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Family Day Out in Temple Bar

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Family Day Out in Temple Bar

Are you on the hunt for something to do with the kids this midterm break? After schools being open, then closed, then open again we think a week spent at home just won’t cut it.

A day in Temple Bar is a perfect way to spend a family day out. So remove the idea of Temple Bar being a place for party revelers and overpriced pints and allow us to show you the true beauty of a family day out in Temple Bar.


  1. Coffee in Temple Bar

A good day, in fact any day spent with kids, should always begin with a good coffee. One of our favourite spots is Indigo & Cloth on Essex Street East. Beautiful coffee in a lovely store that also holds clothing, Irish gifts, and homewares. Another great spot is Coco Brew on Bedford Row the perfect place to grab a coffee and then get that all important photo of the Ha’penny Bridge.

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  1. A Visit to Ark

A real highlight for the kids is a trip to the Ark – a cultural hub with plays, workshops, and lessons on everything from photography to animation, dancing to exhibitions and of course a selection of online events and webinars. We recommend keeping an eye on their website for all the latest news and updates.

a store inside of a building

  1. Vintage Tea Trips – Afternoon Tea the Irish Way

After the kids have exerted all their creative energy it’s surely time for lunch and what better than afternoon tea the Irish way. Watch their faces light hop as they hop on board our 1964 vintage bus while you reminisce and remember a time when all buses in Dublin had open back platforms. Indulge in afternoon tea treats and sweets while the bus takes you around the main sights of Dublin’s fair city. Beginning on the infamous cobblestones of Temple Bar (hold on to your cutlery) and passing through Phoenix Park, O’Connell Street, Georgian Dublin and more allow our hosts to share a few tales of Dublin that all ages will enjoy.

a person standing next to a train

  1. Tour of Christchurch Cathedral

While our trip isn’t a fully guided trip, I can assure you that the stories we do share will wet, not only yours, but also the kid’s appetites. The last story shared on board contains elements of a mummified cat and rat, a cursed heart that was stolen and a man buried inside called Strongbow. These stories and more can be found in Christchurch Cathedral. With beautiful architecture, fantastic stories, a look at the underground crypt and even the chance to ring the bells it’s a great tour the whole family will enjoy. Better still the entrance is a 5 min walk from our drop off point! See how we got on here.

a close up of a church

  1. Dinner in Temple Bar

After your tour of Christchurch we recommend a wander around the cobbled streets of Temple Bar taking in some of the buskers from musicians to dancers that can be found here before choosing a place for dinner. One of our favourite restaurants for families in Temple Bar is Bunsen. A simple menu of burgers and fries but we think they’re the best burgers to be found in Dublin. Another great spot is Elephant & Castle. It’s worth going here for the wings alone!

a close up of a sandwich on a plate

  1. Ice Cream in Temple Bar

Just like we said above that a good day begins with coffee, well, a really great day ends with ice cream. Temple Bar is home to some great ice cream spots, so we recommend saying no to the dessert menu at the restaurant and heading off in search of Cloud Nine. A huge selection of ice creams and toppings await. Just don’t blame us on the sugar rush!

Truly the best way to finish off a family fun day in Temple Bar.