin
The National Museum of Ireland Ireland’s premier cultural institution and home to the greatest collections of Irish material heritage, culture and natural history in the world.
National Transport Museum
Dublin
National Transport Museum Over 60 vintage motoring marvels on display, dating from 1883 onwards. Younger kids can marvel at the funny cars and older types can get their nerd on with dad.
Pearse Museum and St Endas Park
Dublin
Pearse Museum and St Endas Park Attractions include exhibitions, a nature study room with attractive displays on Irish flora and fauna and an audio visual show, plus the park offers riverside walks, waterfall and walled garden.
National Aquatic Centre
Blanchardstown
National Aquatic Centre A truly world class facility for swimmers and divers, also boasting the AquaZone, one of the most technically innovative water parks in Europe and loads of rides for big and brave types.
Funtasia
Drogheda
Funtasia Indoor water park with loads of features and interactive water play, plus dry play area, bowling, crazy golf, rock climbing, arcade and more.
Aura Navan Leisurelink
Navan
Aura Navan Leisurelink Fatures 2 water slides, learner and kiddie pools plus standard swimming fare. Other kid friendly features on site include soccer pitches and adventure playground.
Courtown Adventure and Leisure Centre
Gorey
Courtown Adventure and Leisure Centre Offering 3 separate pools and a large water slide, with other activities on the same site.
Fun Fitness
Dublin
Fun Fitness Large modern soft play facility with all the classic fun features on offers plus dedicated toddler and baby areas and a sports zone. For under 8s.
Imaginosity
Dublin
Imaginosity An interactive museum for under 9s with whimsical and articulate hands on exhibits and experiences designed to inspire life-long learning through play. A wide variety of workshops and classes included with admission.
Pirates Village at Liffey Valley
Clondalkin
Pirates Village at Liffey Valley Play zone with themed, custom made inflatable games and loads of activities, suitable for toddlers to 10 year olds. New covered outdoor area too!
Tallaght Adventure World
Tallaght
Tallaght Adventure World Multi level pirate themed main frame and toddler zone, with all the usual quality features, but piratey! Yar!
Dunbrody Famine Ship
New Ross
Dunbrody Famine Ship Incorporating guided tour, costumed performers and themed exhibitions, this facility provides a world-class interpretation of the famine emigrant experience. Children considered in their presentation, nothing too upsetting.
Killruddery House
Bray
Killruddery House Access the house by tour or sample the culture and history that surrounds Killruddery, wander freely in the space with the great backdrop, and kids are welcome to run free on large green lawns and roll down grassy banks!
Rathfarnham Castle and Toy Collection
Dublin
Rathfarnham Castle and Toy Collection Explore the elegantly decorated castle rooms where collectible toy exhibits range from rare and delicate artefacts to simple and robust playthings of yesteryear. Fascinating for all ages. Plus an adventure playground.
Butlers Chocolate Experience
Dublin
Butlers Chocolate Experience This popular behind the scenes experience teaches everything one needs to know about the Chocolatier industry, with educational timelines, movie and museum, plus make your own souvenir!
Malahide Castle and Gardens
Malahide
Malahide Castle and Gardens Tour the castle's historic interior, explore the 5,000 species of the walled garden, take a crack at the adventure playground and visit the rest of the town by land train.
Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre
Dublin
Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre Costumed actors and live theatre will delight the kids, with fun educational opportunities and modern interactive delights. You can climb to the battlements for panoramic views of sea and mountains.
Dublinia
Dublin
Dublinia Features 3 full interactive exhibitions, Viking Dublin, Medieval Dublin and History Hunters. Each a comprehensive and self contained educational delight loaded with kid friendly features and interactive elements.
Experience Gaelic Games
Dublin
Experience Gaelic Games The perfect combination of learning and doing: hear the history behind the ancient sports and activities then try them yourselves, no experience or particular fitness required to try!
Jeanie Johnston
Dublin
Jeanie Johnston A tour of the re created Jeanie Johnston enables visitors to see what it was like on board a wooden tall ship during the Famine era. It conveys a deep sense of history and insight and is a memorable experience for all who come on board.
