FunKidDayz Blog

Growing up on a farm I was always used to having close contact with animals. I’ve had the usual pets of dogs and cats, but also the unusual ones of lambs, calves, hedgehogs, frogs and even a donkey! Animals were an important part of my childhood.

Now living in Dublin and recently becoming a mam I realise that my son is not going to have the same experiences as I did. And much to my disappointment we’ll probably never own a donkey! But I’d still like the little man to know about animals and have some contact with them.


For that reason I’ve created this week’s top-5 list of activities for all animal-loving families.

1. Dublin Zoo:; fair enough we never had an elephant calf. You’ve got to go check out the Zoo’s latest arrival
2. Natural History Museum (Dead Zoo): sadly growing up on a farm we probably could have made a few donations
3. Pet Farms:
North Dublin – Newbridge House & Farm
South Dublin – Airfield Farm & Gardens
but without the sterilizing hand gel

4. Animal Shelters:
North Dublin – Dogs Trust
South Dublin – DSPCA (some of the family did come from here!)

5. Horse Riding:
North Dublin – Horse & Pony Riding @ Child Vision
South Dublin – Carrickmines Equestrian Centre
West Dublin – Ashtown Stables Horse Riding (do donkeys count?!)

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