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Children and rain

Hi everyone, we will be in Dublin for four days at the end of May and have 'planned' a lot of trips to the coast/beach since we are travelling with two young children (ages 3 and 5). I am a bit worried about what we could do instead if it rains. Any suggestions?

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1. Re: Children and rain

Just a quick couple of ideas.

http://www.kidsmaps.ie/

http://theplaybarn.com/

http://www.dublinzoo.ie/

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2. Re: Children and rain

Bring them a pair of wellies and a rain jacket each and carry on with your plans.

The great omnipotent one,Peppa Pig, loves to jump in muddy puddles. If it's good enough for Peppa it's good enough for any self-respecting 3 and 5 year old! Adults can also join in, but it's probably better not to lie on your back flapping your limbs whilst laughing manically.

unless you really want to.

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3. Re: Children and rain

I must have been a badly treated child when I was a Kid.. having to play out in the rain/snow/howling wind and occasional sunshine.. come to think of it. my Kids must have been hard done by as well..

If you were at home in the Midlands of England.. would you not just put a mac and wellies on them and get on with it? Lets face it you'r not going to be building sand castles in the centre of Dublin.. and to be honest I don't know if its going to rain next week or the week after anyway? You will have more idea the day before you leave.

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4. Re: Children and rain

http://www.vikingsplash.com

http://www.museum.ie/

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5. Re: Children and rain

http://www.imaginosity.ie/

http://www.airfield.ie/ (city farm, so not indoors, but better than beach in the rain)

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6. Re: Children and rain

I recommend letting them play in the rain. My daughter loved playing in the rain while we were there. Granted, she was a little confused as to what rain was (we live in the desert and have about 360 day of sunshine a year), but she loves Peppa and was very excited to jump in muddy puddles.

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7. Re: Children and rain

Visit the "dead museum" on Merrion Square.

merrionsquare.ie/index.php/…

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8. Re: Children and rain

Agree with all of the above and am still laughing at your comment above Anne F....too funny!!!

Just also wanted to add that Sealife in Bray is a good option, its right beside the beach so if the weather picks up you can spend time on the beach afterwards.

http://www.visitsealife.com/bray/

Check if there anything suitable on in The Ark Children's cultural centre while you are here

http://ark.ie/

Personally I'm not a great fan of Wax museums but you might like them so...

http://www.waxmuseumplus.ie/

And also good on a wet day,

http://www.dublinia.ie/

However, my children's favourite place would be Butlers Chocolate factory....wonder why!!! The experience room is great fun after the tour and the children get to decorate their own chocolates and chocolate figures.

butlerschocolates.com/chocolateexperience/

The playground at the visitors centre in the middle of the Phoenix Park is good on a showery day as you can pop into The Visitor centre for a hot chocolate between showers! Children also love to run around the maze there and to run in an out under all the big trees.

phoenixpark.ie/visitorinformation/…

If all comes to all there are plenty of indoor play centres - The Zoo in Leisureplex in Blanchardstown and also Go Kids Go in Coolmine would be good options for your kids ages. There is also a Pirates Village play centre in Liffey Valley Shopping Centre.

www.leisureplex.ie/product.php?page=zoo

http://www.gokidsgo.ie/

http://www.piratesvillage.ie/

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9. Re: Children and rain

Argh...how did I not know about the Butler's tour?! Better question still, how did my wife and my daughter miss it? :)

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10. Re: Children and rain

Recent new arrival at Dublin Zoo - a baby Rothschild Giraffe, born 7th May, 2014:

www.dublinzoo.ie/News/66-109/New-Arrival.aspx

And, more babies on the way:

irishtimes.com/news/science/giraffe-the-late…