Dublin is a fantastic place to explore with kids! There's plenty to do to keep kids of all ages entertained all day long. Here's a guide for your perfect day in Dublin with kids!
Start the morning at Indian Run Falls located only minutes from Downtown. The trails, streams, observation platforms and waterfall are easily accessible for kids (however, navigating with a stroller might be a challenge).
Indian Falls Trail is an easy 1/2 mile hike that takes you by the falls.
Parking is available at each end of the Indian Fall Trail (700 Shawan Falls Dr. or at the Columbus Public Library - Dublin Branch at 75 Noth High St.)
After enjoying Indian Run, head to nearby Historic Dublin for lunch. Dublin Village Tavern is a hometown favorite with a kid's menu that will please even the pickiest eaters - plus there's plenty of deliciousness for the grown-ups too!
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Next, head out on a fairy hunt to complete Dublin's Irish Fairy Door Trail! You can pick up a passport at the Visitors Center (9 S. High St.) or print one out before you leave home.
Once you complete all the stops, you'll earn the official Irish Fairy Doors of Dublin t-shirt! Local residents can call 614-792-7666 to arrange a zero-contact pick-up. Visitors can email (email@example.com) or mail their completed passport to 9 S. High St., Dublin, Ohio 43017 and Visit Dublin will mail your shirt to you.
After finding fairy doors, take an ice cream break! You'll find Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream and Johnson's Real Ice Cream close by. Then if you're up for some shopping, check out the Dublin Toy Emporium around the corner. This locally-owned shop has toys for kids of all ages.
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Next, head across the river to Bridge Park! To get there all you'll need to do is cross The Dublin Link, which is the longest single-tower S-shaped suspension bridge in the world. This pedestrian bridge crosses the Scioto River and is a must-see Dublin attraction.
On the Bridge Park side of the river, you can finish the Fairy Door Trail. If you need another break, check out Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea. You'll enjoy coffees, teas, specialty beverages and locally made sweet treats with both indoor and outdoor seating.
Then, if you're up for more adventure, head to Glacier Ridge Metro Park. This park is only about a 10-minute drive from downtown but feels like worlds away. Glacier Ridge covers 1,000+ acres and has amazing bike and walking paths, a disc golf course and a 25-foot observation tower. Plus kids will love the obstacle course and incredible natural playground with a kid-friendly zip line.
You and your children are sure to love your fantastic day in Dublin. Share your memories with us by tagging #SoDublin.
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