There are SO many things to do in Phoenix Park for Dubliner kids, from outdoor walks, to seeing the deer that descend from the original deer introduced in the 1600s. And every Sunday morning there are fabulous, FREE children’s workshops on nature awareness, history, heritage with some arts and crafts fun, suitable for ages 6-12 years inclusive, between 11.00am – 12.00pm. Materials are provided and adult supervision is required.
After attending a workshop with your little one, take a free self or guided tour of the museum at the Visitor’s Centre or visit Ashtown Castle next door! If you get hungry, healthy and sweet snacks, both, as well as delicious lunch options can be had at the comfortable cafe across the courtyard from the Visitor’s Centre entrance. During the summer months this part of the park provides a fabulous opportunity to bring the kids to the playground or take a picnic outdoors and you could spend the whole day here happily! Don’t forget to check out the walled garden that is open year round but is best on display in Spring when all the lovely flowers are in bloom.
A day out with the family at the Phoenix Park, especially on Sundays, can be a wonderful and affordable way to get a little culture, nature, and delicious rest and relaxation for the pleasure of all the generations in your clan! Check the website for ongoing and special programs available throughout the year.
Address: Phoenix Park, Dublin 8
Phone for bookings to see the President’s Official Residence and for other tours: 01 677 0095
In April – December / Open 7 days a week from 10.00am – 6.00pm.
Last admission at 5.15 pm.
In January, February and early March the Visitor Centre is closed on Mondays & Tuesdays and open Wednesdays – Sundays inclusive from 9.30 am – 5.30 pm with last admission at 4.45 pm.
Average Length of Visit: 1 hour.
Admission Charges: Free.
- Public restrooms
- Ample parking for cars/coaches
- Food allergy aware