Luxury Family Staycation
4 Star Hotel in Ballsbridge
The location of the Herbert Park Hotel & Park Residence, with 50 acre Herbert Park on our doorstep, a 6-minute drive to the Sandymount Beach and within easy reach of Dublin City Centre make it an ideal family friendly choice for your break at home. Let us create a perfect environment for you to relax and enjoy a traditional family holiday in the surroundings of a luxury hotel.
We have a selection of spacious and air-conditioned Bedrooms and Studio Apartments perfect for both smaller and larger families. Smaller families can choose to stay in one of our spacious triple rooms while larger families can opt for our interconnecting bedrooms.
If you prefer a self-catering option, our brand new Studio Apartments at Park Residence are a perfect choice. The apartments are adjacent to the main hotel which means that you can enjoy a luxurious hotel break with flexibility of a fully equipped apartment. We have a number of apartments featuring a pull out couch bed perfect for up to three adults or two adults & two children as well as interconnecting apartments with some additional space for bigger families.
We are located close to a number of fun-filled attractions perfect to keep the kids entertained and make unforgettable memories with your loved ones:
The best way to spend your time after arrival at the Herbert Park Hotel is to explore the wonderful surrounding area. Our hotel's unique position right next to the 48 acre stunning Herbert Park gives our guests an option to relax in the calm surroundings of nature. Take a rest with a tasty lunch from the Terrace Lounge and enjoy a walk around the picturesque park. Families can take advantage of the amazing playground, the family walking trail as well as endless greenery perfect for a picnic & play.
Explore, engage and connect with Irish history and culture in 20 interactive galleries at EPIC. Go beyond the stereotypes to help you discover what it truly means to be Irish. Winner of Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction at the World Travel Awards 2019 and 2020.
Heritage Ireland have waived entry charges to all fee-paying OPW heritage sites, including EPIC until the end of 2021. Visit Heritage Ireland to search for more attractions in Dublin with free entry for kids when you visit this year.
This remarkable replica of a famine ship, tells the story of those caught in the potato famine and their desperate bid for a new life elsewhere. The dark history is treated with respect and sensitivity, but also with hope and humour, making for a fascinating and intriguing experience.
Explore The National Wax Museum Plus in Dublin City on a self-guided tour, meet a moving dinosaur at the entrance, stroll through Irish history from the Bronze Age to the present. Learn all about how the body functions to how the solar system works. See Irish inventions in the Science and Discovery Zone.
Step through the Mirror Maze to the Hall of Fame. Children will love the Kids Zone with some of their favourite characters and a fluorescent fantasy forest.
Hang out among the giants of Irish literature in a themed bar overlooking O'Connell Bridge and the Spire. Get transported right into a classic music video at the Wax Factor Studios. Try not to scream during the Virtual Reality experiences such as a rollercoaster and a Jurassic Jungle journey. And of course, get up close and personal to Waxworks of the celebrities for amazing photo opportunities.
Dublin Zoo, located in the Phoenix Park in the heart of Dublin city, is Ireland’s most popular family attraction and welcomed over one million visitors last year. Opened in 1831, it is one of the world’s oldest and most popular zoos, home to some 400+ animals on 70 acres. Animals at Dublin Zoo live enriched lives in natural social groups, they are fit and healthy, able to breed and raise their own young. They can be observed in naturalistic spaces with vegetation, substrate and water features that reflects their native habitat.
Take a day trip and wander around picturesque towns, discover secret beaches or enjoy breath-taking cliff walks. Whether you are looking for outdoor adventures, tasty seafood, quirky shops, historical castles or a magical shoreline – Dublin is surrounded by it all. Be sure to put Bray with Sea Life Aquarium and Malahide with the charming Malahide Castle, Butterfly House and Fairy Garden on your itinerary if you are looking to surprise and amaze the youngest members of your family.
Airfield Estate is Dublin's only urban working farm which is open to the public all year round.On the estate you will find many attractions including the Overend family home, kitchen, gardens, vintage cars, farm and play area. Get cosy with the hens and collect freshly laid eggs. Make friends with the goats, pigs, hens & donkeys and, if you time it right, you’ll see them getting fed by the farm team.