Dublin Zoo is one of Ireland’s top tourist attractions and one of the world’s oldest, and still most popular zoos. The 28-hectare park is home to over 400 animals and with vast grounds to explore and lots of outdoor and indoor habitats housing your favourite animals. You can see elephants, sloths, tigers, hippos, wolves and lots more. Dublin Zoo is a unique place to see wildlife in the heart of Dublin city. It takes a full day to see all the Zoo so it makes for an action-packed family day out.
Visit one of the most beautiful gardens in Ireland, Powerscourt Estate. Located in Enniskerry, County Wicklow, The estate is known for its spectacular landscaped gardens occupying a staggering 47 acres and is just a 20-minute drive from the hotel, so be sure to visit if you’re driving. Only 12km away from Clayton Hotel Leopardstown and offers spectacular views of Wicklow.
About 6km from the main estate, Powerscourt Waterfall is Ireland’s highest at 398ft. It’s the ideal location for picnics and BBQs. There is a playground for younger children and plenty of space for kids to play.
Discover a world of fun. Imaginosity offers Ireland its one and only interactive children’s museum for the under 9’s and is dedicated to children’s success. It is located a 10-minute drive from the hotel and can be easily reached by car or a 20-minute walk. It is well known that children learn best when they are having fun and Imaginosity is the perfect place for fun. It is all about hands-on and minds on thinking and it is an environment that encourages children to get involved and have fun while learning at the same time. Imaginosity ignites the imaginations of children and allows them to be creative in a safe setting.
Check out the wide range of activities that are held at the centre, including craft making, painting, and children’s space theatre.
Airfield Estate is an urban farm and garden as well as a food destination promoting local produce. You’ll see farm animals and enjoy a great family outing. It’s just a 10-minute drive or 2 minutes by LUAS to Airfield Estate. Explore Airfield Estate with all the family and Book our Family Pizza Package.
Dalkey Castle is one of the seven fortified townhouses/castles of Dalkey. In Dalkey Castle, you will see a fine example of a barrel-vaulted ceiling and traces of the wickerwork that supported it. Niches have been exposed on the walls where precious goods may have been stored. The Castle is an integral entrance to both the Heritage Centre and Dalkey Town Hall.
Dalkey Castle was called the Castle of Dalkey in the Middle Ages. Later, in the mid to late 1600s, it was called Goat Castle when the Cheevers family of Monkstown Castle were the owners.
Dalkey is an urban oasis nestling on the east coast of Ireland just ten miles south of Dublin city. A warm welcoming atmosphere awaits you here. There are lots of open-air dining and picnic options and there are children’s playgrounds at Cuala GAA grounds and Killiney Hill.