Powerscourt Gardens
Bray
Powerscourt Gardens Immaculately landscaped with walled garden, striking terraces and Ireland's highest waterfall. A great exploration destination for rambling families, with a playground by the picnic area at the waterfall.
The Ski Club of Ireland
Enniskerry
The Ski Club of Ireland Offering 3 slopes, of which 2 are dry and 1 is covered with Snowflex (the nearest thing to snow) and features travelator lifts. Ski classes for over 4s, snowboarding over 13s only.
Spin Roller Skating
Dublin
Spin Roller Skating Classic family friendly roller skating rink with background music, full rentals and lessons also available.
Roller Jam
Ballysimon
Roller Jam Offers a classic evening and weekend roller rink experience, with regular sessions including UV nights, skate fit kids' exercise classes, discos and more.
Xtreme ie Courtlough
Balbriggan
Xtreme ie Courtlough With activity multi packages suited to 7 years and over, there's a great range of active fun to be had here. Some activities may also be booked as stand alone features, but most come as a package: which gives you a great excuse to try everything! High ropes, buggies, GIANT swing, zip line, climbing,...
Xtreme ie Carton House
Maynooth
Xtreme ie Carton House With activity multi packages suited to 7 years and over, there's a great range of active fun to be had here! High ropes, buggies, GIANT swing, zip line, climbing, power fan descender and plenty more! Packages applicable.
Carlingford Adventure Centre
Carlingford
Carlingford Adventure Centre Activities include zorbing and body zorbing, laser tag, climbing, sailing, high ropes course, archery, raft building, canoeing and so very much more.
Castlecomer Discovery Park
Castlecomer
Castlecomer Discovery Park 80 acres of stunning natural woodland with lakes and trails, with activities including Tree Top Adventure Walk, Leap of Faith, Coal Mining Exhibition and more, plus lake fishing, workshops and seasonal events.
Courtown Adventure and Leisure Centre
Gorey
Courtown Adventure and Leisure Centre Featuring Gravity Extreme and Gravity Junior with varying programs of age suited activities, including ropes courses, zip wires, claiming wall, archery and laser tag.
The Zone Extreme Activity Centre
Navan
The Zone Extreme Activity Centre Activities for over 7s including laser maze and laser clay shoot, shooting simulator, karting and day camps. Their popular day camps give older kids the chance to try a bit of everything.
Kippure Adventure Centre
Blessington
Kippure Adventure Centre Facilities include High Ropes Course, Climbing and Abseiling, plus Sky Trek and Zip Line, guided mountain walk, Orienteering, Treasure Hunt, archery and Bushcraft Survival Camp.
Surfdock Watersports
Dublin
Surfdock Watersports Offer children's lessons in windsurfing, stand up paddle boarding, kitesurfing and kayaking. They have 20 years of teaching experience and all necessities are provided.
Zipit Forest Adventures
Dublin
Zipit Forest Adventures Fun includes rope bridges, tightropes, cargo nets, climbing walls, zip lines, surfboard, ladders, bmx, base jumps. Swing through the trees, enjoying spectacular views, for over 7s over 1m tall.
Kylemore Karting
Dublin
Kylemore Karting Indoor Karting arena with three 360 mtr tracks with flyovers, underpasses, hills and banked corners. Strict minimun height requirement of 54 inches.
Wild Wicklow Tour
Dublin
Wild Wicklow Tour Offering a day long mild adventure tour, exploring scenic routes, historic buildings, film locations and more with informed commentary and gently paced walks.
Dublin Bus Tour
Dublin
Dublin Bus Tour Offering a variety of family oriented tour types, from the Hop On Hop Off where one may visit almost everything, to Castle, Ghost and Historic tours too.
Pat Liddys Walking Tours
Dublin
Pat Liddys Walking Tours Tour types include Historic Old Dublin, Dublin Highlights and Hidden Corners.
Liffy River Cruises
Dublin
Liffy River Cruises Enjoy a 45 minute all weather boat trip with expert guided commentary. Glide under Dublin's historic bridges and gaze at iconic buildings from a thoroughly unique vantage point.
National Botanic Gardens
Dublin
National Botanic Gardens A delightful and peaceful experience with plenty of opportunity for easy education including interpretive art gallery and audio tours.
