Though our lovely island may be small in size, it boasts a large number of unique attractions to keep any and every visitor entertained. From the wild natural landscapes to the fascinating myths and legends – Ireland is a great spot to visit, especially with kids!
So, if you’re hoping to make magical memories with your kids during your next family vacation, here are the top places to visit in Ireland with kids!
Cliffs of Moher, County Clare
As one of the most visited attractions in Ireland, the Cliffs of Moher are without a doubt a must-see on your vacation to the Emerald Isle.
These stunning sea cliffs have appeared in numerous famous films, including Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince – something which is sure to impress the little ones!
Once you’ve taken in the spectacular views from every point, stop off at the Visitor’s Centre and learn all about the history of the Cliffs of Moher.
Airfield Estate, County Dublin
Located just 30 minutes outside of Dublin city centre, Airfield Estate was once the family home of the Overend family. Today, it’s open to the public and is home to plenty of farm animals, beautiful gardens and an outdoor adventure playground for kids.
Take a relaxing stroll along one of the many walking trails, get up close and personal with the adorable animals and enjoy a delicious fresh meal from the onsite restaurant.
Giant’s Causeway, County Antrim
According to ancient legend, the Giant’s Causeway was created by the Irish warrior giant – Finn mac Cumhaill. He created it in order to travel between Northern Ireland and Scotland.
When visiting the Giant’s Causeway, you can step and hop across your own unique route and take in the unusual rock formations.
From the extraordinary legend surrounding the Giant’s Causeway to the sense of adventure that exploring it brings – this is one of the top places to visit in Ireland with kids!
Phoenix Park, County Dublin
Originally a Royal deer park, Phoenix park is 1700 acres of pure adventure!
Rent a bike or take in the stunning surroundings by foot – expect to spot some deer and other wildlife during your exploration. Enjoy a snack in the Tea Rooms or, if the weather is on your side, bring your own picnic to indulge in amongst the greenery.
If the deers aren’t enough to put a smile on your little one’s face – take a trip to Dublin Zoo which is located in Phoenix park.
Dingle, County Kerry
Dominated by sea-cliffs, sandy beaches and rich traditions, Dingle is renowned for boasting both stunning sights and unexpected experiences.
As well as its captivating landscape, Dingle is well known for its mascot – Fungi the dolphin! Plenty of local tours will take you to spot Fungi as well as the other magnificent mammals who reside around the area.
The BlaSket Islands, County Kerry
The Blasket Islands are just 5km offshore and boast a fascinating history. They can be accessed via a ferry ride from Dingle’s marina.
The Great Blasket is the largest and most visited island. Visitors and locals alike come from far and wide to catch sight of seabirds, relax on the stunning white-sand beach of Trá Bán and take a quick dip in the fresh ocean water.
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