Dun Laoghaire Pier

enjoy a stroll with the family

Dublin City Centre

just 20 minutes by Dart

Dublin Zoo

a fun-filled family outing

Family Breaks Dublin

Family Activities South Dublin. 

Families are always welcome at the Royal Marine Hotel. The Hotel is very well located for family breaks,  in close proximity to Dublin City Centre taking only 20 minutes by car or DART into the heart of the City. This Family friendly Hotel is located close to many local family attractions including  IMC Cinema, Pavilion Theatre, the renowned Lambert Puppet Theatre, Imaginosity and Funky Monkeys Play Centre at Dundrum.  Just 20 minutes away by DART, families can enjoy a day out at Dublin Zoo, The National Wax Museum at College Green, as well as the Dublin City Bus Tours.  Escape the fast pace of city life and escape to the country, Powerscourt Waterfall is ideal for family days out and only 20 minutes drive from Dun Laoghaire. There are also plenty of beautiful beaches a short drive away from the hotel. With so much to do in the area you'll be spoiled for choice this summer!

Lambert Puppet Theatre

Ireland's only custom built puppet theatre, Lambert Puppet Theatre is simply a national institution. Created by Eugene Lambert (of Bosco and Wonderly Wagon fame) and his family in 1972, this remains a fabulous family day out for both kids and parents. Performances run every Saturday & Sunday and there are seasonal events on during school holidays.


IMC Cinema

Based in Dun Laoghaire, just a short distance from the hotel, the IMC is one the best cinema viewings in Ireland.  For a full schedule of current showings, visit their website:


Pavilion Theatre

The Pavilion Theatre is only a few minutes’ walk from the Royal Marine Hotel. They offer a seasonal programme with a wide range of acts and shows taking place throughout the year. Check out their summer 2017 brochure on their website:



Imaginosity Sandyford, Dublin a special place designed just for kids under ten years where they are invited to explore their world using their imagination.


Funky Monkeys/Dundrum

Funky Monkeys welcome you to the jungle of fun activities in our indoor soft play centre. Explore a jungle kingdom of climbing frames, ropes, slides and soft obstacles for kids up to the age of 8 (and under 4ft 5”).


Dublin Zoo

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.  Dublin Zoo offers a schedule of Zoo Keeper talks and special events, all updated regularly on their website:


National Wax Museum

The National Wax Museum Dublin is a truly interactive visitor attraction. One of the best things to do in Dublin. The Ultimate entertainment experience.


Glenroe Farm

Glenroe Farm is one of Wicklow’s top tourist attractions. The farm is ideally located beside the picturesque North Wicklow coastline and less than 30 minutes from Dun Laoighre just off the N11.The farm is both educational and fun and here you can get up close to a wide variety of farm animals and pets, enjoy the great outdoors, relax in the peace and tranquillity of our Nature walk, have fun in the large outdoor playground overlooking the farm, try our home cooking from the Coffee Shop or bring your own picnic. Glenroe Farm is an ideal day out for families.


Powerscourt Waterfall

Powerscourt Waterfall is just 20 mins drive from Dun Laoghaire. Set in the picturesque county of Wicklow and at the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains, Powerscourt is an ideal location to escape the hectic pace of city life.

Explore this beautiful parkland with family and friends. It is ideal for picnics, walking and makes a great day out! Enjoy a nice ice-cream treat from the kiosk on site and sit back and enjoy the cascade of the highest Waterfall in Ireland!