Category: Adventures of Eire

20 AWESOME Dublin Zoo Tips & Tricks

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I’ve lost count the number of times we’ve visited Dublin Zoo over the past seven years with the kids, it really is one of my favourite days out with them. Between the playground, educational animal talks, Zoorassic World and Eco Explorers Trail it has something for every age. In recent months I’ve had requests to compile a post and share my Dublin Zoo tips, so here it is: (more…)

Luggwoods : A Visit Through Santa’s Enchanted Forest

Anyone who knows me will tell you I’m like a big kid when it comes to Christmas. I love the Toy Show, Christmas FM, when Jingles McSprinkles and Snowflake arrive, advent calendars, ice-skating, the lights but most of all I love the Christmas experiences, the days out with the kids. So when the invite for the press preview of Luggwoods Santa’s Enchanted Forest arrived in my inbox you can just imagine my excitement.  (more…)

An Evening at WILD LIGHTS in Dublin Zoo

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Last night we visited Wild Lights, the night-time festival of lights display featuring giant colourful lanterns and illuminated animal sculptures inspired by wildlife at Dublin Zoo. There’s no denying it’s a must-see production featuring an unbelievable 12,000 meters of silk, 19,000 bulbs, 5000 meters of LED lights, 48,000 glass bottles and 215,000 pieces of porcelain weighing over 9.5 tonnes. (more…)

Pumpkin Picking at Ladyrath Lane

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Ladyrath Lane in Co. Meath is a family run business dealing in outhouses and renovating sheds but they are known mostly for their Pumpkin Patch and seasonal events throughout the year. It was our first-time pumpkin picking at Ladyrath Lane today and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised, whilst it’s quite a small patch it had everything a kid could ask for including the mud. All. The. Mud. My lot had to be dragged out of the place. We literally had two kicking and screaming when it was time to go. (more…)

Discovering the Eco Explorers Sustainability Trail at Dublin Zoo

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A couple of months back we were amongst the first to experience the new Eco Explorers Sustainability Trail in Dublin Zoo. The Sustainability Trail has little stations around the Zoo, teaching young and old about the importance of living sustainably while the SSE Airtricity Eco Explorers interactive app makes it a little more fun and can be used on any tablet or smartphone.

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