Plan your Family Break in Dublin

A Family Hotel Near Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin Zoo and lots more family fun!

Maldron Hotel Tallaght is ideally located if you are visiting Dublin. Conveniently located just off the M50 exit 11, the hotel offers great value accommodation rates. If you are visiting the city with the family or with friends there are a host of things to keep you busy – a complimentary leisure centre for guests and all these great activities nearby…

Leisureplex

Looking for local activities while you are staying in Maldron Hotel Tallaght? Enjoy a range of local activities to keep you and the family entertained. Leisureplex offers you the ultimate bowling experience. Kiddie’s ramps are provided for younger bowlers!! There is a fully automatic and computerised scoring system. Tenpin Bowling can be enjoyed by people of all ages. It’s a great way of getting in some light exercise.

The Zoo is a children’s adventure play area, with slides, tunnels, ball pools and a seating area, so parents can watch the fun. Separate toddler area. Height restriction applies.

Quasar, the most exciting game in town! With hi-tech laser guns, detectors, smoke and music. Can you reach the enemies headquarters? ‘Play the game that runs on Adrenalin – Not on Batteries’. Get inside the game. Here is what you can expect:

  • The game takes place in a hi-tech arena filled with pulsating light and pounding music
  • Score points with your laser by tagging other players, or de-activating the opposing teams headquarters
  • You can be tagged four times before your laser is de-activated. But you’re never out because you can re-charge at the Energiser
  • The Quasar computer tracks you throughout the game, printing out personalised score sheets to see what team won and who scored the personal best to become Top Gun of the game.

 

Kylemore Karting

Also located close to Maldron Hotel Tallaght is Ireland’s largest indoor Karting arena where you can enjoy an afternoon of fun with the family. Experience the thrill of real racing on three indoor circuits. Kylemore Karting, established in 1992 as the first indoor track in the Republic of Ireland, is now Ireland’s market leader in indoor Karting offering a combination of high-spec equipment, first class facilities including a choice of three 360 metre tracks with flyovers underpasses, hills and banked corners. Together with a fully trained race team – the perfect formula for the ultimate Grand Prix experience. Kylemore Karting is a member of European Kart Circuit Operators Limited(EKCO).

  • 60,000sq ft of track area with three 360 metre tracks
  • Helmets, gloves and race suits supplied
  • Briefing and instruction race commentaries
  • Computerised timing and scoring system on each track
  • Video monitors in pits and viewing areas
  • Electronic leader boards with driver lap times on both tracks
  • Separate heated viewing lounges for each track Private car parking and coach park trophies and certificates for race winners

Dublin Zoo & Phoenix Park

Located within the grounds of the iconic Phoenix Park, Dublin Zoo is one of Dublin’s oldest and most popular attractions and a must on your family break itinerary, and it’s so easy to access from the Maldron Hotel in Tallaght. Just hop on the Luas a short 3 minute walk from the front door of the Maldron Tallaght and the Luas will take you to Heuston Station, which is a short walk from the Zoo. Find out more about the opening hours and animal feeding times at Dublin Zoo here.

Guinness Storehouse

Explore Ireland’s number one visitor attraction, providing an unforgettable welcome and a magical journey deep into the heart of the world famous GUINNESS® brand and company. This historical building is central to Dublin’s and Ireland’s heritage, and has been continually updated to create a blend of fascinating industrial tradition with a contemporary edge. The seven floors bring to life the rich heritage of GUINNESS®, telling the story from its origins here at St. James’s Gate in Dublin to its growth as a global brand, known all around the world.

Wicklow Mountains

Wicklow Mountains, Valleys & Lakes, experience stunning views of the Wicklow mountains, the valleys at Glendalough and the breathtaking Blessington Lakes, which are all easy accessible from the N81. So why not spend a day exploring the true beauty of county Wicklow at its best. Day Tours can also be arranged by visiting www.loveireland.com.

Old Jameson Distillery

In the heart of Ireland’s capital city lies the home of Jameson Irish Whiskey. The Old Jameson Distillery, founded in 1780 is now one of Dublin’s leading visitor attractions and an experience not to be missed! Here you can step back to Dublin as it was in 1780: the year that John Jameson founded the distillery and began to set new standards in whiskey making with triple distilled, smooth Irish whiskey. Experience Irish whiskey making just as it was more than 200 years ago on the fully guided tour that includes a video presentation, walk through the distillation process in the recreated distillery, and of course a traditional Irish whiskey tasting. Easy accessible from the red luas line which is a 3 minute walk from Maldron Hotel Tallaght.

Dublin Sightseeing Tours

Experience the attractions of Dublin with a Dublin Bus Tour. All Dublin Daytours offer live commentary by experienced tour guides. Kids go free with Dublin Bus Hop on hop off tour. For as little as €30.60, 2 adults and up to 4 children under 14 years can have a fantastic 2 days in Dublin. The Hop on Hop Off tour offers a fun day out for all the family. Experience all the attractions the city has to offer including Dublin Zoo, the National Gallery and the National Wax Museum Plus, Dublinia and more. The tour is perfect for families to discover the delights of Dublin.

Kilmaninham Gaol

One of the largest unoccupied gaols in Europe, covering some of the most heroic and tragic events in Ireland’s emergence as a modern nation from 1780s to the 1920s. Attractions include a major exhibition detailing the political and penal history of the prison and its restoration. The tour of the prison includes an audio-visual show. Tours may be arranged for visitors with special needs by prior arrangement. Easy accessible from bus routes at the Square shopping centre.

Tallaght IT

Tallaght Institute of Technology is located 5 minutes from Maldron Hotel Tallaght, if you are attending a course in the college and need to stay overnight, the Maldron Hotel Tallaght offers great value rates and fantastic facilities including, 119 guest rooms furnished in a contemporary style with complimentary WiFi access as standard. Many bedrooms feature wall to ceiling glass windows or balconies with panoramic views of the Dublin Mountains. Guests can enjoy complimentary secure underground car parking and full access to Arena Leisure Centre including 20 metre indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, kid’s pool and fully equipped gymnasium. Tallaght IT offers a range of classes both full time and part time. For more information visit http://www.ittdublin.ie/GeneralInformation/

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