Family Events

The West County Hotel is the ideal host for a family break. Within close proximity of Dublin City as well as Kildare and Meath locations, The West County Hotel has the best of both worlds. Below is a sample of the attractions in the area that make for a perfect day out for the whole family.

Dublin Zoo

Kick start your holiday in Dublin with a visit to Dublin Zoo. Located in the vast grounds of The Phoenix Park and only 8 minutes away from The West County Hotel by bus, Dublin Zoo is home to many cute and cuddly friends guaranteed to put a smile on your little ones. Spot the giraffes, zebras, hippos, lions, elephants in The African Planes, or get up close and personal with the donkeys, goats and ducks in the City Farm. With too many highlights to mention, Dublin Zoo is bound to keep all little (and big!!) visitors captivated! Dublin Zoo is open all year round.


AquaZone, at the National Aquatic Centre in Blanchardstown, is located 15 minutes from The West County Hotel. It is one of the most innovative water parks in Europe and features lots to keep the whole family entertained. With lots of slides and rides including the “Flow Rider”, the “Master Blaster” and a Pirates ship, your family won’t want to leave.

National Wax Museum

The National Wax Museum is an exciting interactive visitor centre. The museum is housed over four floors and 13,000 square feet in a historic Foster Place landmark building. The museum takes you on a journey through Irish Cultural Heritage, an enchanting children’s zone of discovery, Ireland’s only dedicated tribute to our top scientific inventors, a green screen video room and all the exceptional life-like wax work characters.

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