What to do on a weekend in Dublin with children - 48 hours in Dublin
Dublin, the capital of Ireland, is a beautiful city to visit for a long weekend. Whether you’re looking for a romantic escape, or a family-friendly holiday, there’s something for everyone here.
The travel links are excellent, and the flight from Heathrow takes just 50 minutes for example. Not even time for a drink on the plane! Short travel times increase the appeal of travelling to Dublin with children.
It’s a well-known destination for stag dos due to the volume of pubs, but I recently travelled there with my husband and our 6 month old baby and we found it very accommodating.
The Irish are fantastically friendly and will give you a warm welcome to their country; it was easy to feel at home here. Dublin is lively, vibrant and full of interesting history and places.
You could easily spend more than 48 hours here, but hopefully this article gives you some good ideas of what to do on a weekend in Dublin. The focus is on family-friendly activities however you’ll find that the majority of recommendations are fun regardless of age.
At the time of writing, there was no requirement for Covid-19 testing due to Ireland’s participation in the Common Travel Agreement. This adds to the appeal of travelling here, and it feels very safe due to the requirement to show your Covid passport upon entry to restaurants and bars. Always check the latest government advice before travelling.