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Keeping The Kids Occupied in Dublin this Winter

01 December 2017 · 3 min read
the kids occupied in Dublin

With the winter months and chillier temperatures, Dublin really comes alive – crisp blue skies and sunny winter days make the perfect backdrop to explore the city, making December and January great options for a city break with a difference. Those travelling with the family will find plenty of things to do, see and explore in the historic city whatever the weather, making sure kids stay active and entertained throughout the trip.

Anyone looking for hotels Dublin City can find a luxurious getaway at the one of the O’Callaghan Collection Hotels for the whole family. With Christmas approaching, the kids will be getting even more excited about taking a trip to the city. To help make your family break more memorable, we’ve put together this list of activities to keep children occupied in Dublin all winter long.

Visit Phoenix Park

Phoenix Park

If you’re planning a trip to Dublin with the kids there’s no better place to go for family fun than Phoenix Park. The green getaway in the heart of Dublin is home to all kinds of fun activities and interesting things to see. The rolling greens and waterways provide an exciting natural land of adventure for young ones to explore. Animal lovers can find the city zoo in the centre of the park too so be sure to grab some tickets and head over there for a wonderful afternoon your youngsters will never forget.

Stop in at The Ark

Temple Bar, Dublin

Head over to this unique house of art and drama during your trip to one of our  Dublin Hotels for an experience that is sure to get your family’s imaginations running wild. The purpose-built theatre specialises in shows for little ones that are put together to educate and amaze. Opened in 1995, The Ark has been a hotspot for families looking for fun and entertainment while in Dublin. With regular shows and events taking place all the time, you’ll always find something fun to see through the winter months.

Spend the morning at Imaginosity

The Plaza, Dublin

children's museum in dublin

There are plenty of museums to visit in Dublin that celebrate and showcase the history and culture of the city but, if your kids are tired of looking at old paintings and ancient artefacts, Imaginosity is the perfect place to go. The children’s museum was opened to create a place of creativity and inspiration for youngsters. With a library packed full of interesting books and a puppet collection full of colourful characters, your kids will love exploring this treasure trove of excitement and adventure. There are always new exhibits and adventures taking place so be sure to head over during your trip to Dublin.

Indulge your sweet tooth at The Chocolate Warehouse

Greenhills Road, Dublin

Treat your kids to a few sweet treats by taking a trip to the amazing Chocolate Warehouse during your Dublin holiday. This is a great way for both youngsters and parents with a sweet tooth to spend the day. Not only will you get to test some of the chocolate, your little ones will also learn about the history of chocolate, how it has become so popular and the different ways it’s produced. No matter how old your children are, this is an educational experience that they are certain to enjoy.