Things to do Outdoors

When there is actually some bit of sunshine in Dublin, its great to get outside! There are a couple of options below and will be updated as I go along and figure it all out!

Dublin

Dublin ZooStephens GreenDun Laoghaire
Dublin Zoo during the week is a great way to get spend a couple of hours out of the house. There is also a little coffee shop that has a self-service microwave and some seating which makes it easy to feed baby.
Currently operating a pre-booking and one way system due to covid
When the weather is good, a stroll around Stephens Green is always worth it, especially if baba needs to be fed, there are tonnes of benches to sit down and relax. Baby also loves to do some people watching! Its right beside the centre too, which makes it great if you need to do a quick change (or in my case some unnecessary shopping!)Always a favourite, Dun Laoghaire is great on a Sunday when the market is on – you can grab some food and then take a stroll along the pier.
Bushy ParkMarlay ParkOrwell Park
A great park for a stroll without having to head into Town – you can do a lovely walk along the dodder, by the pond or out by the pitches. There can be a couple of steep drops but its a really nice park. It is missing a place to get a cup of coffee for the walk though.Always a great option for a long walk, Marlay Park has a couple of cafe’s to get a coffee while your out for a stroll. You will never be the only person here with a buggy and during the week its full of babys and dogs, which is great. You can spend quite a bit of time out here – and also pop down to Dundrum or Nutgrove if needed.This is a quiet little walk, starting off down in Dartry by the Dodder (you can park up down by Dartry Mills), and walk along by the Dodder to Orwell Park and along essentially to Terenure. You can cut up through Bushy Park road and view some very nice houses along the way!
Tymon ParkSkerriesArdgillan Castle
I only recently discovered this little gem. Lots of parking and its a massive park with huge amounts of open ground to sit down and chill out for an afternoon.We recently did a trip to Skerries Mills followed by a walk along the sea front down to the town of Skerries. This is a great location for a day out. Beautiful grounds, big playground and stunning views of the sea.
Marlay Park
St. Anne’s ParkKilliney HillAirfield Estate
A lovely, large park on the north side of the city with lots of parking close by. Huge playground, changing facilities and a lovely cafe. Great park to spend a few hours around. There is a large car park and a path up the side of the hill that is buggy friendly. You can easily bring the buggy back down through the woods for a more scenic route! Walking distance from Dundrum Shopping Centre, is Airfield with a pet farm and walk around the estate. Pretty expensive to get into but good on a nice day when you will be there for a few hours.
Airfield Estate

Outside Dublin

Lullymore ParkKilrudderyJohnstown Castle
Great for kids of all ages – there is an indoor play room, mini golf, a walking trail and lots more!Such a great spot just a 30 min drive away. Baby changing facilities and the grounds are great to walk around! The cafe here is also brilliantBeautiful grounds to walk around (two big lakes). Little cafe also.
Castletown HouseKilcullen Nature Trail
There is a lovely walk along the grounds of Castletown in Celbridge. The house has a little coffee shop also, or you can walk down the avenue and into the town.I’ve actually yet to do this, and growing up in Kilcullen I never actually knew this existed. Its meant to be fantastic and I can’t wait to visit on my next trip to Kildare.

Yet to try!

  • Newbarn Farm
  • Japanese Gardens and National Stud
  • Clonfert Pet Farm

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