Spring has Sprung, the weather is warming up it’s time to get moving! Here are our top 5 ideas for some Family Friendly activities, all within 10 minutes drive of our Hotel, the Rochestown Lodge Hotel in Dún Laoghaire.
Dún Laoghaire Pier (5 mins drive)
James Joyce Tower & Museum (5 mins drive)
Open daily with free admission. Embrace the literature of James Joyce within this iconic museum at the Martello Tower, Sandycove, Co. Dublin.
DLR Lexicon Library (5 mins drive)
Boasting spectacular views of Dun Laoghaire Harbour and Beyond The DLR Lexicon Library is the perfect place to browse over a book, grab a coffee and use some grey matter with 80,000 items in the adult and junior libraries, 60+ computers, 100 study spaces, and a floor dedicated to Local Studies, there is plenty to discover at DLR Lexicon.
Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre (8 mins drive)
Drop-in tours run half-hourly from 10.00 on weekdays and 11.00 on weekends in Dalkey Castle. Their guides and actors will take you back in time to Tudor days with Barber Surgery, Archery, and Cooking. If you are feeling energetic, you can climb to the battlements and take in magnificent views of the sea and mountains. You can browse our interactive screens and immerse yourself in past stories. You can explore the Writers’ Gallery and marvel at over forty writers and creative artists from Joyce and Beckett to Bono and Maeve Binchy. A warm welcome awaits you here.
Killiney Hill Park (6 mins drive)
Killiney Hill and Dalkey Hill form part of Killiney Hill Park, a large public park overlooking both Dalkey and Killiney villages. A popular destination for walkers and hikers availing of the spectacular views, over the surrounding areas: Dublin to the northwest, the Irish Sea and the mountains of Wales (on a clear day) to the east and southeast, and Bray Head and the Wicklow Mountains to the south. There are fantastic amenities for the kids and our four-legged friends.