Malahide Castle & Gardens

Things to do in County Dublin, Ireland - Malahide Castle & Gardens - YourDaysOut

Malahide Castle & Gardens is one of the best locations on the Northside of Dublin; set on 260 acres it is just 10 minutes from Dublin airport and only 13km from the city centre.

It is a beautiful location, well maintained with fantastic facilities for all the family.

At its centre is the magnificent Malahide Castle owned by the Talbot for almost 800 years.

Surrounding the castle are fantastic gardens, plenty of room for games or long walks.

There is also a large playground that although it can get busy has plenty of activities for kids of all ages including zip wires, large ripe climbing frames, little sand diggers and slides of all different sizes.

There is also an Avoca within the grounds offering great wholesome food to fuel the kids and decadent cakes for the Mummies.

Admission to Castle

  • Adult: €12
  • Child: €6
  • Senior: €7.50
  • Family: €26

Opening Times

  • Open daily from 9:30 until 16:30
  • Closed 24, 25 & 26 December

2 reviews for Malahide Castle & Gardens

Patricia 4 / 5
From Dublin

We - grannies- did a guided tour of the Castle while the kids played in the playground. (didn't make the Gardens but they looked fantastic). The castle tour was really interesting with lots of original old paintings. More suited to older kids / teenagers and grannies.

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gergirl 5 / 5
From ireland, dublin

Brilliant day out for any age, anytime of the year. My kids love this playground and always have since they were small - its huge with an area for the under 4s and then an area for bigger kids. There's a good variety of equipment in playground - everything from swings, to an old fashioned cycling roundabout, to a massive climbing frame for bigger kids and even a zip-line. There are seats and picnic benches in the playground so its a good spot if you have a picnic too; just to sit down and have a chat. Often after we have had enough of the playground (at least 60-90 mins after arriving), we will go exploring in the forest which is great fun and will give you another 45 mins of entertainment. Avoca has a cafe which can be very tempting for a slice of cake and a coffee - beware however, it can be quite pricey if you have a few kids.

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