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Looking for fun things to do with the family in Dublin city? All you have to do is walk out the front doors of The Grafton Hotel and you are in the heart of all the action!

Located on Stephens Green Lower and just a few minutes’ walk away from all major attractions so the little kiddo's wont have to do much walking.

 

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Dublin Zoo

Home to more than 600 animals around the globe, Dublin Zoo is Ireland's most popular family attraction. Animals exhibited include lots of endangered species such as the fruit bat and the Golden lion tamarin. Fun Fact: The world’s famous MGM Logo Lion is called Leo. Leo was born in Dublin Zoo!

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The National Wax Museum

An attraction in the heart of Dublin City that features different wax figures, from science to entertainment, Irish literacy and the history of Ireland. The 'Horror Hotel' remains one of the museum's highlights and gives visitors extra excitement before entering into the land of Irish mythology where guests learn about Irish legends.

 

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Dublinia

Travel back to Dublin city during the Viking era. Dublinia, located less than a 10 minute walk away from The Grafton Hotel is a lively and engaging visitor attraction that strikes the perfect blend between entertainment and education. Discover what life was like on board a Viking warship, see medieval weapons and learn the skills of being a VIKING!

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The Ark Dublin

Europe's first cultural center for children, The Ark's mission is to spark every child's imagination. With a unique child sized theatre, engaging exhibitions and creative workshops the Ark is the perfect place to bring children aged 2 to 12 years old. Some say, adults tend to love it even more!

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Bike Tours

Not in Dublin for long? Bike tours are the best way to see Dublin quickly.

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Phoenix Park

Phoenix park is the official residence of the President of Ireland, US Ambassador's residence and Dublin Zoo. Boasting over 700 acres of land, it was created as a royal deer park hunting in 1600s. Tired of walking? You can rent bikes at the front entrance to make the visit more exciting!

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The Leprachaun Museum

Step into another world where nothing is quite what it seems. You'll be immersed in Celtic culture, learning what lies beneath the legends of leprechauns, rainbows, and gold pots. You will get to experience what it’s like to live in a leprechaun-sized world. P.S Leprechauns have been sighted!

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Dublin Writers Museum

The building, a restored Georgian mansion on Parnell Square is a dream. Through their books, letters, photographs, and personal artefacts, Dublin's literary celebrities from the past three centuries are brought to life. Some examples include Wilde, Yeats, Joyce and Beckett.