Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, animal lover, or simply just seeking a unique adventure, Dublin has a range of special locations to visit.
We will uncover the city’s hidden gems known as home to an array of animals that welcome visitors. From lively zoos and farms to enchanting parks and trails you’ll find rare treasures away from the hustle and bustle of Dublin City.
Put your walking shoes on and embark on a journey through Dublin’s captivating wildlife!
Only a stone throw away from the city centre lies one of the largest enclosed parks in Dublin. The Phoenix Park is easily accessible through our Hop-On Hop-Off service located at Stop 20.
Filled with famous monuments the park is also associated with a mix of fascinating nature and biodiversity. Here you’ll spot insects, birds, and fauna that will take your breath away. The green space is also a safe space for approximately 600 deer who regularly roam freely within the park grounds.
Also situated inside the Phoenix Park is Dublin Zoo which is one of the largest Zoos in Ireland. Opening its gates daily to the public the zoo hosts a range of child friendly events and workshops.
The attraction has a variety of habitats and environments for diverse wildlife including the African Savanna, the Kaziranga Forest Trail, and the Asian Forests. There are endless facts and furry friends to discover at this award-winning location.
Newbridge House & Farm
Another exciting family friendly attraction is Newbridge House and Farm located in Donabate which has 370-acres of parkland for you to uncover. Just outside one of Ireland’s finest 18th century Georgian Mansions rests a collection of leisurely trails where visitors can stroll and take in natural features.
The site is home to a fully operating farm which is a family favourite to many. Here you’ll gain the opportunity to see and interact with ponies, pigs, goats, and other special species.
A great addition to Dublin’s collection of public farms is Airfield Estate, a peaceful 38-acre area which holds a working farmyard, food gardens, and majestic woodland walks. The sustainable agricultural attraction invites families and friends to get involved in farming tasks like egg collecting, cow milking, donkey feeding, and lots more!
Only 15 minutes from Dublin city the estate displays another side of Dublin which is one not to miss.
One more thing...
The weather in Dublin is always changing but if you get the chance to experience the sunshine check out our other outdoor attractions to enjoy with family and friends!