Here at Portmarnock Hotel we have a great location of being near a number of amenities that cater for families taking a break away
Dublin Zoo is much more than a fun-filled, stimulating day out for all the family... it’s a place to learn about wild animals, especially those which are endangered. The Zoo is a registered charity – your visit will help maintain Dublin Zoo to a high standard, improve the Zoo and contribute to conservation programmes. Located in the Phoenix Park in the heart of Dublin city, Dublin Zoo is Ireland’s most popular visitor attraction, and welcomed almost one million visitors last year. As one of the world’s oldest, yet modern zoos, the 28 hectare park in the heart of Dublin is home to some 600 animals in safe environment where education and conservation combine for an exciting and unforgettable experience.
Newbridge House and Farm - Only 15 minutes from Portmarnock Hotel
Newbridge House and Farm is multi faceted and ever changing. From the gently undulating wild flower meadows of the Park to the stately grandeue of the Georgian Mansion, Newbridge Demesne truely is an experience for all ages and in all seasons. Families adore the 18th Century working Farm and state of the art Adventure Playground, rounding off their visit with homemade treats in the Courtyard Tearooms. Enter the Farm via its 18th Century cobbled courtyard and visit array of animals ranging from the Shetland and Connemara ponies of the paddock, to the piglets, goats and baby chicks of the farmyard. We have over 100,00 visitors every year and the Farm is very popular with families. We are one of the few working farms where children can see pigs, and many other animals, reared in an environment where they can move about freely and express normal patterns of behaviour. We are very committed to the highest standards of animal welfare and to the preservation of many Irish and indeed rare breeds.
Tayto Theme Park - Only 35 minutes from Portmarnock Hotel
Tayto Theme Park in Ashbourne Co. Meath is a modern and well run activity park with an excellent programme of activities for kids and is an unforgettable day out for the whole family. Tayto have turned 55 acres of Meath farmland into an American-themed park which is one of the first themed parks of its kind in Ireland with over 100 attractions. At Tayto Theme Park they have an abundance of facilities to make your visit to them more enjoyable.The park and play area guarantees hours of fun for all the family. The full visitor experience takes approximately 4.5 hours from start to finish. You can also book Park Ranger Guided Tours and the The Rafters Private function room for that different Birthday party. Wheel chair accessible except for the Teahouse in the Tree House and the Buffalo viewing platform and wheelchairs available on requst. So go along to Meath and join Mr Tayto in Tayto Park for bags of adventure and where the flavour is always fun!
Fort Lucan - Only 30 minutes from Portmarnock Hotel
Fort Lucan is a fully supervised adventure playground in County Dublin, where we aim to provide a fun day out for all the family. We have an extensive range of activities for the younger members, as well as a cafe and shop for those not so keen on the physical side of our centre!
One of the largest unoccupied gaols in Europe, covering some of the most heroic and tragic events in Irelands emergence as a modern nation from 1780s to the 1920s. Attractions include a major exhibition detailing the political and penal history of the prison and its restoration. The tour of the prison includes an audio-visual show.
Xtreme.ie – Only 20 minutes from Portmarnock Hotel
Xtreme.ie is Irelands largest adventure centre (over 25 acres of activities!), just 10 minutes from Dublin Airport and features a wide variety of fun, adventure, family based and Adrenaline Activities. Xtreme.ie is open to the public 7 days a week and is child friendly, catering for ages 7 upwards. There is an amazing choice of activities available
Kilronan Equestrian Centre - Only 15 minutes from Portmarnock Hotel
Ideal for group lessons, birthday parties or school groups.
At Kilronan we pride ourselves in our teaching . All our staff are fully qualified holding BHS teaching certification. In addition our staff receive regular training themselves so as to keep up to date and current in their teaching methods and knowledge base.
National Leprechaun Museum - Only 40 minutes from Portmarnock Hotel
Based in the heart of Dublin, the museum is a national cultural entertainment centre that will take you deep into Irish and Celtic culture to discover what really lies behind the well-known tales of Irish Cultural icons - leprechauns, rainbows and pots of gold!
The museum is a story if 12 chapters taking you to the heart of Irish cultural identity and imagination. Each chapter reflects Irish mythology, or recreates experiences typically associated with leprechauns. the result is a series of captivation, interactive experiences - from the first ever sighting back in the eighth century, through to modern day representations of the leprechaun in film and popular culture - and plenty of adventures in between.