Family Breaks in Dublin

Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge is the perfect location for your family break in Dublin. Located on the doorstep of the city there is plenty of things to do for all the family no matter what the weather, from museumsbeautiful parks, and Dublin’s famous coastline. Check out our Clayton Concierge page to see our guide to Dublin City and make the most of your family break in Dublin.

At our family-friendly hotel, you will find everything you need for yourself and your family during your family break. Spacious family rooms, welcoming staff, delicious kids menus, and close location to Dublin zoo and city centre. Let the little ones be amazed by our castle-like property. We also supply children’s cots for kids up to the age of 2 years old and can provide interconnecting rooms for even bigger families.

Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge also offers onsite car parking which makes things a lot easier for mums and dads.


Our Family Rooms

We know how important a good night’s sleep is for all the family. All our family rooms are located on the ground and lower ground floors for your convenience. Our spacious rooms consist of double and single beds, sleeping up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 3 children under the age of 12.

Interconnecting Rooms

As a family-friendly hotel we offer interconnecting rooms for families of up to 2 adults and 4 children.



Family Friendly Restaurant in Dublin

Here at Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge there is an array of dining options for you and the family to choose from during your family break in Dublin. Vitality breakfast has everything a family needs to start the day right from a hearty Irish Breakfast, continental offerings, and gluten-free options.

If you’re looking to grab a quick snack, coffee or a yummy hot chocolate for the little ones, drop by our Red Bean Roastery Coffee dock. Treat the whole family to luxurious afternoon tea when you return to our family hotel after a busy day of sightseeing.

In the evening dine at our Grandstand Restaurant that offers an array of local seasonal dishes with kids menus to tempt even the littlest of taste buds.



Things to do in Dublin with Kids

No matter what the weather there is plenty to do in Dublin with kids of all ages. Dublin offers much more than a city break, discover all the county has to offer when Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge is your family’s base for adventure.

What to do in Dublin with kids when it’s raining?

Looking for something to do with the kids on a rainy day during your family break in Dublin? Why not take them and show them the treasures of ancient Egypt or Irelands long and interesting history. Take them to the National History Museum. Maybe your kids like understanding the world a little more take them to the exciting Science Gallery. If Vikings are your thing you won’t want to miss the interactive experience at Dublinia.

Where can I see the sea in Dublin?

Only a 15 min train ride from the Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge is the seaside town of Dún Laoghaire. Where you will find the famous Teddy’s Ice Cream which locals love any time of the year. Buy the whole family a 99 and take a stroll down the pier taking in the beautiful views of Howth Head and the marina. There is a great playground for the kids to play around in too in the famous Peoples Park! The Peoples Park also hosts a beautiful farmers market every Sunday which would be lovely to enjoy during your family break in Dublin.

Is Emerald Park closed in 2022?

Emerald Park – Ireland’s first theme park, located in Kilbrew Co.Meath close to Ashbourne – will be rebranded in 2023 but it is still open to public. With 100 attractions the family will have plenty to keep them entertained all day. From a zoo to Ireland’s largest wooden roller coaster. Emerald park is very easy to access from Dublin City. There is a public bus ran by Bus Eireann which takes about 45mins from Dublin city to Emerald Park. There is also car parking facilities at the park if you are travelling by car.

Is the hotel close to Dublin Zoo?

Dublin Zoo is distant circa 30 min by car from Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge. It is Ireland’s largest family attraction, located in Dublin’s Phoenix Park. It attracts over 1million visitors each year. It has an amazing array of exciting animals that the whole family would love to see. Alongside this, there is plenty of playgrounds and amenities there to keep everyone entertained.

Contact us

Contact the reservations team at our family hotel in Dublin today to discuss your individual requirements on +353 1 668 1111 or email



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