The Phoenix Park
Dublin
The Phoenix Park Explore the medieval tower, watch craft demonstrations and multi media arts exhibits. Also offers free Sunday morning workshops for children.
Lambert Puppet Theatre
Dublin
Lambert Puppet Theatre Presents family performances most weekends of the year and also special sessions for schools and pre-school groups.
The Ark
Dublin
The Ark Offering the highest standards of arts practice for children aged 2 to 12 through performances, exhibitions and workshops with leading Irish and international artists.
Artworks Cafe
Portmarnock
Artworks Cafe Something for all ages ranging from hand and foot prints through all kinds of pottery painting plus lessons on the potters' wheel available!
Giddy Studios
Dublin
Giddy Studios Caters for every age and level of ability from 3D hand and foot casts through all manner of paint your own pottery joys to clay family portraits!
Leisureplex Stillorgan
Dublin
Leisureplex Stillorgan Family fun centre with tenpin bowling lanes, multi level adventure play zone, plus high tech Quasar laser tag arena.
Leisureplex Coolock
Dublin
Leisureplex Coolock Family fun centre with tenpin bowling lanes, multi level adventure play zone, plus high tech Quasar laser tag arena.
Leisureplex Blanchardstown
Blanchardstown
Leisureplex Blanchardstown Family fun centre with tenpin bowling lanes, multi level adventure play zone, plus high tech Quasar laser tag arena.
Leisureplex Tallaght
Tallaght
Leisureplex Tallaght Family fun centre with tenpin bowling lanes, multi level adventure play zone, plus high tech Quasar laser tag arena.
Viking Splash Tours
Dublin
Viking Splash Tours Committed to providing Vikings and guests with the ultimate fun and engaging amphibious sightseeing experience of Dublin, delivered by humorous and informative Viking driver-guides.
Lullymore Heritage and Discovery Park
Rathangan
Lullymore Heritage and Discovery Park Offers all visitors a unique mix of heritage, woodland walks, beautiful gardens, train trips, pet farm, fairy village, and lots of fun in their indoor and outdoor play areas and 18 hole crazy golf.
Red Mountain Open Farm
Donore
Red Mountain Open Farm Animals to visit, train and carriage rides, maze, playgrounds, go karts and loads more. Indoors and out: who needs sunshine!
Athlone Leisure World
Athlone
Athlone Leisure World Features include multi level indoor adventure play, laser tag arena, tenpin bowling alley, large arcade, sports pitches and a range of Pool, American Pool and Snooker tables.
Mellowes Adventure Centre
Athboy
Mellowes Adventure Centre Features include: Mini Golf; Peddle go Karts; Multi play areas; Bouncy castles; Mini Soccer and Children’s Eco Garden plus picnic tables. Family visits May through September, groups at other times.
Aviva Stadium
Dublin
Aviva Stadium Experience the magic of a match day and discover more about the iconic home of Irish football and rugby. Visit the Irish dressing room and have a chance to sit in the seat of your heroes!
Rainforest Adventure Golf
Dundrum
Rainforest Adventure Golf Play 2 incredible 18 hole South American themed crazy golf courses deep within the rainforest.
Adventure Alley
Gorey
Adventure Alley Ice skating, free lane trampoline park, games warehouse, airsoft shooting range and a recording studio. Yes, really.
Kilkenny Way Hurling Experience
Kilkenny
Kilkenny Way Hurling Experience Comprehensive tours including introductory media, museum, hands on learning, a tour of the ground and game seats with hot food provided. Optional extras. For over 4s.
Fort Lucan
Lucan
Fort Lucan Huge adventure playground with 40 ft towers and aerial runways plus water slides (no pool, just plunge slides!), pedal go karts, adventure mini golf and a play zone just for the under 5 crowd. Open Easter through Autumn.
Kildare Maze
Naas
Kildare Maze Big and little mazes, adventure play with assault course and zip wire, pets' corner, 9 hole crazy golf and a big sandpit by the picnic area.

Thanks for all the great things to do in Leinster with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.

Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed

So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Leinster can enjoy the great day out as well.



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