Family Friendly Things to Do in Dublin

Whether it’s a local day trip or a visit for the weekend,

Whether it’s a local day trip or a visit for the weekend, there are so many family friendly things to do in Dublin.

We’ve gotten lots of recommendations from families, but be sure to let us know if you’re favourite is missing!



  • National Museum of Ireland
  • National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square, D2
  • EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
  • National Maritime Museum, Dun Laoghaire
  • Museum of Literature Ireland, St’s Stephen’s Green South
  • Little Museum of Dublin
  • Richmond Barracks, Inchicore
  • The Jeanie Johnston [indoor / outdoor]
  • Dublin Bay Cruises [indoor / outdoor]
  • Kidspace Indoor Playcentre, Rathcoole
  • Casino Model Railway Museum, Malahide
  • Hugh Lane Gallery, Charlemont House
  • Dundrum Centre
  • GPO Witness History Museum
  • The National Wax Musuem, Westmoreland Street
  • National Aquatics Centre – Aquazone. Blanchardstown
  • Gravity Climbing Centre, Inchicore, D8
  • Spraoi Children’s Funworld, Walkinstown
  • Chester Beatty Dublin, Dublin Castle
  • Aviva Stadium Tours
  • The Ark Dublin. Eustace Street
  • Farmleigh House
  • Toots Malahide – Road Train [Indoor / Outdoor]
  • Trip on the LUAS


  • Brother Hubbard Cafes. North, South, Ranelagh, Arnotts
  • Brambles – Boathouse Café in Farmleigh, Rathfarnham Castle, Ardgillan Castle
  • Alma, Portobello
  • Coffee Works – Swords, Blanchardstown, Lucan
  • Gino’s Gelato, Grafton Street
  • Feed Food Truck, Monkstown
  • Pita Pit, Blanchardstown
  • Deja Brew, St. Jude’s GAA
  • The Cali Kitchen, Dun Laoghaire
  • Fireman Sands, Portmarnock
  • Heroes Café, Chapel Street, D1
  • Sweet Caroline’s Ice-Cream Parlour, Portmarnock
  • The Cake Cafe, The Daintree Building, D2
  • The Hazel House, Rathfarnham [Mountain Cafe and Courtyard]
  • Grove Road, Rathmines [dog friendly]
  • BuJo Burger Joint. Sandymount and Castleknock
  • Happy Out Cafe, Clontarf
  • Shouk, Drumcondra
  • Two Fifty Square. Rathmines, Ranelagh, Terenure
  • Johnnie Fox’s, Glencullen
  • Eat Yard, Glasnevin
  • Fallon & Byrne. Exchequer Street and People’s Park
  • Timbertrove Cafe, Killakee Rathfarnham
  • Clontarf Castle
  • Gaillot et Gray, Clanbrassil Street Lowere, D8
  • Beshoffs of Howth
  • Olive’s Tea Room, St. Anne’s Park
  • Jolin’s Vietnamese Coffee House, Clanbrassil Street Upper, D8
  • The Woolen Mills, City Centre
  • Kerb Dublin, Foxrock
  • Cafe 31 Cabinteely
  • Nelly’s, Drumcondra
  • The Happy Pear, Clondalkin
  • Avoca Foodmarket and Salt Cafe, Monkstown
  • Lolly and Cooks [Cafe Chain throughout the City]
  • Siam Thai, Dundrum and Malahide
  • Third Space, Smithfield Market
  • Merry Ploughboy, Edmondstown
  • Dunne and Crescenzi, South Frederick Street
  • Neon Asian Street Food, Camden Street, D2
  • HX46 Cafe. Harold’s Cross, Goatstown and Rathfarnham
  • Bibi’s Cafe. Portobello and Dun Laoghaire
  • Marlowe Bakery
  • Umi Falafel [throughout Dublin]
  • The Morning, Pleasant’s Street
  • Elephant and Castle
  • Salt and Stove, Clanbrassil Street Lower, D8
  • Falafel, Essex Street, D2
  • Little Bird Cafe & Yoga, South Circular Road
  • Pablo Picante. Baggot Street, Claendon Market, Dawson Street
  • 3fe Coffee Shops. Grand Canal, Sussex Terrace, Five Points, The Triangle
  • Scoop Parlour, Sandford Road
  • The Thursday Cafe, Clanbrassil Street, D8
  • Rigger’s.D8 Inchicore
  • Teddy’s Ice-Cream, Dun Laoghaire
  • Avoca, Rathcoole
  • The GAP Kitchen, Glencullen

Dublin is such a wonderful City and County for families, with an abundance of things to do indoors and outdoors, eats and treats!

If we are missing your favourite spot or your favourite thing to do in Dublin, please be sure to let us know in the comments.

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