Luas wants this summer to be one of the best ever for families in Dublin, which is why they've put together a list of activities that are fun for all the family and easily accessible by tram. With a different theme every week, you'll be sure to find something that suits you and your little ones.
This week we’re focusing on history!
Kids can become a bit zombie-like without the structure of school and regular learning, so why not combine a fun day out with a history lesson? Two birds, one stone and your little ones won’t even realise they’re learning!
With free entry, the National History Museum
is the perfect place for kids to while away a summer afternoon – especially once the sun disappears and our typical Irish rain returns. From the recently opened Discovery Zone to their Steps in Evolution exhibit, you and your kids will enjoy a fascinating and educational experience together. Both Luas lines will give you access to the museum, but the Green Line’s Stephen’s Green stop is the closest point.
is a hidden gem in South Dublin that is only a short walk from Bluebell Luas stop on the Red Line. Drimnagh castle is over 800 years old and even housed the Sheriff of Dublin during the 13th century, so it’s well worth bringing the kids for a visit.
If your child has been studying the Irish war of independence or enjoys things that are a little spooky, Kilmainham Gaol
is the place for them. The beautifully restored building gives visitors a fascinating glimpse into life in Ireland during the struggle for independence. The tour will occupy and fascinate any child interested in history, while others will be entertained by the ghost stories surrounding the old building. The Gaol can be reached from the Suir Road stop on the Red Luas line and keep in mind that tours can be arranged for children with special needs by prior arrangement.
Have fun exploring the many historical attractions around Dublin this summer and keep an eye on the Luas Facebook page
for more events and great competitions! For more information, click here