Things To Do In Dublin With Kids

Things to do in Dublin with Kids

Maldron Hotel Newlands Cross is ideally located right at the gateway to Dublin’s main family attractions, including Dublin Zoo, Fort Lucan, Aqua Zone and Emerald Park, making us the ideal base when exploring Dublin city and its surrounding areas with the family.

Our location just off the N7 flyover at exit 1A and also only a five-minute drive from exit 9 off the M50, means you won’t have to spend too much time in the car with the kids when travelling from all over Ireland.




Dublin Zoo

Located in Phoenix Park, Dublin Zoo is a fantastic day out for the whole family where everybody will have the chance to monkey around. The zoo is located across 28 acres and is home to over 400 animals. Visiting Dublin Zoo also helps fund their international breeding programmes.

Maldron Hotel Newlands Cross is located only a 20-minute drive from the zoo.

Fort Lucan

Fort Lucan is less than a 15-minute drive from the hotel and is a lovely place to visit, especially when the weather is nice. This adventure playground is fun for all ages and includes an under 5’s play area so the little ones can have just as much fun (recommended for kids between 2 to 14 years old).

Fort Lucan is Dublin’s biggest and best outdoor adventure centre. It is a fully supervised adventure playground where the main aim is to provide a fun day out for the whole family.

At Fort Lucan, kids create their own adventures as they discover secret slides, climb 40-foot towers and high walkways before zipping across the aerial runways. There are also 2 massive waterslides, crazy golf and go-karting for the kids.

And for the under 5’s, there is a mini Fort Lucan where the little ones can play, climb and dig. It is complete with aerial runways, baby go-karts, sandpit and much more.

When travelling to Fort Lucan, why not make a full event out of it and stay at the Maldron Hotel Newlands Cross?


Emerald Park

Emerald Park is Ireland’s first dedicated theme park and zoo. The theme park offers a range of attractions to suit all ages, including the Europe’s largest wooden rollercoaster. This year, Emerald Park has opened up a new exciting water flume ride.

Maldron Hotel Newlands Cross is located about a 25 minutes’ drive from the theme park, making us the ideal place to base the whole brood.