16 Aug Staycation Activities In Dublin – 5 Fantastic Options
Taking a family vacation does not always require foreign travel. Enjoy a family staycation in Dublin in summer 2021 to sample all the pleasures of a family vacation without the hassle of travelling overseas.
As the country’s capital, Dublin has something for everyone, from outdoor activities and historical sites to excellent restaurants and fantastic shopping. With so much to offer, we’ve compiled a list of exciting Dublin staycation ideas.
Continue reading to learn more.
The home of the famous drink, the Guinness Storehouse, one of Ireland’s most renowned tourist sites, should be top of your list when visiting. Not only can you learn about the manufacturing process of Guinness through the seven-story great experience, but also participate in interactive events and enjoy a pint. Remember to take in the spectacular views from the internationally acclaimed Gravity Bar.
The people of Ireland consider Europe’s biggest walled urban park to be a national treasure. The park, which was founded over 350 years ago, encompasses 7 square kilometres and is located close to the city centre. It is home to Dublin Zoo and famed for its wild herd of deer, which may be spotted roaming the woodlands or crossing the road when you least expect it.
The deer were brought in 1662 when the park was established as a royal deer hunting area, but the 450-member herd are now free to roam. Phoenix Park is ideal for an afternoon picnic but do keep a watch out for deer who have been known to join in!
Airfield Estate, once the family home of the Overends, is now a farm and historical experience available to the public for pre-booked visits. The estate is home to a variety of farm animals, as well as lovely gardens with an outdoor playground for children. Relax by taking a trip along with one of the numerous walking trails and take time to visit a variety of animals.
If you’re hungry, then order a delicious picnic box from Overends Kitchen with food that is produced from fresh organic vegetables. You can enjoy it anywhere on the farm, gardens, or forests.
Irish museum of modern art
One of Ireland’s greatest Art Galleries is the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), which is located in Dublin city centre and the country’s national cultural centre for modern and contemporary art. The gallery features one-of-a-kind exhibits, commissions, and initiatives, as well as over 3,500 stunning artworks by Irish and worldwide artists. To allow for social distance within the gallery, IMMA has opened its doors to the public via free ticket. After you’ve visited the museum, enjoy a wander around the magnificent grounds of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, on which IMMA is located.
Consider a day trip from Dublin
Why not combine the best of both worlds on your Dublin staycation by taking a day tour from the city to see some of Ireland’s greatest attractions. We will drive you from the city centre via the coastal road across Dun Laoghaire towards Dalkey town, where you’ll be transported back in time with a magnificent guided tour of Tudor times. From there, drive on to Killiney Hill to witness the beautiful views of Bray Head and Dublin Bay.
Finally, you travel on to Avoca hand weavers for lunch and shopping before concluding with a pint of your favourite beer at Johnnie Fox’s, the highest pub in the mountains of Ireland…. Book one of our Killiney Hill tours for a great day out!