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Family Attractions

Family Attractions

Castleknock Hotel has so many great attractions, some just a few minutes from the hotel and others within an hour's drive.
Local Area 

Dublin Zoo - 7km away - 13 min drive
The second most visited tourist attraction in Ireland after the Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Zoo is a very popular landmark. The zoo has been extended in recent years with the African Plains proving particular popular and exciting for the kids. In total, there are over 400 animals to view. The great thing about the zoo is you can do it all in your own time so you can spend as little or as much time as you'd like. We advise that you try to arrive early to view the feeding times for certain animals so you can plan your day and come back when they're on.

Phoenix Park - 5km away - 9 min drive

The Phoenix Park is truly an exceptional landmark of Dublin which includes so many places of interest and there is something for every member of the family. One of the largest walled city parks in Europe, it includes a thoroughfare which links Castleknock village to Dublin City Centre. Notable places of interest include Aras an Uachtarain, home of the Irish President, Dublin Zoo, The US Ambassador's Residence, The Papal Cross, Farmleigh House, Ashford Castle, The People's Park, Wellington Monument, nature trails, the bandstand, the tearooms, cricket and polo grounds and The 40 Acres where you'll often find wild deer grazing. We think that's enough to justify at least a few hours, plus you can hire bikes from the hotel to the Phoenix Park.
Fort Lucan Outdoor Adventures - 5km - 7 min drive

An outdoor adventure playground suitable for children aged 2-12 years old. 
Go Kids Go Play Centre - 3km - 6 min drive
A large indoor children's play centre located very close to Castleknock Hotel, it's suitable for children aged 6 months up to 12 years of age.
Elm Green Driving Range and Pitch & Putt Course - 5km - 11 min drive
Elm Green is a publicly owned golf course and also includes a covered flood lit driving range so you can enjoy hitting some golf balls, come rain or sunshine. There is also an 18 hole pitch and putt course, perfect for a great family afternoon if the weather is dry.
Aquazone at The National Aquatic Centre - 6km - 11 min drive

The third most visited paid attraction in Ireland, Aquazone is an exciting indoor waterpark that forms part of the National Aquatic Centre. It has a number of features including a tidal pool, a lazy river, water slides and a separate children's water play area. This is an attraction for the whole family and children of all ages. The National Aquatic Centre forms part of the National Sports Campus. 
Farmleigh House - 2km - 5 min drive

Formerly one of the Dublin residences of the Guinness Family, Farmleigh House is located on the edge of the Phoenix Park. It was purchased by the Irish government in 1999 and the grounds are open to the public while the house is open to tours when it is not the guesthouse of the many foreign dignitaries that visit Ireland. Previous famous guests include Queen Elizabeth II, The King of Malaysia and Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the UK. The grounds are very picturesque and include a boathouse cafe, a traditional english style walled garden and a dutch style sunken garden. This is a great place to pass a couple of hours or as part of an overall tour of the Phoenix Park.

Blanchardstown Shopping Centre - 5km - 9 min drive

One of the largest shopping centres and retail parks in Ireland, this shopping centre has a large range of family attractions. It includes a 9 screen cinema, a wide selection of family friendly and themed restaurants and an indoor family orientated leisure complex that offers bowling, pool, snooker, a kids playcentre and a range of amusements. Of course, there is also plenty of choice for those looking for some retail therapy. 
Liffey Valley Shopping Centre - 10km - 14 min drive
Kilmainham Gaol - 8km - 15 min drive
Kylemore Indoor Karting - 7km - 14 min drive
Goquest Indoor Challenge Zone - 10km - 17 min drive
Dublin City

Viking Splash Tour - 12km - 24 min drive
National Wax Museum - 11km - 22 min drive
Dublinia - 10km - 18 min drive
The Ark - 10km - 20 min drive
Stephen's Green - 11km - 22 min drive
Grafton Street - 12km - 28 min drive
Epic Ireland - 11km - 23 min drive
Co Dublin
Wooly Wards Farm - 20km - 26 min drive
Rainforest Adventure Golf - 26km - 25 min drive
Imaginosity- 26km - 26 min drive
Dun Laoghaire Pier - 33km - 38min drive
Dundrum Shopping Centre - 26km - 26 min drive
Croke Park - 11km - 22 min drive
Malahide Castle - 22km - 27 min drive

Co Meath 
Tayto Park - 27km - 27 min drive
Hill of Tara - 36km - 28 min drive
Newgrange - 49km - 43 min drive
Trim Castle - 39km - 34 min drive
Co Wicklow 
Powerscourt House & Gardens - 44km - 38 min drive
Sea Life Bray - 37km - 34 min drive
Russborough House and Parklands - 39km - 43 min drive

Co Kildare

Nurney Fishing Lakes and Farm Park - 17km - 19 min drive
Base Entertainment Centre, Celbridge - 14km - 19 min drive
Kildare Village Shopping Outlet - 57km - 43 min drive
National Stud/Japanese Gardens - 59km - 44 min drive


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