Dublin is an exciting and vibrant European capital which offers culture, fantastic cuisine and a variety of activities suitable for parents travelling with babies, toddlers and younger children.
The city is known for for its personality and Dubliners tend to be extremely charming and witty and sure to make any visitor feel welcome. Dublin has become extremely diverse and multicultural in recent years and this adds to its charm. You will find a variety of foods available from Lebanese to Japanese to Italian.
The city is a history buff’s dream and you will find remnants of the city’s viking past, medieval castles and cathedrals, stunning 18th century Georgian architecture and sights and monuments giving you an insight to Ireland’s long struggle for independence.
Some of Dublin’s most famous sights include the General Post Office (where the 1916 rising began), Trinity College, with its incredible library and the Book of Kells, Dublin Castle and the Chester Beatty Library, Kilmainham Gaol and the National Museum of Ireland. You will be able to visit most of these attractions with a stroller. Dublin also offers a number of fantastic places that toddlers will enjoy such as Dublin Zoo, Phoenix Park, The Leprechaun Museum and Imaginosity to name but a few.
There are also plenty of family friendly hotels which cater well to parents with babies and toddlers. You will find that most restaurants will have high chairs and kids menus and there are changing facilities throughout the city in department stores, museums and in many restaurants, cafes and bars. You will also be able to buy powdered forumla, baby food and nappies throughout the city in larger pharmacies and supermarkets.
Please see below for all the information you will need for travelling to Dublin with babies, toddlers and young children.