Phoenix Park: enter the relative peace of this haven for wildlife (and city dwellers taking a break!) high above Dublin city. The trail starts and ends at the main entrance to the Park and begins with a slow incline. But after that it’s easy – and all downhill as you return home! On the way you’ll discover why royalty chose this spot for their private entertainment – and how later generations transformed it into a special place for everyone to enjoy. (Even though a few very important people still get to live here!). Trail guide includes a family-friendly Phoenix Park Map.
Some extras that you could build into your day out include:
- A play in the playground at the Visitor Centre
- A visit to the Visitor Centre exhibition and information film (check the website for opening hours www.phoenixpark.ie)
- A visit to Farmleigh. Sometimes, Farmleigh Estate and the Boathouse Café will close for security reasons. Please check the website (www.farmleigh.ie) or call 01 815 5900 ahead of time to be sure.
- A visit to the President’s house – only available on certain Saturdays, free (call 01 677 0095 for information)
- A visit to the zoo (although this is really a full day out in itself!)
Purchase This Family Trail
Purchase as an instant digital download €2.90
Immediately following payment, you will be directed to a link for you to download a zipped file containing four full colour, A4 pdf pages which you can then print. (Your digital trail will also be sent by email within 48 hours.)
Purchase print copy of trail (plus free instant download) €3.90 plus shipping
Your full colour, A3 fold out, double sided trail map / activity sheet will be posted to you within 1 business day. You will also be directed to a link for you to download a zipped file containing four full colour, A4 pdf pages which you can then print. (Your digital trail will also be sent by email within 48 hours.) Shipping is charged at a flat rate of 60c per delivery, worldwide.
"Having a plan makes it easier to encourage a family 'adventure' ....its not just a cycle, but a real day-out" Lara, Dublin