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Great for kids

We were there for some kids workshops and it was great. There was an exhibition for tradfest, music... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2018
Kovilpatti, India
Get in out of the rain

We stumbled across The Ark and we pleasantly surprised. Lovely exhibition and staff extremely... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
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31 Jan 2018
“Great for kids”
17 Aug 2017
“Get in out of the rain”
The Ark is a unique, purpose-built arts and cultural centre in the heart of Dublin's Temple Bar, where children aged 2 -12 can explore theatre, music, literature, art, film, dance and more. Our programme of world class performances, exhibitions and...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
11a Eustace Street | Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
South City Centre
+353 1 670 7788
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

We were there for some kids workshops and it was great. There was an exhibition for tradfest, music in glass and that was good too. The staff were brilliant and friendly

Thank Shyamis
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across The Ark and we pleasantly surprised. Lovely exhibition and staff extremely friendly and attentive! The kids were able to draw and have a go at making their own clay sculptures.

Thank oleoc
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Went all the way in to the Ark yesterday for a show called 'Conor at the edge of the Universe'. This has been my third or fourth visit to the Ark in the past year for various things. This show was very short (less than...More

Thank treeto
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I booked in for the show for 2 to 4 year olds. A musical show. I thought it was going to be a bit slow for my 3 year old - but he loved it. And participated! So the show was great for this age...More

Thank A228
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I've visited The Ark at least once or twice every year for the past 7 years with my son and sometimes friends/family come along with us. We love this place so much. We've visited a lot of family attractions in Dublin but this is the...More

Thank Mammyglobetrotter
Reviewed 21 April 2016

This was a last minute stop to get out of the rain and try to find something fun for my 2 year old to do. It was awesome! She was able to color, play with clay, do crafts, lounge in some chairs and read. I...More

Thank murphyhr
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful place! We visited during a weekend break in Dublin and there was a show on at the time. Reasonably priced tickets, fantastic interactive show, enthusiastic staff that made the children feel special. We really enjoyed it! Seem to have different activities on...More

Thank Eats_me
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

We visited when the put yourself in the picture workshop was on and it was great. The kids got to to a self portrait, wrote a story about themselves, drew a picture of themselves on the walls and got an instant picture taken. It was...More

Thank mmod13
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Had a great time at the ark for put yourself in the picture. Kids loved every minute of it, loved being able to draw themselves and colouring in great family experience

Thank Stephanie D
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Well worth a visit!! Hidden gem somewhere to entertain kids for lovely afternoon great staff and well organised

Thank chefie02
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