Looking to create lasting memories and bond with your teenagers on a fun and exciting family trip to Dublin? Our comprehensive list of top activities caters to all interests, from thrilling outdoor adventures to indoor options for those unpredictable weather days. When you stay at Maldron Hotel Newlands Cross, you’ll be greeted by our warm and friendly staff who are always ready to assist with reservations and answer any questions you may have about any of the exciting activities.
Reach New Heights At Dublin Climbing Centre
Located in Tallaght, Dublin Climbing Centre involves a climbing wall suitable for all ages and abilities, making it the perfect activity for the whole family. Whether you’re a seasoned climber or trying it for the first time, you’ll have a blast as you compete to see who can reach the top first. If you need a break, there’s a coffee shop attached to the centre for refreshments. Classes are also available to help you get the most out of your climbing experience by bringing you through the basic skills needed to master the wall.
Take A Walk Through The Animal Kingdom At Dublin Zoo
A trip to the zoo is a great way for teenagers to experience nature and learn about different animals. There are often exhibitions and keeper talks available to provide interesting facts about the lions, gorillas and elephants that are both informative and entertaining. To make the most of your visit, you might want to check out the Keeper Talks page to see when talks are scheduled and plan your visit accordingly.
At Maldron Hotel Newlands Cross, we offer a family bed & breakfast package for Dublin Zoo to cater for families that want to explore the 28 acres of the zoo. You can stay in one of our spacious family rooms and enjoy a vitality breakfast before heading out for the day to say hello to the animals.
Take The Leap At Jump Zone
Jump Zone is a place where the whole family can have some fun and active time together. With a variety of trampolines for open jumping and organised activities such as dodgeball and battle beam, there’s something for everyone. Whether you want to jump freely or join in on a competitive game, Jump Zone has you covered.
High-Speed Family Fun At Kylemore Karting
Experience the thrill of racing at the home of Irish indoor karting, Kylemore Karting. As the first of its kind in Ireland, you can trust in their unparalleled expertise when taking your family for a race. Suitable for all ages and skill levels, even first-time racers can join in on the fun. Whether you’re looking to bond with your family or just seeking an exhilarating experience, indoor karting is the perfect activity for a shared, adrenaline-pumping adventure.
Make A Splash At Aquazone
With a wide range of rides, slides and experiences to choose from, you’ll find something to suit everyone’s fear levels. Whether your kids are thrill-seekers looking for a rush or laid-back teens looking for a relaxing day, there’s something for everyone at Aquazone.
You can take on the thrill of surfing on the FlowRider, or race through the water on the master blaster, a roller-coaster style ride that’s sure to get your adrenaline pumping. The wave pool is perfect for those looking for a more traditional water park experience, while the lazy river is the perfect spot to relax and unwind. With eight rides and experiences to choose from, you’re guaranteed a day of fun and excitement at Aquazone.
Go Roller Blading At The Rink At D12
This 4,500 square foot roller disco is not only a great place to bond with your teenager but it’s also great exercise. Even if you are a beginner, this rink is ideal as there’s lessons available and plenty of helpful staff around to ease you onto the rink. The Rink At D12 is a great place for teenagers to hang out with their friends as they offer music, lights, and games, which can create a lively atmosphere that appeals to teens.
Show Off At Rainforest Adventure Golf
Experience the thrill of ancient civilization and adventure as you embark on this indoor mini-golf journey through an Aztec and Mayan-themed 18-hole course. With each course taking around 45 minutes to complete, you can take a break and refuel with delicious pizza, chicken wings, ice cream or coffees at the on-site café. And, if the mini-golf competition isn’t enough, continue the fun and challenge your family in their arcade. It’s a perfect spot for a family day out, where you can spend quality time together and create lasting memories.
Go Tree-Top Exploring At Zip-It Forest Adventures
Zipit Forest Adventure in Tibradden Wood, Dublin offers a one-of-a-kind experience for thrill-seekers of all ages. With over 1km of ziplines, 1.8km of challenging treetop obstacles, and Ireland’s largest high rope course, there’s no shortage of excitement to be had. Explore the park’s wooden platforms, wrapped around towering trees and soaring up to 20 metres above the ground, as you navigate ladders, rope bridges, swinging logs and ziplines. Whether you’re a teenager looking for an escape from your daily routine or just looking to unplug and reconnect with nature, Zipit Adventure Park has something to offer. With its unique blend of adventure and natural beauty, it’s sure to be an experience that your family will never forget.
Family Dining and Relaxation at Maldron Hotel Newlands Cross
Enjoy the perfect end to a day of family fun with a stay at our hotel in South Dublin. Our family-friendly 3-star hotel offers a convenient and comfortable base for your next adventure. You and your family will receive the ultimate relaxing and rejuvenating experience with our specially-designed family hotel packages. Make lasting memories with your loved ones at Maldron Hotel Newlands Cross.