Explore Dublin Zoo this spring and have a family holiday at Crowne Plaza

Dublin Zoo is a popular family attraction located in the heart of Dublin City Centre. Established in 1831, it is one of the oldest zoos in the world and has a rich history of conservation and education.

Spanning over twenty eight hectares, the zoo is home to over 400 animals representing 100 different species, including African savannah animals, Asian elephants, and Arctic animals. It also boasts a children's petting farm, playgrounds, and interactive animal experiences. With over 1 million visitors annually, it is a beloved destination for families.

Getting to Dublin Zoo is easy from Crowne Plaza Blanchardstown. In just 15 minutes, you can get from the hotel lobby to one of the most popular attractions for families in Dublin.

We offer an excellent hotel for family breaks, with Leisureplex, Odeon and Blanchardstown Centre are within walking distance from the front door.

All about Dublin Zoo

A Haven for Animal Enthusiasts

The zoo is home to over 400 animals from various species around the world, making it the perfect destination for animal enthusiasts of all ages. From majestic lions and towering giraffes to playful penguins and fascinating reptiles, the zoo offers a diverse range of creatures to marvel at.

With spacious enclosures that prioritize the comfort and well-being of the animals, visitors can witness these magnificent creatures up close and personal while staying in a safe environment.

Educational Opportunities

Dublin Zoo goes beyond entertainment, offering various educational opportunities for visitors to learn about the importance of wildlife conservation. The zoo provides informative talks and presentations, allowing visitors to gain a deeper understanding of the animals they encounter.

Through these educational initiatives, Dublin Zoo strives to inspire a love for nature and a desire to protect endangered species worldwide. It challenges children to identify wild animals from around the world.

Exciting Exhibits

The exhibits at Dublin Zoo are thoughtfully designed to replicate natural habitats, creating an immersive experience for both visitors and animals. One of the most notable attractions is the African Savanna, where visitors can witness the beauty and diversity of the continent's wildlife. From zebras and rhinos to cheetahs and meerkats, this exhibit offers a glimpse into the captivating world of African wildlife.

For those seeking more adventure, the Kaziranga Forest Trail takes visitors on a journey through the enchanting forests of Asia. Here, visitors can encounter iconic species such as Asian elephants, Sumatran tigers, and red pandas. The immersive exhibits transport visitors to different corners of the world, showcasing the incredible biodiversity our planet has to offer.

Step into Zoorassic World and discover the house of reptiles, both past and present. You will see 12 living species, such as crocodiles, a king rat snake and so much more. The exhibits are the ideal family destination for curious kids.

Conservation Efforts

Dublin Zoo is not only a place for entertainment and education but also a hub for crucial conservation initiatives. The zoo actively participates in breeding programs for endangered species and collaborates with conservation organizations worldwide.

By supporting these initiatives, Dublin Zoo plays a pivotal role in the preservation of countless species on the brink of extinction. The Zoo provides an excellent service and is recognised worldwide as such.

Finding a Hotel near Dublin Zoo

The 4-Star Crowne Plaza is a beautiful hotel situated in Blanchardstown. This is the perfect spot for a family break to Dublin! It is a great base from which to explore Dublin Zoo and the Phoenix Park, before creating magic memories at the hotel.

Our spacious Family rooms, ideally furnished with two double beds are perfect for two adults and two children sharing.

Family Break Package Includes:

  • Early check-in & Late check-out
  • Overnight Accommodation
  • Breakfast & Dinner for two adults & two children
  • Complimentary car parking
  • Just a 15 minute drive to Dublin Zoo

Book your Dublin Zoo Hotel break now!

Visiting Dublin Zoo

When planning your trip to Dublin, be sure to include a visit to this remarkable zoo. Located in Phoenix Park, just a short distance from the city center, the zoo is easily accessible by public transport or car. With interactive exhibits, engaging talks, and beautiful surroundings, it promises to be an unforgettable experience for the whole family. The Crowne Plaza hotel near Dublin Zoo offers brilliant family packages that you cannot resist.

Covering 1,750 acres, Phoenix Park is one of the largest walled city parks in Europe, boasting picturesque walking and cycling paths, as well as opportunities for picnicking and wildlife spotting. Key landmarks within the park include Áras an Uachtaráin (the residence of the President of Ireland), the Dublin Zoo, and the Magazine Fort.

The Wrap Up

Dublin Zoo is more than just a tourist attraction; it is a sanctuary for both animals and individuals passionate about wildlife conservation. By combining education, entertainment, and conservation efforts, Dublin Zoo offers a unique and rewarding experience for every visitor.

When you're searching for a 4-star hotel near Dublin Zoo just know that Crowne Plaza offers a spacious family room, with ample parking within driving distance from the Zoo and other major attractions. Start planning the perfect family holiday today.

Overall, the Crowne Plaza' close proximity to Dublin Zoo, as well as its easy access to the city centre via public transport, makes it the perfect choice for families looking to explore and enjoy all that Dublin has to offer. Book your stay online now!

Related Read :Another must-visit attraction in close proximity to the hotel is Emerald Park, a beautiful green space perfect for a family day out.