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Houses, Gardens and Parks to visit for Family Fun Days out in Dublin


Malahide Castle and Gardens
Take a guided tour of one of Ireland's oldest castles, dating back to the 12th Century. Explore Malahide Castles Walled Botanical Garden and Exhibition.The state of the art playground at the castle has plenty of apparatus for the very little ones and the not so little ones to enjoy! Take a ride on The Malahide Road Train. Find out more .
National Botanic Gardens
These colourful gardens cover a total area of 19.5 hectares, part of which is the natural flood plain of the river Tolka. The gardens contain approx 20,000 species and cultivars. There are four ranges of glasshouses including the recently restored Curvilinear Range along with an Education Centre. Find out more.
Airfield Estate
Explore the Overend family home and vintage car garage to learn more about the Estate’s historic importance and original artefacts. Guided tours on Wednesday – Sunday. Take in our beautiful gardens and miles of tracks and paths to explore and play areas dotted all over the estate for kids up to 12 years old Find out more.



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