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 Explorium, SealifeIMC Cinema, Pavilion TheatreImaginosity 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. Or take to the seas and enjoy a cruise on Dublin Bay Cruises. 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!

Dublin Bay Cruises

Right on our doorstep, less than a 5 minute walk from the Hotel. This idyllic cruise on the capital’s beautiful Dublin Bay has become a “must” on every one’s to do list. With views of the stunning landscapes of the Dublin Mountains, Ireland’s Eye, Lambay Island, Dalkey Island, Joyce’s Martello Tower, to name but a view, this is a day out not to be missed. Why not take a trip on Dublin’s beautiful living bay and enjoy the bay from another perspective.



Explorium! A truly unique, world-class experience where science and sport fuse.

Find out more - https://www.explorium.ie/

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 2018 brochure on their website:



Children learn best when they're having fun. Imaginosity champions the 'hands-on, minds-on' philosophy that encourages all visitors to get involved and have fun while learning and create positive and lasting memories.


Funky Monkeys/Dundrum

Funky Monkeys welcome you to the jungle of fun activities in their 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 nestled between the Sugar Loaf and the sea and has fabulous views and a nature walk which runs through the working farm taking visitors to a magical Fairy Garden in the woods. Less than 30 minutes from Dun Laoghaire 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 their 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!


Sea Life Bray

Sea Life Bray

Explore the amazing world of the sea star as you are introduced to Ireland’s largest collection of AMAZING creatures!

Learn why the starfish are no longer called “starfish”. Meet the world’s most poisonous (and one of the largest!) sea stars – the CROWN-OF-THORNS!