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Dublin Zoo

Located in Phoenix Park, Dublin Zoo is Ireland’s biggest family attraction, seeing over one million visitors a year. Founded in 1831, it has since then has expanded to a beautiful, 28-hectare zoo full of caring professionals devoting their lives to the welfare and care of animals and to understanding their needs. This zoo is home to over 400 rare, exotic and endangered animals from all around the world. 

A Great Family Day Out? Oh Yes It Is!

Dublin Theatres

Dublin is full of legendary theatres to bring the family to for a memorable day out. You will never be short of choice for a show as there is always a wide variety available. Check out the link below to see what shows there are to choose from at the moment.

Blast Off Into History


No need for a time machine with Dublinia, the minute you step inside you are transported back to the Viking and Medieval times. See what life was almost exactly like onboard a Viking warship, learn and get to hold (with supervision of course) weaponry and better yet try on Viking clothing. Learn the myths and stories in a smoky Viking home from the incredible Vikings/ tour guides.

In A World Of Pure Imagination

Imaginosity– Dublin Children’s Museum

Imaginosity is Ireland’s only interactive children’s museum for the under 9’s. Since opening back in 2007, the team have welcomed over 650,00 to the museum. The museum offers a wide variety of workshops and classes in arts and crafts, computers, music and theatre every day in the Art Studio, in the Children’s Theatre Space and in the Cyber Room – and better yet most are free with admission. Your little one will be busy and filled with knowledge and fun.

Little Day Out, Big Memories

The Little Museum Of Dublin

The Little Museum is the perfect place for little ones with a curious mind but longs for fun and learning. Suitable for both adults and children, tour guides give children special attention throughout their tour of Dublin as they fill in worksheets, quizzes and in return get a prize and a badge for their participation.

A Day In The Countryside

Airfield Estate

People who share a passion for food and nature must go visit Airfield Estate. The team run creative events and programmes, using food to help build life skills in children and offering adults of all abilities the opportunity to learn and socialise in a relaxed and friendly environment. Proving children cookery lessons, an open farmyard, play areas and not to mention top-class restaurants, Airfield is the perfect family day out.

Ireland's Most Exhilarating Family Day Out


Emerald Park is located just 35 minutes from Ashling Hotel by car. As Ireland’s only theme park, this is a day out bound to thrill and excite. This amusement park boasts over 100 attractions and a zoo, so there is plenty to enjoy for family members of all ages. Don’t forget to pick up your complimentary goodie bag from Ashling Hotel when visiting Emerald Park!

Magic of Life

Wildlights at Dublin Zoo

Wild Lights, the spectacular, night-time experience at Dublin Zoo, is back with an exciting brand new theme – The Magic of Life!

Over a thousand breath-taking, dazzling lanterns will portraying a fascinating and important story by shining a light on biodiversity.

To celebrate the return of this wonderous event, all children staying at Ashling Hotel will receive a goodie bag to enjoy when visiting the Wild Lights at Dublin Zoo.

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