Family Fun In DublinTown!
It’s the week after Christmas and all through the house, cabin fever has set in and you need to get out!
If you are looking for ideas for fun things to do over the Christmas Holidays, then look no further. There are lots of great family activities in town to get you out of the house. Here’s our top ten!
There’s always something great on at The Abbey Theatre and now is no different. Following runs in London and New York, Let the Right One In has come to the Abbey with a new Irish cast. This production is recommended for adults and fearless teenagers aged 13+ and will run up to January 20th2018. (Please note this production contains violence, strong language, loud noises and flashing lights). For further information please click here
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Dublin’s Ambassador Theatre presents Dinosaurs Around the World from Saturday, 16th December 2017 for a limited time only. Dinosaurs Around the World takes you back in time on a dinosaur adventure and a tour of an Earth very different from today. For booking information and further details please click here
You can’t beat a trip to the cinema! Whether your preference is to awaken the force with StarWars The Last Jedi or hit the high notes with Pitch Perfect 3 there’s something for everyone at Cineworld on Parnell Street and The Savoy Cinema on O’Connell Street. For Cineworld booking details and screen times click here For details of The Savoy please click here
When is the last time you took in the sights, sounds and heritage of the capital? The Do Dublin Bus Tour is a great way to learn about Dublin’s past whilst visiting some of the great attractions the city has to offer. Click here for details
The Red Shoes by Hans Christian Andersen in a new version by Nancy Harris is a contemporary retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s extraordinary fairy- tale of dance, desire, and destruction. Part theatre, part dance, this family Christmas show will dazzle your senses and break your heart. This production is suitable for children age 8+ years. Parental discretion recommended for under 12’s. For further information click here
If you haven’t experienced the award-winning GPO Witness History Museum and Visitor Centre then you’re missing something special. This highly immersive and engaging exhibition puts you right inside the GPO during Easter Week in 1916.
Also, up to January 7th GPO Witness History, in co-operation with the An Post Museum & Archive, will feature an exhibition to include a selection of Christmas posters, stamps and cards so you can explore the wonderful workings of the Post Office at Christmas time. Admission to this exhibition is free. Click here for further information.
The Little Museum of Dublin tells the remarkable story of the Irish capital. The collection was created by public donation and entry is by guided tour. Most tours fill up quickly so to avoid disappointment it is advisable to book in advance. To book your tour please click here
Enter the world of the Leprechauns, Faeries and other world creatures. Discover the fascinating history of an Irish tradition thousands of years old, that continues to influence mythology the world over. The National Leprechaun Museum, the first ever attraction dedicated to Irish mythology, opens up a fun and magical world full of fascinating folklore and enchanting stories. Visits are by guided tour only so advance booking is recommended. Please note this experience is not suitable for children under the age of 7. For further information please click here
The National Wax Museum Plus Dublin has a variety of fun activities, designed to cater to people of all ages and walks of life. The museum is full of characters and exhibits, from historical figures to cartoon characters, and everything else in between. As indicated by the PLUS in the name, it’s not only wax figures either. The museum has much more to explore and experience, such as the Science and Discovery Zone, Recording Studio and Wax Factor. It’s great fun for all! Click here for details.
What’s Christmas without the Panto and nowhere does pantomime quite like Dublin! This year’s Gaiety Panto is Rapunzel and it runs right up to January 21st. For times and booking details please click here
Polly and the Beanstalk is this year’s Olympia Pantomime and it runs until January 14th. For details please click here
While you’re in town you should make a real day out of it with a visit one of the many great cafes, bars or restaurants located in the city centre! Check out www.dublintown.ie for ideas.