‘Thank you for a great day out’
Ciara, aged 11, Co Meath
Free activity trails for families & schools
Measure an extinct giant, calculate how far you’ve walked, and discover how Irish algebra helped to land a man on the moon…
Just some of the activities in these FREE trails that will get you exploring familiar and less well-known locations.
There are activities for all the family, ranging from simple ones for ages 6-plus, to tricky ones for those who enjoy a challenge! They may include counting, measuring and calculating, and you can pick and choose the questions you like. Tackle the trails as a team – or go it alone.
Each trail takes about 60-90 minutes. Download and print the PDF, and you are ready to explore. Each pack includes a map and full instructions. Bring: a pen, clipboard, metre of string, and your sense of curiosity!
#1 Art, arches and architecture
St Stephen’s Green: discover a world of shapes and spaces, number and geometry.
DOWNLOAD Trail Pack #1 Art, arches and architecture | 1.9Mb PDF
#2 Antlers, a pyramid, and a man on the Moon
Merrion Square: Admire Georgian buildings, learn about Irish algebra, and measure an extinct giant.
DOWNLOAD Trail Pack #2 Antlers, a pyramid and the man on the Moon | 3.8 Mb PDF Eggs & Mersenne Primes (note) PDF
#3 Tiles, trains and tapestry
From Merrion Square and the National Gallery to the Science Gallery. Discover some mathematical tiling, and the world’s first suburban railway.
Part of Dublin City of Science 2012.
For more great ideas for family outings in Dublin, visit Family Fun.