Free Family Activities in Dublin
Updated: Jan 30, 2020
Time to get out of the house and explore Dublin with the kids for FREE! I've listed my favourite free family activities here.
All events for kids in Dublin, including those that are free can be found on my Events Calendar.
Exploring the iconic refurbished exhibition galleries is such a fantastic experience for children of all ages. You can pick up a free art pack at the reception, tour the galleries and when your little ones imaginations are inspired to create their own masterpieces, pop over to the Maples Creative Corner and get creating! The gallery runs FREE Family Workshops and family tours at weekends. We love it here and it's the perfect place to let your children create and make as much mess as they like while expressing themselves through art! The Gallery also run an Early Years, Children and Families Programme which plays a major part in encouraging learning through art.
Probably better known as 'The Dead Zoo', the Museum's 10,000 exhibits provide a glimpse of the natural world that continues to delight children of all ages. The Discovery Zone within the Museum gives adults and children a unique chance to get to grips with a Badger and a Pilot Whale skull. This hands-on area has two mobile units with the themes: Life on Land and The Life Aquatic. A Reading Room provides an opportunity for visitors to sit and read more about the many animals which are on display and other topics related to Natural History. The Museum host a series of FREE family events which are brilliant, fun and educational! See 'what's on' in all of the National Museum's of Ireland.
The Science Gallery is fast becoming one of the top ten free cultural attractions in Ireland. Unlike most galleries, they don't have a permanent collection. This means that there is always something new to see, but it also means that between exhibitions (which can be a gap of up to three weeks), only the shop and café remain open. It's probably more suited to slightly older kids but my little ones still love to interact with the exhibitions. The Science Gallery Cafe's really great and super kid friendly with lot of space for buggies and kids.
The Science Gallery can organise a tour tailored to your school or group. The diverse range of educational programmes on offer at Science Gallery provide young people with the opportunity to pursue creative ideas that interrogate and explore the boundaries of art and science.