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What's on for families in Dublin this summer?

- Posted on: 18/06/2019 - $itemValue.title

Planning a family trip to Dublin this summer? With so much going on in the capital over the summer months, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best activities for you and your family to enjoy.


LeisurePlex Blanchardstown

No matter what the Irish summer weather throws at you, LeisurePlex has all you’ll need for a fun family day out. Children and teens alike are sure to find something they’ll enjoy, with everything from bowling, Quasar, snooker, and arcade games for the young teens, to the Zoo Adventureland for the younger ones. Located right across the street from the main entrance to Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, why not enjoy a movie afterwards at Odeon Cinema, or a delicious meal from the massive choice of dining options that the shopping centre has to offer.  

For more info, visit here

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Ireland vs Italy – Aviva Stadium, August 10th

If you’ve got any future sport stars in the family, rugby fanatics young and old will be sure to enjoy the Guinness Summer Series, as Ireland take on Italy in the Aviva Stadium on Saturday August 10th. The fans will be sure to give their men a heroic send-off as the men in green play their penultimate game on Irish soil before travelling to Japan for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in September.

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Tickets are currently available on Ticketmaster.


Croke Park stadium, GAA museum & Ericsson Skyline tours

If your family are more into their GAA than their rugby, then ‘The Backstage Pass’ tour of the iconic Croke Park stadium is sure to get your pulse racing! This access-all-areas tour is a real eye-opener, so why not take a seat in the VIP area, get a birds-eye view from the media centre, sneak a peek inside the dressing rooms, and of course, walk in the footsteps of gaelic games legends as you go pitchside through the players’ tunnel!

Family passes are available here. 

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Go Kids Go! Play & Party Centre

Ideally located close to Castleknock Hotel and on the outskirts of Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, Go Kids Go! Play & Party Centre offers great indoor fun for children up to 12 years. The Adventure softplay area, with its 3 lane astra slide, giant balls and ball cannon, will challenge and exercise your children (while the parents can relax in the cafe). The venue also features go karts, indoor soccer, arts and crafts, and a separate LazerZone arena.

For more information see here


Rainforest Adventure Golf

Located next to Dundrum Shopping Centre, Rainforest Adventure Golf has two indoor mini-golf courses, with each hole designed to create a distinct jungle experience. Each course takes approximately 45 mins to play and in between courses you can treat yourself to pizzas, chicken wings, coffees, and ice creams. No booking is required, simply turn up and get playing!

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And if all of this isn’t enough, there is of course the option to spend a day at Dublin Zoo or Tayto Park, with all of our family staycation packages including family passes to either one of these great destinations. Castleknock Hotel is the ideal place to stay to provide you with the space and ambiance of the countryside where you can relax and unwind, whilst still remaining close to the heartbeat of the city.

To find out more about our family staycation packages and check availability over the summer months, click here.